Jim M

Installing Custom Brushes?

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Hi,I simply wish to add more custom brushes to paint.net. When I unzip it says` it is dangerous to open system files` and will not allow mt to proceed. Any help please?

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Check the files Properties to see if it is being blocked because the file is being recognized as coming from an alien system. In the Properties window you can check the unblock box to clear the warning. It may also work if you just copy the file to a trusted device like a thumb drive and open it from there.

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Hi , Many thanks for your reply.    I have tried several downloads for brush plugins but each time I am told that I am `Trying to open a .dll file which is dangerous and will not let me proceed.

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Often you will have to 'copy' a Dynamic-Link Library (.dll) from the compressed archive (.zip) file and then 'paste' it into Paint.NET>Effects folder instead of trying to 'Open' it from the compressed archive.

 

BTW:
in Paint.NET brushes are raster image files such as .png with transparent backgrounds.

 

Also:
Where your Effects folder resides is dependent upon whether you installed the getpaint.net or the Microsoft Store version of Paint.NET!

Edited by HyReZ

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Are you referring to a plugin from here for Custom Brush Mini or Brush Factory ... or a brush set from the 'net ?

What web browser are you using?  Over zealous anti-virus ?

 

I'm asking as I use a lot of brushes from https://www.brusheezy.com/ and https://www.deviantart.com/  with no trouble

That said I've had to bypass security with a couple of plugins by right clicking on the warning window and allow ... that's with Google Chrome

 

Brushes you download, extract the files with 7Zip or similar and use Brush Facotry to load the .abr files

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Hello @Jim M :)

 

If you are wanting to use the Custom Mini Brushes and have Photoshop brushes you want to import, this is how it works.

 

You will need this:

 

And here is how to go forward:

 

When you download brushes from somewhere.

 

1.  They will appear in a ZIP.

2.  Save to a folder and unzip.

3.  Open AbrViewer.

4.  Navigate to the file you unzipped, via - File - select Folder - and find it on your computer.  Click Open.

5.  The brushes will 'pop' up in the pane.

6.  Change the thumbnail size to 500 and click on Export and they will be sent to the folder 'Brushes' in Paint.NET user files.

 

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Download this plug in.

It allows you to use Photoshop brushes automatically.  Be patient as it sometime take a few seconds to extract and convert all the brushes to be usable in PDN.

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