Please understand , I love the brushes in TVPaint and for most of my needs , these are adequate , but I do frequently hear other artists mention "I would love to be able to bring some of my favorite Photoshop brushes over to TVPaint." And it is true that many of the Photoshop brushes are very good , so it would be a good thing to be able to reproduce them in TVPaint. When he recently posted some very good new custom brushes, Peter Wassink mentioned in this topic :
-------"The old custom brush engine is at the end of its life cycle...
I tried to push it to its limit a final time to try and come close to new industry standard brushes from the Likes of Photoshop and ArtRage
But the gap can't be closed ... "
I noticed if I do a search for "Convert Photoshop Brushes to" I get results for Convert Photoshop Brushes Clip Studio, ProCreate, SAI , Krita, GIMP, Sketchbook, etc. , it seems that people are doing this for other apps.
Searching some of these links I find that Clip Studio Paint by CELSYS has added support for importing Photoshop brushes natively to Clip Studio Paint. No manual converting of the Photoshop .ABR brush files is required. https://tips.clip-studio.com/en-us/articles/4002 -
ProCreate can also import Photoshop .ABR brushes. - https://procreate.art/handbook/5.1/brus ... hes-share/
GIMP can use Photoshop brushes - https://www.lifewire.com/use-photoshop- ... mp-1701706
Krita offers importing .ABR files to get brush texture from the .ABR file, but you have to recreate the brushes by adding appropriate values in size, spacing ,etc.
So this would indicate it is not impossible. The last time the idea of importing/adapting Photoshop brushes to TVPaint was addressed was in this thread from 2016. In that thread it was said:
While this is true, it is also true that the engines behind Clip Studio Paint, ProCreate, GIMP , and Krita are different engines from Photoshop, and yet somehow those other softwares have found ways to import and use Photoshop .ABR brush files."Sadly, it's not possible to convert Photoshop brushes into TVPaint Brushes simply because the engine is totally different : there are things that Photoshop can do and TVPaint cannot, and there are things you can do in TVPaint that are impossible in Photoshop."
Any chance this could be moved to the "To-Do" list ?