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Fastest way to move brushes between .ai files?

Engaged ,
Nov 24, 2022 Nov 24, 2022

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What is the fastest way to move a brush over from the Brushes panel of one .ai file into the brushes panel of the other?

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Community Expert , Nov 24, 2022 Nov 24, 2022

You can save them in a user defined folder than you can access later from any other .ai document:

Select the brushes needed and click on the menu to access "save brush library"

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name the library and keep it somewhere safe, and when you want to load the brushes to a new document:
Click on the "library" icon at the bottom of the brushes panel, and go to "user defined"
(The icon looks like a bookshelf)

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There is a quick tutorial I made you may find helpful...
https://pin.it/2pxYWNI

 

 

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Engaged , Nov 24, 2022 Nov 24, 2022

Thanks, but this is the long way of doing it.

This is the short way, I just remembered (because i did it once previously):

I open the .ai file where I want to move the brushes, then I open the other .ai file as a brush library from my brushes panel, so I will get 2 brushes tab opened in the same .ai file.

When you click on a brush in the second brushes tab, it will be pinned to the first.

 

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You can save them in a user defined folder than you can access later from any other .ai document:

Select the brushes needed and click on the menu to access "save brush library"

Imaginerie_0-1669309687824.png

 

name the library and keep it somewhere safe, and when you want to load the brushes to a new document:
Click on the "library" icon at the bottom of the brushes panel, and go to "user defined"
(The icon looks like a bookshelf)

Imaginerie_1-1669309799433.png

 

There is a quick tutorial I made you may find helpful...
https://pin.it/2pxYWNI

 

 

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Thanks, but this is the long way of doing it.

This is the short way, I just remembered (because i did it once previously):

I open the .ai file where I want to move the brushes, then I open the other .ai file as a brush library from my brushes panel, so I will get 2 brushes tab opened in the same .ai file.

When you click on a brush in the second brushes tab, it will be pinned to the first.

 

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Yes, it could be too!
I guess I was more into organising different brushes tactically (I like them that way 😁 )

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Yes, that's a good idea, if you use many brushes, I think.

On the other hand I like to see all my brushes at once.

That's why I don't want folders.

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