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Basics- Installing Brushes by para-vine Basics- Installing Brushes by para-vine
Just a simple little tutorial of how to install new brushes or brush sets :)

EDIT: Updated with this little tid-bit from ~BlazingsNL-

"You can also put them in C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop\Presets\Brushes\ and Photoshop will load them automatically for you"

:D
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quelam Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015
Thank you very very much.
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GJ-GreenFairy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) ty
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elksongredfeather Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you know if this process (as well as your hair brush set) will work in Photoshop elements?
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para-vine Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't believe it does. I think there may be a way of recreating these brushes in elements with this image pack - [link] however I'm not sure of the process for this as I have never used elements
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elksongredfeather Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, thanks!!! :)
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sly870 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
i cannot seem to use any brushes at all?
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F1n4lH34rT5X Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
just a question, to use these brushes our pen needs a program named "pen pressure" right? because I don't think mine has that :(

Anyway cool tutorial :)
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para-vine Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Some brushes to require pen pressure to function as intended. Pen pressure isn't a program its is a capability that some graphics tablets [link] have that senses how hard you are pressing on the pad and adjusts the size and opacity of the brush in photoshop accordingly.

Example: [link]

Hope that helps :)
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F1n4lH34rT5X Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
wow thank you very much for your help :D now I have to see If I can aquire one of those pens and I will be able to use a lot more brushes isn't that right?
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para-vine Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :)
Yes if you get a pen and tablet with pressure sensitivity you'll be able to use more functions of many brushes as well as adding it to brushes that dont already use it for some cool effects.
I'd recommend the Wacom Bamboo Fun for a first tablet. Its the cheapest of their range but is very good for a starter.
[link]
[link]
(I have the bamboo fun which has served me well for over a year now but I think they've made the basic bamboo better so not sure which is the best of the two)
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F1n4lH34rT5X Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
oh thanks again, and sorry to keep the conversation going but I have one of the 3 you showed me :meow: it's the green one (cheapest also) say do you think the blue one has that program because I know I can buy it here:D

and thanks again :meow:
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para-vine Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You mean this one [link] ?
If so they yes it should have pressure sensitivity

Just to be 100% sure do the following steps:

:bulletblue: Open a blank document in Photoshop, press 'b' (to activate your brush) and press f5. This should open this window - [link]
:bulletblue: Select a basic round brush.
:bulletblue: Make sure the highlighted options are checked (Shape Dynamics and Other dynamics)
:bulletblue: Now hold down 'shift' on the keyboard (to make the line straight) and run your pen across the tablet, pressing firmly at first then reduce the pressure.

The line you produce should look a little like the bottom of these two - [link]
If it looks like the top line then there may be a problem with the software so make sure all your drivers are up to date (at the wacom website), reload photoshop and try again. If it still looks like the top line then either the tablet doesn't have pressure sensitivity or there may be a fault with the tablet.
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F1n4lH34rT5X Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
wow thank you really much for your help but you see when I open the window you say in th first place, the line doesn't gets lighter, it's always the same if you know what I mean. So it appears I really don't have that programm :XD: thanks again for the help :D

btw checked your gallery and you have amazing works :D
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Nacura Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!! Been struggling with this for weeks! :D:D:D:D:D:D
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goRillA-iNK Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank You. :)
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NovaDot Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Student General Artist
doing this won't erase my default brushes will it?
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para-vine Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No, as I say in the tutorial it wont.
If at any point you are asked if you want to replace current brushes choose 'Append brushes' (I can't recall if I disabled this pop up on mine so I'm not sure when this usually comes up. On mine it is only if you choose 'Replace' from the drop down.)
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NovaDot Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Student General Artist
oh ok. thank you! :D
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Ikimono1 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
You know, the easier way to install brushes is just to drag and drop it onto the Photoshop shortcut on your desktop -_-
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para-vine Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Did not know that lol.
When you do it that way does it replace your current set or just add to it? and is that with CS4 or all versions?
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Ikimono1 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
its with all versions of photoshop and all it does is add the brushes.
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danny2610 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it did'nt work in my ps elements :/
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D-raw-ing Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
=D
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BlazingsNL Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can also put them in C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop\Presets\Brushes\ and Photoshop will load them automatically for you :)
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SiteLine6 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That is of course provide the brush is compatible with your version of photoshop, some brushes just won't show up!, other will show up, but won't load!
and still others yet I've found window wont let you put
them in the preset brush folder at all and they have to be installed into the sub folder photoshop creates in your user profile.. get this a lot also with patterns and texture files others make for use to.
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BlazingsNL Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Getting the right version is someones own responsibility though :P
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SiteLine6 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
yes that is true! a lot of times the brushes people offer don't say which version they are for
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para-vine Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oo didnt know that, you learn something new every day eh? :)
I've updated it :) thanks
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BlazingsNL Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool you added it! :iconbiggrinplz:
Haha yeah you never stop learning when working with photoshop :D
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