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How to Install Photoshop Brushes - 3-step tutorial (video tutorial also available)

How to Install Photoshop Brushes

Step 1.

With Photoshop open and your Brush tool selected, find the Brush Display window along the top bar of Photoshop and click the downward facing arrow. This will bring up the Brush Menu.
(See image display below and find the example marked “1.” for reference.)

Step 2.

When the Brush Menu pops up, select the icon in the upper right hand corner of the panel that looks like a little gear.
(See image display below and find the example marked “2.” for reference.)

Step 3.

From the flyout list that pulls up, select ‘Load Brushes’. This will allow you to find the brush you wish to install, select it, and then click ‘Load’ when you are finished.
(See image display below and find the example marked “3.” for reference.)

Your new brush can now be found by scrolling to the button of the Brush Menu we accessed during step 1.

How to Install Photoshop Brushes - A simple, 3-step tutorial. (Video tutorial also available)

How to Use Photoshop Brushes

Need help learning to use Photoshop Brushes? Check out this video tutorial. It will walk you through how to install Photoshop Brushes and how to put them to use on your images.

Looking for a fun brush to install?

Check out this Free Firefly Brush you can use to add a little creative fun to your images!



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  • [email protected]

    Hi, sorry to bother but I’m a new fan. I have photoshop elements 15 disk as I’ve down loaded to my home computer & laptop (so I can work remote from any ware even if no internet connection). Anyway thank you for the free brushes tools. I going to take it that sense I don’t have the live so to speak monthly payment version of photoshop these will not down load to my computer for my editing.

    • Morgan

      Hi Sherry, you aren’t a bother at all! This is a great question. Yes, you can use this freebie in Elements! You’ll just want to create the Brushes yourself instead of installing them. This may sound confusing, but it’s a super easy process! Inside the download, there is a folder with the .PNG files of these flare shapes. You will want to open each of these .PNG files one at a time into Elements just like you would open a regular photo. Then, one by one, with each flare .PNG open in Elements, you’ll go up to Edit > Define Brush Preset. That’s it! The shape is then saved as a Brush you can use to stamp onto your images. Continue this process for the other two flare shapes and you’re all set. I hope this helps! If you have any trouble or any questions, please reach out anytime.

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