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Learn How to Install Add-ons Like Brushes, Shapes, Gradients, Textures, Layer styles and  plugins in Adobe Photoshop on  Windows and MAC OS Machines.

Hi friends !

As most of you requested for a tutorial on how to install add-ons in Adobe Photoshop, We have made a quick steps Guide below.

# First of all  you should extract the zip file After downloading it from our site. You may use a free Zip extraction tool 7-Zip from this page 
@ After extraction you will find some of our files. Some can be used directly or some may be required additional installing/loading process in Photoshop. It depends on what you are going to install. Every Add-ons when you extract have a different format/file extraction.

See the list of main add-ones in zip files-

Brushes –  *.Abr

Gradients –  *.Grd

custom shapes
Shapes –  *.Csh

Styles – *.Asl

Swatches – *.Aco

Patterns – *.Pat

Backgrounds, Textures and some other graphics are in JPG and PSD which can be easily opened in Photoshop.( Go to File>Open ). There is no need to install these types of graphics. Just Open and use.

There are basically three ways to install add-ons like Brushes, Styles, shapes in Photoshop.


1) The First way -


Let's do with an example with Photoshop Shapes. Download and After extraction Find the Main Add-ons file (In this case *.Csh)

click on addones
Double click the main files of zip. It will automatically launch Photoshop and load that Add-ons.
Alternatively  ~
Just drag this file in Photoshop ( I find this way more convenient when Photoshop is running)

 and Now you can see the Add-ons in the related panel/palettes. And Now they are ready to use. See Below -

custom shapes tutorial


2) The Second way -


Let's do with an example with Photoshop Gradients. Download and After extraction Find the Main Add-ons file (In this case *.Grd) and copy the address where it is located in your Computer Machine.
Now Run the Photoshop Go to Related Add-ons palette. In this case Gradient palette.

installing gradients

Click on the little triangle button and( See the above picture) Click on Load(In this case "Gradients") Now locate the Downloaded file/ Gradient *.Grd file and select it.

Now you will see New Gradients/Add-ons next to the old ones). Now they are ready to be used.



3) The Third way -

The mostly used way to install or load the Goodies / Add-ons is to copy the main add-ons file and paste into the directory (windows machine) explained below -

  • Brushes(*.abr) C:Program FilesAdobeAdobe PhotoshopPresetsBrushes    
  • Shapes(*.chs) C:Program FilesAdobeAdobe PhotoshopPresetsCustom shapes    
  • Gradients(*.grd) C:Program FilesAdobeAdobe PhotoshopPresetsGradients
  • Patterns(*.pat) C:Program FilesAdobeAdobe PhotoshopPresetsPatterns
  • Styles(*.asl) C:Program FilesAdobeAdobe PhotoshopPresetsStyles
  • Swatches(*.aco) C:Program FilesAdobeAdobe PhotoshopPresetsColor Swatches

For Mac users Please copy the main files in directory below -

/Users/{username}/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop /Presets/Brushes* (on mac OS X)

After this you can find the Installed Add-ons in Related Photoshop Palette.
Please Note –
@The More Add-ons you will load or install the Photoshop will take more time to start. 
@If you are interested in More Photoshop add-ons and Vectors Please visit our New Site 


  1. naamu
    May 15th, 2011 at 07:53 | #1

    thanks for the tutorial man…love ur site…

  2. May 20th, 2011 at 01:01 | #2

    very gooood

  3. June 28th, 2011 at 06:13 | #3

    Dear Sir,
    Please provide the burn effects for text

  4. engr hermy del rosario jr
    June 28th, 2011 at 18:34 | #4

    its very interesting

  5. July 7th, 2011 at 06:31 | #5

    thanks for your info

  6. October 14th, 2011 at 09:34 | #6

    I am not really great with English but this post has got me even more info… thanks

  7. Kamal Uddin
    October 30th, 2011 at 10:32 | #7

    Please make a downloadable tutorial file/folder

  8. kiekie
    November 9th, 2011 at 02:05 | #8

    thanks for ur site… good job…. bravo….!!

  9. kiekie
    November 9th, 2011 at 02:09 | #9

    ty for your site….. very good… bravo..!!! i love this !!!

  10. January 22nd, 2012 at 07:52 | #10

    very good tutorial Man..!!! thankz …

  11. nareesha
    January 24th, 2012 at 07:52 | #11

    do i need to have a photo shop program to use these or can in intergrate in any other program

  12. onilazir
    January 29th, 2012 at 07:44 | #12

    This website really helps me. Thanks a lot for sharing your tools!!

  13. March 18th, 2012 at 07:14 | #13

    I like Effective Tutorial.

  14. buntybaba
    March 21st, 2012 at 20:01 | #14

    thanx hai g……………:)

  15. August 5th, 2012 at 18:48 | #15

    great post just solving my trouble thx for it

  16. Vivien Nickole Manapat
    July 20th, 2014 at 08:25 | #16

    uhmm….just asking where can I edit???


  17. ellie weller
    February 24th, 2015 at 14:22 | #17

    is this really free like really free


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