How do I find a favorite tool in an old version of Photoshop?

New Here ,
Oct 03, 2020

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Hi, 

I have really been missing a tool I loved in CS6 that I don't even know if I have on my hard drive because I don't remember what it's called. All I can see is the name of the group of tools in Photoshop, but cannot find it in the CS6 Tools folder. I've tried searching my hard drive for this tool to no avail. Does anyone know how to find where it is in Adobe, how I'd figure out the name of the .tpl file? I did a screenshot of the tool name. I'm on a Mac. 

Thank you for any help.

Tina

 

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Hi check the video hope it helps you method is same for Mac.....regards

 

https://youtu.be/7rm2Klwmv_4

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Learn how to install custom brush sets (.tpl files) in Photoshop via the tool preset panel. In many versions of Photoshop you can drag the tpl file right int...

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Thank you, Ali. This isn't the issue though. I have to find the tool before I can install it. Thank you for taking the time, though. 🙂

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Adobe CS6 Tool Presets tpl files.

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Hi JJ,

Thank you. I looked at your screen grab and tried installing the one that seemed most likely to be that I have in my folder (there are only three that aren't in what I'm guessing is the default you pictured), and it's not the one. Even though I access it via the tool dropdown could it be a brush? back then tools had to be installed as tools, whereas now they can be installed as brushes. Thank you!

 

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Oct 08, 2020

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Anyone, maybe an admin, have an idea how to find this tool? The screen cap shows what it's called when I'm in photoshop, but then when I look in my CS6 presets folder under Tools I don't see it. Where else could it be? I so love that tool and want to use it in my more current version of Photoshop but don't know how. 

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Oct 08, 2020

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Hi Tina,

Looking at your screen shot, the name of the tool you are showing is called the "Brush" tool. You can see the picture in the upper left. What is also showing is the presets for the current tool (the Brush tool). The Presets for the Brush tool is what you are trying to find.

 

I'm trying to remember how presets worked in CS6, but I think there was a Presets Manager. Possibly the Presets can be saved from there. If that's not enough information to get you started, someone else might remember CS6 and how the Presets worked then and will step in to help.

 

EDIT: I found this on how to use the Preset Manager

https://www.dummies.com/software/adobe/photoshop/how-to-use-the-preset-manager-in-photoshop-cs6/

 

~ Jane

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Oh bless you, Jane. I'm going to go look now and see what I can find. It's my favorite and it's been such a disappointment not to be able to find it. Will report back. Thanks again Jane!!

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