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Hello. I am here to talk about how to download brushes for Photoshop and how to create brushes on Photoshop.


Downloading brushes for Photoshop


There are many types of brush presets already in Photoshop, once you launch it for the first time. They range from the Round Brush tool to the famous Scattered Maple Leaves brush. But there comes a time when you want to expand your horizon and try new brushes for the Photoshop Program. But there are a range of questions asked frequently such as

  • Where can you find these types of free brushes
  • How do you download brushes from the internet
  • How do you install them into Photoshop?


Where you can go to download free Photoshop Brushes


There are many resources to help you download Photoshop Brushes

and there are many more sites you can go on to get some great brushes to use.


How do you download brushes from the internet?


  • For deviantArt, find the download section on your right and click the download button.
  • For many other sites, click on the preview thumbnail on the brushes, and on the (right next to the picture), you should find the download button. 
  • MAKE SURE THE PHOTOSHOP BRUSH FILE IS ON .ABR


How do you install the brushes to your Photoshop?


Open your Photoshop and look at your tool bar and go the the brush tool. Once you open that section click the gear and then you'll see multiple options. Scroll down and find the Load Brushes option. Go to either downloads or wherever you save brushes and click you brush and click load. Then your brush should be added to your brush presets. 

REMEMBER .ARB FILE OTHERWISE IT WILL NOT LOAD.

Brush Tool by iingo Click Here by iingo Load by iingoAbr Ae by iingo Brushes by iingo

You can adjust these brushes anyway you like such as the round brush tools. However this varies on whatever Photoshop use. 




Creating brushes


I actually found to different methods towards creating brushes; however, one you can save and the other way you cannot.

Creating a brush using the Define Brush Preset


This is an easy method actually but not many people could figure it out.
  • Open a white or transparent canvas. (I would suggest opening a white canvas that way you can see what you're drawing easier in case you're adjusting the brush)
  • Create another layer (very important)
  • Draw whatever you want to create a brush of. EX: 3 Dots
    • 3 Dots by iingo
  • Go to Edit 
  • Scroll down until you see the Define Brush Preset Option
  • Define by iingo
  • Then a brush name setting should appear and click ok to save the brush 3 Dots Pre by iingo 
  • Your drawing should then appear as a brush at the bottom right corner
    • There by iingo

  • You can customize your brushes anyway. 

Using the Mixer Brush Tool


This is the method where you cannot save the brush 

  • Go to the Tool Section and click the tiny triangle that's next to the brush tool and then you'll see an option called Mixer Brush. 
  • Click the Mixer Brush Option
    • Mixer Brush by iingo : The mixer brush is a tool to help you blend your strokes
      • There are multiple options towards using this brush though. The mixer brush is a brush where it can be used like a watercolor or acrylic paint brush where you can either have a heavy load of paint or a low amount of paint. When using this brush you can also change it to being either dry, moist or wet. 
  • Let's make a brush using a pink sphere. REMEMBER, MAKE ANOTHER LAYER BEFORE YOU CREATE A BRUSH TO USE.
    • Brsu by iingo


    • Make your mixer brush hover over your painted layer. Make sure your brush size fits the painted layer
    • Hold the Alt button and then click. 
    • At the top horizontal tool bar, you should see your painted layer inside the brush preview. Make sure you're on heavy load for moist, dry, wet, or custom. That way, you can use the brush for a long time. If you're on little load or no load at all, you'll only be able to you the brush for a bit because it lacks paint.
    • ,k, by iingo
    • Then draw what you want and then you should be able to use your brush. 

      Example:
      Heart by iingo
  • Using the Mixer brush is great for making realistic trees, flowers, clouds or anything you want. Just make sure you know what option of load you're on.



I hope this tutorial helped you out in a way to make brushes and download brushes for Photoshop. :heart:











Here's a tutorial on creating and downloading brushes for Photoshop. Enjoy.
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candy-yuki Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist
please help, I'm trying to upload brush files (they are .apr) but when I go to upload them into photoshop they don't appear in the folder 
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CrunchiiKidKat Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
right i'm making a brush out of PewDiePie's face
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rodraws Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG YES
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CrunchiiKidKat Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I just finished it, it's amazing XD
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rodraws Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SHOW ME A SCREENSHOT
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CrunchiiKidKat Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'M GONNA POST IT LATER TODAY : D
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Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
Thank you so much for this helpful tutorial! :love: :hug:
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vindolet Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
I wish there was a tutorial like this for Corel ;-;
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utoran Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
thanks that was a helpful <3
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Thank you for creating this! SO helpful :nuu:
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Cryptomancy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
does this work for CC?? :O
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iingo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yes it does
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Cryptomancy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
AHHH THANK YOU SO MUCH THIS HELPS A LOT <333
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Tudalia Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Great tutorial! I never knew that we could even create brushes ourselves in Photoshop! The methods were clearly explained and well written! I like this tutorial very much! Thanx for sharing this with us!
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iingo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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Tudalia Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Welcome!
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