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50 Free Photoshop Brushes Sets For Amazing Photoshop Work

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With such a wide array of free Photoshop brushes out there, there are no limits on what you can create and which effects you can add to your artwork. By simply using a brush, you can turn a dull image into a fantastic scene that’s out of this world!

We have selected 50 free Photoshop brushes, high quality and hi-resolution, that will hopefully inspire you to create something new, or help you finish an older or current project. The brush sets below are compatible with different Photoshop versions, so you can be sure you’ll find something that works for you.

Skin Brushes

The Fairy Dust Brush adds a light shimmer and it’s ideal for giving skin a soft, dewy look.

Skin-Brushes free Photoshop brushes

Niño Batitis brushes

This pack contains 13 high quality Photoshop fire brushes.

Niño-Batitis-brushes free Photoshop brushes

Photosop Flourish

Here are some leaves and vines brushes for enchanting projects.

Photosop-Flourish

Splashes of paint

Pack of 30 Splashes of Paint brushes, vectored and modified in high resolution. They can be used as ink, paint, and even water spots.

Splashes-of-paint

Dry Brush Strokes

This pack of Photoshop brushes features 12 bristly dry brush strokes with whispy lines and detailed edges. Ideal for distressing edges and adding a rough texture to your artwork.

Dry-Brush-Strokes

Photorealistic Explosions

These photorealistic explosion brushes make adding fire to your photo manipulations easier than ever before. This pack includes 16 brushes that come preset with Photoshop gradient and JPG alternatives.

Photorealistic-Explosions free Photoshop brushes

Fairy Tales Brush Set

Pack of 9 hi-res brushes ideal for quickly creating fantasy backgrounds.

Fairy-Tales-Brush-Set

Technical Brushes

Technical brushes made from old technical drawings.

Technical-Brushes

Nature Silhouettes

Pack of 19 nature silhouettes, trees, and grass brushes.

Nature-Silhouettes

Paint Lines

Contains 24 hi-res pain lines brushes that are compatible with PS 7 and up.

Paint-Lines

Coffee Stain Brushes

These Coffee Stain brushes were all created using coffee straight from the pot and salt to adjust some textures and add some color variation. These were created in Photoshop CS2 and should be compatible from CS2 and up.

Coffee-Stain-Brushes

Star Brushes

Set of 6 hi-res star brushes for splendid night sky designs.

Star-Brushes

Bokeh brushes

Bokeh brushes are inspired by the effect created by the blur of out-of-focus areas in a photograph. It emphasizes certain points of light by blurring areas outside the focal point.

Bokeh-brushes

Photoshop brush set

Matt Heath’s Photoshop brush set was created using an 8B Steadtler pencil and custom settings that add a natural quality and contribute to a variety of textures.

Photoshop-brush-set

Doodle brushes

This Photoshop brush set includes 30 doodles. Great for postcards, web page headers, and greeting cards.

Doodle-brushes

TC Magic Spells

TC Magic Spells features 21 brushes made with PS 7.

TC-Magic-Spells

Speckle Brushes

Speckle Brushes offers a set of 5 Photoshop brushes made from real slice of toast.

Speckle-Brushes

Grimey Brushes

Set of 5 hi-res grimy brushes to add some grunge to your artwork.

Grimey-Brushes

Sponge Party

Set of 8 med/hi-res grunge, sponge, and painted mark brushes.

Sponge-Party

Gradient Shapes

Set of 13 Photoshop brushes in a variety of colorful gradient shapes.

Gradient-Shapes

My Heart Brushes

Set of 18 watercolor heart-shaped brushes to add touch of love to your designs.

My-Heart-Brushes

Vintage Wooden Brush

This vintage wooden brush blends easily with any Photoshop color that you decide to use.

Vintage-Wooden-Brush

3D Halftone

Set of 16 3D Halftone brushes (aprox. 2400 x 2400 px) for PS 7 and up.

3D-Halftone

Dried Blood Splatters

Set of 117 brushes created with watercolor. These brushes can be used to create both blood and paint splatters.

Dried-Blood-Splatters

Funky Paisley Brushes

The Funky Paisley brushes are hi-res and can be resized as needed. They are available in both PNGS and ABR files.

Funky-Paisley-Brushes

Dynamic Light Special FX Brushes

Dynamic Light Special FX brushes are great for adding or enhancing movement in your artwork. They are also excellent for creating waves of light surrounding certain elements and they work great with overlay and vivid light blend modes.

Dynamic-Light-Special-FX-Brushes

AP Brushes: Scar Face

This set features 12 textured brushes for creating scars, marks, or any other kind of imperfection. They can be used for a variety of other projects as well.

AP-Brushes-Scar-Face

Hair Brushes Set 1

This realistic hair brush set is great for adding texture, length, and volume to hair. It can only be used with Photoshop CS.

Hair-Brushes-Set-1

Tree Borders Brushes

This set features shadowy tree branches perfect for forest scenes.

Tree-Borders-Brushes

Smoke Brush Set

This set of 21 colored smoke brushes is one of the most popular ones on QBrushes.

Smoke-Brush-Set

Hi-Res Clouds

This freebie set contains 17 hi-res cloud brushes (2300 px – 2500 px). The large format makes them perfect for both print and web projects.

Hi-Res-Clouds

Dust Particle Brushes

These Dust Particle brushes come in a set of 15 and are available in ABR, PSD, PNG, and JPG formats.

Dust-Particle-Brushes

Scorched and burned

This pack features 10 burn effects, some of which allow you to add images underneath for a more dramatic effect. Available in ABR and PSD formats.

Scorched-and-burned

Grass and Plant Brushes

This grass and plant set comes with 10 brushes, size 2500-500 px, and it’s compatible with PS 7.

Grass-and-Plant-Brushes

Hi-Res Photoshop Hair Brushes

This brush set is compatible with Photoshop CS3 and comes in two sizes: 2500 px and 500 px.

Hi-Res-Photoshop-Hair-Brushes

Night Sky Brushes

This set includes 13 large brushes representing space dust, stars, moon scenes, and everything else related to the night sky. Large size makes these brushes ideal for print and web projects. Compatible with Photoshop CS3 and above.

Night-Sky-Brushes

VectorPack Brushes

Freeware brush pack that can be used for commercial or non-commercial projects.

VectorPack-Brushes

GreenPack Random Brushes

This pack is great for Going Green projects, posters, flyers, and brochures.

GreenPack-Random-Brushes

Water Brushes Vol. 2

This set contains 12 brushes, 1280 px and larger, featuring a variety of water splashes, ripples, and drops. Compatible with Photoshop CS3 and above.

Water-Brushes-Vol-2

Five Simple Fabric Brushes

This is a collection of 5 subtle hi-res fabric brushes, 2500 x 2500 px.

Five-Simple-Fabric-Brushes

Floral Swirls

Set of 20 hi-res floral swirls brushes for PS 7 and up.

Floral-Swirls

Starfield

The Starfield brush set contains 4 brushes, each 2500 px, and it’s compatible with Photoshop CS and up.

Starfield

Gritty and Grunge

This 7 pack Gritty and Grunge brush set is a favorite, having been downloaded over 10,000 times! Great for adding texture and roughening illustrations and topography. These brushes don’t have rough edges which makes them much easier to blend into your artwork.

Gritty-and-Grunge

Grunge and Smooth Floral Brushes

The Grunge and Smooth Floral Brushes offer a large variety of crisp and clean, rastered vector brushes, ranging in size between 800-100 px. Compatible with Photoshop 7 and up and Photoshop Elements.

Grunge-and-Smooth-Floral-Brushes

Grunge2012

The Grunge2012 brush pack offers 25 HQ brushes compatible with Photoshop CS5.

Grunge2012

Moon Brushes

This Moon Brushes set offers 10 impressive brushes featuring different phases of the moon.

Moon-Brushes

Fractal Brushes

The Fractal Brushes set includes 12 different shapes of fractal brushes.

Fractal-Brushes

Texture Brushes

This Texture Brush set contains 9 actual scans of high quality fabric textures, scanned at 1200 dpi.

Texture-Brushes

Feathers and Birds

This collection features 12 delicately illustrated brushes of different types of birds and feathers.

Feathers-and-Birds

Spray Splatter

These Spray Splatter brushes come in a set of 12 and they’re great for adding grunge effects to any art project.

Spray-Splatter

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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. Check out Iggy's design tutorials and articles at his Web Design Blog or follow his daily findings on Twitter.

4 Comments

  1. Marty Rogers says:

    THANK YOU x 1,000.

    Sorry about the caps, these are just too awesome! :D

  2. Ben guidry says:

    Many of these didn’t work. :(

  3. Brandon says:

    Great starter list. Thanks for the share!

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