Please clarify… are you trying to re-arrange the brushes in the Brushes panel or the Brush Settings panel? 

You can re-arrange brushes I described previously… or you can simply drag to re-arrange in the Brushes panel. I do not see a way to re-arrange items in the Brushes Settings panel. If you need to quickly locate the settings for a given brush, select that brush in the Brushes panel, then switch to the Brush Settings panel, and it will be selected there.

Go to the Photoshop apps folder… you should see a Presets folder with lots of folders, including Brushes. It sounds like you may be missing some items. The best I can suggest is to un-install and then re-install Photoshop. 

I’ve found some discussion on the web about restoring the old brush panel:
I don’t know if this is what you are looking for.

FYI I’m running Photoshop 2019 (I run the version I teach) and I’m running Mojave. If you are more up to date than I am, someone else will need to chime in. I apologize if I’ve added to the confusion.


On Jun 23, 2020, at 8:35 AM, Taina Litwak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hi Karen,  When I go to Edit > Presets > Presets Manager I only see "contours" or "tools".  No brushes.   None of the preset tools options relate to brushes either.  


Date:    Mon, 22 Jun 2020 16:01:42 -0500
From:    Karen Ackoff <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Photoshop question

Edit > Presets > Presets Manager and click and drag. Shift-click to select more than one brush.

On Jun 22, 2020, at 10:26 AM, Taina Litwak <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

This is a dumb question, as I know I did it back in CS4-6.  Could someone remind me please how to reorder the brushes in the grid of options you see in "brush settings" (in PS CC)?  I kmnow how to add them, but not how to get the new ones up in the top row.

Thanks in advance-


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