Photoshop brushes are a fantastic time-saver that allows you to quickly create or enhance artwork or graphics with just a few simple effects and clicks. They let you express your creativity in a completely new way and are an integral part of every designer’s toolbox.
Photoshop does come bundled with a selection of preset brushes, but they’re never enough. You will always need more. With thousands upon thousands of Photoshop brushes available for download, you are truly spoilt for choice, so there’s no excuse not to download and use them.
The demand for high-quality Photoshop brushes is huge. Every designer wants them. Every designer needs them. And as you will no doubt already know, we love to highlight and share as many free design resources as possible.
Today, we take a look at some of the best free high-resolution Photoshop brush packs currently available in the design community.
So download these free Photoshop Brushes and install them all. You just never know when you might need them.
- Abstract Photoshop Brushes
- Fractal Photoshop Brushes
- Grunge Photoshop Brushes
- Light Effects Photoshop Brushes
- Nature Photoshop Brushes
- Scribble & Doodle Photoshop Brushes
- Smoke Photoshop Brushes
- Splatter Photoshop Brushes
- Subtle Photoshop Brushes
- Swirl & Ribbon Photoshop Brushes
- Technology Photoshop Brushes
- Vintage Photoshop Brushes
- Watercolor Photoshop Brushes
Scribble Art Photoshop Brushes (Free, 39 Brushes)
If you need to add an abstract line or shape to your designs, then this free collection of scribble art Photoshop brushes is for you.
Da Vinci Pencil Photoshop Brushes (Envato Elements)
This high-resolution set contains twenty-five varied hard and soft lead pencil and sketching brushes.
Wavenwater Photoshop Brushes (Free)
The Wavenwater Photoshop brushes are a set of artistic brushes and tool presets for Photoshop. You can freely use these brushes in your projects and let your creativity run wild.
Stipple Brushes for Photoshop (Envato Elements)
If you’re looking to add a modern twist or a touch of pop art to your creations, you will love this Photoshop brush set!
The Thrasher Collection of Photoshop Brushes (Free, 8 Brushes)
The Thrasher Collection is a free set of textures and eight Photoshop brushes for giving a grungy and textured effect to your designs.
Elegant Flower High-Resolution Photoshop Brushes (Free, 15 Brushes)
This high-resolution set contains individual brushes of roses, lilacs, dandelions, and more. In total, there are fifteen flowers in the free set.
Watercolor Brushes for Photoshop (Envato Elements)
This tropical watercolor brush set for Photoshop is all you need to create a dreamy tropical watercolor scene. It features 15 watercolor brushes and various watercolor elements and backgrounds.
Ink Brushes for Photoshop (Free, 28 Brushes)
Download this free collection of 28 brushes if you need to give your designs a watercolor or distressed effect.
Real Markers Photoshop Brushes (Free, 12 Brushes)
As well as a small selection of linework brushes, this fantastic collection includes a huge collection of permanent and solid marker Photoshop brushes.
High-Res Photoshop Brushes Watercolor Collection (Envato Elements)
These watercolor brushes feature lovely floral elements. It’s a great set of brushes that will add a dose of elegance to any project. The collection contains more than 60 floral, garland, and wreath brushes.
Photoshop Stroke Brushes (Free, 27 Brushes)
Martina Palazzese’s Digital Oil Painting Brushes (Free, 6 Brushes)
Martina Palazzese has released her personal collection of brushes so that you can create your own professional digital oil paintings.
Artistic Studio: Watercolor Toolkit (Envato Elements)
This set is perfect if you want to stock up your design library. It contains 35 watercolor brushes for Photoshop as well as dozens of other watercolor elements such as textures, strokes, backgrounds, and more.
Hi-Res Smoke Photoshop Brushes (Free, 4 Brushes)
Check out this collection of four smoke brushes for Photoshop. The brushes were done in hi-res, and you can use them to spice up any design project you are working on.
Dispersion Effect Photoshop Brushes (Free, 20 Brushes)
If you’re looking for a quick way of adding the stunning dispersion effect to your designs, then this free collection of twenty Photoshop brushes is what you need.
Goldish Kit For Photoshop (Envato Elements)
Try this Goldfish kit for Photoshop if you’re working on a luxury or high-end project. The kit contains Photoshop brushes as well as layer styles, patterns, and textures.
Grunge Photoshop Brush Kit (Free, 16 Brushes)
Mixergraph Grunge Brushes (Free, 5 Brushes)
All five of the individual high-resolution textures in this free Photoshop brush pack have been hand-made, digitalized, and then individually edited.
Watercolor Design Bundle (Envato Elements)
If you’re looking for a way to add artistic elements to your designs, look no further than these beautiful watercolor brushes. The set contains 169 watercolor brushes along with other various watercolor design elements.
Hand Drawn Arrows Brush Set (Free, 80 Brushes)
All created by hand, this free Photoshop brush set contains eighty individually sketched or drawn arrows.
Coffee Paint Photoshop Brushes (Free, 16 Brushes)
If you need to give your project a distressed or rough appearance, then this collection of 16 Photoshop brushes is what you’re looking for.
Trails Brush Set (Free, 19 Brushes)
This Trails brush set features 19 high-quality brushes for Photoshop. The brushes can be used in both commercial and personal projects but keep in mind attribution is required.
Bokeh Photoshop Brushes (Free, 8 Brushes)
If you want to apply a bokeh effect to your design quickly, try this set of bokeh brushes. You will find eight different brushes that can be used in any personal project.
Abstract Watercolor Brushes (Free, 12 Brushes)
This incredible free Photoshop bundle includes twelve transparent watercolor brushes and a free paper background texture.
Charcoal Pencil Photoshop Brushes (Free, 6 Brushes)
This is a free hand-drawn charcoal pencil brush set that includes brushed, gritted, grained, flicked, and dabbed brushes.
Water Splash Photoshop Brushes (Free, 11 Brushes)
This package, created by Niño Batitis, contains 11 high-resolution water splash brushes.
Marker Streak Brushes (Free, 20 Brushes)
This set of Photoshop brushes contains 20 high-resolution marker streak brushes. The brushes can be used in both personal and commercial projects with no limitations.
This set of realistic charcoal brushes was born out of an artist’s need for a realistic charcoal effect in their designs. The set features various charcoal-style brushes and can be used with no limitations.
High Resolution Cloud Photoshop Brushes (Free, 20 Brushes)
In this high-resolution (2500px) pack, there are 20 cloud brushes. These brushes are free to download and use in both commercial and personal projects.
High-Resolution Fabric Texture Photoshop Brushes (Free, 20 Brushes)
There are twenty fabric textures in this pack, and they are all sized at 2500px.
Distressed Halftone Brush Strokes (Free, 21 Brushes)
In this brush pack, there are 21 hand-painted brushstrokes that have been post-processed and bitmapped inside Photoshop, giving them a wonderful distressed halftone effect.
Lightning Photoshop Brushes (Free, 43 Brushes)
How about adding some lightning to your project? With the help of these brushes, you’re sure to make some electrifying designs! These brushes can be used for personal projects.
Oil Photoshop Brushes (Free, 20 Brushes)
If you need oil Photoshop brushes, this set will serve you nicely. The pack contains twenty brushes that can be used in personal and commercial projects.
Splash Photoshop Brushes (Free, 15 Brushes)
Check out this collection of 15 splash brushes for Photoshop. It’s perfect for any grunge project, and you can use these brushes in both commercial and personal projects.
Brush Pack v3 by Fenris31 (Free)
This brush pack by Fenris31 contains various brushes for Photoshop that will be suitable for all kinds of artistic and design projects. Use them in commercial and personal projects alike.
If you want to achieve great results when painting rocks and water, consider this set of brushes. You will find various brushes that can be used for both commercial and personal projects. Crediting is not required but greatly appreciated.
Radiate Brush Set (Free, 12 Brushes)
This brush set includes 12 unique & abstract techno-style brushes. Great for album artwork, abstract backgrounds, and decorating tech-style design projects.
Fairy Tales Photoshop Brush Set (Free, 9 Brushes)
In this set, there are nine high-resolution (1000 up to 2500px) brushes. They can be used for creating fantasy backgrounds and textures like rocks and metals.
Old Technical Drawings Brushes (Free, 10 Brushes)
This set of brushes was made from old technical drawings, so they are pretty realistic. The pack contains ten brushes, and they can be used for both commercial and personal projects.
High Res Dry Brush Stroke Brushes (Free, 12 Brushes)
This pack of high-resolution brushes contains 12 dry brush stroke brushes. The pack can be used in personal and commercial projects. Attribution is required.
Bokeh Brushes (Free, 12 Brushes)
This set of bokeh brushes comes with 12 individual brushes that are perfect for any project that could use a little extra. The brushes are free to use in personal and commercial projects.
Rain Photoshop Brush Set (Free)
Create a realistic rain effect with the help of the Rain brushes for Photoshop. The pack can be used for commercial and personal projects.
TC-EPICA-I (Free, 10 Brushes)
TC-EPICA-I is a set of artistic brushes. It contains ten different brushes that can be used to apply textures, smudges, and effects to your designs. The pack is free for personal and commercial projects, with attribution required.
Fiber Brushes (Free, 16 Brushes)
This pack contains 16 high-resolution fiber brushes. They can be used in commercial and personal projects, and crediting is not required, but it is appreciated.
Custom Brushes of Tyler Street (Free, 40 Brushes)
With an unusual name like this, you’re bound to find some original brushes for your design project. The pack contains 40 different brushes that can be used for personal and commercial projects.
Nature Silhouettes Trees & Grass Brushes (Free, 19 Brushes)
Add a dash of nature to your designs with the help of these nature silhouette brushes. The pack contains 19 brushes and is free for personal and commercial use.
Abstract Bokeh Brushes (Free, 24 Brushes)
Now you can easily add lomo and light-leak effects to your photos without recreating this effect from scratch. The pack contains 24 different brushes.
Grimey Brushes (Free, 5 Brushes)
This pack of 5 brushes will add grime to any design. You can use the pack in personal and commercial projects with no limitations.
Watercolour & Ink Photoshop Brushes (Free, 25 Brushes)
These brushes have been created by using either watercolor paints or Indian ink on card. You can freely use them in both your personal and commercial work.
Aaron Griffin’s Digital Painting Brushes (Free, 6 Brushes)
Cloud Photoshop Brushes (Free, 15 Brushes)
There are fifteen individual cloud brushes in this set. You can use this free brush set with no commercial restrictions.
Spray Splatter Photoshop Brushes (Free, 12 Brushes)
These free splattered spray Photoshop brushes will be perfect for adding a grungy or dirty effect to your artwork.
Smoke & Fire Brushes (Free, 22 Brushes)
There are twenty-two brushes in this free high-resolution smoke and fire set.
High Resolution Fire Photoshop Brushes (Free, 20 Brushes)
This pack contains twenty high-resolution fire brushes, perfect for creating fiery text effects, glowing embers, or lighting effects.
Photoshop Smoke Brushes (Free, 13 Brushes)
This pack contains thirteen high-quality Photoshop smoke brushes that are perfect for your next design project.
How to Install Photoshop Brushes
- Download the Photoshop brush you want to use and unzip the file
- On your computer, go to the Photoshop folder and locate
Presets > Brushes
- Move your downloaded brush file to the above folder
- Launch Photoshop and go to
Edit > Presets > Preset Manager
- Click the
Loadbutton, locate your newly added brushes and click
Open. You can also use the import presets function to install an entire folder of presets at one time. Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to use the new Photoshop brush.
- To use a Photoshop brush, go to
Window > Brushes
- Select your brush and then paint over the canvas. You can adjust the size and shape of your brush in the
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