[ General/Basics ]

There are a lot of designers out there that a nice enough to make brushes, gradients, shapes, patterns and handing it out to the public to use free of charge, but how do you install and use them? Heres how, once you have downloaded a brush, pattern, shape or gradient all you need to do is find the right file to place it in. First you will need to locate the Presets folder, the path for this should be as shown below:


For Windows users:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop\Presets\
For Mac OS X users:
/Users/username/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop/Presets/

Installing Photoshop Brushes
Copy the  brushes .abr extension  into the brushes folder which is found within the Presets folder.

Installing Photoshop Gradients
Copy the  gradients .grd extension  into the gradients folder which is found within the Presets folder.

Installing Photoshop Patterns
Copy the  patterns .pat extension  into the patterns folder which is found within the Presets folder.

Installing Photoshop Shapes
Copy the  shapes .chs extension  into the custom shapes folder which is found within the Presets folder.

Note: If you have photoshop opened while doing this you will need to close it and re-open it before the effects take place.

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