How to Fix Brushes Not Showing Up in Procreate

There are multiple different types of brushes available on Procreate, but they can sometimes have issues with not showing up. You also might run into issues where you can’t import a brush you want to use, or the brush looks odd when you use it. Fortunately, there are multiple solutions you can try to get them working again.

The best way to fix brushes on Procreate is to reset the brushes or to reset the app itself. If other issues are occurring, such as brushes won’t import or they appear odd, then you will have to do some extra steps.

The following article is a step-by-step guide on how to fix Procreate brushes.

Reset The Brushes

You can only reset your Procreate brushes one at a time, there isn’t an option to do them all at once. The best way to fix your brushes not showing up in Procreate are:

  1. Open the Procreate brush library
  2. Find the brush you want to reset, and swipe left on it
  3. A menu with three options, “Share”, “Duplicate” and “Reset” will appear
  4. Select the “Reset” option
  5. Give your brush a try to see if it worked

Resetting the brushes is the easiest way to solve most of the issues that come up. The only brushes that can be restarted are the app’s default brushes, not any that are imported or custom. But there are ways to troubleshoot any custom or imported brushes.

A good way to avoid having brush issues is to reset them after you’ve adjusted the brushes. For this method, you will have to open the Brush Studio menu. There are two ways to do this; the first one is to tap on the brush you’re already using. The second method is to tap the brush icon on the screen, then tap the plus sign on the top right.

Once you’ve entered the brush studio, select the brush you want to adjust and configure the settings until you’re done. You can then select the reset button, and your brushes should start working after that.

How To Troubleshoot Imported or Custom Brushes

If an imported or custom brush is having issues, then there is a way to troubleshoot and reset them. But, since these brushes are not default in Procreate, troubleshooting them requires a few more steps.

The steps to troubleshoot an imported or custom brush include:

  1. Click on the brush itself to open up its settings
  2. Scroll down to the bottom until you see the “About This Brush” option and select it
  3. Choose the “create a new reset point” option that appears on the screen

The last action will reset your brush back to the original settings you had it at when it was first imported or created, essentially resetting it. 

Unfortunately, in order to be able to reset imported or created brushes, you will have to create a reset point from the start. When you add the new brush, save it to your library to create a reset point. The date you last saved the brush will appear in its settings, and this will become its reset point.

Resetting the brush every few months or so will ensure that it doesn’t lose its original settings, and that you can keep on resetting it as needed.

What To Do If Brushes Won’t Import

Another reason that brushes aren’t showing up is because they aren’t being imported properly. There are multiple reasons why this could be happening. Fortunately, though all of these problems have easy solutions.

The main reason why brushes won’t import is because the Procreate app doesn’t recognize the brush set file. The first thing you should do is make sure that you aren’t importing the file from the Procreate gallery. You can only install brush sets by opening the file with the files app that’s already installed on your device.

If you are installing the file correctly, then another solution is to transfer the brushes into Procreate with the file itself. To do so, tap and hold the brush set file until the options menu appears. There will be a “share” option that you can click on, and the “More” button will appear as three small dots.

Select the more option, and then click on the ‘Open in Procreate” tap. This should transfer the brush file into the Procreate app, and the brushes should show up now.

Can I See All of My Brushes on Multiple Devices?

If you are using the same Apple ID or login information across multiple devices, you will be able to access all of your brushes. The Procreate app can run on app to five devices at one time, as long as they are all synced up.

The steps to syncing up the Procreate app on multiple devices are:

  1. Go into the settings app
  2. Find Procreate and scroll down to the Drag and Export option
  3. Set the Procreate file format as the default under Preferred File Format

This will ensure the procreate files will save across all devices.

Another way to see all of your brushes on multiple devices is with the iCloud storage system. The steps to set it up are as follows:

  1. Open the settings app
  2. Tap on your name at the top of the screen
  3. Turn on the toggle switch next to the Procreate app
  4. Repeat this process on up to five devices

Since brushes are stored on your account, you will be able to find them as long as the app is synced with the other devices or with the iCloud system.

Can I Transfer Brushes to A Different Account or Device?

You can also transfer brushes from a different account or device onto another one by exporting them.

The steps to export one brush are:

  1. Swipe left on the brush
  2. Click the share button
  3. Select the account you want to share to

You can also export multiple brushes at once by double tapping on the folder name, and following the steps described above.

Make sure you’re using the same Apple ID or login information across both devices to make the transfer process easier.

Final Thoughts

Procreate brushes can be tricky. If you notice your brushes aren’t showing up, it could be because of a hardware issue or a glitch in the app