Q&A: Why can’t I open my downloaded brushes on adobe photoshop?

Question by kirut: Why can’t I open my downloaded brushes on adobe photoshop?
I’m having real problems with my photoshop brushes that I’m downloading off the internet. Normally I download the file, open it in Winzip, unzip it, then extract the file into my brushes folder and when I open it in Photoshop it comes up.
I haven’t done it for a while, and when I went to do it a minute ago it won’t work. The brushes I have extracted don’t appear in the loading menu, when I open to folder?

The files are saved as PNG images, which isn’t correct is it?
Why is this and how can I change this? It’s on every site I donwload them from?

Answer:

Answer by Peter
Is it an ABR file? Photoshop uses that format for brushes.

0 thoughts on “Q&A: Why can’t I open my downloaded brushes on adobe photoshop?

  1. The PNG file is a graphics file that you can use as a “picture.” The file you want is an ABR file, and can’t be opened outside of Photoshop or a similar program. Make sure the ABR file is in your brushes folder. It should be in the unzipped folder that you downloaded.

    I love brushes! Very exciting to get new ones!

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