Organize Your Brushes!

I’m back again as I promised with a video tutorial about organizing brushes. First of all I have to admit that the brushes presented in the video are downloaded from deviant art (Resources – Applications – Photoshop Brushes). I made this video for people who do not know how to upload, save or organize brushes. I hope you will find it usefull, when I first started to work in Photoshop all I did was play with hue and saturation, levels, contrast and so on, I discovered what brushes can do much more later and I really do regret that I did not know that from the beginning. (P.S. here on the left is a sneak preview of the next tutorial, be sure not to miss it.)

Why organize???

When you’ll be moving to hard core photo editing the last thing you want to spend time on is searching for the brushes you need in the multitude of brushes you have loaded. You should get used to loading only the brushes you need, it will save you a lot of time and energy.

How to organize???

Click on the brush button (keyboard shortcut is B) then rightclick on the working space in the upper side of the box opened you can see an arrow, by clicking it you will open a new set of options, the most important one being Preset Manager. As you can see with this option you can Load, Delete and Save set/sets of brushes.

My suggestion to you all is to play around and see for yourself what each option does, I presented only a few in the video tutorial so don’t be afraid to experiment.


When you create your own brush (as I did show in the first video tutorial – How to make your own brush) photoshop will not automatically save your brush, if you consider that you want to use that brush in the future make sure you will have it then by saving it right then.

These being sayed, here’s the video, hope you enjoy it and also remeber to stay tuned I have a little surprise for you in the next tutorial ;).

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Armand Niculescu

Senior Full-stack developer and graphic designer with over 25 years of experience, Armand took on many challenges, from coding to project management and marketing.