Install Brushes

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Photoshop

  • Download the brush you want
    • it will be an .abr file
  • Save it to a location you can easily access, like your desktop
  • Now it is time to add it to Photoshop
    • Navigate to Local Disk > Programfiles > Adobe > Photoshop > Presets > Brushes (or to the custom location you saved your Photoshop installation)
  • Keep the folder open and drag the .abr file into it
  • We are done! Now it should be successfully installed.

GIMP

  • Download the brush you want
    • it will be an .abr file
  • Save it to a location you can easily access, like your desktop
  • Now it is time to add it to GIMP
    • Navigate to C> Users > Basic > .gimp-2.6 > Brushes (or to the custom location you saved your GIMP installation)
  • Keep the folder open and drag the .abr file into it
  • We are done! Now it should be successfully installed.

PAINT SHOP PRO USERS

You will not be able to use the abr file in your graphical program. Here are the steps you should follow:

If there are no png files provided with your brush set, you might need to extract the png file from your .abr file. You can use AbrViewer to do so.

  • Open AbrView (AbrViewer) and go to the directory where you saved your brush set
  • Open your brush set
  • Open your Windows Explorer and navigate to the location where you have your ABRView.exe (or abrViewer.Net.exe) and look for the folder called ABRViewImages (or temp)
  • Open this folder and check out the png files stored there

Import the png and make a brush

  • Start Paint Shop Pro
  • Go to File -> Open and select the location of our .png files
  • Since Paint Shop Pro can not handle brushes bigger than 999px you’ll have to go to Image->Resize and make sure that longer side is 999px (also keep the aspect ratio locked)
  • Go to File->Export->Custom Brush
  • Give it some name, leave the Variance and Step as defalut, enter the Author, Copyright and Description.
  • In “Edit Paths” make sure you export the brush into your default Paint Shop Pro brush folder.