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PS and GIMP Cloud Brushes

UPDATE: Feb 23 2013
Made black background to see better.


A free-to-use pack of 25 cloud brushes for Photoshop. If you have GIMP version 2.4 and up, you can also use the brushes in GIMP.

UPDATE: I got my name in a book because of the lovely Dotty's Story cover by ~mallardswoodspice!

If you have associated ABR files with Photoshop, you can just double-click the file and it will open in Photoshop.

Otherwise, follow these steps:
  1. Open Photoshop
  2. Select the brush tool (press B or click the paintbrush)
  3. In the toolbar at the top of the window, where there's Mode, Opacity, Flow, etc, go to the option that's the second from the left and click the down arrow.
  4. When the window pops up, click the right-facing arrow button on the top-right of the window.
  5. Click "Load Brushes..."
  6. Open the ABR file
  7. And you're done!

You can also move the ABR file into your C:/Program Files/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop [version]/Presets/Brushes folder for easy access. It will become a default brush set (but you will have to open it again if you reset your brushes).

You have to have GIMP 2.4 or higher to support Photoshop brushes. The default installation of GIMP assigns C:/Program Files/GIMP/share/gimp[version]/brushes as your brushes folder. Move the ABR file into there and refresh your brush list. Do this by opening your brushes dialog (Shift+Ctrl+B) and clicking the button with the two blue arrows.

In Linux, the default directory is different. Open your Home folder and press Ctrl+H to show hidden files and folders. Go to the folder .gimp-[version]/brushes and move the ABR file into there.

If you have followed any of the methods above, it will add the brushes to your brush palette permanently, until you reset your brushes. Always keep the file handy, just in case.

Just select a tool that supports brush shapes and brush away!

Enjoy, and please let me know if you have any problems!

  1. repetition by *kaaaay
  2. Dotty's Story by ~mallardswoodspice
  3. Smokin' Stiletto by =xJoltix
  4. BrienaXRDS Delirium by =xJoltix
  5. Secret Santa for HoofHaven by =xJoltix
  6. Interstellar Companions by ~Starath
  7. Mermaid SpeedPaint by ~SKTAF
  8. It's a Surreal World by =Earthymoon
  9. -Retrato familiaR- by ~animonk
  10. Universe and You by =Nephire
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SuperMZombie's avatar

looks pretty good im sussing at he momment but wil let you know via comment!

RedMoonxWolf's avatar
Thank you! And i used on this ^_^
cindywoo's avatar
Used here Perspective by cindywoo thank you!
Hello, I downloaded these brushes, not sure if, or how I might use them.
None the less, thank you for making them available. Should I use them in a project,
I will certainly credit you and also post the work that I used them in. Thanks again.
All the best,
RIOTBAB3's avatar
THAAAANKS, love' em! :love:
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Nalby1981's avatar
It wasn't easy to find a set of decent cloud brushes. You made them so thanks a lot!
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WispyLicious's avatar
thnx 4 sharing and going to try it out
abluescarab's avatar
Thanks! Glad you like it!
vampirekingdom's avatar
I use here Death Present by vampirekingdom  Thank you!
abluescarab's avatar
Oh, that is fantastic! I'm really glad you used my brushes!
vampirekingdom's avatar
I use here Face to Face with Death by vampirekingdom Thank you!
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I use here No More Time for You by vampirekingdom Thank youu!
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I use here Perisas on the Borders of Hell by vampirekingdom Thank you!!
abluescarab's avatar
Wow. I'm really glad my brushes are a part of these photos you're making. They look amazing!
vampirekingdom's avatar
Thank you so so much for sharing your fantastics brushes!!!!!
abluescarab's avatar
My pleasure! Enjoy!
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cocoaberi's avatar
Thank you so much for this is really appreciated!!!!
abluescarab's avatar
Thank you! Glad you like it!
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