Brushes & CS4



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Brushes & CS4

Postby Dave » Tue, 06 Oct 2009 03:22:38 GMT

For some or another reason the PS Brushes I used on older versions
seem not to be compatible with CS4. Are there a way to convert it
or should I  simply download new brushes? And if I have to get a new
version, any suggestions where to find compatible brushes?
'brushes for CS4' on a search machine does not seem to deliver 
what I am looking for.

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Tony Karp wrote:
> ... After several strokes the brush stops working. The strokes
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1)  After a while tool tips stop appearing.  The only way I can
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