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 by Peter
Is it an ABR file? Photoshop uses that format for brushes.
Question by laura: Photoshop – can’t use any tools on my new layer apart from the paint brush, using a RAW converted image?
This is my first time using a RAW file. I can make changes on the background layer, but not the new layer. Any ideas?
Answer by Nahum
Most of Photoshop’s tools only work at certain ‘bit depths’. 8 bits per channel is the most common, and is used by JPEG and PNG graphics. However, raw format images use whatever bit depth is available on the camera. (My Nikon D40X for example makes 14bpc images.)
You might want to make a copy of your image—after applying all the high-definition edits you wish to make—and then convert it to 8 bit color mode (Image > Mode > 8 bits per channel) to gain access to your other tools and layers. Keep in mind that the raw format image has more flexibility for editing, and all this flexibility is lost when converting down to 8 bpc.
Question by T¬R: Help! Can’t change brush spacing in photoshop!?
Using photoshop elements 4.0, I can’t change brush spacing- the setting is simply greyed out. I need it to be very low so that i can draw complete lines with my tablet! Any ideas?
I reset the tools, and now it works. weird
Answer by Mujer Alta
I’ve never experienced this problem. All I can think of is to try a couple of other brush tips and see if the spacing is still greyed out. I launched PSE 4 and, using one of the Default Brushes, changed a bunch of things on the Options Bar to see if any of them greyed out the Spacing slider but none did. Then I selected some specialty brushes and regular brushes and none of them greyed out the Spacing slider. The Spacing slider was always available. About all I can recommend is to click on the brush icon on the far left side of the Options Bar and click on Reset This Tool.
Question by BLAH ♥: I just downloaded brushes for photoshop but i can’t find them in the brushes thing where are they?
I already extracted them.
new brushes. not the onces tht are already there.
Answer by Ben Z
you have to install them into photoshop brushes, the small square thingy (made out of three small lines) on the top right of the brushes window, click on it and click on load brushes
Question by x1swtmemorii: Every time i try to use a brush in adobe photoshop, it shows up white, and I can’t seem to change the color.?
My background color is white, and I changed my foreground color, but it still shows up white.
Answer by ♪|<$ ♪ ≈ ƒ☼×y /\/\α†╠╗
Did you press the wrong button on your mouse? If yes, then press the right button on your mouse to show up that foreground color in your picture.
Question by Adam B: What does Photoshop CS4 offer that can’t be done in Gimp? Tools? swatches? what is the difference in effects?
What will I be missing out on if i settle for the free GIMP software instead of Photoshop CS4.
What is in Photoshop that isn’t in GIMP?
Please note I hate the layout of the cheaper Photoshop Element 7, so that isn’t a option.
Answer by timothy b
Gimp can do almost every thing that photoshop CS4 can do. Read my Answer for this other Question i Answered and it will tell you how you can use some photoshop filters and photoshop brushes in gimp.
You can also use photoshop filter`s in other photo editing software that are freeware down load`s. Here are some of them.
vicmans Photo editor
irfanview Photo editor
P.S.You will also need commander light to change some phothshope filter`s to 8bf file`s so they will work in gimp and vicman`s and irfanview.here is where you can get commander light.
I hope this can help you.
Question by Jinxess: Why can’t you install Adobe Photoshop CS4 on flash-based storage devices?
Does that mean you can’t install Adobe Photoshop CS4 on a solid state drive or do they only mean external flash-based storage devices?
Answer by DelusiveVision92
They only mean external storage devices.
The reason is because typically, when installed, some applications need to be able to write to the Windows registry or store its configuration files (such as an INI file) in the user’s profile. This cannot be done in external storage devices such as USB flash drive. Photoshop is one of those applications that write to the registry and store a lot of configuration files on your profile.
This is also what separate the portable applications from them. Portable apps are software programs that are able to run independently without the need to install files to the system it is running in.
Question by Random_kitty: Why can’t I color/erase/use brush after using the pen tool in photoshop cs4?
I’ve been clicking selection, then clicking on the shape to raterize the layer, then merging it into lineart, and then when I try to color underneath/ontop of it, nothing appears.
Can someone tell me how to color it?
Answer by Marshall Dillion
I have found 1 link that may help you out. tutorial.. Good luck !
The part one is listed at this one. . hope i helped you .
Question by Reehanna: I cant install photoshop brushes on vista.?
Okay so i downloaded quite a few brushes for photoshop cs2 and i put them in the right folder but when i go on photoshop they dont show up can anyone help?
Answer by Mujer Alta
As long as they’re abr files and they’re in the right folder it doesn’t matter what the operating system is.
New brushes will usually appear at the end of the Brush Selector dropdown. Click on the Brush Tool, then in the Options Bar click on the Brush Selector and scroll all the way down to the bottom of the list.
If they’re not there, click on the load brushes icon (looks like a big arrowhead) and see if they’re listed there.
An easier way to keep your brushes handy and safe (especially if you ever have to uninstall and reinstall the program) is to keep your new brushes in a separate folder on the Desktop or somewhere easy to find. Then open Photoshop, go to File Locations (which is usually at the end of the Edit menu) and just tell the program where to find your brush folder.
Question by Riley: anyone know why i cant install photoshop cs4?
i’m trying to install the 30-day trial of photoshop cs4, but whenever i get to the setup it says that the operation failed because adobe drive couldnt install. what does this mean and what do i do?
Answer by Carling
installing demo’s is not a good idea because when you don’t buy after thirty days you have to un install it, and that can lead to problems if it is not un-installed right.
download Gimp for windows is is the same thing and it is free to download and use, it is a professional package the professional graphics designer use to create animation and 3D drawings with