Brushes are one of the best and most used Photoshop tools that designers love to use to enrich their designs. They not just help you save time and effort that is required in creating complex design elements but give a creative touch to your artwork as well.
As designers are always on a lookout for creative and free brushes in their design arsenal, I present you the most comprehensive list of best free Photoshop brushes. In this list, there are brushes related to almost everything that comes under the sun. Also, all brushes are high quality and have been taken from different Photoshop brushes sites.
Let’s take a look. Brace yourself, this is going to be a long list!
- Grunge brushes
- Nature-inspired Brushes
- Paint and Watercolor Brushes
- Photo Effects Brushes
- Artistic Brushes
- Symbols Brushes
Grunge Photoshop Brushes
High quality and free grunge brushes that help you add extra texture or give dirty look to any type of design.
A set of simple yet high-quality street grunge brushes to give gravel, street or ripped effect to your art work.
This is a set of 12 high-resolution Photoshop brushes that are compatible with PS7 and above.
Highly aesthetic paint lines brushes (a set of 24 brushes) that are very suitable for creating grungy backgrounds.
If you are looking to make a creative textured background, try out this fresh set of grunge brushes by Titi Montoya.
Sometimes in a design, you need a slightly textured background that can be done through subtle grunge brushes. These brushes are free to use in both your personal and commercial projects.
A pack of free Photoshop brushes to give ink and watercolor effect. All of these brushes have been created using either watercolor paints or Indian ink on card.
Download this pack of high quality grunge Photoshop brushes. These are also free for commercial and non-commercial use.
A set of 7 high-quality brushes with splatter effect that can be used as a background or to give dirty effect to your design.
A set of 6 high-resolution brushes to give grungy paint effect. Though the creator does not ask for credits but favors will be appreciated.
A cool preset of 7 hi-res grunge brushes by Adhar Maheshwari. No credits required for any kind of use.
If you’re looking for grungy but a little subtle background this pack is just for you. The pack has 42 subtle grungy textured bushes suitable for Photoshop CS.
Yet another set of brushes by Titi Montoya. These Photoshop brushes are high-resolution and richly grungy.
A pack of 12 brushes from grungy shapes, clouds, and an additional 5 optical flares. These are free to use in any kind of project.
Based upon the stars of the heavens, this set is designed to bring violent destruction upon the use of other sets.
The package contains 15 different brushes made of different wall pictures. You will find cracks, scratches and dirty brushes.
8 large floral brushes, for use on headers and wallpapers. 7 100×100 floral brushes, for use on icons.
These hole brushes are higher res so would be good for higher res projects as well.
Smudge brushes that can be used in almost any kind of design. These are free to download without the need to credit the creator.
An array of good quality Photoshop CS3 brushes with different elements of industry like chimnies, metalic structures and engines etc – all absolutely free to use.
Nature-inspired Photoshop Brushes
Drawing water waves all from scratch is quite a hectic task. Instead, you can use these water waves brushes to save time and give a cool effect.
This is a set of 15 high-quality snow effect brushes with 2500+ px size. A great substitute for creating snow effect manually. Ideal for flyers, banners, cards, art.
This is an amazing set of 21 Photoshop brushes with surreal elements like moon, fairy, angel wings and feather etc.
Beautifully line-drawn brushes (set of 11 free brushes). These brushes include leaves, flowers, branches, ideal to create any invitation or wedding card.
Create an ancient map or maybe illustration for a storybook with these cartography brushes that give a nice hand-sketched look. The set includes map lines, ancient language and geographical elements like mountains and trees etc.
Wow your clients with these amazing and mysterious owl-feather brushes. Can be used for making bookmarks or just a surreal design.
A set of 7 stardust brushes to create a busy background, starry sky or perhaps your own Galaxy.
Your Christmas, New Year or Winter season designs always have something to do with snowflakes. And what better way to create magical snowflakes than this set of 15 PS brushes.
Spring summer designs are never complete without trees and grass. Use this set of high-quality trees and grass silhouettes brushes that are totally custimizable.
A pack of 15 Photoshop brushes free for both commercial and non-commercial use. You can apply them to create clouds or a cloudy background on any kind of design.
50 high-quality sky lightning strike and lightning bolt brushes for thunderstorm effects. You can easily add any color to them and use them in your designs.
High-quality raindrops and raining effect brushes. These are free to use and ideal for weather websites or apps, or wherever suitable.
A set of 10 cool brushes for Photoshop CS1 to CS5 by ShiftyJ. These are abstract brushes inspired by the Aurora lights, however with a modern touch.
Most used among the nature-inspired designs, these are 12 brushes representing feathers and birds.
A beautiful flower brushes set with a variety of different flowers. Customize them, use them in your designs but don’t forget to credit the creator.
A set of 3 large brushes of night sky (space dust, stars, moon scenes, etc.). Use them to create cool flyers, brochures, wallpapers and even twitter backgrounds.
Designed by WebDesignerLab, these 12 Photoshop fireworks brushes are best suited for New year celebration-themed design projects.
Abstract crystal shape Photoshop brushes, designed using Photoshop CS3 (and should work for anything above). These can be used in just about any design.
A huge set of over 50 brushes with light effect or Attractors Effect. All of these brushes are over 900px in size.
The set contains five high-resolution Photoshop brushes representing flowers of different designs.
These are hi-res Photoshop brushes of smoke. All of these brushes are free to use for commercial and non-commercial projects.
Here are 8 hand-drawn photoshop brushes of different halos or circular designs. These brushes are ideal for designing wedding or invitation cards or as a random design element.
A set of premium summer brushes that includes summer elements like butterflies, swirls, trees and other floral elements.
These are free and high-quality rose petal brushes created using Photoshop CS3 by Ann Frost.
A set of edgy techno brushes with abstract shapes. The author has tried to jump out of his comfort zone and create a fresh set of brushes.
Here is yet another set of 6 totally high-res star brushes that can be downloaded and used for free.
Want to create a hyper-realistic moon, half moon or maybe full? Try among this set of high quality moon brushes.
With this set of smokey fire Photoshop brushes, you will be getting a huge pack of 50 brushes and they all are compatible with PS 7 and up!
Another set of brushes in this list by Titi Montaya. The pack includes 5 high definition (1000×1000) brushes with fibers effect.
Want to add electrifying lightening effects in your artwork? You must try among this set of high-quality lightning brushes and patterns.
Add lovely frosty effect to your Winter or Christmas artwork with these frosty edges brushes that are totally free to download.
A comprehensive set of space and planets brushes. The set contains 154 hi-res space elements like falling stars, planets, nebulae, and galaxies etc.
Here are some amazing tree border brushes that can help you achieve realistic plant/ tree effects.
Awesome Photoshop brushes to bring in the 4th of July or similar celebration effect. The pack contains 10 detailed firework explosion brushes.
Sea life is always difficult to draw but when you have such jellyfish brushes it becomes piece of cake.
Create beautiful butterfly wings with this interesting set. Through these are created on CS 2, however, you can also get PS7 brushes as well.
Create beautiful palm trees with this set of 10 high quality Photoshop brushes.
Take a look at these 8 really beautiful fantasy butterfly brushes to spice up your painting.
Give your designs a spring, summer or floral look with these butterflies with flower brushes set.
Here are 12 demolished cracks brushes compatible with PS 7 and up. You can use this to draw cracked wall or any other surface.
Yet another set of moon brushes in this list. These are 45 huge, medium and small moon brushes for PS7 and above.
Create surreal rain effect with these high-quality rain brushes.
Ideal for giving your designs Halloween and other scarry or old effect, these 15 spider web brushes are best to save your time and effort.
Paint and Watercolor Photoshop Brushes
Create colorful cactuses and succulents with these cactuses plants brushes. These brushes have hand-drawn watercolor effect.
Tropical animals, birds, fish and plants drawn with watercolor effect. It’s a set of 6 brushes that are free for personal use only.
Create crazy wild creatures with this set of 4 amazing Photoshop brushes. You can use them for both commercial and non-commercial purposes.
A huge collection of 93 watercolor effect brushes free for personal and commercial use. The brushes are suitably spaced so you get a constant texture.
This set includes 7 splatter type Photoshop brushes that can be used in almost any kind of design.
These are 15 high-resolution (3000×3000) splatter brushes done in Photoshop CS6.
Created using either watercolor paints or Indian ink on card, here is a pack of 8 high quality free brushes.
This pack contains 20 high-resolution brushes (approximately 2000ÃÂ2000 pixels), that are perfect when applied on paper textures.
A pack of 32 high-quality splatter brushes created with watercolor paint on cold press that can work with PS 7 or above.
This is a set of abstract brushes in geometrical shapes ideal to create logos and corporate designs.
A se of 12 strings and bubbles brushes set. These are high resolution that makes it a bit slower to download.
7 high-quality Photoshop brushes to create smudges, grungy and paint trails. These brushes are compatible with PS7 and above.
A set of 5 Photoshop brushes based on abstract designs suitable for creating backgrounds.
A cool pack of 10 hand-painted watercolour brushes. These are great for creating interesting backgrounds or decorating your work.
Some abstract artistic brushes for Photoshop and GIMP. These include globs of paint, ink drops, watercolor droplets and brushstrokes, acrylic brushstrokes, and various other artistic media shapes.
If you want to paint a picture by using PS brushes only, this set of 36 brushes can give you all the variety you want. It has standard round brushes, smudge brushes, strokes, lines, and clouds etc.
Create rough and grungy kind of textures with this collection of strokes and fan brushes. Either it’s a wallpaper or a background, these are quite versatile to use.
As long as you have these high quality brick brushes in your collection, you’ll never have to draw a wall brick by brick. The brushes work in CS 3 and can be used to create wall background or textures etc.
Watercolor brushes come in handy for all different kinds of projects, especially with paper textures. Here are 25 high-quality watercolor Photoshop brushes preset free to download and use.
Give awesome paint strokes effect with these 13 hi-res Photoshop brushes. With these you can create grunge, textured and brush strokes background.
Designed by John Schill, this is a beautiful watercolor brushes set. You can use all 7 of these brushes for commercial and non-commercial projects.
A cool pack of 10 brushes for your grungy, hooligan-look designs. You can create walls or funky backgrounds or wallpapers with these paint dripping down brushes.
These cool brushes have been created using actual paint markers. Use them for any design project for free.
Here is a set of 32 brushes that can work with CS2 to Photoshop 7. Water color splatter have great application in funky desings and print marketing material.
A huge collection of 41 high-resolution watercolor effects brushes compatible with CS7 and above.
Here are 17 free hi-res Photoshop paint splatter brushes usable for almost any kind of design.
As the name suggests these are some of the most insanely creative watercolor brushes. The set has different watercolor paint splashes.
A set of 28 ink and watercolor brushes. Thes set has been created using Pelikan Watercolors, table salt, and Higgins India ink etc. Free to use the author, however, requires credit.
This is a set of 14 high-resolution paint effect brushes that have been created using acrylic paint. Free to use for commercial and non-commercial projects.
Create awesome backgrounds and textures with 16 sponge paints and swirls brushes.
13 awesome abstract brushes including swirls, and light lines. These are ideal for techno as well as surreal designs.
Quickly and easily create natural-looking pencil sketches, without the pencil. The brush uses both pen pressure and tilt to create a very natural feel and look.
Photo Effects Photoshop Brushes
Bokeh is one of the best background types for any kind of design. So it’s a good idea to keep these cool bokeh effect brushes in your collection.
A cool set of 6 high-quality paint splatter brushes free for commercial and non-commercial use.
A set of 30 special Photoshop brushes created for desining magazines and other print material.
Want a quick and easy way to add bokeh to your images? Download these seamless bokeh textures that are high resolution and free to use.
Create a bunch of beautiful hand-drawn balloon with this simple and free brush.
Ideal for magazine artists and fashion graphic designers, here are 8 extreme faux lashes brushes (also a set of 8 flipped brushes so they can be easily used for both eyes).
Special brushes for different types of hair including bangs, braids, wavy, straight, curly, ponytails etc. The brushes can work with Photoshop and GIMP.
A life-saver for graphic designers who work in the fashion and human art, these are eyelashes brushes created for Photoshop CS.
Artistic Photoshop Brushes
This is a free brush set containing 22 hi-res Photoshop brushes in different sizes and variations. The brushes are compatible with any version of Photoshop.
Swirly flower and floral brushes that are perfect for borders and corners.
This is a set of 10 high-quality grass brushes that are crisp, large and clear – just wonderful for all your nature art projects.
Nice cherry blossom flower brushes for lovely floral or spring effect. Just play with some brush presets and spread cherry petals everywhere.
With these brushes, you can add just the right amount of Victorian flair to your next design. Each brush is royalty-free and designed by an expert.
This pack comes with 9 hand-drawn original floral designs. You will receive all file formats for you to flip, rotate and modify.
A pack of 6 free destroyed ornament brushes made with Photoshop CS6. You can play with brush options, scale texture, increase and decrease to get the best result.
Here are beautiful floral ornaments vector brushes. You will need Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape to customize these vector ornaments.
A set of 13 complex tech brushes, all made with PS 7. You can use these brushes in tech-inspired designs or background.
A nice set of 12 abstract brushes with geometrical shapes and lines etc. The brushes are free to use but the author would appreciate favors.
Radiate brush set was created by running random geometric shapes through the same sequence of Photoshop actions, each time creating something unique.
Beautiful fabric texture brushes to be used as clothes and garments artwork. These 9 brushes are totally high resolution and free to use.
If you want a quick and easy way to add bokeh to your images, download these free bokeh textures. These high-res textures are seamless meaning that you can tile them.
There are 6 Alien doodle brushes files. The author has sketched these doodle brush files by hand with a 2B pencil. Use them for whatever you want.
A set of 9 technical, sci-fi map like Photoshop brushes. Design futuristic and sci-fi web pages, backgrounds or wallpapers with them. The brushes can be used for techno design background.
Cup stains are a useful element for making hotel and restaurant designs. You can download this set of 105 high-quality brushes to add to your collection.
Here is a pack of hand-drawn doodle brushes for Photoshop. Vector objects of the doodles are also included in this pack.
Ideal for designing backgrounds and textures, cross hatch Photoshop brushes set is free to download.
Here are 100+ brushes for Photoshop 6+. The author requests you to give credit if the brushes are used in any project.
Beautiful Chinese painting brushes set of 47 quality brushes. The designer, however, does not allow these to be used in commercial projects.
20 absolutely high-quality brushes to give blood marks effects to your designs. Brushes are compatible with PS7 and above.
If you want to give your designs Lolita-type look, then try these awesome brushes. These are totally free to use for personal and commercial projects.
Here are 6 dandelion puff brushes free for commercial and personal use.
A great set of Photoshop brushes for creating trippy effects at night. The designer created these through photos of fireworks.
Apophysis brushes set with soft edges and high quality. The set has 9 different brushes in total.
Yet another set of elegant lace brushes. The designer asks for a link back from anyone who uses these brushes in the project.
18 brushes of great quality, each representing a different textile ornament design.
A set of 37 brushes from various torn and wrinkled, pieces of tape brushes made in Photoshop 7.0.
Two barbed wire brushes, both high quality and can be suitably used for war, house or outdoors design.
Here is a set of hi-res brushes for Photoshop (created in CS3) with sizes range from about 700px to 1600px.
Here is HQ metal mesh brush by SocioBunneh available in different sizes.
A useful pack of 17 architectural ornaments brushes for Photoshop and free to use in any design.
Symbols Photoshop Brushes
Here are some crack brushes made from cracks in trees, paint and soil. This crack brush pack can be used for cuts and scabs.
These are 10 free tribal animals tattoo brushes. Each brush has a different animal representing a different design.
Create fun conversation with these free sketchy doodle brushes. The 4 brushes in this pack are skillfully-designed and are always royalty-free.
This is a unique set of brushes that includes 6 hi-res cross brushes that you are sure to find a great use for.
Ideal for Halloween-inspired design, these are 20 high-resolution brushes free for everyone.
Here are 20 Thanksgiving vintage turkey Photoshop brushes ideal for Thanksgiving-inspired designs.
A set of beautiful symbolic floral brushes free for commercial and non-commercial use.
Special Halloween lettering and symbols brushes. The set includes witch’s cap, Jack-o-lantern, ghost, and owl symbols etc.
Cute but creepy Halloween symbols brushes free for personal as well as commercial use.
Creating a Game of Thrones-inspired artwork? Check out this set of 16 majestic and horrifying dragon bushes for Photoshop.
A set of 9 beautiful birds brushes and silhouettes free to download.
Designing a wine menu or October fest artwork? Try these 13 high-quality Photoshop brushes and impress your clients.
A huge collection of 68 brushes showing a wide variety of symbols from different subjects.
A treasure chest for anyone who loves to create Internet memes, here are 50 range faces brushes free to use.
Ideal design elements for Valentine’s day artwork or wedding or invitation cards designs, here are 16 brushes in this set of cute arrows.
A wide variety of trails brushes including single, texture, stripes and sprays. You can change their settings to get interesting results. And don’t forget to attribute the author.
10 random patterns and shapes brushes that are easily customizable for any project.
Beautiful hand-written text brushes. The words incldue “i love you”, “bye!”, “with love”, and “hello” etc.
Cute hand-drawn emoji brushes set. Free for commercial and non-commercial use.
Who doesn’t like a crown? And if you get a set of 10 different types of high-quality crown brushes in your collection, then it makes your designs all the more good.
A set of random beautifully hand-drawn brushes suitable for any occasion and any type of artwork.
A nice collection of various brushes – mostly labels and ribbons but some other design elements too.
There are 4 brushes in this set of horrifying yet high-quality swirls and tentacles brushes. Feel free to download and use in your projects.
This set of brushes contains 2 brushes, both are scattered diamonds (or jewels). One is a solid colour and the other uses Colour Dynamics to give a hue of colours.
A freeware brush pack of different types of circles highly versatile for just about any design work.
This is a set of various arcane and magical circles and symbols. Ideal for fantasy and sci-fi illustrations!
Yet another set of lace brushes in this collection. These are 6 hi-res lace ornament brushes with a vintage touch. However, you can only use it for personal projects.
Creative Photoshop brush set of fashioned heart shape made out of different elements.
Smudged vines bundle comes with ten brushes and is made to work with Photoshop 7 but should work in Photoshpp cs4 and up.
This bundle of brushes is a funky splattered circles. Its grungy and fluid feel which offers great pop-art, clean and grunge artworks.
The Kurdish floral brushes are unique in design, hence can be used to create distinctive graphics and cultural artwork.
This pack contains 15 brushes and the bundle is compatible with PS 7 and up!
Useful set of smudge brushes that can help create eye-catching designs.
This set of simple button brushes are useful and can be quite handy in multiple designs.
The All-New Ditsy Clouds pack contains 9 uniquely ditsy brushes including various clouds and rain. These are 2500×2500 high-resolution brushes.
This is a set of 8 tag brush files. 4 of the tag brush files have strings attached, the other four are au naturel. This is a great label and tag brush pack!
Bow brush again are quite handy in creating formal designs.
Usually chain brushes are not very common that’s why this given set is among the few ones and can definitely be used in a number of different designs.
This bundle offers a massive collection of impressive brushes that are quite suitable for any design needs.
These 11 spring flower ornament brushes are quite handy for simple and elegant designs.
This set of checkered brushes can be used for numerous designs and can be equally handy for both graphic and web design.
The pack contains the letters of the alphabet, numbers and some extras. Theres a piece of tape and some marks which could be used in white and added to the labels once they’re done to make them look authentic and cool.
An extensive bundle of 122 brushes that is good enough for any kind of graphic desgin.
A highly useful set of 8 brushes that is enough to fulfill any barcode related design needs that you may have!
An interesting set of simple yet elegant pack of solid and dotted lines.
The pack contains 70 cute brushes for lines, random scribbles and drawings, animals and a lot of hearts!
This is an awesome set of 20 hand-drawn musical note scribble brushes that are made in Photoshop 6.0 and will work perfectly with all higher versions.
The set of rock star brushes contain 8 different brushes, and they are designed using Adobe Photoshop CS3.
This given set of brushes comes in a number of different variations and also available in multiple sizes to suit various design needs.
This set of 7 pen brushes by Chantal Timmer is immaculate and perfect to use for any literary or academic design.
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