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 Installing Brushes
       by scrapNgal
11/19/2008
 

Brushes from scrapNfonts

Digital brushes are a fun and versatile way to add digital accents to any design project. Photoshop brushes use a file format that ends in “.abr” which works exclusively in Photoshop (including Photoshop Elements). If you don’t have Photoshop, don’t worry! You can still use scrapNfonts brushes as digital images by working with the .png files included in every scrapNfonts brush set. See our selection of brushes.

Brushes work like a digital stamp: Click once to “stamp” an impression of your creative brush shape. Keep stamping for more images or to create a pattern. To adjust the size of your brush “stamp,” increase or decrease the brush diameter size (in pixels). To adjust the color, use the color picker and select any color. (Select the size and color before stamping with your brush; you can’t revise images after you’ve applied them.)

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For more control over brush options, select Additional Brush Options to modify effects such as fade, hue hitter, spacing, scatter, hardness and brush angle. If you don’t understand what these options mean, simply experiment with them on a blank canvas, and you’ll become a pro in no time.

How to Install Brushes into Photoshop

  1. Download and unzip brushes.
  2. Drag or copy and paste the unzipped .abr file(s) into your Program Files directory on your C drive in the following location: Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop X (your version number)\Presets\Brushes.
  3. Open Photoshop or PSE, select the Brushes Palette (shortcut: “b”), click the right arrow in the upper corner of the select brushes, and click Load Brushes.
  4. install brushes_edited-1.jpg
  5. You’ll now see the new brushes in your brushes palette!

Tip: You can rename brushes to your preference directly in the Brushes folder at Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop X (your version number)\Presets\Brushes. You’ll need to close and restart Photoshop to see the change take effect.

 
 
 

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