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How to install new brushes in Photoshop CS4

Written by Ian Carnaghan · 23 sec read >

NOTEThis has been done and tested in Photoshop CS4 installed on Windows Vista Business

  • Download your new set of brushes and copy the abr file eg. brushes.abr to the following directory “c:\Users\YOURNAME\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS4\Presets\Brushes“. NOTEThis path may differ in different versions of Windows
  • Open Photoshop CS4
  • Press the F5 key on your keyboard
  • The brushes window will now open


  • At the top right hand corner press on the little down arrow

    Down arrow

  • In the dropdown list click on Load Brushes

    Load Brushes

  • Select brushes.abr and click on LOAD and your new set of brushes will be loaded and ready to be used

Last Updated On June 16, 2018
Written by Ian Carnaghan
I am a software developer and online educator who likes to keep up with all the latest in technology. I also manage cloud infrastructure, continuous monitoring, DevOps processes, security, and continuous integration and deployment. Profile

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