There are a lot of little frustrations in life — among them seeing something you want and not knowing how to get it or be able to use it. For example, when my son and daughter graduated from post-secondary education both had been schooled in the many career possibilities available to them. A musician and photographer, respectively, they weren't limited by the obvious.
Being imaginative, they each could see what they aspired to be, but sadly the instruction had not included how to go about achieving those aspirations. While they could see the the potential, they didn't know how to access it.
Another example would be retirement for me. The tools to achieve it have always been there, but actually figuring out how to make it work has alluded me for years.
Given that this blog focusses on the world of images and the technology applied to them, you might at this point be asking where this is headed. It comes down to a recent discussion with a friend regarding the brushes in image editing software. She knew about the Photoshop presets but was completely unaware that there were other ones available online.
Discovering this is only the first step, however. Like so many other things, knowing there are brushes for virtually everything isn't any good if you don't know how to get them or make them work. These links offer information on how to download and save brushes for Photoshop, Illustrator and GIMP:
How to Install Photoshop Brushes
Installing Custom Brushes in Photoshop Elements
How to Load New Brushes in Photoshop
How to Install GIMP Brushes
How to Download and Save GIMP Brushes
How to Install Brushes in Adobe Photoshop CS3
Installing Illustrator Brushes