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Monday, November 23, 2009

Saving Brushes in Photoshop

Since people were interested in my stitch brush, I thought I would write up how to save an existing set of brushes.  I am using the stitch brush from my Stitched Puffy Felt tutorial as an example.

1.  Once you have set attributes on a particular brush, it is nice to be able to save it as a preset.  In order to do this, go to the brush palette with the modified brush chosen.

2.  Click the three lines in the upper right-hand corner.

3.  Select New Brush Preset from the menu.

4.  Or, if you are in the Brush Presets menu, click the empty space to create a new preset.

4.  Give the preset a name.

5.  Now the preset will show up in your brush presets menu.

Saving Brush Sets
I made a set of four brushes, two stitches and two tinsel.  The tinsel brushes are for the Tinsel tutorial. To save all of them as a set, I went into the Preset Manager.

1.  In the Brush Palette, click the three lines in the upper right-hand corner.

2.  Select the Preset Manager from the menu.

3.  Select the brushes you want to save by clicking on the first one, pressing Shift, then holding the Shift key down and selecting the last brush to choose all the brushes next to each other.  Or,  press Ctrl, hold it and select individual brushes.  Then select Save Set.

4.  A dialog will appear that will ask you to give the brush set a name.  Also pick a location for saving.  I save my brushes in My Documents > Adobe > Brushes.

Here is a set of 4 brushes: 2 stitch brushes for the Stitched Puffy Felt tutorial and 2 tinsel brushes for the Tinsel tutorial.


  1. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 23 Nov [LA 04:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 24 Nov [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

  2. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 2 post on Nov. 24, 2009. Thanks again.

  3. Thanks for this! Exactly the tutorial I was looking for. I couldn't figure out how to get stitches to follow the path properly, and turns out it was very easy :)

  4. Bruhes download link is really not clear. Took me a while to realize that the word brushes at the bottom of the page was actually a link to download them. Hope im not the only one :)