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Free Adobe Photoshop Brushes to Download

Download free brushes for Adobe Photoshop. Be sure to check for compatibility on the brush sets you download. Brushes created for Photoshop 7.0 probably won't work in earlier versions, but older brush tips should work in the later versions. Photoshop brushes in ABR format are also compatible with The GIMP version 2.4 and higher.
  1. Tutorials: Painting & Brush

Heartfelt Curlicues - Custom Brushes for Photoshop and Elements
Download a free set of curlicue heart design custom brushes for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements by Shelby Kate Schmitz. The shape set is compatible with Photoshop 7 and higher, or Photoshop Elements 2 and higher on Windows or Mac.

Swirly Designs - Custom Brushes for Photoshop and Elements
This set includes seven high resolution brushes for Photoshop and Elements featuring swirly decorative and foliage designs.

How to Convert Photoshop Brushes for Use in Other Software
There are thousands of free Photoshop brushes available for download on the Web. If you donn't have Photoshop, you may have though you couldn't use these Photoshop Brushes. But not any more. Learn how you convert ABR files to PNG files so you can use them in your preferred photo editor.

Florals with Flourish - Custom Shapes and Brushes
This collection includes 20 Floral with Flourish designs in custom shape format and brush format for use in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. PNG files are also provided for other software users.

Free Photoshop Brush Sets by Shelby Kate Schmitz
Download a free bubble brush set for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

Leprakawn's Free Brushes for Photoshop or Elements
Download free brush sets for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. This collection includes sparkle brushes which can be used for highlight or reflection "glints" and stars to add sparkle to your designs.

Free Christian Brush Sets - Download Brushes for Photoshop and Elements
Download several sets of free high-resolution brushes for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. These brushes are based on Christian symbols and includes crosses, doves, fish, stars, and many more Christian objects and symbols.

Sue's Free Photoshop Brush Set One
Free dingbat brush tips from your Guide. Compatible with Photoshop version 4 and higher.

Sue's Free Photoshop Brush Set Two
Free dingbat brush tips from your Guide. Compatible with Photoshop version 4 and higher.

Sue's Free Photoshop Brush Set Three
Free dingbat brush tips from your Guide. Compatible with Photoshop version 4 and higher.

Sue's Free Photoshop Brush Set Four
Free dingbat brush tips from your Guide. Compatible with Photoshop version 4 and higher.

Loading Brushes in Photoshop
How to load brushes from the brush palette menu in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

Blendfu - Creative Photoshop Brushes
Preview, test, and download hundreds of brush sets in Photoshop or GIMP formats.

Blinding-Light Photoshop Brushes
Blinding-Light brush sets include butterflies, Christmas, feathers, flowers, grunge, leaves, pixel, shapes, and swirly brushes.

BRUSH | FED
Currently offers 722 brushes in 33 sets for Photoshop CS and earlier versions. Site displays a preview of each set so you can download the ones you like.

Brusheezy - Download Free Photoshop brushes and patterns.
"A place for artists to download and vote for the best custom Photoshop brushes and Photoshop patterns on the internet!"

BrushLovers.com
BrushLovers.com offers a large collection of exclusive free and premium Photoshop Brushes. The high resolution brushes can be used for both personal and commercial projects.

Damned in Black Brushes
Brush sets include films and old projectors, corners, barcodes, angels and roses, bloody words, water and drops, butterflies, old writings, faeries, handwriting, paper, spikes and chains, trees, eyes, flowers, and leaf.

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes, Series 1
"20 large-format, highly detailed brushes that attempt, within the confines of Photoshop's paint engine, to replicate the behavior of common media applicators, including cloth, rags, rollers and sponges."

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes, Series 2
25 brushes " that emulate natural media in a variety of uses, including edges, tips, sides and softer applications. If you don't find exactly what you need in this particular collection, it will be easy enough for you to modify these brushes to find the exact look you're trying to create."

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes, Series 3
"30 individual brushes using a wide variety of brush tips. They're all textured, customizable and, of course, free."

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes, Series 4
35 assorted custom brushes for Adobe Photoshop 7... ranging from soft, textured brushes to "Spirographic" effects that can follow the motion of your stroke or even be used to stroke a path. All of them use various dynamics in the Photoshop 7 Paint Engine to achieve their effects--scattering, directionality, pressure support for opacity, etc."

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes, Series 5
"In this first series of distress brushes, I've tried to stay away from anything that might smack of a preset, such as specific shapes for stains, tears and the like. Instead, these brushes are designed to create more subtle distress textures. In all, there are 30 such brushes in this collection."

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes, Series 6
"25 textured brushes for creating backgrounds for your canvas, adding distress effects to images or just painting with different media styles."

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes, Series 7
"30 individually textured, dynamic brushes for Macintosh and Windows."

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes, Series 8
"35 nature-themed texture brushes... designed to create quick background textures, floral patterns and the like with dynamic colors, sizes and shapes."

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes, Series 9
"25 squiggle brushes for creating complex textures effects... based on chaotic line patterns, which, when applied, can produce anything from rough edges to highly detailed, deep background textures."

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes, Series 10
"25 bristled and textured brushes... About half of the brushes in this week's collection actually resemble bristle brushes. The other half fall into the more general category of "textured brushes," which I've kept in the collection because I think they'll be useful for creating some unique, rich backgrounds for your artwork or even serve as the basis for generating your own texture patterns."

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes, Series 11
25 brushes for cloud and vapor trail effects. "The cloud brushes (17 in total) use large nibs and scattering for producing skyscapes, while the vapor trail brushes use smaller nibs and tighter scattering to produce thin jet (or rocket) trails, as well as smoke columns or anything else you can come up with."

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes, Series 12
26 brushes for hair and fur effects.

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes, Series 13
"A collection of brushes designed to emulate children's crayons, as well as variations on chalk, some similar to the kind you'd use on a chalkboard, others more pastel-like."

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes, Series 14
"30 individual brushes, including 10 puffy cloud brushes, designed to scatter and produce random formations; seven lightning brushes, including individual brushes to create forking effects; various lighting brushes to create light rays, light burst and aurora borealis effects; and several moon brushes, which generate images of the moon at various phases."

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes, Series 15
"15 medium- to large-scale brushes for Photoshop designed to create textured effects for backgrounds, ranging from canvas-like materials to rough stone. They can also be used to produce distress or texture effects over images."

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes, Series 16
25 brushes for creating dust and trail effects by Dave Nagel.

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes, Series 17
20 textured, dynamic brushes By Dave Nagel.

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes, Series 18
25 nature-themed background brushes by David Nagel.

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes, Series 19
"20 individual tools for creating hair and fur effects... from short and curly hair to long and wild."

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes, Series 20
"20 brushes for generating a variety of skin textures--from somewhat smooth skin to freckles, pock marks and blemishes."

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes, Series 21
"25 individual brushes for creating hair effects--eyebrows, moustaches, body hair, etc."

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes, Series 22
"25 individual brushes designed to emulate natural media, ranging from variations on bristle brushes--dry, loaded and creamy, from subtle streaks to sparse lines--to textured charcoals and soft pastels. It also includes some brushes designed for painting background textures to use as backgrounds."

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes, Series 23
"30 brushes designed to simulate a variety of strand types--long, short, curly, straight and wavy--for applications like texture mapping for 3D objects or compositing in 2D images."

David Nagel's Brushes for Adobe Photoshop, Series 25
"25 brushes covering grass and moss, sand and dirt, rock and other natural textures. Each one of these brushes includes its own set of dynamics and unique nibs, and they are all, of course, fully customizable to suit your needs better.'

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes Series 27
"20 individual brushes, each with unique nibs, for creating skin textures. Some are meant to be used singly, others in combination to produce greater detail--such as cellular patterns, lines, blemishes and the like. Each includes its own set of full dynamics, which can be modified to suit your own needs."

Dave Nagel's Photoshop Brushes Series 29
"21 brushes designed to emulate the appearance (and sometimes the behavior) of traditional drawing and painting tools, such as charcoal, pastel, bristle brushes and the like."

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes Series 31
"30 brushes for producing textile-inspired textures, such as burlap and wool, and can be used to create textures for 3D objects or to create backgrounds for 2D images."

David Nagel's Photoshop Brushes Series 32
"20 custom brushes designed to produce highly detailed human and animal surface textures. These include scales, bumpy surfaces, wrinkled surfaces and rough surfaces that can be used to simulate a wide variety of textures."

Digital Goodies Brushes
An assortment of free brushes in both .jbr (Paint Shop Pro) and .abr (Photoshop) formats.

Fingerprint Brushes
This pack contains 15 fingerprints brushes.

Fresh Foliage Photoshop Brushes for High Resolution [Part I]
"These brushes are big, and meant for print. You can use them for Web stuff as well, but you will need to size them down. Most of them are around 1800 pixels wide."

Fresh Foliage Photoshop Brushes for High Resolution [Part II]
These brushes are big, and meant for print. You can use them for Web stuff as well, but you will need to size them down. Most of them are around 1800 pixels wide.

Get Photoshop Brushes
"All of the brushes reviewed by us are rated and categorized by brush type, author, quality and Adobe Photoshop version, plus documented with an example of usage and a screenshot for each brush set, to help you easily find and download the right Photoshop brush pack for your artistic needs."

Home Plans Brush Set
"I made a new brush set called 'Home Plans'. It's several brushes that you can use to build your own dream house with, including balconies, secret passageways, interior and exterior French doors, single and double fireplaces, staircases, bannisters and porch/deck railings, and a lot more."

In Obscuro Photoshop Brushes
"Over 40 brush sets for Photoshop 7 and up. Lace, paint, ornaments, wings, barcodes, old paper, grunge textures, wings, symbols, borders, flowers, spider webs, graffiti, various objects and many more."

Leaf Brush Set
This free set of leaf brushes is devoted to the simple, elegant leaf.

Miss M | photoshop brushes & graphic resources
Large collection of unique, free brush sets offered free for non-commercial use.

Photoshop brush search engine
"This is a Photoshop brush search engine. Brushes are manually selected and categorized. More than 600 brush sets have been listed. Everybody can suggest his own brush sets for inclusion."

Photoshop Brushes from Photoshop Tutorials Blog
Airplane, hands, twirls, and circle brush sets. All free for personal, non-commercial use.

Photoshop Brushes: Botched Ornaments 01
"The Botched Ornaments 01 are made up of a handful of decorative elements each distressed to varying degrees. The images were sourced from an old clip-art book, scanned, cleaned up, and weathered accordingly."

Photoshop Bubble Brush Set
"Some of the brushes depict cartoon bubbles, allowing for that simple touch. Others aim to be more photographic in their nature. I find that both kinds have their uses in different situations."

Photoshop Heart Brush Set
"A brush set with over 25 heart brushes... includes two main sizes of hearts, small and large, but of course the brushes can be adjusted to any size you like."

Photoshop Lightning Brush Set
A brush set including both realistic and cartoon lightning brushes.

Photoshop Polaroid Brush
Give your photos a 'snapshot' look with these Polaroid brushes.

Photoshop Music Brush Set
Around 75 music-themed brushes in the set. Many are small symbols, but there are some larger brushes depicting entire sheet music sections, for that 'fuller' look you sometimes need for backgrounds.

Photoshop Snowflake Brush Set
"You'll find snowflake brushes, both realistic and stylistic. There are snow brushes, to set the scene or add atmosphere. I've made ice brushes, for a pond or a background! And even icicle brushes, to add impact or definition."

Photoshop Star Brush Set
"The brush set includes two types of stars. Most of the stars are of the symbolic type, which can be used in many situations. Some of the later stars can be used to create more realistic effects, for those photographic night skies."

Photoshop Swirl Brush Set
"The brushes come in several flavors, from the traditional artistic flick, to more geometric, almost mathematical, constructions. Because swirls come in many shapes and sizes, it seemed logical that any decent swirl brush set would need a wide range of different swirl brushes."

PhotoshopIsland Free Stuff
Download free pumpkin brush and star brush sets.

P i x e l : C h i c k Free Photoshop Brushes
Several free sets including eyes, grunge, blueprints, signs, flowers, scratches. The brushes are compatible with Photoshop CS.

Tattoo Photoshop Brushes
"I embarked on a journey last week to create some tattoo inspired brushes. I sat down with some graph paper, a pencil, and some tattoo magazines. Taking cues from some of my favorites I drew several designs, scanned them, traced my sketches in Illustrator, converted my art to vector, and then I brought them into Photoshop and made a nice little set of brushes for you." Also in PNG format.

Worn Photoshop Brushes For High Resolution Set 1
Worn, tattered, distressed Photoshop brushes for working with high resolution.

Worn Photoshop Brushes For High Resolution Set 2
"I had so much fun making the first round of brushes I stayed up last night making these. Again these are quite large brushes, so they are mainly for working with materials meant for print."

Worn Photoshop Brushes For High Resolution Set 3
The third set of worn brushes from Jason Gaylor.

Xenographia.com Free Photoshop Brushes
Two sets of free brushes: Flowers, and Bugs and Arachnids.

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