I can’t find my password
If you registered via a social network like Facebook Google+ or Amazon you may never have had a password or may have received a welcome email with a blank password in it. this is because you don’t need one as long as you continue to login via that social network. If you would like to, you can get a password here.
I can’t reset my password!
You may still be logged in with a social account. You will not be able to reset your password unless you are logged out and the link will send you in a loop. You need to log out here first.
Then when you visit the reset password link you will see this:
If you still can’t reset your password, and dont get the reset email, and it’s not in your spam folder, send me an email at [email protected] and ask me to reset it for you manually.
How Do I Download My Brushes?
To download multiple brushes at once, click ‘select all’ or the check the boxes by the names of the brushes you want and click ‘Download Selected Files’ to download them in one archive (you will get zip files inside another zip file)
When you checkout you will also receive these download instructions in an email. Make sure that [email protected] is not being blocked in your spam folder
How Do I Install these Photoshop brushes?
- Installing brushes without the plugin: If you are not using the GrutBrushes plugin panel, The easiest way is to drag and drop the TPL files into the Tool Presets panel or onto the top menu bar. ( Make sure you unzip/extract them to your hard drive first! ) You will see them show up in the Photoshop Tool Presets Panel. tip: If you don’t see them there, uncheck the ‘current tool only’ box (see here) at the bottom of the Tool Presets panel.
- Make sure you unzip/extract them to a folder onto your hard drive first. Don’t just drag them out of an opened zip file
- Only install the TPL files. Don’t drag the PNG or PDF files into Photoshop.
- You can also try dragging the TPL files onto the Photoshop app icon.
- You can also try double clicking on a tpl file and if Photoshop is properly configured it should install into your Tool Presets panel.
- To install them using the GrutBrushes Photoshop Plugin panel click the ADD button at the bottom of the panel and browse to the unzipped folder containing the GrutBrushes TPLs
The brushes are Photoshop Toolsets (TPL files) When you download them, you will receive a PDF with instructions included in the zip file you can also see them online here
Drag and Drop not working?
- Make sure you extract/unzip the files to a folder on your hard drive. Installing from an opened zip folder will not work.
- Once unzipped, you can try double clicking on the TPL file in Finder (mac) or Explorer (windows)
- Try dragging the TPL files onto the Photoshop app icon.
Click the ‘ADD‘ brush button to install brushes from your hard drive
or click the ‘NEW‘ button to install new brushes from the website
Adding new brushes in Photoshop using the plugin (30 second video tutorial)
Tips for installing brushes with the plugin:
- The Photoshop brushes are always listed in order of publication, with the newest one shown first.
- If you can’t remember if you installed the newest Photoshop brush, Click install and the plugin will let you know if you have it already.
- The web panel is slow to load, you may think nothing is happening but it should load within about 15 seconds (im trying to change this)
- The red play button will pop up a video preview of the brush in action.
I Installed the TPL files but I don’t See Any Brushes in the brush panel. Where are they?
You won’t find them in the brush panel, they are Tool Presets (Window > Tool Presets) If you don’t see them in the Tool Presets panel, try unchecking the “Current Tool Only” checkbox as shown in this video:
What do the letters in the brush names mean? (Brush Type Key)
Each brush has a one or two letter key code in it’s name. These help identify the brush type and are as follows:
CH (Charcoal brushes)
FX (Effect brushes)
H (Cross Hatch)
I (Ink brushes)
NM (Natural Media – This one covers a lot of brushes that don’t fit into other categories)
OI (Oil Impasto)
Are these Brushes compatible with my version of Photoshop?
These Photoshop brush tools require CS5 or higher. To make sure they work with your version of Photoshop download this free Photoshop watercolor brush. If this one works with your version of Photoshop, they will all work.
To get real use out of these brushes you will need a pressure sensitive graphics tablet (like a Wacom, Huion, Yinova, Monoprice, etc) Again, if you are in doubt as to whether these brushes work with your setup download a free brush to try before you buy.
Are these Brushes compatible with my Photoshop Elements?
No, sorry. They only work with Photoshop CS5 and up (see above)
Is this a subscription? Will I be charged again?
No, you are fully paid up, the brushes are yours to keep forever and will not be charged again. Make sure you back them up! If you bought a Membership or a set that includes one, it will expire automatically at the end of your membership period. Memberships do not auto-renew or auto-rebill and they will expire unless you renew them manually.
How Do I install the GrutBrushes Artist’s Toolset Panel Plugin?
1. In Photoshop’s menu, File > Scripts > Browse… select the GrutBrushes_installer.jsx file.
2. Follow the instructions on screen
3. When it’s finished installing, Close Photoshop and restart
4. When you re-start Photoshop you will find the GrutBrushes panel in the menu here:
Window > Extensions > GrutBrushes
Download the installation instructions here:
Manual Plugin Installation:
If after installing, you don’t see the plugin under Window-> Extensions your computer may be stopping the installer from writing to your system drive. You can install the plugin manually by following the detailed instructions for both Windows and Mac here It basically involves copying two folders from the zip file onto your computer.
I can’t find the GrutBrushes plugin in Photoshop
If you are having trouble installing the plugin and even though you get an ‘installation ok’ pop up you don’t see it under windows>extensions when you restart Photoshop it could be that due to permissions restrictions your computer is stopping the installer from copying the necessary files onto your computer. Manual installation may be the way to go. It basically involves copying two directories from the zip file onto your computer You can find detailed instructions for both Mac and Windows here
How Do I Uninstall the GrutBrushes Plugin?
How Many New Brushes Come Out Every Week?
It really varies and I can’t anticipate how many I will publish in the next month. While I am always working on many new brushes in the workshop, I try not to publish them until I have thoroughly tested them and feel that they are truly ready for you. To get an idea of how many brushes come out each month you can have a look at the past:
Brushes Added during October 2015
2015-10-31 Shim Timber – Photoshop Natural Media Brush
2015-10-31 Limber Dips – Photoshop Ink Brush
2015-10-25 Lead Thumb – Photoshop Natural Media Brush
2015-10-22 Low Flaw – Photoshop Charcoal Brush
2015-10-19 Gritty Bits – Photoshop Natural Media Brush
2015-10-11 Cave In – Photoshop Cross Hatching Brush
2015-10-08 Molten Filo – Photoshop Oil Brush
2015-10-06 Inks 02 – Photoshop Ink Brushes
2015-10-04 Slow Velcro – Photoshop Ink Brush
Brushes Added during September 2015
2015-09-28 Dry Wetgoo – Photoshop Ink Brush
2015-09-20 Vole Tractor – Photoshop Oil Brush
2015-09-16 Charcoals 01 – 10 Photoshop Charcoal Brushes
2015-09-16 Slo Rise – Photoshop Charcoal Brush
2015-09-16 Ruff Puppy – Photoshop Charcoal Brush
2015-09-16 Short Notice – Photoshop Charcoal Brush
2015-09-13 Bay Kessle – Photoshop Charcoal Brush
2015-09-13 Felt Besom – Photoshop Ink Brush
2015-09-13 Night Taper – Photoshop Ink Brush
2015-09-08 Natural Media 01 – 10 Photoshop Brushes
2015-09-08 Dim Sky – Photoshop Charcoal Brush
2015-09-06 Pious Tonic – Photoshop Watercolor Brush
Brushes Added during August 2015
2015-08-30 Keen Downy – Photoshop Charcoal Brush
2015-08-25 Brief Shona – Impasto Oil Photoshop Brush
2015-08-23 Silk Whip – Photoshop Ink Brush
2015-08-17 Grater Vent – Photoshop Charcoal Brush
2015-08-04 Pike Ferrite – Photoshop Natural Media Brush
2015-08-02 Dim Detritus – Photoshop Natural Media Brush
Brushes Added during July 2015
2015-07-29 Waters 02 – Ten Photoshop Watercolor Brushes
2015-07-29 Slight Lofty – Photoshop Watercolor Brush
2015-07-28 Creamsicle – Photoshop Watercolor Brush
2015-07-26 Strewn Rue – Photoshop Natural Media Brush
2015-07-26 Damp Napkin – Photoshop Watercolor Brush
2015-07-26 Sparrow Tone – Photoshop Watercolour Brush
2015-07-25 Slow Burden – Photoshop Natural Media Brush
2015-07-17 Ramp Braiser – Photoshop Charcoal Brush
2015-07-17 Dusky Covet – Photoshop Ink Brush
2015-07-14 Inks 01 – Photoshop Ink Brushes
2015-07-13 Moss Potter – Photoshop Charcoal Brush
2015-07-09 Sharp Eraser – Photoshop Eraser Tool
2015-07-07 Brim Dawdle – Photoshop Ink Brush
2015-07-05 Yodel On – Photoshop Gouache Brush
Brushes Added during June 2015
2015-06-28 Owl Flower – Photoshop Ink Brush
2015-06-24 Hatch Acid – Photoshop Cross Hatching Brush
2015-06-17 Lint Filter – Photoshop Watercolor Brush
2015-06-17 Asper Caster – Photoshop Ink Brush
2015-06-15 Razor Strap – Photoshop Oil Brush
2015-06-08 Flux Ebber – Photoshop Ink Brush
Brushes Added during May 2015
2015-05-31 Fig Tipper – Photoshop Oil Brush
2015-05-31 Lip Reader – Photoshop Ink Brush
2015-05-25 Dorsa Mesa – Photoshop Gouache Brush
2015-05-24 Oils 01 – Oil Paint Brushes for Photoshop
2015-05-17 Rooster Suit – Photoshop Oil Brush
2015-05-17 Mid Yewer – Photoshop Charcoal Brush
2015-05-10 Gathers Chaff – Photoshop Ink Brush
2015-05-04 Soggy Tail – Photoshop Natural Media Brush
Brushes Added during April 2015
2015-04-27 GrutBrush-I-Gentle-Pedicel.tpl – Gentle Pedicel – Gentle Pedicel Photoshop Ink Brush
2015-04-27 GrutBrush-O-Gallic-Whey.tpl – Gallic Whey – Photoshop Oil Brush
2015-04-19 GrutBrush-NM-Roadside-Tip.tpl – Roadside Tip – Natural Media Photoshop Brush
2015-04-19 GrutBrush-I-Thyme-Liner.tpl – Thyme Liner – Photoshop Ink Brush
2015-04-12 GrutBrush-W-Slither-Dew.tpl – Slither Dew – Photoshop Watercolor Brush
2015-04-05 GrutBrush-NM-Wool-Meander.tpl – Wool Meander – Photoshop Natural Media Brush
2015-04-03 GrutBrush-I-Veracious-Dain.tpl – Veracious Drain – Photoshop Ink Brush
Brushes Added during March 2015
2015-03-29 GrutBrush-NM-Brash-Mass.tpl – Brash Mass – Photoshop Natural Media Brush
2015-03-22 GrutBrush-Hatch-Blanket.tpl – Hatch Blanket – Photoshop Cross Hatching Brush
2015-03-22 GrutBrush-O-Gull-Plunder.tpl – Gull Plunder – Photoshop Oil Brush
2015-03-15 GrutBrush-W-Crumb-Runner.tpl – Crumb Runner – Photoshop Watercolor Brush
2015-03-07 GrutBrush-O-Flush-Amalgam.tpl – Flush Amalgam – Photoshop Oil Brush
Brushes Added during February 2015
2015-02-28 GrutBrush-I-Brief-Repriev.tpl – Brief Reprieve – Photoshop Ink Brush
2015-02-28 GrutBrush-NM-Papaya-Grind.tpl – Papaya Grind – Photoshop Pastel Brush
2015-02-20 GrutBrush-O-Cordon-Mulch.tpl – Cordon Mulch – Photoshop Oil Brush
2015-02-02 GrutBrush-W-Dodo-Stroke.tpl – Dodo Stroke – Photoshop Watercolor Brush
2015-02-01 GrutBrush-I-So-Konwet.tpl – So Konwet – Photoshop Ink Brush
Brushes Added during January 2015
2015-01-27 GrutBrush-O-Dense-Weather.tpl – Dense Weather – Photoshop Oil Brush
2015-01-23 GrutBrush-I-Tremble-Stem.tpl – Tremble Stem – Photoshop Ink Brush
2015-01-15 GrutBrush-NM-Peel-Braiser.tpl – Peel Braiser – Photoshop Charcoal Brush
2015-01-14 GrutBrush-I-Raggedy-Tag.tpl – Raggedy Tag – Photoshop Ink Brush
2015-01-14 GrutBrush-NM-Gust-Wander.tpl – Gust Wander – Photoshop Natural Media Brush
2015-01-01 GrutBrush-O-Whittling-Stick.tpl – Whittling Stick – Photoshop Oil Brush
2015-01-01 Grutbrush-W-Hope-Lingers.tpl – Hope Lingers Photoshop Watercolour Brush
Brushes Added during December 2014
2014-12-11 GrutBrush-I-Vintners-Quill.tpl – Vintners Quill Photoshop Ink Brush
2014-12-11 GrutBrush-O-Rasp-Anther.tpl – Tailors Rasp Anther Oil Brush
2014-12-08 GrutBrush-NM-Clay-Remains.tpl – Clay Remains – Photoshop Ink Brush
2014-12-11 GrutBrush-NM-Tailors-Mane.tpl – Tailors Mane Pastel Brush
2014-12-08 GrutBrush-I-Desk-Inspector.tpl – Desk Inspector – Photoshop Ink Brush
Brushes Added during November 2014
2014-10-11 GrutBrush-W-Dog-Slobber.tpl – Dog Slobber Watercolor Brush
2014-10-11 GrutBrush-I-Pipe-Cleaner.tpl – Pipe Cleaner Ink Brush
2014-10-11 GrutBrush-NM-Burnt-Toast.tpl – Burnt Toast Charcoal Brush
2014-10-11 GrutBrush-I-Inter-Mittens.tpl – Inter Mittens Ink Brush
2014-10-11 GrutBrush-O-Lemon-Dimple.tpl – Lemon Dimple Oil Paint Brush
2014-10-11 GrutBrush-I-Pond-Meander.tpl – Pond Meander Ink Brush
2014-10-11 GrutBrush-O-Lemon-Dimple.tpl – Lemon Dimple Oil Paint Brush
2014-10-11 GrutBrush-NM-Wax-Factor.tpl – Wax Factor Natural Media Pastel Brush
Brushes Added during October 2014
2014-10-11 GrutBrush-I-Ballpoint-Roller.tpl – Rollerball Ballpoint Ink Brush
2014-10-03 GrutBrush-I-Lazy-Fair.tpl – Lazy Fair Ink Brush
Brushes Added during September 2014
2014-09-12 GrutBrush-W-Mud-Puddle.tpl – Mud Puddle Watercolour Brush
2014-09-06 GrutBrush-W-Mount-Relief.tpl – Mount Relief Oil Paint Brush
2014-09-02 GrutBrush-I-Happen-Stance.tpl – Happen Stance Ink Brush
2014-09-01 GrutBrush-NM-Positive-Proof.tpl – Positive Proof Natural Media Pastel Brush
Brushes Added during August 2014
2014-08-30 GrutBrush-I-Gulf-Stream.tpl – ‘Gulf Stream’ Ink Brush
2014-08-30 GrutBrush-I-Poster-parched.tpl – ‘Poster Parched’ Ink Brush
2014-08-30 GrutBrush-W-Lofty-Tinge.tpl – ‘Lofty Tinge’ Watercolor Brush
2014-08-12 GrutBrush-W-Gently-Swayed.tpl – ‘Gently Swayed’ Watercolour Brush
2014-08-05 GrutBrush-I-Pelican-Teeth.tpl – ‘Pelican Teeth’ Photoshop Ink Brush
Brushes Added during July 2014
2014-07-16 GrutBrush-I-Fun-Runner.tpl – ‘Fun Runner’ Ink Brush
2014-07-12 GB-O-Picky-Fuss.tpl – ‘Picky Fuss’ Oil Brush
2014-07-08 GrutBrush-O-Willows-Tide.tpl – ‘Willows Tide’ – Oil Brush
2014-07-03 GB-P-Borrowed-Pencil.tpl – ‘Borrowed Pencil’ Realistic Photoshop Pencil
Brushes Added during June 2014
2014-06-20 GrutBrush-I-Poster-Bantam.tpl – ‘Poster Bantam’ Ink Brush
2014-06-17 GrutBrush-W-Cherry-Pectin.tpl – ‘Cherry Pectin’ – Photoshop Watercolor Brush
2014-06-17 GrutBrush-I-Splatter-Reed.tpl – ‘Splatter Reed’ The Leaking Ink Pen Photoshop Brush
2014-06-01 GrutBrush-W-Ocean-Liner.tpl – ‘Ocean Liner’ Photoshop Watercolour Brush
Brushes Added during May 2014
2014-05-31 GrutBrush-W-Moth-Wing.tpl – ‘Moth Wing’ Watercolour Photoshop Brush
GB-CH-Hatch-Wren.tpl – ‘Hatch Wren’ Cross Hatching Brush
Grut-Hatch-Thrasher.tpl – ‘Hatch-Thrasher’ Cross Hatching Brush
Grut-W-Swab-Caress.tpl – ‘Swab Caress’ Watercolour Brush
Grutbrush-Hatch-Carvink.tpl – ‘Hatch-Carvink’ Cross Hatching Brush
Grutbrush-Hatch-Tag-Shy.tpl – ‘Hatch Tag Shy’ Cross Hatching Brush
Grutbrush-Hatch-Tag.tpl – ‘Hatch Tag’ Cross Hatching Brush
Grutbrush-Hatch-Thatchit.tpl – ‘Hatch Thatchit’ Cross Hatching Photoshop Brush
Grutbrush-Hatch-Thickets.tpl – Cross Hatching Brush
Brushes Added during 2013
Grutbrush-TallyStick.tpl – Photoshop Charcoal Brush
GrutBrush-W-Frontier.tpl – ‘Frontier’ Photoshop Watercolour Brush
GrutBrush-W-Grape-Remains.tpl – Grape Remains Photoshop Watercolour Brush
GrutBrush-W-Loose-Valve.tpl – Loose Valve Photoshop Watercolour Brush
GB-Pointy-Pop.tpl – Pointy Pop Pointillist Brush
GrutBrush-W-Pasteup.tpl – ‘PasteUp’ Photoshop Watercolour Brush
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