Question by ploxxi: How do you view Photoshop brushes (.abr files) without opening Photoshop first?
Answer by Marlee
If they are in the default folder:Open your Applications folder (it will be under Programs on a PC). Find the Presets folder. Inside that is the Brushes folder.
If they aren’t there go to My Computer, then click “C”
Hit the search button and search for the keyword .abr.
They will show up and you can open the folder they are in.
Question by Hannah S: Can you convert .ai illustrator brush files to .abr photoshop brushes?
Just as the question says…
Illustrator CS2 to Photoshop CS3 or CS2
Answer by csjjpm
depends on the versions you are using. The older versions the brushes were pixel based but they may work in the newer versions as they are vector based now.
Question by Damn.: photoshop .abr brushes to corel paint shop pro XI?
i downloaded some photoshop brushes from deviantart. com. I am not the best at this. I know how to extract files and put new fonts, but thats about it. I really need help in the simplest way possible. Can someone explain how to take .abr files and put them into corel pain shop proXI ? PLEASE MAKE IT AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE!! i am not the smartest. Thanks so much. Appreciate it so much♥
Answer by Joan
I have PSP X so I can at least get you started. I think I can take you all the way through if you will be patient and let me walk you through slowly 🙂
First you have to convert the brushes so they will be PSP compatible and to do that you need to download ABR Viewer. This is the link and it’s free –
It’s easy to use and if you have a problem just let me know. Open the brushes with this program and it will automatically convert the brushes to .png files. It will also put these files in a separate folder in your document folder but you have to tell it to. Just check out all the options on the menus. As I remember the help files are good.
When you do this let me know. It’s better to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org), but I will check back here also.
Question by natrose19: How do you save PhotoShop brushes as .ABR? Thats all it’s letting me use. Please HELP i’m SOO confused.
Okay so I have Adobe Photoshop Elements CS3. I want to download brushes. So I was at DeviantART.com. I Downloaded some things and then opened Photoshop. Then I went to the place where you Load the brushes and It says .ABR only PLEASE help me and tell me what to do! I’m soo confused and I’m getting frusterated. =[ Thanks!
Answer by Grammaton Cleric
Perhaps the brushes were meant for Paint Shop Pro as an ‘JBR’ file extension.
I am able to use the same brushes for both Paint Shop and Photoshop. I just change the corresponding file extensions.
Ex. I downloaded grunge brushes for Paint Shop to my desktop, the file name is: corners.JBR
JBR = Jasc BRushes
ABR = Adobe BRushes
I needed a feature in Photoshop, but I didn’t want to open the two programs simutaniously, so I loaded those grunge brushes right into Photoshop by doing a simple step.
1) Right-click on the brush file
2) Click on ‘Properties’ on the bottom of the menu
3) In the input box, it showed: Corners.JBR
I changed ‘Corners.JBR’ to ‘Corners.ABR’
Done, the brushes are ready to import into Photoshop.
Question by nadja: How can I manage .abr file adobe photoshop brush files? what program should I use? I have 2Gb of them… HELP!
I already use .abr viewer but it helps a little and my computer keeps crashing down, pls help me!!
Answer by Ph15h
By managing, do you mean organizing them? If by organizing you half to rename them and move them manually. No program is known to my knowledge that organizes.
If you mean like the size of them, Archive them (RAR or Zip) and Unzip them as needded to complete your projects.
I’m trying to put my photoshop brushes as a set in one “.abr” file so I can let people download them. Anyone know how to do this?
For adobe photoshop cs2 n I use firefox as my web browser. When i search 4 brushes, almost all of the downloadable brushes are in winzip file, but there are some of them that is in .abr file format. Thanks