We have gathered 30 best PSD brushes ever for designer with download links
Photoshop brushes are a fantastic time-saver as they allow you to quickly create rich artwork without having to draw all the individual design elements.
There’s a huge spectrum of brushes available, ranging from leaf designs to fabric textures, cloud patterns to typography. While Photoshop CC does ship with a set of brushes pre-installed, they only scratch the surface of what’s possible with the brush engine.
So whether you’re using CS3 or have joined the Creative Cloud, grab the free downloads below and start adding amazing design flourishes to your work now!
01. Real markers
Perfect for fashion illustrations, industrial design and storyboarding, this set of 12 free brushes by Eilert Janßen enables you to create lively imagery that looks like it’s been sketched out with marker pens. If you like what you see, Eilert sells a set of 300 marker brushes for just $9.
02. Ultimate Paint
Jonas Stoltz created this set of 30 Photoshop brushes in the best possible way: by simply splashing paint onto white boards and scanning the results in high resolution. The results are lovely and splattery – perfect for adding a bit of imperfection (or a full-on Jackson Pollock vibe) to your work.
If you’re going for a watercolour feel in your work then these shapes and splatters will help you get the look just right; just don’t overdo them.
Limitations: free for personal use; contact for commercial use
Add strokes and splatters to your designs with this set of over 25 free high-res Photoshop brushes from Brusheezy.
05. Dry brushes
Artist Kirk Wallace created these brushes at home using ink and paper, and offers them to all for free. Perfect for rough, harsh textures, Wallace uses them in his own fruit prints.
This cool set of Photoshop brushes was created by designer Matt Heath, who used an 8B Staedtler pencil and custom settings to give a natural feel and wide variety of textures.
A collection of 30 big brushes, this set features spray paint patterns suitable for generating dirty backgrounds and textures. For use with Photoshop CS2 and above.
08. Doodle brushes
This free brush pack features a collection of 30 random scribbles, suitable for projects such as greeting cards, web page headers and more.
A set of 12 excellent brushes from Chris Spooner. These high-resolution dry brushes are fantastically detailed, bristly and texture-rich.
A beautiful set of 10 illustrative brushes in a technical-drawing theme, including wonderfully detailed cross-sectional designs.
11. Paint lines
These 24 very hi-res brushes will provide a real-media feel to your design work. Some brushes look like paint tin marks, while others are thicker, providing lots of options within the pack.
Electrify your work with this collection of stunning lightning strikes. Tileable and available not only as Photoshop brushes but also as patterns and JPEG images, there are 18 to choose from in this set.
This is a really useful set of 19 different silhouettes, each featuring a different plant, ranging from trees to grasses.
These excellent brushes are intended to mimic coffee or tea drips, but would pass equally well for daubs of ink. These stain marks add a nice degree of life-wear to your images, instantly ageing them.
This simple brush offered by Creative Nerds brings a wonderful, rich flaking wood texture to your brush arsenal.
Limitations: cannot be redistributed
A really useful set of dust particle brushes from WeGraphics that add instant dirt and richness.
Limitations: cannot be redistributed
10 different brushes each featuring different grass and plant designs and ranging in size from 500px to 2500px.
Limitations: attribution under some circumstances
A beautiful set of butterflies and other plant-based ornamentation that can add a sophisticated touch to corners and borders.
An excellent set of isolated hair styles rendered as silhouettes.
Great for providing touch-ups on model photography, this set of free brushes includes detailed textured hair in a variety of falling styles.
Limitations: attribution necessary under some cirumstances
A nice set of brushes that allow you to introduce tree and bush silhouettes to the edges of your composition.
Limitations: non-commercial use only
Four green-themed brushes that are mainly worth the download for the excellent tree illustration that’s included!
12 large brushes that include splashes, ripples and water drops. An excellent set for backgrounds as well as foreground design elements.
Straightforward fabric textures, great for backgrounds in both print and web designs as they’re high resolution.
25. Floral swirls
Useful set of floral swirl brushes ideal for building up rich borders and textures in both print and web designs.
26. Fabric Textures
A useful selection of nine different fabrics that show off the weave and pattern of the material with a scratchy realism.
27. Hi-res clouds
This is a really useful set of 17 brushes, each of which features a different cloud design that can easily be used to add interest to your images
28. Cloud brushes
Here are 24 cloud brushes, at quite impressive sizes, all from artist by Mila Vasileva. “Mushroom cloud included.”
29. Moon brushes
This excellent set provides 10 different phases of the moon in brush format!
30. Leaf brushes
Great for creating organic textured background, this set features seven isolated leaf images with intricate details and textures.