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Lately, we’ve been teaching you with a bunch of super easy Adobe Photoshop effects in our photoshop tutorials so to reinforce your knowledge of the software, were gonna do a review or teach for those who are currently newbies in Adobe Photoshop, how to install or use the photoshop brush that you bought on our online photoshop resource store or somewhere on the web.

Installing brushes is extremely easy to do, but keeping them all organized is another thing. In short were just gonna show you how to load up or install the brush you have. We’ll talk about organizing your stuff later. So on to installing our Photoshop Brushes.

Note: We’re gonna start, assuming we have downloaded or bought our desired photoshop brushes on our favorite photoshop online store where you can download your mix of professional and artistic photoshop brushes.

Now that we have our brushes, we need to move the .ABR files into the Presets>Brushes folder of
the directory where you installed your Adobe Photoshop in but it’s usually in C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS3\Presets\Brushes.

Note: Just in case you have downloaded a huge mix of photoshop brushes on a zip file, you must first extract them with your preferred zip software. If you don’t have one you can download the FREE 7ZIP utility.

Now you have installed your photoshop brushes succesfully! You can now run your Adobe Photoshop and it will automatically load up your brushes. Pretty easy.

But what if you were in the middle of working on the project, and you always find it troublesome to move the brush files on the brushes folder and restarting your Adobe Photoshop just to load a silly brush?

This is a frequent case, where it’s not convenient to close and open again your photoshop application. Don’t know how? We can always use the Load Preset Button to open a specific brush preset anywhere on your hard drive.

So to do this:

First, select the brush tool from the tool bar. And this will activate the various brush tools.


On the Brush options select the drop down menu


From there select the Load Preset button (the arrow and circle) and then select “Load Brushes…”


Then target the location where your brush files .ABR have been downloaded. And then choose whether you append or replace the currently loaded brushes.

Pretty much basic. 🙂

So for more tips and advice on photoshop, just please stay tuned on our blog cause from time to time we will be giving awesome tips and techniques, even effects to further improve your skills on Adobe Photoshop.

Web 2.0 design is the newest trend that goes into web site design. The world wide web is going to change their websites to become more attractive, simple, user friendly, scalable, bright and shiny by designing it with web 2.0 standards. web 2.0 design concept does not only change the web design trend, it is also changing the web marketing concepts, programming concepts, and usability concepts.

So how do you identify a web 2.0 design? There are few design considerations that are the most common
that we see on a web 2.0 design:


Web 2.0 design should be simple ,noise free, uncluttered, with little contents, more graphics and large fonts. Look at the screenshot below it will help you to imagine what is simplicity in design:


2)Centralized Contents

The contents of the page should be in the center of the page like the following samples, as you can see the contents are in the center of the page and the left and right space are filled with gradient background.



The backgrounds in web 2.0 have several forms, either to be gradient colors or diagonal line pattern.



One of the web 2.0 standards is to make some reflection on your images.


5)Round Corners

The new style in corners is to make the corners rounded, in contents boxes or in buttons.


6)Large Fonts

Use large and clear fonts in your web 2.0 design.


7)Bright Colors

Web 2.0 design usually have bright, strong, eye catching, and most of the time unnatural colors. Just like the example color gradients below.


Here’s another helpful tip for those who are trying to learn how to use the software Adobe Photoshop and practically ease out their frustrations.

Too often, instead of learning how to achieve a desired outcome, many students end up learning how to copy and never truly understand the fundamentals and WHY certain commands and settings will create something. Instead of learning HOW and WHY, newbie photoshop students unthinkingly mimic tutorials, and when it comes time to make something they want to make from scratch, they won’t even know where and how to start. Learn how to do things but at the same time set apart some time to learn why certain commands do certain things. By learning both HOW and WHY, you can make anything in photoshop from scratch.

Please keep in tune with our blog, and we will reveal more awesome and cool tips, tricks, tutorials and other free stuff for you to use in learning or improving your skills in Adobe Photoshop.