Top 10 Free Photoshop Brushes

Continuing on my previous post on the Top 10 Free Photoshop Patterns,

To Install, photoshop brushes,

  1. Put the .abr file you’ve downloaded into the folder /Users/{username}/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS3/Presets/Brushes (on mac OS X) or C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop\Presets\Brushes (on Windows) .
  2. Then open your Adobe Photoshop, active brush tool, go to option palette and click on to open the brush preset picker.

Then load the brushes.

1) Flame Brushes

Easy to make Flames using this.

2) Water brushes

A set of various water shapes. It includes bubbles, drops, tears, ripples, rain, foam, splashes, ocean/sea foam textures, waterfalls, and waves.

3) Frost Texture Brushes

A set of Photoshop & GIMP brushes composed of frost shapes. These come in several different types. First, you have a few icy and frosty frames to frame photos. Also included are some single frost shapes – the standard feathery shape. There are also some that are in the shape of lines, some swirly frost shapes, and some pre-made frost textures that you can just click once to create some frost. Lastly, we have lots of brushes that were made to paint the frost in textures. These are so easy to use, and you can use them to create your own wintery frost textures! (They are, in fact, what I used to create the textures brushes and the frost frames.)

4) Glitter Brushes

A set of Photoshop & GIMP brushes composed of various glitter and sparkles designs. These are all high resolution, with the average size being about 1500 pixels.

This set includes â??curtainsâ? of glitter, lines and wavy lines of sparkles, various clusters of glitter and sparkles, glittery textures, several beautiful glittery swirls, a few individual glittery shapes, glitter â??shooting outâ? from one source, and several glitter and sparkle scatter brushes (the kind that will allow YOU to paint your own glitter!), and much more!

5) Lightning II Brushes

A set of Photoshop brushes made up of various shapes of lightning bolts. All created from scratch, original designs (unlike my first set, some of which are pixellated because they came from stock photos). Includes single bolts, which you could use on their own OR put together to create your own forking bolts. Also includes groupings of bolts already put together. These are all extremely high resolution, with the average size being about 2200 pixels.

6) Clouds II

A set of Photoshop brushes composed of various types of clouds. These are all extremely high resolution, MUCH larger than my first cloud brushes set. Average size is 2100 pixels.

7) Distressed Photoshop Brushes

A set of Photoshop brushes made up of various “distressed” images. These work great for adding that distressed look to a wall or floor, and also work great for grunge textures. Things like rust, scratches, rusty holes, drainage stains, dirty and grungy textures, canvas holes, cracking and peeling paint, etc. Sizes vary from about 600 to 2300.

7) Light Beams + Rays Brushes

A set of Photoshop brushes made up of various light beams and rays of light. It includes beams like those from spotlights, sunlight like you would see coming through branches, lighthouse light beams, sunburst type effects (full circles as well as half and three quarters of the burst), and even some particles to add to your beams of light to make it look like floating dust. These are extremely high resolution, averaging about 2250 pixels in size.

8) Aurora Borealis Brushes

A set of Photoshop brushes made up of various shapes of Aurora Borealis, also known as the “Northern Lights.” Most are about 800 pixels high/wide or so.

8 )Special Effects Brushes

A set of Photoshop brushes made up of various special effects. This is something a bit different than your traditional “stamped” Photoshop brush. These have various effects added to them to make them look different as you paint or draw with them.

Included: grungy type effects, overlapping circles, various glowing dots, splotches, glitters, etc.

9) Light Swirls Brushes

A set of Photoshop brushes made up of various swirls of light. These are all original designs, some with a glittery effect. The average size is about 1800 pixels, so they’re fairly high resolution!

10) Gravel, Rock, and Sand Brushes

Photoshop brushes for creating textures. I love making my own brushes to help create texture in my pieces, and this is one of the ways that I do it. Some of these are from real photos, some of them are hand-painted by moi. These particular ones are circular and fade out at the edges so that you can blend them together fairly efficiently, and do all kinds of neat stuff for painting textures with special brush effects.


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