The GrutBrushes Digital Artist’s Toolset Plugin PanelFor Photoshop CC ONLY — MAC & Windows
Note: This plugin is optional and not required to use GrutBrushes. You can use them in CS5 and up without it like this.
A Photoshop plugin (Photoshop CC 2014/15/17) that puts your GrutBrushes into a panel right inside Photoshop!
Thumbnails For All Your GrutBrushes Tool Presets!
Now you can see thumbnails of your Photoshop Brush tool presets, just like you can with the ABR brush panel, but better…
Drag and Drop to Organize your Grutbrushes
Position your GrutBrushes panel wherever you want it
Docked, Vertical or horizontal flyout, it’s up to you— Arrange your tools to suit your workflow
Speed up your workflow
Focus on your painting while switching between toolsets effortlessly
Hide Brushes you don’t use or need
Keep your panel tidy without deleting brushes. Just hide the ones you don’t need until later.
Save and load Custom Sets of GrutBrushes
How to Install the GrutBrushes Photoshop Plugin
This quick tutorial will show you how to install the Photoshop plugin in less than a minute.
How to install brushes into the GrutBrushes Plugin Panel
This 30 second tutorial shows the process of adding GrutBrushes from your hard drive to the GrutBrushes plugin. (Hold command or control to select multiple brushes)
1. Click the add button
2. Find the brush(es) you want to add. Hold down the command or ctrl key to select multiple brushes
3. If it warns that it will overwrite existing brushes click “OK” (select apply to all if adding more than one brush)
Zip Tip: If you have downloaded an individual brush in a zip file you can add the zip as is. No need to unzip it first!
How to Create and Manage Sets in the GrutBrushes Plugin Panel
Install the latest GrutBrushes via the internet, directly from inside Photoshop!‘Instant-install’ brushes with one click by using the ‘new’ button in the plugin panel
If you purchased any brushes or have an active GrutBrushes membership you can add and install brushes directly into Photoshop via the GrutBrushes plugin panel using the “New” button.
This video shows you how it’s done.
- If you want to install brushes from your account just navigate to your downloads page in your account (except the Complete Set! Don’t install the set from the big blue button!)
Guests can also ‘instant-install’ freebies and the free Photoshop brush of the week directly from inside Photoshop using the GrutBrushes plugin panel.
How to Uninstall the GrutBrushes Plugin
If you updated Photoshop recently and your plugin stopped working, you will need to uninstall it and re-install it.
To uninstall the GrutBrushes plugin, you just need to delete two GrutBrushes folders. There are detailed written instructions here
Here’s a video showing how to do it on a mac: (if you don’t see the folders follow the instructions in this document)
Photoshop CS User?
The GrutBrushes plugin is not compatible with Photoshop CS and you don’t need it to use GrutBrushes in Photoshop CS5 or 6 (details here) but if you do want an excellent brush organiser that can import GrutBrushes, I highly recommend using the BrushBox plugin for Photoshop CS you can get it here
If you have a brush set from before August 2015 and don’t have the icons, you can download them here