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So you just purchased some new brushes for the Procreate app, but you have no idea how to actually import them into the Procreate program? This video and tutorial will walk you through the process.

Importing brushes into Procreate is really pretty simple and straightforward. There are a few different ways you can download Procreate brushes and import them into your Procreate library for use. I’ll walk you through the steps for these methods. You can also watch the video linked below if you prefer the video version.

How to Download Procreate Brushes

Using Chrome Browser on your iPad:

Open up the file you wish to download in the Chrome browser. Select download and a little notification will pop up on the bottom of the screen. Click “download”. Once the download has finished, the notification will say “open with”. Click that and in the window that opens, you will see a list of icons of programs. Swipe all the way to the left if you do not see Procreate listed. Click the “more” icon that looks like three dots. From the menu select “open in Procreate”. The brush will automatically import into your Procreate library for use. If this is your first imported brush, Procreate will create an “imported” section of brushes, which is where the brush you just imported can be found.

ipad showing list of apps for open with option in google chrome

Using Safari Browser on your iPad:

Open up the file you wish to download in the Safari browser. Select download and a notification will pop up in the middle of the screen. Click “download”. Once the download has finished, you can find it on the browser bar, next to the address bar. It looks like a circle with an arrow pointing down. Click that and in the dropdown you should see the brush file. Click on it and the brush will automatically import into Procreate for you to use. If this is your first imported brush, Procreate will create an “imported” section of brushes, which is where the brush you just imported can be found.

ipad showing where downloads located in safari browser

Already downloaded? Find the brush in your downloads folder:

If you’ve previously downloaded a Procreate brush, but need help importing it, you’re in luck! Find the “files” app on your iPad. The icon is white with a blue file folder. If your iPad does not pull up the iCloud Drive, click on the “locations” option in the upper left corner and select iCloud Drive. Then click on the “downloads” folder. Find the brush file you need to import and click on it. Bam! The brush will be automatically imported into Procreate for you to use. If this is your first imported brush, Procreate will create an “imported” section of brushes, which is where the brush you just imported can be found.

ipad showing the icloud drive

Use AirDrop

If you have a Mac, this method is also a great way to import new brushes into Procreate. Simply download the brush file onto your computer (Mac or Macbook). Locate the file, and share it using AirDrop to your iPad. Procreate will automatically import the brush into your Procreate library. EASY!

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  1. Hi there! I just downloaded the brush which was awesome, thank you for that. However, when I went to use it on the practice sheets…it looked nothing like yours. For example, how yours goes thin to thick…mine stayed the same and didn’t go from thick to thin. Amy suggest ions?

    1. Hello! I’m glad you like the brush! To achieve the thick/thin, you’ll need a pencil (stylus) that has built-in pressure sensitivity like the Apple Pencil. I have an older iPad Pro, and a first generation Apple Pencil that I use the Procreate brush with. I hope that helps!

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