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How to Use Photoshop Brushes in DesignScape
  • By Nadine Spires
  • 14 Dec 2021
  • 6 Mins
  • DesignScape

How to Use Photoshop Brushes in DesignScape

In this quick tutorial we'll show you how easy it is to use Photoshop brushes in DesignScape.

Did you know you can use Photoshop .abr brushes in DesignScape? DesignScape is an online editing software available to Gold Plus Members. Not a Plus Member yet? Sign up for a free 30 Day Trial of the Gold Plus Membershiptoday! Since there is no need to download any software, it is an awesome alternative to Photoshop and Illustrator. In just a few easy steps we will show you how to upload and use your Photoshop brushes in DesignScape.

During this tutorial we will be using a watercolor brush set but you can use another set from a variety of Photoshop brushes on Design Bundles. DesignScape is located on the Plus Membership page where you can start creating immediately.

Step 1 - Add Photoshop Brushes in DesignScape

Let’s begin by creating a new project. We have already downloaded and unzipped our brush file to where we can easily locate it.

In DesignScape, to add Photoshop brushes, we will use the drag and drop method. Go to where you placed your brush folder, then click + drag the .abr file into DesignScape.

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A notification will pop up asking if you want the brushes to be loaded the next time you use DesignScape. Click on Ok and DesignScape will then say “Brush Added”.

Step 2 - Use Photoshop Brushes in DesignScape

If you are using your brushes with a design, be sure to have a look at how to open files in DesignScape.

First, we are going to select the color before selecting the Brush Tool. On the left toolbar, beneath the Zoom tool, is the Color Picker tool. Click on the top most square to open the Color Picker Panel. You can change the shade of the selected color or the color from the side bar.

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Now, you can access the Brush Panel a few ways. On the left toolbar, click on the Brush Tool (B). At the top left toolbar, click on the drop down Brush Menu. This is a quick way to access your brushes as well as adjust the size, rotation and hardness.

You will see a circle with crosshairs. The two smaller circles adjust the width/height of the brush while the triangle adjusts rotation. There is an arrow on the right side that opens a menu for loading, exporting, deleting, renaming and more.

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You can also click on the Brush icon on the right side panel to open the options. If you don’t see the icon, go to Window > Brush and make sure the tool has a tick next to it. This panel gives you more advanced choices when editing the brush.

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You can quickly increase/decrease the size of the brush by using the bracket keys [ and ]. With this advanced panel, the brush dynamics can be adjusted to change the look of the brush.

In the example below, we decreased the brush size. We chose to tick the boxes for Tip Dynamics, Scatter and Color Dynamics. With the changes, we could preview the brush at the bottom of the Brush Panel.

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There you go, you are all set to use your purchased Photoshop brushes in DesignScape. Changing brush settings is super easy and can produce a variation for your designs. We hope that this tutorial has inspired you to learn more about using brushes in DesignScape.

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