Welcome to Pretty Presets for Lightroom! We have the best Lightroom brush install video and written tutorial below. These basic instructions will teach you How to Install Lightroom Brushes into Adobe Lightroom in just 2-3 minutes. We'll have you using your wonderful brushes in no time!
On a PC, open Lightroom and click on Edit at the top (next to File), then click on Preferences in the drop down menu.
On a Mac, open Lightroom and click on Lightroom at the top, (to the left of File), then click on Preferences in the drop down menu.
When your Preferences box opens, there will be several tabs at the top; click on the Presets tab (second tab over).
Next, click on the box titled "Show All Other Lightroom Presets" button for the most current versions of Lightroom or click on “Show Lightroom Presets Folder" if you have an older version of Lightroom.
When the next box opens, double click on the "Lightroom" folder.
Next, double click on "Local Adjustment Presets" folder.
Finally, copy the Lightroom Brushes (.lrtemplate files) from the location you downloaded them to your computer and paste them into the “Local Adjustment Presets” folder.
If Lightroom was open when you copied the Brush Presets, you will have to close Lightroom and restart it. You're done!
Brush presets are only available in Lightroom Classic. The Lightroom Mobile Desktop version doesn't have the ability to use brush presets yet. To find your brush presets, follow the steps below for your version of Lightroom Classic.
1. Click on the dotted circle at the far right of the tools panel.
2. After you click on this tool, choose "Brush" from the menu.
3. Click on the word next to effect to locate all your installed brushes.
1. To use a brush, click on the brush tool and then click on the words (and double arrow) next to the word "Effect".
2. A list of the brushes you installed will pop up and you can then choose the one you want.
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