How to load brushes into Photoshop Elements 11
Tips & Tutorials, by Mark White
May 15, 2013
A quick tutorial on loading ABR files (brush sets) into Photoshop Elements 11 via the Presets Manager
The ABR format relates to a Photoshop brush file. Here is a quick step by step to load this type of file into Photoshop Elements 11.
In Photoshop Elements, go to the Edit menu and locate the option ‘Preset Manager’.
In the Preset Manager, set the ‘Preset Type’ list to show Brushes. This will reveal all of the brushes that are currently useable with your Brush tool.
Click on the Add button in the Preset Manager. Locate the ABR file on your PC and double-click it to load it into the Preset Manager.
The arrangement of brush thumbnails will now alter to include this loaded set of brush (the ABR file). Hit Done in the Preset Manager to save these changes.
Open an image or blank canvas, and locate your Brush tool (press B). Right-click to view the available brush tips for this tool, which should include the previously loaded ABR file.