Photoshop provide some great brushes, but sometimes they just aren’t good enough for the effects we are trying to create. So how do you add a set of brushes to your Photoshop?
The first step is to find a set of brushes, these are easy to find. Just type “free Photoshop brushes” into Google and take your pick. Any brush that you could imagine is available so have a browse and you may find something that will really improve your web design project.
Once you have found the brush, download the file. It goes without saying that when you are downloading anything you should be careful and have a trusted anti-virus program installed. Open the file and look for a file in a format called file ABR, this is the file that you need to copy into your Photoshop files.
Find your Adobe file (this should be in programs) then click to Photoshop, Presets then Brushes. Then drag and drop the ABR file.
Open up Photoshop and switch the brush by right clicking or hitting F5 then select your new brush presets. If you want to change the name that appears on screen, go to the folder where you uploaded the new presets and simply rename the file. This will change what shows up in Photoshop.
Brushes are an essential part to Photoshop, so it is important to know how to add more to your library as a Web Designer. Using a wide variety of brushed can help you create the perfect site for topics such as SEO and even PPC.