Add & Import Lightroom Brushes

To add brushes to Lightroom there are a few methods to import lightroom brushes and install them, depending on which version of Lightroom you use. We have included the methods for the different versions below.

Lightroom Classic CC 2018 v 7.5 (current)

Lightroom 4, 5 & 6 (current)

Lightroom CC 2014-2017 (old)

Lightroom Classic CC 2018 v 7.0 (old)

For Lightroom Classic CC 2018 v 7.5

  1. Open your zip file.
  2. Save the Greater Than Gatsby preset folder in an easy to find location on your computer.
  3. Copy (Command + C on a Mac or CTRL + C on a PC) the entire preset collection folder (make sure you do not copy any PDFs or Brush folders).
  4. Open Lightroom and select the following from the menu bar:
    • Mac – Lightroom > Preferences
    • PC – Edit > Preferences
  5. LR_B1
  6. When the Preferences box pops up, make sure you are on the Presets tab, and then click the Show All Other Lightroom Presets button. Note: ‘Store presets with this catalog’ should remain unchecked.
  7. LR_B2
  8. You will be taken to a folder named Lightroom. Click inside and find the Local Adjustment Presets folder.
  9. LR_B3
  10. Leave the current window open. Go back to the place where you saved your Greater Than Gatsby brush preset folder and select all the brush preset (.lrtemplate) files inside the folder. Note: To highlight all files: Click the first preset file, hold the Shift Key and Click the last preset.
  11. Paste (Command + V on a Mac or CTRL + V on a PC) the .lrtemplate files into the Local Adjustment Presets folder.
  12. LR_B4
  13. You will need to restart Lightroom before your brush presets will appear in the brush palette.
  14. LR_B5
  15. To find your GTG brush presets, click the brush icon, and then you will find them under Effect: in your brush palette.
  16. LR_B6


For Lightroom Versions 4-6, CC 2014-2017 and Classic CC 2018

  1. Open your zip file.
  2. Save the Greater Than Gatsby preset folder in an easy to find location on your computer.
  3. Copy (Command + C on a Mac or CTRL + C on a PC) the entire preset collection folder (make sure you do not copy any PDFs or Brush folders).
  4. Open Lightroom and select the following from the menu bar:
    • Mac – Lightroom > Preferences
    • PC – Edit > Preferences
  5. LR_B1
  6. When the Preferences box pops up, make sure you are on the Presets tab, and then click the Show All Other Lightroom Presets button. Note: ‘Store presets with this catalog’ should remain unchecked.
  7. LR_B2
  8. You will be taken to a folder named Lightroom. Click inside and find the Local Adjustment Presets folder.
  9. LR_B3
  10. Leave the current window open. Go back to the place where you saved your Greater Than Gatsby brush preset folder and select all the brush preset (.lrtemplate) files inside the folder. Note: To highlight all files: Click the first preset file, hold the Shift Key and Click the last preset.
  11. Paste (Command + V on a Mac or CTRL + V on a PC) the .lrtemplate files into the Local Adjustment Presets folder.
  12. LR_B4
  13. You will need to restart Lightroom before your brush presets will appear in the brush palette.
  14. LR_B5
  15. To find your GTG brush presets, click the brush icon, and then you will find them under Effect: in your brush palette.
  16. LR_B6

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