BrushBox - A better brush manager for Adobe Photoshop


I have limited time to provide support over email at the moment.

  • If you are on an Apple Silicon "M" chip machine, you need to run Photoshop with Rosetta enabled. No, I cannot do anything about this, it was Adobe's decision to make this a requirement.
  • If you are in a region where the Gumroad license key server is blocked, you will need a manual activation. Send me the request and it will eventually be responded to.
  • If you are having any other issues with the plugin loading or lagging, do send an email but note that a reply may take some time. In the worst case, I will issue you a refund.


Organize your brushes and tool presets into groups with drag-and-drop, just like the Layers panel.

What can BrushBox do that Photoshop can't?

  • Brushes (.abr) and Tool Presets (.tpl) together in one panel
  • Search your presets by name or type
  • Tag your favorites to find them instantly later
  • Color code your presets and groups
  • Make your groups stand out with background images and custom fonts
  • Import multiple abr/tpl files at once
  • Override settings for your brushes - change a brush's size or assign a paint color without having to make copies!
  • See brush icons and stroke previews for Tool Preset (.tpl) brushes


Windows 64-bit

  • Photoshop CS5-CS6
  • Photoshop CC 2017-2019
  • Photoshop 2020-2024


  • Photoshop CC 2017-2019
  • Photoshop 2020-2023
  • Macs with new Apple silicon CPU must launch Photoshop in Rosetta mode


User Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

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“BrushBox is the organizational plugin digital artists have been hoping for since Tool Presets became the preferred file type for advanced Photoshop brushes. The search feature is particularly helpful, and the overall design of the interface fits in beautifully with Adobe’s existing menus.”

-Kyle T. Webster

"A top notch Photoshop brush manager with lots of options to color code, tag and organize in any way you want. We HIGHLY recommend BrushBox as a well thought out and highly customizable Photoshop plugin!"

-Plugin Swirl's BrushBox review

“In all the years I’ve used PS the one pain is navigating thru all the brush presets I use, create, download. I have a varied client list so I need to keep my brushes varied and I absolutely hated having navigate to find the perfect brush for the job. I always dreamed of something that, up until yesterday, I hadn’t seen before. BrushBox is what I always wanted! I can customize, organize, label, color-code, it’s phenomenal! Brush Presets I took out because it was bogging down my list I can put back in because of the organization life saver that Brush Box is. A million thanks!”

-Matt Smigel

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