I've seen answers to this query (or ones like it) but haven't come across anything that's solved my problem, so apologies if I'm covering old ground.
Due to an unrelated Photoshop problem, I fully uninstalled and reinstalled the programme the other day. Obviously when I reinstalled it, the custom brushes I'd made weren't around any more (not a suprise!).
Given that I didn't back them up myself specfically, I thought I'd be able to find them in an older version of my system back up using Time Machine — but when navigating to the presets > brushes folder they're actually all empty. I'm sure I'm just looking in the wrong place or something but if anyone has any guidance on where Photoshop stores those presets by default, that'd be fab. This is where I've been looking:
I'm using Ps 2021 with a Mac running MacOS Big Sur 11.2.1.
samdraws • Community Beginner, Feb 17, 2021Feb 17, 2021
I just did it, oops: Here's the solution for anyone else. I'm going to spell it out becase I had trouble getting my head around this: If you haven't manually saved your brush presets, they're actually stored in the application preferences as a .psp file. [user] > Library > Preferences > Adobe Photoshop 2021 Settings > Brushes.psp Photoshop doesn't open this file like other presets (.abr files) so I: Went into time machine from a date before the reinstallFound the folder aboveCopied the brushes.p...