Photoshop brushes add character to any design projects. Depending on the type of brush used, they can make your design appear more bold, grungy, techno or more feminine and elegant in nature. Indeed, there is a Photoshop brush for any taste and any design need out there.
A popular category among Photoshop brushes are subtle and soft-textured brushes. They are a recent design trend so it’s no wonder that you can find plenty of these brushes online. They are well-suited for any delicate and elegant design or even a retro design that needs only a subtle brush applied to make it appear aged.
These subtle brushes work wonders on website backgrounds or to add additional depth to flyers, brochures, posters, social media graphics, and more. You can even use them on wedding or party invitations and apparel design.
As you might have guessed, there is no shortage of subtle and soft-textured brushes out there. However, wading through a seemingly endless list of Photoshop brushes is time-consuming. That’s why we’ve done the work for you and gathered the best free subtle and soft-textured Photoshop brushes in this post.
We have 20 subtle and soft textured Photoshop brush packs with a total of 356 brushes. In our collection, you will find grunge brushes, paper texture brushes, smoke brushes, watercolor brushes, and more. Download as many of these brushes as you like to add to your design library and then apply them in your future projects. We hope you find them useful.
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Subtle Grunge Brushes (Free, 55 Brushes)
Subtle Paper Textures (Free, 3 Brushes)
Subtlecraft Textures & Brushes (with Envato Elements Subscription, 50 Brushes)
High-Res Subtle Grain Photoshop Brushes (Free, 6 Brushes)
Subtle Grunge Brushes (Free, 115 Brushes)
Geometric Shape Brushes (with Envato Elements Subscription, 80 Brushes)
Subtle Rust Brushes (Free, 4 Brushes)
The Subtle Aged Look Brushes (Free, 5 Brushes)
Subtle Grunge Brushes (Free, 6 Brushes)
Speckle Brushes Made of Cocoa (Free, 10 Brushes)
Geometrical Confusion Photoshop Brushes (with Envato Elements Subscription, 10 Brushes)
Simple Fabric Brushes (Free, 5 Brushes)
Grunge Texture Brushes (Free, 12 Brushes)
Subtle Wood Brushes (Free, 5 Brushes)
Subtle Grunge Photoshop Brushes (Free, 75 Brushes)
Smoke Photoshop Brushes (with Envato Elements Subscription, 20 Brushes)
Light Grunge Brushes (Free, 5 Brushes)
Subtle Grunge Photoshop Brush Set 2 (Free, 42 Brushes)
Watercolor Brushes for Photoshop (with Envato Elements Subscription, 30 Brushes)
Subtle Textured Ps Brushes (Free, 8 Brushes)
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