How to Install Procreate Brushes on Your Mac, PC, and iPad

How to Install Procreate Brushes on Your Mac, PC, and iPad

There are several ways to install Procreate brushes. The method you choose will depend on if you're working on a Mac, PC, or just on your iPad.

This tutorial will cover how to install Procreate brushes using your Mac, PC, or just your iPad—updated for the fastest and most efficient method for installing brushes. Grab a Procreate brush pack and follow along!

Mac users Tutorial

01. Activate Air Drop

Open the Control Center on your iPad by swiping up from the bottom of your screen. Click the AirDrop icon.

Turning on AirDrop from iPad.

Choose "Contacts Only" or "Everyone" from the menu to make your iPad discoverable.

Note: Selecting "Everyone" will make your tablet discoverable to anyone around you. Using this setting is not advised if you are in a public space. If you use it at home, make sure you have changed your settings before going out.

02. Import the brushes from your Mac

Find the brush files on your Mac and select them all. Drag and drop the files into your AirDrop folder.

Accessing AirDrop from a Mac.

You can also right-click on the files and choose Share> AirDrop or by selecting the Share icon on the top menu bar and choosing AirDrop from the menu options.

03. Find the Brushes in Procreate

Procreate will either open automatically, and the brushes will be installed, or your iPad will prompt you to choose where you would like the files installed. The folder will appear at the top of the Brush Library.

Newly installed brushes within Procreate will appear at the top.

If your new brushes are not in their own folder, they will be in a folder titled "Imported" at the bottom of the Brush Library. To change the name, click the folder and choose Rename. Be sure to rename the folder before you import more brushes so that you can keep them organized correctly.

PC User Tutorial

01. Upload Brushes to the Cloud

Once you have downloaded the files onto your computer, move them into a cloud service, such as iCloud, Dropbox, or Google Drive.

Using Windows to share brushes to Procreate requires a Cloud sharing app.

Download the app for that cloud service onto your iPad.

03. Import the Brushes from the Cloud

Open Procreate and your cloud sharing app using Split Screen mode on your iPad. Locate the Brushset file and tap and drag it into Procreate. You will know that Procreate can install the file because a green plus sign will appear. Drop the file into Procreate, and it will install automatically.

Drag and drop Cloud share files into Procreate with Split Screen.

You can also select Share>Procreate from the file menu options within the cloud sharing app.

Share brushes to Procreate using the Share function on most  Cloud apps.

iPad Only Tutorial

01. Download Brush Files

If you are purchasing through, click the download button on the purchase page or from your email receipt.

Download files from your RetroSupply Account.

You will be redirected to a SendOwl link. Click Download.

03. Unzip the Files

Locate your zipped file within your Files app or wherever you store your downloads.

Unzip files on iPad in the Files App.

Allow the app to unzip the files.

03. Import Brushes

Open Procreate and the brushes file within your chosen app in Split Screen mode. Tap and drag the files into Procreate. When you release, the files will install automatically.

Drag and drop files into Procreate to install them quickly.


Installing Procreate brushes is a quick and easy process that can be done regardless of what device you are using.

Give it a try and always feel welcome to reach out to us if you need more help.

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