Managing Brushes

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Chuck Norris, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris Guest

    Ok, here goes.

    I have worn Google out looking for a 3rd party brush management tool
    for Photoshop and came up empty. The preset manager in PS CS is just
    NOT working for me. You can't import more than one brush at a time,
    and with the amount I have created + downloaded, I probably have about
    500 - 600 brushes. It just is too lacking in too many areas for me to
    use effectively.

    I do use some plugin and font managers which do exactly what I want
    (Typograph, Plugin Manger) and am basically looking for ANY 3rd party
    utility that operates similar to these programs. TIA for any advise.
    Chuck Norris, Jul 23, 2004
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  2. Chuck Norris

    edjh Guest

    If you put the brushes in the Presets folder and use Preset Manager to
    make sets of brushes it should work quite well. I don't think there are
    any third party brush managers.
    edjh, Jul 24, 2004
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  3. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris Guest

    Yeah, I have looked and looked and can't find any. The problem with
    the preset manager is that if you put all your brushes in the preset
    folder, and you have more than, say, 500, you can't see all of them.
    So I obviously want to make them into smaller, contiguous sets, and
    would like to have all of them available to me. But, if I do that, A:
    I cannot simply import a folder of brushes, I have to select one at a
    time (VERY tedious if you have more than but a few) B: if I put them
    in the presets folder and then move them, the presets will no longer
    be able to find the brushes and I'm back to square 1. C: if I keep the
    brushes in there own folder, I have no way to see what the brushes
    look like unless I load the brush, and bouncing back between the
    preset folder and the stored brush folder is a pain in the you know
    what as well... SO... Hence I'm looking or a third party utility.

    It really is a large oversite on Adobe's part not to allow simply
    being able to load more than one brush at a time. They went through
    the trouble of adding the preset manager, which is a great addition to
    the program, but handicap it by not enabling multiple selections just
    seems silly to me.

    BUT, I have an idea, however bad it may be, but I will separate the
    brushes into categorized folders beforehand, and then import the
    brushes ONE by ONE to make a preset. Pain in the butt still, but
    better than having to bounce back and forth from folder to folder.

    Thanks for your response, but I think I knew the answer before I asked
    it. Never hurts to ask though, and if anyone has heard of a utility
    such as this, let me know. If any coders are lurking around here,
    killer app that I'd certainly buy.
    Chuck Norris, Jul 24, 2004
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    Hecate Guest

    Or, a more expensive solution - buy Painter and use the brushes there.
    Much better than PS any day for that sort of thing. :)
    Hecate, Jul 25, 2004
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