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Reset Brushes to Default Settings

Explorer ,
Jul 02, 2019

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Hi,

How do I reset the brushes to their default settings?

I do NOT want to return to the brushes that come with Photoshop or make all the brushes disappear that I downloaded. I want to restore all the brushes that I have now to the settings they had when they first came into Photoshop (i.e. their texture settings, scatter, shape dynamics, etc).

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Reset Brushes to Default Settings

Explorer ,
Jul 02, 2019

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Hi,

How do I reset the brushes to their default settings?

I do NOT want to return to the brushes that come with Photoshop or make all the brushes disappear that I downloaded. I want to restore all the brushes that I have now to the settings they had when they first came into Photoshop (i.e. their texture settings, scatter, shape dynamics, etc).

Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 03, 2019

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Hello, to restore the brushes open Adobe Photoshop and go to Window-> Brushes-> Click on the Hamburger menu at the top right and click on Restore Original Brushes.

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Explorer ,
Jul 03, 2019

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So just to make sure, this will not get rid of all my loaded .abr kits of brushes I've downloaded? It will just make all the brushes go to their default style settings, as they were originally?

Also, I just tried to follow your instructions, but when I click Window there is only "Brush" not "Brushes," and in the Brush hamburger menu there is not "Restore Original Brushes." There is "Clear Brush Controls" though. Is this the same thing as what you're talking about? I'm using Photoshop CC 2017. (Can't upgrade to 2019 because it makes my tablet lag!)

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Jul 03, 2019

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 04, 2019

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austinmdiamond  wrote

So just to make sure, this will not get rid of all my loaded .abr kits of brushes I've downloaded? It will just make all the brushes go to their default style settings, as they were originally?

Also, I just tried to follow your instructions, but when I click Window there is only "Brush" not "Brushes," and in the Brush hamburger menu there is not "Restore Original Brushes." There is "Clear Brush Controls" though. Is this the same thing as what you're talking about? I'm using Photoshop CC 2017. (Can't upgrade to 2019 because it makes my tablet lag!)

A wise bump I would say.

But just to make sure we are talking about the same thing, are these presets you have made yourself, or added by double clicking a downloaded .abr file or what?

Let me take the risk for you.

This is the current state of my opened preset groups.

I just made the test brush specifically for this thread

After clicking on Restore Default brushes I get this. i'e nothing removed, and some groups added again

I can select and delete everything, but this _will_ lose my Test brush.  It's gone forever

So I have made some more and put them in a new Brush Group

I've opened the Preset Manager, selected Brushes and my new brush group, and I now have the option to Save, which will create the .abr file which can be reloaded, shared etc.

Our davescm told me something about the way this worked a few weeks ago, which I have promptly forgotten, so hopefully Dave will put us straight.

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Explorer ,
Jul 04, 2019

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But just to make sure we are talking about the same thing, are these presets you have made yourself, or added by double clicking a downloaded .abr file or what?

I'm talking about in either case. The main reason I'm asking this is because I downloaded all of the Kyle brushes and I think, playing around, I changed some of the brushes' settings and now I would like to get them back to normal. 

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I'm having this same problem as the OP mentioned - I've been using imported brushsets, and the brush settings (shape dynamics, etc) are no longer there. The brushes are no longer the same. I removed them, then re-imported, and the settings are still not as they were in the original brushset (ABR files).

I don't have the "restore original brushes" option either, and even after uninstalling and reinstalling PS and restarting my machine, the brush settings are not as they were in the original brushset.

I just upgraded to a PS subscription from a 2016 version I had, and NEVER had these issues with the old version.

Any ideas about settings that get turned on in the background, or even auto-detection for pressure sensitivity or something that would change the brush settings in this way?? Help!

 

Thanks!!

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Jul 07, 2019

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No answer to this last question yet...bump...

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