Photoshop Elements 8 Smart Brush Tool Not Working?

Question by bostic1212: Photoshop Elements 8 Smart Brush Tool Not Working?
In Photoshop Elements 8, I cannot get my smartbrush tool to work. The screen in the layers palette just shows black even when I run the cursor over the image several times to either darken or brighten the image. Any suggestions?

Answer:

Answer by Mujer Alta
Click on the Smartbrush Tool. Click on the little arrow over on the far left side of the Options Bar and click on Reset This Tool. If you ever have problems with any tool in the toolbar, always reset it before doing anything else.

If resetting the tool doesn’t work, reset the program’s Preferences File (which sets the program back to factory defaults, to the same condition it was in when you first installed it). Close the program. Wait a minute then hold down the Shift+CTRL+ALT and open the program like you normally do. KEEP HOLDING THE KEYS DOWN until a pop up appears asking if you want to delete and rebuild the file. Release the keys and click Yes/OK. It will take Elements a while to open while it deletes and rebuilds the file.

If Resetting the Preferences file doesn’t work, you’re going to have to uninstall/reinstall;-(

Before resetting the Preferences file or uninstalling, be sure to save any add-ons (brushes, styles, etc.) you’ve added to the program into another folder outside the program so you can reinstall them afterwards.

How can I get downloaded brushes into Photoshop Elements 5.0?

Question by Em.: How can I get downloaded brushes into Photoshop Elements 5.0?
I just downloaded some brushes online that is compatible for Photoshop Elements 5.0. How do I get the dowloaded brushes to Photoshop?

Answer:

Answer by Scott L
Try this …

Goto the Photoshop folder (Program Files/Photoshop Elements)

Inside go: Presets/Brushes

Then, simply drag the files to there, restart Photoshop, and they should show up.

Im on a Mac and use Photoshop CS2 … so i HOPE the procedure is the same.

Where can I find brushes for Adobe Photoshop Elements 3?

Question by Sev: Where can I find brushes for Adobe Photoshop Elements 3?
I keep seeing paint brushes for different versions but I’m not sure if it’ll work on mine and I can’t find any that say they’ll work for it specifically. I’m really just looking for the free packages and the samples…

ANyone know of any sites that have them?

Answer:

Answer by Mujer Alta
The rule about downloading add-ons like brushes is that you can use anything made with your version or earlier so for PSE 3 you can use brushes made with Photoshop 7 or earlier. That would be 2004 and earlier.

Adobe Exchange has a bunch of stuff and each add-on has a date so you can easily see if the brushes are for you. Warning: there’s a ton of good stuff to look through;-)
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?from=1&o=desc&event=productHome&s=5&l=3&exc=16
Use the Browse By Catagory on the right to go to brushes. The buttons will say “Buy” or “Download”. “Download” are the free ones. If you want more information, Click on the Name of the brush set. Oh, so you don’t have to spend a life-time looking for the older brushes, click on the “Most Popular” or “Highest Rated” tab at the top.

Where is Brush Tip Shape and Shape Dynamics in PhotoShop Elements 7.0?

Question by :: Blaq-N-Asian Beauty ::: Where is Brush Tip Shape and Shape Dynamics in PhotoShop Elements 7.0?
I just put Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0 on my computer and I can’t find the Brush Tip Shape and Shape Dynamics options menus. I need help with finding those. Someone please tell me where it is.

Answer:

Answer by nick
According to About.com — http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/photoshop/f/elementscompare.htm — they don’t include the mixer brush and tips tools. Photoshop itself does, but Elements is a bit different — hence the huge difference in price.

There might be work-arounds perhaps. Look into “brushes for Photoshop Elements” and see if you can download the brush-types your looking for instead of trying to create them with the brush palette.

In the about.com article, they even link you to a list to finding free and commercial “add-ons” like brushes, layer styles, and other stuff. Also, try doing a search for “add-ons for Photoshop Elements”, so you can broaden your search to include more than just brushes (if interested).

Photoshop Elements – Can I list all downloaded brushes at once instead of loading individually?

Question by Mary: Photoshop Elements – Can I list all downloaded brushes at once instead of loading individually?
I downloaded about 20 sets of brushes for Photoshop Elements; I have to load each one invididually so I just see that set at a time. Is there a way for me to see all sets at once?
That one didn’t work.
Hah, I just figured it out; I used the Preset Manager. Now I’m a bit laggy but it’s all good. xD

Answer:

Answer by saraanise
Ctrl + A in the folder where the brushes are, press enter

Need to know if you can convert photoshop elements or CS brushes to photoshop 7 brushes?

Question by leilynn22: Need to know if you can convert photoshop elements or CS brushes to photoshop 7 brushes?
I’m downloading brushes.. but they all seem to be made by Elements or CS2 and I cant use them on Photoshop7. anyone know if it’s possible and how to convert them to work for PS7?

Best answer:

Answer by da_hammerhead
Its not possible. They speak a different language.

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How to add brushes in photoshop elements 6.0?!?

Question by hun Y: How to add brushes in photoshop elements 6.0?!?
I need help with placing downloaded brushes into photoshop elements 6.0 so that they stay in on the program. I’ve tried using the “Load’ button to do it and it worked- BUT I want to have all the brushes I downloaded shown at the same time and stay on the program even after I exit and reopen it, I dont want it to be temporary. I’ve tried alot of things but I can’t figure out a way to do this. Please help and Thankyou in advance!

Best answer:

Answer by Jennifer Kaulitz
if youve got it on your brushes already just go back to the same menu to load and press save brushes.

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Q&A: What is the difference between Photoshop Elements & Photoshop CS4?

Question by Brandeoneon: What is the difference between Photoshop Elements & Photoshop CS4?
Ok……..there is Photoshop Elements- $ 89.00 and there is Photoshop CS4-$ 699.00. I just want to know what the MAJOR difference between them. Thank you so much!

Best answer:

Answer by Adam D
$ 610.00 is the main difference.

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Q&A: What’s the best brush for fur in Photoshop Elements 8?

Question by Hannah the banana squisher: What’s the best brush for fur in Photoshop Elements 8?
I’m drawing a horse for my friend and I don’t know which brush is best for horse fur. And which one is best for the mane? That would help too. Thanks 🙂

Best answer:

Answer by Mujer Alta
Unless you’re drawing a little Mongolian Pony with a fluffy winter coat, horses are pretty smooth looking. For tail and mane you’re going to have to use the Paintbrush Tool with a fine, hard tip and do a lot of strokes. My experience doing people hair is to put down a layer of the lightest color first (if you’re drawing then this would be light gray), then use a slightly darker shade, then darker and darker. It helps to put each shade on its own layer so you can edit each shade separately – erase wild hairs, add more hairs, etc. Hair is difficult but it’s kind of fun to practice drawing it… especially on the computer where it’s soooo easy to undo or to toss the file or the layer and start again.

Look at some horse drawings for inspiration.
Scroll down to the drawings. Click on them for larger views.
http://www.ponycity.com/artists/warren/index.html

Google Pen and Ink Horse drawing for some links to other examples.
http://www.pencilplace.com/portraits.html
http://www.equineandwildlifeartist.com/

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What is the difference between Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Photoshop CS4?

Question by katieeeejo: What is the difference between Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Photoshop CS4?
I’m wanting to purchase Photoshop, but on Bestbuy.com Adobe Photoshop CS4 is $ 700. I noticed that the Adobe Photoshop Elements is only $ 150, so what is the difference? Be specific, please.

Best answer:

Answer by RonS [WINDOWS-TEAM]
Adobe Photoshop Elements is a very watered-down version of Adobe Photoshop CS4. The functionality isn’t all there.

Cheers,
Ron
Windows Outreach Team

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