How to Install Lightroom Adjustment Brushes
These instructions are for installing Lightroom brushes in Lightroom Classic versions 5.0 and later
Lightroom brushes are not compatible with Lightroom CC or Photoshop ACR.
*Important* Brushes get installed into a different folder than presents
Step 1: Follow the Instructions to Install Your Presets Before Installing Your Brushes
The presets and the brushes are located in different folders within each collection.
Step 2: Open the Brushes Folder in Lightroom
Open Lightroom, and go to:
If you have a PC: Edit > Preferences. If you have a MAC: Lightroom > Preferences.
This will open a new window. In this window, you will see a tab labeled “store presets with this catalog”. Make sure this is unchecked.
Go to the “Presets” tab and click on the “Show Lightroom Presets Folder” button. That will open Adobe folders on your computer.
Click to open the “Lightroom” folder. Then click to open the “local adjustment presets” folder.
Step 3: Paste in the Brushes
If you have not installed any presets you will only see a folder called “user presets”. If you have installed other presets in the past, you will see them listed here. Copy the presets that you downloaded in step 2 and paste them into the “local adjustment presets” folder.
Step 4: Close and Re-Open Lightroom
Now, completely close Lightroom. When you re-open Lightroom your presets will be installed.
Step 5: Start Using the Brushes
To access your brushes, click on the icon that looks like a brush/slider. It can be found in the top right hand corner of your editing panel in the Develop module.
See our written instructions on how to install Lightroom presets.
Installation Video: How to Install Presets & Brushes in Lightroom