We have been asking for a new brushes management for a while!
Guess what it is happening in Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 and it is great and exciting!
Make the workflow with brushes easy and organized. No more brushes all over the place with names that do not relate to the project!
With the new Brushes and Brushes Preset you can do the following:
STREAMLINED BRUSH MANAGEMENT:
- Organize brush presets into folders—including nested folders.
- Any brush-enabled tool preset can be converted into a brush preset; all of its attributes—such as opacity, flow, and blending mode—are preserved.
- In the Brushes panel flyout menu, easily toggle between the different views to see any combination of the brush name, brush stroke preview, and brush tip
- View more brushes in the same screen space using the zoom slider.
- Drag and drop brush presets to reorder them conveniently.
- Collapse or expand folders to see only the brushes you need.
- Use the Show Additional Preset Info option in the flyout menu to see the associated preset tool (for example, Eraser) and any included colors.
IMPORT BRUSHES AND BRUSH PACKS
- You can import a wide variety of free and purchased brushes—for example, Kyle's Photoshop brush packs—into Photoshop.
- In the Brushes panel, from the flyout menu, choose Get More Brushes. Alternatively, right-click a brush listed in the Brushes panel and select Get More Brushes from the contextual menu.
- Download a brush pack. For example, download Kyle's "WaterColor".
- With Photoshop running, double-click the downloaded ABR file.
- The brushes you added are now displayed in the Brushes panel.
- Photoshop can now perform intelligent smoothing on your brush strokes. Enter a value (0-100) for Smoothing in the Options bar when you're working with one of the following tools: Brush, Pencil, Mixer Brush, or Eraser. A value of 0 is the same as legacy smoothing in earlier versions of Photoshop. Higher values apply increasing amounts of intelligent smoothing to your strokes.
- Stroke smoothing works in several modes. Clicking the gear icon to enable one or more of the following modes:
- Pulled String Mode: Paints only when the string is taut. Cursor movements within the smoothing radius leave no mark.
- Stroke Catch Up: Allows the paint to continue catching up with your cursor while you've paused the stroke. Disabling this mode stops paint application as soon as the cursor movement stops.
- Catch-Up On Stroke End: Completes the stroke from the last paint position to the point where you released the mouse/stylus control.
- Adjust For Zoom: Prevents jittery strokes by adjusting smoothing. Decreases smoothing when you zoom in the document; increases smoothing when you zoom out.
While using stroke smoothing, you may choose to view the brush leash, which connects the current paint location with the present cursor position. Select Preferences > Cursors > Show Brush Leash While Smoothing. You can also specify a color for the brush leash.
For complete information checkout my Spark Page (includes at the end a glossary on brushes as well).