View Full Version : Photoshop and Brush/Pattern Management

11-23-2011, 04:56 PM
Hey guys, been lurking and learning for a while now. Have to say you guys are great map makers.

Now that your buttered up....

I am using Photoshop CS4 on Windows 7, I have it running on my Laptop and my Desktop. I would like to be able to have both versions point to the same location for my Brushes and Textures. I have a portable HDD that I have all the information on but Photoshop saves the info for a new brush localy.

So for example I start a map on my Laptop and add a new pattern in Photoshop, I want that new pattern already in Photoshop when I work on my desktop. Make sense?



11-23-2011, 07:53 PM
I don't know if PS supports it, but for GIMP(which allows custom locations for resources), I point it to a directory I have set up to my Dropbox. If PS allows custom resource locations, I would highly recommend using Dropbox(or sugarsync or whatever)... If you decide to try dropbox(2GB free) and use my referral link (http://db.tt/A9dNW2R), I would get a bit of bonus space. Of course, I don't know if PS supports custom brush locations.

11-24-2011, 11:37 AM
I think this tutorial (http://pshero.com/photoshop-tutorials/tips-tricks/installing-and-managing-brushes-other-presets) covers it. Looks like all you need to to is make a shortcut in your brushes preset folder pointing to your external hardrive.

12-02-2011, 10:48 PM
Thats easy enough...

cool and thanks.