Q&A: photoshop elements 5.0 wont load more than 1 brush?

Question by MaCourtney22: photoshop elements 5.0 wont load more than 1 brush?
I downloaded some compatable .abr file brushes for my Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 program. I unzipped the files, and put them in the Program Files/ Adobe/ Elements 5.0/ Presets/ Brushes, but it still will only load one brush set at a time.

Is there any way to load all the brush sets onto the palette so I can see them when I am working?


Answer by Mujer Alta
Sorry, only 1 set at a time is loaded. There are brush file viewers that will let you look at your installed brushes without the restriction of one set at a time. I think its abrView that will also let you make a new set (or sets) of your favorite brushes from all the brush sets you have loaded. (I downloaded these programs ages ago intending to try them out – actually I need to organize all my brush sets – but I got too busy and have never installed them.)

This is a popular brush viewer:

And another:

This is a relatively new kid on the block that’s developing a great reputation. It handles all kinds of things including brushes. It’s not free but it’s not expensive either.

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