How to organize your brushes in Photoshop

This how-to describes how you can easily organize your brushes in Adobe Photoshop.

The Preset Manager

Step 1.
Go the brushes palette on the left and click on the tab that says brushes.

Step 2.
Click the small black arrow that appear when you click the brushes tab:

Step 3.
A menu will appear with the option “Preset Manager”.


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Step 4.
Or go to “edit” > Preset Manager.

Step 5.
When you click that option the Preset Manager screen will appear.


Here you can organize your brushes. You can load several sets into the pallet, rename the brushes to something you will easily remember and create your own sets of various brushes. You can also delete brushes.

Step 6.
Not only can you organize your brushes in the preset manager but also your swatches, gradients, styles, patterns, contours, custom shapes and tools.

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One Response to How to organize your brushes in Photoshop

  1. atria says:

    How would I organize my brushes etc in a separate file to enable me to load the brushes etc when I need them instead of in the preset manager. It overloads my system that way. Is there a way?

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