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Installing Photoshop Layer Styles, Contours, Custom Shapes, and Brushes

Navigate on your computer to your photoshop program preset directory. Our settings indicate that it should look something like this :
c:\program files\adobe\photoshop 7.0\presets\

You will see a series of folders named brushes, contours, gradients, styles, color palettes, etc. If you fail to navigate to that folder – try doing a search for *.asl . That should show you files within one of your preset folders. You will then need only navigate one folder up to find your preset folder.

All of the files on our site are zipped – so you may need to get an extraction program. You can use winzip, winrar, or winace. You may click on any of those names to go directly to their respective download pages.

Once you have extracted your files. If you have extracted layer styles ( *.asl files) – you will want to copy them over to the preset folder called styles. If you have extracted brush files ( *.abr files) you will want to copy them over to the preset folder called brushes. If you have extracted custom shapes (*.csh files) you will want to copy them over to the custom shape files folder. If you have extractedgradients (*.grd files) you will want to copy them over to the gradients folder.

The changes you have made will only take effect once you have restarted adobe photoshop.

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