One of Photoshop’s strengths is its ability to allow for custom preset files, such as brushes. In this tutorial, I show you the simple process of importing .abr files into Photoshop.

If you would like to practice this yourself, please scroll down to access a free cloud brush .abr download.  Or, view the premium cloud brush pack here:

$40 — Cloud Nine Brush Presets

40 Cloud Brush presets for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Affinity Photo


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Free Cloud Brush Download

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Installation Instructions:

Below are written instructions for importing the cloud brush files into Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Affinity Photo:

Photoshop:

  1. In Photoshop, locate the Brushes panel. If you don’t see it, go to Window > Brushes.
  2. Next, click on the small drop-down button on the top right of this panel and select Import Brushes from this list.
  3. Locate the .abr file and click Open.
  4. The newly-installed cloud brush files should now be visible in the Brushes panel.

Photoshop Elements:

  1. Open the Photoshop Elements Editor.
  2. Go to Edit > Preset Manager.
  3. Click Append and then locate the .abr file; click Open to add this to the Presets Manger.
  4. Close the Preset Manager and activate the Brush tool from the toolbar on the left.
  5. Make sure that the Tool Options are visible and use the Brush drop-down to select one of the newly-added cloud brushes.

Affinity Photo:

  1. In Affinity Photo, locate the Brushes panel.
  2. Next, click on the small drop-down button on the top right of this panel and select Import Brushes from this list.
  3. Click OK on the window that pops up.
  4. Activate the Brush tool and then use the Brushes panel to access these newly-added cloud brushes.

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One of Photoshop’s strengths is its ability to allow for custom preset files, such as brushes. In this tutorial, I show you the simple process of importing .abr files into Photoshop.

If you would like to practice this yourself, please scroll down to access a free cloud brush .abr download.  Or, view the premium cloud brush pack here:

$40 — Cloud Nine Brush Presets

40 Cloud Brush presets for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Affinity Photo


Watch the Video:

Subscribe to Nicolesy on YouTube

Free Cloud Brush Download

Download the free cloud brush presets used in this video:


Installation Instructions:

Below are written instructions for importing the cloud brush files into Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Affinity Photo:

Photoshop:

  1. In Photoshop, locate the Brushes panel. If you don’t see it, go to Window > Brushes.
  2. Next, click on the small drop-down button on the top right of this panel and select Import Brushes from this list.
  3. Locate the .abr file and click Open.
  4. The newly-installed cloud brush files should now be visible in the Brushes panel.

Photoshop Elements:

  1. Open the Photoshop Elements Editor.
  2. Go to Edit > Preset Manager.
  3. Click Append and then locate the .abr file; click Open to add this to the Presets Manger.
  4. Close the Preset Manager and activate the Brush tool from the toolbar on the left.
  5. Make sure that the Tool Options are visible and use the Brush drop-down to select one of the newly-added cloud brushes.

Affinity Photo:

  1. In Affinity Photo, locate the Brushes panel.
  2. Next, click on the small drop-down button on the top right of this panel and select Import Brushes from this list.
  3. Click OK on the window that pops up.
  4. Activate the Brush tool and then use the Brushes panel to access these newly-added cloud brushes.

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Nicole S. Young is a photographer, published author, and educator specializing in Lightroom, Photoshop, and photography. She is best known for her books on food photography but is widely versed in various photographic genres, including landscape, nature, stock, travel, and lifestyle.

16 Comments

  1. Mark Hawthorne September 11, 2018 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    Thank you!

  2. Christopher Murphy September 11, 2018 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Tried these in Affinity Photo. All I got is black clouds. What am I doing wrong?

  3. Mary September 11, 2018 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Thanks much, Nicole. Can’t wait to give a try.

  4. Judith McEntyre September 12, 2018 at 5:51 am - Reply

    Thank you!

  5. Arvydas September 12, 2018 at 9:34 am - Reply

    looks like you have no option for ON1 RAW…

  6. Becky September 12, 2018 at 10:20 am - Reply

    THANK YOU!

  7. larry payne September 12, 2018 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Thank you!!!

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