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Installing and Using Brushes by redheadstock Installing and Using Brushes by redheadstock
I switched this around so that it was viewable right here online, using an image... rather than the inconvenient download that it used to be.

Same tutorial. This was done in Photoshop CS, but will work in 7, CS2, or CS3 as well... everything will be VERY similar, if not exactly the same.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
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SuccubusLust Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
-makes the most ridiculous sound in the world-
i just got four of your blushes and i just want to cry right now! they came out great on my mac and i can't wait to create with them.

can i make you a custom bunny bear as thanks?
FlutteringPinkFairy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What about for GIMP?
BarrettCloud Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was wondering if they will work in Photoshop cc
xXPriscillaxLemonXx Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
VersusVenus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Artist
how do i do it in ps elements
powerpunkbrat666 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
will this work in GIMP?
liferaven Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student General Artist
how do you install this in Gimp?
xromanticxshadowx Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
what about the gimp brushes? how are those installed?
CherRee1993 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Thank you SO MUCH c:
RJtheAwsome Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
i am kinda comfused because i have elements 8 and there are different arrows and stuff
Gerudo-Prince Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
How to do this in Gimp, because I can't seem to find the Brush file thing on Photoshop...
FenrisDeSolar Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this~ I downloaded some brushes and had NO idea how to install them... xD THANK YOU!
Amarie-Veneanar Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Thank you very much for all these wonderful brushes and for this tutorial on how to install them! :heart:
Aceqt Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey is this is the same with GIMP? :hug: Thanks so much with creating these brushes. I haven't used any yet but will probably in the future! =D Thanks so much! :hug: :hug:
nupao Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Student General Artist
i HAVE THIS QUESTION.... I have the files in the right folder, in the correct way, the problm is that when I came to step 6 no brushes appear... I mean like if there were nthing to import! any answers!
xxKittyLuversxx Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
ahhh!! please help how do u get the files unzipped and the abr extension???
GintaLover Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
I cant find the file to past these in :( I have Corel Paint Shop Pro X2 Do these brushes only work for adobe?
NoLifeProductions Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Thnx !!! In the beginning it didn't work :( ... I was so happy I found this tutorial ! :D
Thanks for the brushes ! ^^
Bonzana Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Could you send that text in an email instead?
I thought to copy and paste into google translate so that I can read it in Swedish (:
It becomes quite difficult to read everything in English :/
Thanks in advance!
tanglezz Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Will these brushes work in Corel Painter X?
Lilafly Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Do it also work in photoshop elements 8 :??
Selene-Serene Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
How do i use the brushes on GIMP 2.6? I have downloaded all the brushes that i need in a folder in my documents, and i have GIMP 2.6, but i am not sure how to put two and two together. I ned your wise help. x)

THank you sooo much for all of these magnificent brushes!

Selene-Serene Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
OOps. Sorry. I didn't mean to send this twice. x)
Selene-Serene Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
I don't know how to actuall use these in GIMP 2.6.. I've installed all the brushes i want in a folder inmy documents, but thats as far as i got. I don't know how to use them. Thanks! These are sooo cool.
chiapple Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've a question D:
This brushes only can be installed in photoshop?? what happen with programms that are similar to PS like GIMP??

Sorry for this (maybe) stupid question!!
horsegal1234 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010   Digital Artist
i can't find the brush prestets..
PrincessMagical Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm just wondering if it's possible to change the direction of brushes in photoshop? I have CS3 and I need the direction I have for this one hair brush to be facing the opposite direction. Is there any way to do this? And if so, how?
dennybutt Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Student Digital Artist
thanks for uploading all of these! You've really helped SOOOOO much :D
Poser4U Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Thanks so much for your brushes & tutorials!! :D
WarriorsFanClan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
I've tried this, and it's not working on GIMP. How can you install it to GIMP?
Orangepearlvoice Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ummm how do you use it for GIMP I have 2.6
ByakuganRaven123 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
how do you instal them in gimp i do what this tutorial says but it dosent work
purpleskyexplodes Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi there! i love the way u set up ur brushes but idk how to set them up in gimp 2.6 :iconsweatdropplz: can u help me?
furystarcat Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Student General Artist
so you can't install brushes on
Photoshop elements 6.0?
ramis101 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
And apperantly 5.0, either.
zodiac1805 Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
With CS3, i just had to unzip and then double-click to open them and the brushes installed automatically.

Dunno if that's the right way, but it worked for me... :D
buneppu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're incredible!
Thanks for all the fantastic brushes!
MiniChibiMaru Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
Hello^^ I have a question, does this work on Photoshop Elements? (I have 6.0)
BlueRibbonWinner Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Student Photographer
Do you know anyway to download brushes to Photo Filtre?
ixamxnotxafraid Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
I have photofiltre as well.
Not sure if it will work though.
BlueRibbonWinner Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Student Photographer
It doesn't.
Claireeeeee Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
i use corel paint shop pro x.
will it work?
LittleHooves Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
i have photoshop elements 5.0, i cant get these to work :( i really was hoping i could :sad: my computer won let me save them as a jbg or wutever you said up there :(
ramis101 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
same here. I'm runnign elements 5, but it aint working. I trierd to download some of this users brushes and I can't get them to apeare in my brushes.
PhantomShadows Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should add a note that says that If you already have photoshop open, it won't show the brushes, you have to close out and reopen
redheadstock Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yep, I should upload the newer version of this tutorial here... I changed it on my website, but not here. I'll do so soon. :)
Ryugexu Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
nice tutorial. Very direct and to-the-point. :)

It worked for me. Thanks!!!

Only critique: you should mention that if the brushes don't appear, close the folder C:/Program Files/Adobe/Photoshop CS/Presets/Brushes and exit Photoshop, then re-open photoshop to make it appear.
redheadstock Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
You're right. I think I added that to the one on my website, but didn't update it here. I'll have to do that one day. Good idea, thanks :)
Ryugexu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
^^; Glad I could help!
draco513 Featured By Owner May 23, 2008   Photographer
can you use them on PS pro 9?? im kinda new at ps! lol
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