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How to Organize Brushes by xDante How to Organize Brushes by xDante
How to organize your photoshop brushes so you NEVER loose a credit again.

... Okay, so really this was just an excuse for me to scribble all over my photoshop screen xD

But I do notice that no one ever remembers where their brushes come from, so I posted my method of remembering. It's REALLY effective, I recommend giving it a try. I included my downloaded brushes folder, as well, to help you see HOW to organize it. Most people just have a C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS2\Presets\Brushes folder, but I added a Downloaded Brushes folder to that, and a dA folder inside of that one. It helps me keep organized. I also do this with my gradients, custom shapes, patterns, and anything else I download.

So don't forget to credit your favorite brush makers ever again!


Hope this is useful :D Sorry about my bad handwriting.
<3 Dante
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nakeddollie Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
I really need to organize my brushes. I think this method will prove useful in doing so - thanks! =D
xDante Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you'll find it useful!
iQuirks Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
I absolutely need to do this... but, I already have too many brushes. Too hard. :O
xDante Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Start doing it, with all of the brushes you download from now on, and someday you might be able to get all of your old ones.
Synthetic-Delirium Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
Lol. I do something kind of like this, except that I rename them totally in the CS2 folder, but I always save them when I download them to a folder in my documents and keep them named as the original names. :)
kittenbella Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
this is so useful- i recently started re-organizing brushes- i have waaaay too many- and unfortunately, i have lost track of many an artists name along the way for a lot of the brushes- now, while browsing, when i come across a brush set that i know i have, i try to go back in & add the artists name to it- it saves a looot of aggravation in the future...

so, yeah, you absolutely have to rename your brushes in a way that you will know what they are- i organize mine similar to yours- with different categories, but i'll also add a short description so that i have a better idea of exactly which "Floral- Realistic" or "Floral- Swirls" brush set it is - especially if you've got 50 different floral swirls brushes!
xDante Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Organized brushes lead to an organized life!! XD
dragontatty Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
Brilliant idea! I was wondering how to keep them all straight, both for crediting and also for just knowing what the heck I have (so I don't download them a second time.) This should work great.
xDante Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to be of use! :)
emily381 Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Thanks I need to do this! Mine are a disaster right now.
bloodred-fangirl Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008   Digital Artist
thanks for this, haha.
i really do need to organize them.
'history: will repeat itself.' i love your random comments.
xDante Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hope you find it useful! Haha, and thanks <3 Random comments = love.
bloodred-fangirl Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008   Digital Artist
no problem! im fixing them all now, lol.
joabear Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
i should start doing this..but then again i love researching my resources :XD:
sychoblu Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
-flails- you should make a tut on how to download brushes... because I don't know how and I heard you taught charcoal the other day xD -puppy dog eyes-

But I will use this one too! Thanks for your help ^_^
xDante Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Log in to your MSN next time you get a chance, and I'll show you how :D
a1984niceguy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nicely done.. :D
xDante Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hope it's helpful :D
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