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MikeP

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Importing brushes???
on: December 24, 2017, 09:39:55 AM
Is there an easy, fail proof way to do this?  Every method I tried seems buggy.  Batch import would be nice.  I have a lot of ABR files I want to bring into Artstudio Pro.

Here's what I've tried:

- Plug iPad into computer and drag brushes into ArtStudio Pro via iTunes:  They start disappearing in iTunes.
- Plug iPad into computer and drag "User Resources" folder onto desktop. Drop brushes into this folder and then drag it back into ArtStudio via iTunes file sharing:  They dont show up in ArtStudio when I open it back up on the iPad.
- Choose "Import ABR/TPL/Artstudio" - Navigate to Google Drive, all the brushes are greyed out and I cant import them.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

-Mike

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Re: Importing brushes???
Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017, 10:03:54 AM
There few methods that are working for sure:
- use airdrop to send them from computer to iPad
- upload them to iClod drive on computer, then open them using Files app, or tap in artstudio Import ABR/TPL
- send by email
- use “Open In” button in Safari
- use Readdle Documents app

My fav method is Airdrop or iCloud Drive
Im not sure about Google Drive, it should work. I will check it after Christmas.

File sharing/User Rrsources doens not work, because brushes stored there must use artstudio format

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Re: Importing brushes???
Reply #2 on: December 24, 2017, 10:13:37 AM
SOLVED

After several deletions, reinstalls, and restarts, here's what seems to work:

- Make sure ArtStudio Pro is linked to iCloud Drive.
- Upload brushes to iCloud Drive
- Choose "Import ABR/TPL/Artstudio."  This will load the File Sharing pop up.  Navigate to iCloud Drive and download each brush from the cloud.
- You're not done yet.  You have to do it again.  Choose "Import ABR/TPL/Artstudio" for each brush you want to import.  Navigate back to the iCloud Drive and import the actual files you have downloaded from the cloud. 

This last step is kind of labor intensive if you have a lot of brushes you want to import and it could be streamlined with a batch import/select all to import feature.  On several occasions Art Studio couldnt communicate with the File Helper utility, which inevitable required me to close the app and reopen or all together restart.  I feel like this was also an issue with the File Helper app, which is more of an iOS bug. Its as if File Helper craps out and cant access any files deeper than the root.

Anyways, it works, but its not the easiest.  That said, with this feature and all the other stuff ArtStudio offers, this is hands down the BEST app for drawing on the iPad.  I cant believe everything that is on here.  Its like the desktop version of Photoshop running on my iPad.  Unbelievable.
Last Edit: December 24, 2017, 10:15:14 AM by MikeP