Frequently Asked Questions

Loading Artwork In Photoshop

How do I load Photoshop Brushes?

You’ll find hundreds of free Photoshop brushes that anyone can download and use on our site. But once you find that perfect brushes, where do you go from there?

If you’re new to Photoshop or have recently progressed to incorporating brushes into your designs, this tool may be daunting at first. So we’ve broken it down to provide you with a list of simple instructions to loading your brushes in Photoshop.

1. Place the *.abr files into the following folder: Mac Users: Applications\Photoshop\Presets\Brushes Windows Users: Photoshop\Presets\Brushes in the Adobe folder in Program Files
2. Next, open Adobe Photoshop, activate the brush tool, and click the Option palette located in the upper left-hand corner of the Photoshop interface.

3. While in the Option palette, click the symbol in the upper right-hand corner.
4. Then, find and select “Load Brushes”. This will pop up a dialog box.

5. The final step is to navigate to the location of the .abr file you wish to load and select the file.

Voila! Your new brush is waiting in the Option palette for use.
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How do I load Patterns in Photoshop?

Looking to spruce up your Photoshop backgrounds and designs? Photoshop Patterns can do just that. They not only add depth to your designs, but they also make them just more interesting!

If you’re just getting started with Photoshop Patterns, here are simple instructions to loading patterns in Photoshop.

1. Place the .pat file(s) into the following folder:
Mac Users: Applications\Photoshop\Presets\Patterns
Windows Users: Photoshop\Presets\Patterns in the Adobe folder in Program Files
2. Next, open Adobe Photoshop, and activate the Paint Bucket tool.

3. Click the word "Foreground" located in the drop down menu in the upper left-hand corner of the Photoshop interface and select "Pattern.
4. While in the Option palette, click the symbol in the upper right-hand corner.
5. Then, select “Load Patterns”. This will pop up a dialog box.

6. The final step is to navigate to the location of the .pat file you wish to load and select the file.

That’s it! Your new Photoshop Pattern is now available in the Option palette for use.
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How do I load and work with textures in Photoshop?

Textures are one of the easiest ways to add depth to your design, and they’re also one of the easiest to work with in Photoshop. You simply download your file, open it in Photoshop, and then copy and paste the texture into your working art file. There are, however, a few tips and tricks to use that will help your textured designs look more authentic.

Texturizing Tips
1. Desaturate
If your texture has color, you may need to Desaturate it so that only the texture (minus the color in the texture) shines through on your finished product. You can do this by clicking Image > Adjustments > Desaturate within the Photoshop interface.
2. Customize Your Texture
The other two key areas to customize your texture are located in the top two drop down menus the Layers palette. (The Layers palette should open by default in the Photoshop interface, but if it doesn’t appear, simply click Windows > Layers to bring it up.)

Within the Layers palette, the Blending Mode can give a wide variety of effects to your textures when placed over your backgrounds and text blocks. The Blending Mode drop down is located in the upper left-hand corner of the Layers palette and defaults to the “Normal” setting. But take the time to explore what each of the these settings will produce in your art. The ones the Eezy team finds useful are the Overlay option and the Multiply option.
The other setting within the Layers palette that is very vital when working with textures is the Opacity, located just to the right of the Blending Mode drop down. From here, simply slide the scale or type in a number between 1 and 100 to find your ideal texture combination.
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How do I get started working with Photoshop PSDs?

PSDs (which stands for Photoshop Document) are Adobe Photoshop’s original file format whose key advantage is the ability to work with layers. PSDs are often kept as the layered working file while the final output file is often saved as jpeg, gif, or tif files to minimize file size.

Downloading finished-product PSD files from a trustworthy site that specializes in providing such artwork is one of the easiest ways to get started working with digital designs. Here are a few steps to working with PSDs.

1. Once you have your PSD downloaded, open Adobe Photoshop, and then open your PSD file by double-clicking the file. If you would rather, this can also be done inside the Photoshop interface by going to File > Open and selecting your file.

2. As already mentioned, a key advantage to the PSD file format is the layered format. So you’ll want to take the time to explore the layers within your PSD file by clicking the eye icon beside each layer in the Layers palette to turn them on and off. (If the Layers palette is hidden, simply go to Windows > Layers to open it.)
3. If you’re incorporating the art from the download PSD into another PSD file, this can be done a few different ways. If you’re working with a single-layer PSD, the easiest to do this is to select the entire art workspace or your downloaded PSD (Edit > Select All) and click copy (Edit > Copy). Then, hop over to your final art piece and paste it (Edit > Paste).

If you have multiple layers you’re working with (or are looking for another way to import single layered PSDs into other pieces), you can simply select all of the layers you wish to pull over by holding down the shift key while selecting the layers in the Layer palette. Then, after making sure all of the layers are unlocked, simply drag and drop the art into your final piece.
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How do I load and use Actions in Photoshop?

Nothing streamlines your design process faster that with Photoshop Actions. Get unique effects on photos, textures and more simply by downloading and importing them into Photoshop.

Follow these steps to loading and working with Actions in Photoshop.
1. Place the .atn file(s) into the following folder:
Mac Users: Applications\Photoshop\Presets\Actions
Windows Users: Photoshop\Presets\Actions in the Adobe folder in Program Files

2. Next, open the image you wish to apply your Action to in Adobe Photoshop, and open the Actions palette by clicking Window > Actions.

3. Within the Actions palette, click the symbol in the upper right-hand corner and select “Load Actions”. Then select the desired action from the folder you placed it in in Step 1.
4. Your Action should now appear as the bottom listing in your list of Actions in the Action palette. Note: if you see a red checkmark to the left of your Action listing, you will need to click this prior to use. See graphic below.

5. The final step to applying your action to your image is to click the play symbol within the Actions palette.
Ta-da! Your image should now reflect a unique effect from your applied Action.
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How do I load Shapes in Photoshop?

Utilizing pre-made Shapes within Photoshop can really be a time-saver when producing digital designs. If you’re new to working with Shapes in Photoshop, here are some simple instructions on how install these easy-to-use art pieces.

1. Place the .csh file(s) into the following folder:
Mac Users: Applications\Photoshop\Presets\Custom Shapes
Windows Users: Photoshop\Presets\Custom Shapes in the Adobe folder in Program Files

2. Next, open Adobe Photoshop and your working art file, and select the Custom Shape Tool from the Tools palette.
3. Click the down arrow in the Custom Shape Option bar located in the top menu bar. Next, click the symbol in the upper right-hand corner of the Custom Shape menu, select “Load Shapes”, and select the shape file you wish to load. All of the shapes within your shape file should now appear in your Shape palette.
4. To add one of these newly-loaded shapes to your art, select the desired thumbnail in the Shape palette, then click and drag your mouse in your art board until the desired size of your shape is reach. To constrain the proportions of your shape, be sure to hold down the shift key the entire time that you’re drawing your shape with your mouse.

Now that your shape is drawn, you can customize it by changing the color or even adding gradients or textures to it.
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How do I load Styles in Photoshop?

We all want to have style, and that reigns true for our art as well. Add style to your digital designs by following these step-by-step instructions on loading and using Styles in Photoshop.

1. Place the .asl file(s) into the following folder: Mac Users: Applications\Photoshop\Presets\Styles Windows Users: Photoshop\Presets\Styles in the Adobe folder in Program Files

2. Next, open Adobe Photoshop and your working art file. Then, open the Styles palette by going to Window > Style.

3. Click the symbol in the upper right-hand corner of the Styles menu, select “Load Styles”, and select the Style you wish to load. Your new Style should now appear in the thumbnail listings.
4. To apply them to your art, simply select the layer(s) in the Layers palette you wish to apply the Style to, and click on the desired Style in the Styles palette.

That’s it! Now you can enjoy styling your art pieces to perfection.
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How do I load Gradients in Photoshop?

Whether is a subtle, classy gray background or an eye-popping metallic, chrome finish, Gradients have the ability to convey a variety of effects to your artwork that will dictate the entire mood of a piece.

Discover just how simple Gradients are to load and work with in Photoshop. We promise – you won’t be disappointed when you see how much time you’ll save by downloading and using plug-and-play Gradients in your designs.

1. Place the .grd file(s) into the following folder:
Mac Users: Applications\Photoshop\Presets\Gradients
Windows Users: Photoshop\Presets\Gradients in the Adobe folder in Program Files

2. Next, open Adobe Photoshop and your working art file, activate the Gradient tool, and click the Option palette located in the upper left-hand corner of the Photoshop interface.
3. Within the Options palette, click the symbol in the upper right-hand corner and select “Load Gradient”. Then select the desired action from the folder you placed it in Step 1. Your Gradient should now appear as the bottom listing in the list of Gradient thumbnails.
4. Next, you will need to load the selection of the area you wish to apply your Gradient to. There are a few different ways of going about this which depend on the area type you’re selecting.

If you wish to apply this to the entire artboard, click Select > All to make your selection.

If you wish to apply the Gradient to a shape or another similar layer type in your artwork, select this area by holding down the Option key (Mac) or CTRL key (Windows) on your computer keyboard and clicking on this layer in the Layers palette with your mouse. (Note, your layer will first need to be rasterized prior to applying the Gradient, which can be done by right-clicking the layer and selecting Rasterize Image.)

When adding Gradients to any of these element types, after making your selection, simply click and drag mouse within the loaded selection to apply your Gradient.

If you wish to apply the Gradient to text, you can do so and still maintain your text-editing ability by applying a Gradient Overlay. To do this, select your text layer in the Layers palette, and click Blending Options, located in the lower left-hand corner. Next select Gradient Overlay.
When the Layers Style window pops up, click the down arrow beside Gradient and select the Gradient thumbnail you wish to apply to your text.
We hope you enjoy adding a bit of color and realistic effects to your art through the use of Gradients.
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How do I work with UI Kits in Photoshop?

UI Kits stand for User Interface Kits and are most often created with Adobe Photoshop and saved as PSD files to maintain the layers within the art.

If you’re new to working with UI kits within Photoshop, check out our tips on
Getting Started with Photoshop PSDs (above).

General Policies

The laws of my country differ from those of the United States... Which ones apply?

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Mature or Unacceptable Content

What are your Mature Content Rules? What is considered unacceptable?

First off, what is absolutely not allowed on Brusheezy is work that is considered to be pornographic in nature - at all. If we see that something has been uploaded of that nature, it will be removed and/ or the artist will be contacted as our staff deems necessary. We are a different kind of site - we want Brusheezy to be a family oriented site and welcoming to all. Therefore, we, as a rule, do not allow artwork including nudes or other mature content to be uploaded. "Mature Content" includes (but is not expressly limited to) all works containing nudity, or very suggestive sexual material, unnecessary violence, and other subject matter deemed too sensitive or offensive. Whew! If you still have questions or think your work might be deemed too mature, or 'adult', there is some further information answered in the following questions.

Is posting 'Adult' related resources ok if I censor the preview images?

Um, no. Any work, whether it is a preview image or not, that is blurred or cropped or blocked in any way by self censorship will be handled the same way that any uncensored unacceptable material would be handled - it will be removed and/ or you will be contacted by the Brusheezy staff whenever we deem necessary.

What does Brusheezy consider to be 'Adult oriented' imagery?

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Do you allow 'Adult', explicitly sexual, or pornographic content on Brusheezy?

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Do you allow linking to 'Adult', explicitly sexual, or pornographic sites or content?

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What are your Commenting Policies?

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Should I put a signature, watermark or copyright on my preview images before submitting them?

We do recommend putting some kind of unique identification on your preview image only as a means of preventing your work from being stolen. This can be really whatever you desire - text/ digital signature/ ghost images or watermarks - anything that claims your work as your own and is recognizable to others as your own, but does not hide or veil your artwork too much, since the downloader needs to be able to view what the brush will look like. If our staff thinks your unique id is too promotional, in other words broadcasting yourself instead of your work, we may request you to change or remove it from the site. We have advertising for that!

What does Brusheezy consider to be Art Theft?

This is what is known as "Copyright Infringement", which in plain words is taking someone else's work and claiming it as your own. In more detailed words, art theft is when someone takes another's original artwork, writing, design, or photography, and modifies, reworks, or alters it (or doesn't change it at all) and puts their signature on it claiming it as their original piece. This is not allowed on Brusheezy. We support original artists and their works, not those merely built upon others' established creativity. Forms of art theft can include (but obviously are not limited to): taking another's work and blurring, manipulating, coloring over - merely paraphrasing in order to claim authorship. Other forms include using 'found' images from somewhere on the internet or from books or video games that belong to others - that original image/ work is always the legal property of the source, so don't take them!! Stealing is wrong!! Being influenced by others is fundamentally different - all artists can and should be influenced by others' works - it makes for a more rich and beautiful piece, just make sure what you take and use is filtered through your own creativity to produce something truly authentic. And so, of course, if the staff here at Brusheezy believes your work to be more or less authored by someone else, and has not come from valid, legal, stock, or public resources, have no doubt we will contact you immediately and/ or remove any artwork in question. Yay for authenticity!!

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Why was my file relocated or moved?

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My file was deleted. Can you tell me why?

First, check to make sure if your file was moved - we may have thought it would be better suited in a different place than the category you submitted it in. If in fact, your file has been removed, it would most likely be because we deemed it inappropriate or unacceptable material (lined out in the "Mature/ Unacceptable Content" policies), and felt the need to remove it in order to maintain the 'all ages, family friendly' atmosphere we desire for the Brusheezy site.

What are Packs?

Packs are something we here at Brusheezy definitely promote and pat you on the back for - they are groups of brushes or works submitted under one general idea. For instance, if you have an idea for a flower brush, we would suggest and greatly appreciate you generating multiple brushes under the 'flower' idea, instead of just one general flower brush. That way, your work will be more attractive to a larger audience who will be able to view 'Wow, 20 flower brushes!!!' instead of just 'a flower brush'.

What are Shallow Resources?

Submissions that do not promote the work of an artist and are rather mere promotions of a name or company are what we call "Shallow Resources". These submissions are not widely usable for our community, and really only advertise, which is something we offer in a category other than submissions, which is... Advertising!! We very much welcome advertisers on our site and would love to work with you on getting your information out there to the very large and active Brusheezy community. If you would like to get in contact with us about advertising on our Eezy Network, please click on the "Advertise" link on the bottom of our page. We would really appreciate it.

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Reporting Abuse

How to I report a submission which I think breaks the rules?

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What evidence is required when reporting stolen material?

If you come across something that you believe to be stolen, please let us know by contacting us with sufficient evidence to make a judgement. If found on the internet, you would need to copy the URL address (the http bar at the top of the browser) of the site containing the work of the original artist that needs to be compared with the work that is believed to be stolen or 'ripped'. If you cannot link to something, please provide ample information on how to find the original work, for example - a comic book name or author. Also, please provide an explanation on why you believe the artwork should be judged as stolen, so we can make a more accurate decision. Again, stealing is wrong!!

How do I report people for abuse, harassment, or other issues I may think are violations?

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Can I just download the free resources and use them elsewhere?

All works and submissions to the Eezy Network are considered to be the copyrighted property of the artist who made the submission, and therefore, if you desire to use, repost, or in any other way redistribute another person's submission, you will need to contact the individual artist and be granted permission by them to do so. Some submitters may have obtained a Creative Commons license, from which you will be able to decipher what uses he or she allows or disallows in regards to usage of their work. Some licenses allow only personal usage, as others allow the use of brushes for commercial use, it just depends. If the artist does not have a Creative Commons License, simply contact them on their wall with whatever question you have and go from there. The Brusheezy staff can not and will not grant any such usage, since we do not have the right to do so, all we do is offer a place to up/ download/ share and communicate.

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