Hey there, did you know that you can use Photoshop brushes in Procreate? And that you can use Procreate brushes in Photoshop? Me neither!

If you are like me, then you have probably added hundreds of Photoshop brushes to your collection. We also have our favorite brushes for specific tasks. That one brush that is perfect to create outlines and that other brush that is perfect to create freckles on a characters face.

However, you might also own an iPad or other iOS device that you use with the Procreate drawing application. Which is perfect if you love to draw, sketch or work on the road… or while hanging on the couch. Maybe you cancelled your Photoshop subscription because it got to expensive and switched to Procreate in general. Isn’t that a waste of your incredible Photoshop brush collection? You can start from the ground up with buying or creating new brushes for Procreate… But, did you know you can also use your favorite Photoshop brushes in Procreate?

We will explain step-by-step how to do so in this article. As a bonus we also share the instruction on how to use Procreate brushes in Photoshop.

Can you use Photoshop brushes in Procreate?

Yes, you can use Photoshop brushes in Procreate. Procreate is a powerful iPad drawing and painting app that comes equipped with a set of default brushes. However, you can also import Photoshop brushes into Procreate and use them in your artwork. We explain here how to import Photoshop brushes in Procreate.

Can you use Procreate brushes in Photoshop?

Procreate brushes are a powerful and versatile tool for digital artists, but can they be used in Photoshop? The answer is yes! We explain step-by-step how to import Procreate brushes in Photoshop.

How to import Photoshop brushes into Procreate

To convert Photoshop brushes to use in Procreate, you can follow these steps:

  • Open Photoshop and go to the “Brushes” palette.
  • Select the brush or brushes that you want to convert.
  • From the “Brushes” palette menu, choose “Export Brushes.” This will bring up a dialog box where you can specify the location to save the brush file.
  • Save the brush file to a location on your computer.
  • Open Procreate on your iPad and go to the “Import” option in the brush library.
  • Select the brush file that you saved from Photoshop and import it into Procreate.
  • The imported brush or brushes should now be available for use in Procreate.
  • To use a brush, select it from the brush library and start drawing in your canvas.
  • You can customize the brush settings by tapping the brush icon in the top right corner of the screen and adjusting the settings in the brush palette.
  • To delete a brush, tap and hold on the brush in the brush library and select “Delete Brush.”

Note: Some Photoshop brushes may not be compatible with Procreate, so you may need to experiment with different brush types to find ones that work well in both programs. Some settings like, pen pressure or tilt might to be reconfigured or might not work.

You can also watch this step-by-step video from Paintable.

How to import Procreate brushes in Photoshop

Every day more incredible Procreate brushes are being released. So, if you are a Photoshop user and don’t have the ability to use Procreate, then you can also convert Procreate brushes to Photoshop.

To convert Procreate brushes to use in Photoshop, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open Procreate on your iPad and go to the brush library.
  2. Select the brush or brushes that you want to convert.
  3. Tap the “Share” icon in the top right corner of the brush library.
  4. Tap “Export” and select the brushes you want to export.
  5. Choose “Save to Files” and select a location on your iPad to save the brush file.
  6. Transfer the brush file to your computer using a cloud storage service, such as iCloud or Dropbox, or by using a USB cable.
  7. Open Photoshop and go to the “Brushes” palette.
  8. From the “Brushes” palette menu, choose “Import Brushes.”
  9. Select the brush file that you transferred from your iPad and import it into Photoshop.
  10. The imported brush or brushes should now be available for use in Photoshop.
  11. To use a brush, select it from the brush library and start drawing in your canvas.
  12. You can customize the brush settings by using the options in the “Brush Settings” panel, which can be accessed from the “Window” menu.
  13. To delete a brush, select it from the brush library and click the trash icon at the bottom of the palette.

Note: Some Procreate brushes may not be compatible with Photoshop, so you may need to experiment with different brush types to find ones that work well in both programs. Some settings might not work or might need reconfiguring.

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