2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 23, 2017 9:35 PM by steve_Ent

    kyle webster brushes gone

    korva12124 Level 1

      I had multiple packages of the kyle webster brushes saved as my presets, however, when trying to find the new "get more brushes" button (still don't have that??) I accidentally deleted them. Now I can't even find the files on my computer anymore. When I search for .abr files the only ones available are the new presets. I paid to download these packages originally, and some of my favorite brushes from these downloads have no comparable brush on the new preset.

      Did the new update delete all my other .abr files from my computer?

        • 1. Re: kyle webster brushes gone
          JJMack Most Valuable Participant

          Adobe mat changes in CC 2018 with Brushes and brush tools


          Brush-related features


          Stroke smoothing


          New in the October 2017 release


          Photoshop can now perform intelligent smoothing on your brush strokes. Simply 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.




          Smoothing: Eraser tool


          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.



          Brush Leash preferences


          Streamlined brush management


          Enhanced in the October 2017 release


          Working with brush presets is much easier in this release of Photoshop. You can now organize brush presets into folders—including nested folders—in the greatly-streamlined Brushes panel (renamed from Brush Presets in earlier releases).

          You can now choose to work with and manage brush-enabled tool presets and their attributes, accessible only from the Options bar in earlier releases of Photoshop, in the Brushes panel. 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. Once you've converted brush-enabled tool presets into brush presets, you can choose to remove them from the tool presets list.



          Convert brush-enabled tool presets to brush presets



          Choose to remove or retain brush-enabled tool presets after you've converted them to brush presets.


          The Brushes panel itself incorporates a host of experience improvements in this release, such as the following:

          • 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.



          Brushes panel: View just the information you need


          • 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.

          For related information, see:



          Getting started with advanced custom brushes



          Kyle T Webster



          • 2. Re: kyle webster brushes gone
            steve_Ent Adobe Employee



            What OS are you using? Can you post the text found at Help> System Info...? Do you still have Photoshop CC 2017 installed?