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 we can. And today we take a look at some of the best high-resolution Photoshop brush packs currently available in the design community.
So grab them while you can and top-up your designer toolbox, you just never know when you will need them. We hope you find them useful!
How to Install & Use Photoshop Brushes
Photoshop brushes let you express your creativity in a completely new way. With hundreds of Photoshop brushes available for download, you are truly spoilt for choice so there’s no excuse not to use them. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to install and use Photoshop brushes.
- Download Photoshop brush you want to use and unzip the file
- On your computer, go to 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 Load button, 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 Brush Settings panel
Wavenwater Photoshop Brushes (Free)
The Wavenwater Photoshop brushes is 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.
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.
Plant Photoshop Brushes (Free, 130 Brushes)
Check out this collection of 130 Photoshop brushes that feature various plants. This set would be perfect for any nature-oriented design. You can download this set and use it for commercial and personal projects but attribution is required.
Subtle Grunge Brushes (Free, 10 Brushes)
This set contains 10 subtle grunge brushes designed to give your work a distressed appearance, giving your work an aged retro look and feel.
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.
High Resolution Fire Photoshop Brushes (Free, 20 Brushes)
This pack contains 20 high resolution fire brushes, perfect for creating fiery text effect, glowing embers, or using them for lighting effects. Signup is required to download these free brushes.
Photoshop Smoke Brushes (Free, 13 Brushes)
This pack contains 13 high quality Photoshop smoke brushes perfect for your next design project.
Hi-Res Smoke Photoshop Brushes (Free, 4 Brushes)
Check out this collection of 4 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.
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 set contains more than 60 floral, garland, and wreath brushes.
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 project but keep in mind attribution is required.
Stamp-O-Matic – Vintage Seal & Stamp Brushes (Free, 56 Brushes)
Stamp-O-Matic, created using images from The British Library’s Flickr Stream, is a collection 56 vintage stamps and seals, packaged nicely into an easy to use brush set.
Artistic Studio: Watercolor Toolkit (Envato Elements)
This set is perfect if you want to seriously 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.
Bokeh Photoshop Brushes (Free, 8 Brushes)
If you want to apply a bokeh effect to your design easily, try this set of bokeh brushes. You will find 8 different brushes that can be used in any personal project.
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.
Goldish Kit For Photoshop + Extras (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.
This set of realistic charcoal brushes was born out of an artist’s need for realistic charcoal feel 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, 9 Brushes)
There are 9 fabric textures in this pack, and are all sized at 4380px by 4917px with a resolution of 300dpi. Signup is required to download these free brushes.
Distressed Halftone Brush Strokes (Free, 21 Brushes)
In this brush pack there are 21 hand-painted brush strokes that have been post-processed and bitmapped inside Photoshop, giving them a wonderful distressed halftone effect.
Lightning Photoshop Brushes (Free, 3 Brushes)
How about adding some lightning to your project? With the help of this brushes, you’re sure to make some electrifying designs! Brushes can be used for personal projects.
Watercolor ProBrush (Envato Elements)
This set of watercolor brushes is available as a part of your Elements subscription. The set contains 83 handmade watercolor brushes, ink, stroke, and dry medium brushes.
Oil Photoshop Brushes (Free, 12 Brushes)
If you need oil Photoshop brushes, this set will serve you nicely. The set contains 12 brushes that can be used in personal and commercial projects. Attribution is required.
So What.atn (Free, 30 Brushes)
Consider this set of Photoshop brushes if you’re looking for something a bit different. You will find 30 high resolution brushes that are free to use for commercial and personal projects. Attribution is required.
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 9 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 10 brushes and they can be used for both commercial and personal projects.
Feathers and Birds Brushes (Free, 12 Brushes)
Create realistic birds and feathers with the help of these 12 bird and feather brushes for Photoshop. Brushes can be used in commercial and personal projects and crediting is required.
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, however 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.
Emoji Photoshop Brushes (Free)
Have fun with these emoji Photoshop brushes. The pack has 6 emoji brushes that you can use in your personal and commercial projects.
Rain Photoshop Brush Set (Free)
Create 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 10 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.
Photorealistic Explosion Brushes (Free, 16 Brushes)
Take your photo manipulations to the next level with this set of photorealistic explosion brushes. The pack contains 16 brushes and can be used in personal projects.
TC Magic Spells (Free, 21 Brushes)
With the help of this brush pack, your designs will become more magical. The pack contains 21 different brushes that are perfect for all designs mystical and magical. Crediting is required but the brushes can be used commercially and non-commercially.
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.
Electrifying Lightning Strikes Brushes (Free, 18 Brushes)
Make your designs more electrifying with this brush pack. You will find 18 different brushes that are easy to use and adjust to your needs.
Painting Brushes (Free, 56 Brushes)
If you like digital painting, try this brush set. It was designed with painting works in mind and contains 56 different brushes.
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 effect 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.
Even More Brushes…
If you”re looking for a particular type of free Photoshop brush, you should be able to find it in one of these collections:
- 35 Swirl & Ribbon Photoshop Brushes
- 30 Fractal Brush Packs for Photoshop
- 25 Abstract Photoshop Brush Packs
- 30 Splatter & Water Color Photoshop Brushes
- 20 Free Subtle & Soft Textured Photoshop Brush Packs
- 40 Grungy Photoshop Brushes Sets
- 20 Technology Photoshop Brush Sets
- 50 Light Effects Photoshop Brush Packs
- 20 Free High-Resolution Realistic Wood Texture Packs
- Freebie: 20 Free High-Resolution Textures
- 20 Free High-Resolution T-Shirt Mockup PSD Templates for Designers
- 20 Free Subtle & Soft Textured Photoshop Brush Packs
- 25 Free Ink, Paint and Blood Splatter Photoshop Brush Sets
- 25 Free MacBook Mockup Photoshop PSD Templates
- 20 Free Abstract Photoshop Brush Packs
- 25 Free Watercolor Brush Sets for Adobe Photoshop