3 Apps for Previewing Photoshop Brushes

Jul 28, 2009

Downloading brushes for Photoshop is easy to do, but managing an enormous amount of them on your computer can be more difficult. The Brushes Palette in Photoshop can not handle a huge amount of brushes at once, meaning that we need to refresh our palettes every so often by deleting some brushes and uploading others. This post gives you 3 different options that will make your life a whole lot easier.


This is a nifty tool, it shows a preview of the brushes by selecting the brush file in the Finder and hitting the space bar once (Mac/Leopard OS). The brush set pops out with the all its contents clearly visible. You can also drag the box to enlarge the preview window, increasing the size of the preview.

Brush Pilot

Brush Pilot for Mac OS X is designed to save you time by allowing you to instantly preview your brushes without having to load them into Photoshop. It costs $15 and it features automatic locationof every brush file on your system, fast preview, and installs brushes with one click.

Abr Viewer

Abr Viewer was created by Luigi Bellanca from Italy. It generates images for single brushes and also the general image from thumbnail palette. You can adjust thumbnail size and have the preview of the actual size of the brush. Download is free.

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