Photoshop Presets

Photoshop Presets

How to Work with the Preset Manager?

About the Preset Manager

The libraries of preset brushes, gradients, swatches, styles, custom shapes, patterns, contours, and preset tools that accompany Photoshop Manage Preset Manager . for instance, you'll use the Preset Manager to vary the present set of preset items or create new libraries. After you load a library within the Preset Manager, you'll access the library’s items in locations like the choices bar, panels, dialog boxes, and so on.

In general, once you change a preset, Photoshop prompts you to save lots of the changes as a replacement preset in order that both the first and altered preset remain available.

Each sort of library has its own file extension and default folder. Preset files are installed on your computer inside the Presets folder within the Adobe Photoshop application folder.

How to open the Preset Manager

choose Edit > Presets > Preset Manager. Choose an option from the Preset Type menu to modify to a selected preset type.

You can adjust the configuration of presets by clicking the panel menu button and selecting a display mode from the highest section of the menu:

Text Only

Displays the name of every preset item.
Small Thumbnail or Large Thumbnail

Displays a thumbnail of every preset item.
Small List or Large List

Displays the name and thumbnail of every preset item.
Stroke Thumbnail

Displays a sample brush stroke and brush thumbnail of every brush preset. (This option is out there for brush presets only.) To rearrange the list of things, drag an item up or down within the list.

Photoshop Preset Manager
Rearranging tool presets within the Preset Manager


To delete a preset within the Preset Manager, select the preset and click on Delete. you'll always use the Reset command to revive the default items during a library.
Load a library of preset items
Do one among the following:
Click Triangulum to the proper of the Preset Type pop‑up menu then choose a library file from rock bottom of the panel menu. Click okay to replace the present list, or click Append to feature the present list.
To add a library to the present list, click Load, select the library file you would like to feature and click on Load.
To replace the present list with a special library, choose to Replace [Preset Type] from the panel menu. Select the library file you would like to use, and click on Load.


Each sort of library has its own file extension and default folder.

Manage preset items
rename or delete preset items, also as create or restore libraries of presets.

Select a preset item. Shift-click to pick multiple items.
Do one among the following:
Click Rename, then enter a replacement name for the comb, swatch, and so on.
If the Preset Manager currently displays presets as thumbnails, double-click a preset, enter a replacement name, and click on OK.
Preset Manager displays preset as an inventory or text only, double-click a preset, enter a replacement name inline, and press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac OS).

Do one among the following:
Select a preset item, and click on Delete.
Alt-click (Windows) or Option-click (Mac OS) the things you would like to delete.
Do one among the following:
To save all the presets within the list as a library, confirm that each one item is selected.
To save a subset of the present list as a library, hold down Shift, and choose the things you would like to save lots of.
Click Save Set, choose a location for the library, enter a file name, and click on Save.
You can save the library anywhere. However, if you place the library enter the acceptable Presets folder within the default preset location, the library name will appear at rock bottom of the panel menu after you restart Photoshop.

Choose Reset from the panel menu. you'll either replace the present list or append the default library to the present list.


saving/loading/replacing presets depends on your OS.
Windows 7 and Windows Vista: [Drive]:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop [version_number]\Presets.
Mac: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/AdobePhotoshop [version_number]/Presets.
Windows XP: [Drive]:\Document and Settings\\Application Data\Adobe\AdobePhotoshop [version_number]\Presets.
Presets that ship with Adobe Photoshop are stored within the Photoshop program folder.

If saving/loading/replacing presets are hidden by default in Windows.

See Show hidden files and folders to find out the way to view hidden items.