I've been using Photoshop CS4 for some time and I've tweaked it a lot, I have hundreds of goodies and tuned settings that I need to migrate to another PC and to CS5.

Is there any way how to just export all custom brushes, styles, etc. at once?

Another thing that I'm not sure how to do is keyboard shortcuts. I know that I can save them and then load in CS5, but I'm little afraid that I will overwrite some core new function with my old shortcut.

I've had quite bad experience with exporting settings/shortcuts and importing them in newer version in other non-Adobe applications, so I'd like to know wheter is it safe to import keyboard shortcuts from CS4 into CS5?

The last thing are workspaces, but I don't think there will be any problem with those.

Did I miss something out?

  • You do realize that this is not a Photoshop support forum, right? Nathan Duran about 8 years ago
  • You do realize this is not an arena for you to hone your people-offending and sarcasm skills right? danwellman about 8 years ago

2 answers


Just copy the files from Program Files>Adobe>Photoshop CS4>Presets>Brushes/Styles/Gradients/whatever and paste them into the same files under CS5.

By the way, this is a website design question and answer website, although I have heard plans from the people that run it that they want to start a graphic design site, you'd be best posting this in another place.

I hope that helps :)

Answered about 8 years ago by Kyle Sevenoaks
danwellman 5600

To be on the safe side, I would post this question on the actual Adobe Photoshop forums as you may get a much more in-depth answer:

photoshop forum

Answered about 8 years ago by danwellman