So it seems like I have accidentally deleted my default brushes some time ago (from the disk), and I would like to get them back. I searched online but didn't find them. It'd be helpful if someone could give me a link to download them. Thanks in advance!

  • You might need to reinstall Photoshop on your computer. Mar 24, 2017 at 13:53
  • For CS6, they would be on the installation disk.
    – Scott
    Mar 24, 2017 at 14:06

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In the Brushes pallete (Window->Brush Presets), click on the top-right menu. It’s a little downward pointing black triangle with 3 lines next to it. It’s very small and not obvious that it’s a menu.

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Then in the menu that appears, choose “Reset Brushes…” enter image description here

If that doesn’t work, then your default brushes really ARE gone and you will have to reinstall Photoshop.