Jan 11 2012

50+ New and Free Photoshop Brush Packs


Nearly every designer loves freshly-made, free Photoshop brushes that can be used in your designs as it is one of the most widely used graphics programs on the market. It is what some would call an incontrovertible truth. This is the reason why designers are constantly browsing the web in search of all the latest brushes to add them to their arsenal.

We have previously posted many collections of high quality Photoshop brush packs, and today we are bringing our readers another fine collection of over 50 fresh Photoshop brush sets that are sure to delight even the most discerning of designers. These high quality brushes are simply out of this world, and are all free to download and use in your projects.

This round up includes 50+ packs containing more than 500 brushes of various styles and for a range of effects. With some grunge, light effects, ornamental, abstract, paint strokes, paper, and splatter type brushes, there is a little something for everyone. Enjoy!

Note: Licenses of every brush set varies, so be sure to check that information before using them.

Photoshop Brush Packs

Glowing Swirl Brushes ( Download )
This high quality set contains 8 high resolution brushes to add glowing swirl effects.


Free Faded Splatters
This free brush set contains 10 faded ink splatters. Download and enjoy!


Grass and Plant SET 3 PS ( Download )
This set contains 10 top quality grass and plant based brushes.


Sujune Diablo
Download this set of 9 brushes to give your designs a bit of a grunge and abstract look.


Stone Brushes ( Download )
This set contains 11 high resolution stone brushes for adding some natural grit and stone patterns.


Celestica Brushes
This set contains 9 brushes that you can use to add crystalline patterns to your design.


Blow Brush PS
If you are looking for some awesome blow brushes then this set of 4 unique brushes is simply a must have.


Ink Smear Brushes ( Download )
This set contains 5 brushes that were made by dipping a Q-Tip in red food coloring then simply “drawing” on a piece of paper with it. Each brush is 2500px wide. Enjoy!


Rough Background ( Download )
Incredibly useful grunge brushes that will fill up your backgrounds with a coarse texture.


Grunge Border PS Brush Set ( Download )
This set contains 11 free high resolution grunge borders. The grunge lines were created by rubbing a graphite stick over straight edges of different objects.


Bokeh Brushes ( Download )
With this set, you will get 8 high quality bokeh brushes.


Ornamental Butterflies 2
This is an awesome set of Photoshop brushes that contains 35 excellent and high resolution brushes that you can use to add beautiful butterflies to your designs.


PS Cloud Brushes ( Download )
This set that contains 12 brushes, you can use to create clouds in your designs with ease.


Antique Postcard Brushes ( Download )
This set contains 6 hi-res(2500px) antique postcard Photoshop Brushes. This can act as templates for your design or as a way to add some age and texture to your work.


Number of Water ( Download )
If you want to create numbers out of water, this set of brushes was made for you.


KaRTaL Butterfly Brushes ( Download )
Here you will find 3 brushes for CS5 that you can use to add beautiful butterflies to your works.


APs Brushes: Scar Face
These 12 brushes will help you create scarred faces quite easily and in no time.


Abstract Brushes ( Download )
Fifteen medium to large scaled abstract brushes designed especially to add energy and interest to your artwork. A great tool for any abstract piece.


Plaztique’s Lace Brushes ( Download )
This set contains 5 pixel brushes perfect for creating lace trimmings or fancy borders.


Ink Splatter Brush Set
In this brush set, you will find 20x Photoshop splatter brushes to create flawless splatter effects.


Fractal brushes ( Download )
This set contains 12 large fractal brushes that can be used for all kinds of web projects.


Swoosh Brush Pack v.1 ( Download )
We all know how hard it can be to create print worthy swooshes, well now with this set you can simply click and colorize.


Different By Design Abstract Brush Pack ( Download )
This set contains 6 simple and hi-res brushes. This is a freeware brush pack.


Love Birds Brushes ( Download )
This set contains 30 love birds brushes, they were created in Adobe Photoshop CS4 & Inkscape. They are free for personal & commercial use.


Snowflake Brushes ( Download )
This set contains twenty-four individual snowflakes, with four variations to each.


River Side Brushes ( Download )
This exclusive brush has been designed to be used in CS5 in order to add a beautiful river side effect.


Shoujo Wonderland Brushes
This excellent set contains 24 Photoshop brushes that you can use wherever you want.


Subtle Wood Brushes ( Download )
This set contains five subtle woodgrain Photoshop brushes that can add some quick surface and texture to your designs. They offer some great attributes like knotholes and some different grain patterns. Each brush is 2500×2000.


Ink Splatter Brushes ( Download )
This set contains 5 hi res ink splatter brushes, each brush is 2500×2000.


Abstract Brush Set ( Download )
This set contains 2 exceptional abstract brushes that every designer must have.


Trend Element ( Download )
This awesome set contains 4 brushes to make your designs trendier and stylish.


Scratches Photoshop Brushes ( Download )
This set of Photoshop brushes contains 14 scratch patterns that you may prove to be just what you are looking for.


Crane Brushes ( Download )
These 2 brushes are perfect for adding some visually alluring effects to your designs and make them look more appealing.


Bokeh Brushes ( Download )
These 5 versatile and re-usable bokeh brushes will be a valued addition to your toolbox. Each brush is 2500px wide.


Melting Texture Border Brush ( Download )
This is a collection of 9 melting effects texture borders created in Photoshop CS3.


Thin Smoke Brushes ( Download )
Download this useful set of Photoshop brushes if you need some high quality thin smoke brushes.


Brick Photoshop Brushes ( Download )
This set contains 6 diverse and hi-res brick wall brushes. Each brush is 2500×2000.


Industrial Zone Grunge Brushes ( Download )
The set includes various industrial type brushes, from grunge/floor textures to gears, and from machines to industrial buildings.


Halftone Brushes Pack 2 ( Download )
Pack of 17 halftone Photoshop brushes free to download.


Psycho Grunge ( Download )
It contains 99 vector Photoshop brushes of 2500px resolution. Download for free.


Floral Fireworks ( Download )
In this set, you will find 2 brushes for PS to create stunning fireworks effects in your designs.


Grungy Arrow Brushes ( Download )
This pack contains 25 grungy arrow brushes made with Photoshop CS4. There are different types of arrow symbols so you can easily integrate them in your designs.


Free Falling Sparks Brush Set ( Download )
This free Photoshop brush set contains 10 falling sparks brushes. This set is great for creating abstract lighting.


Line Art ( Download )
This set contains 5 line art Photoshop brushes for adding artistic lines in your projects.


Concrete Wall Brushes ( Download )
This set contains 7 hi-res concrete brushes. Each brush is 2500×1800 and will add some instant grunge, texture, and atmosphere to your designs.


Star ( Download )
Download this brush set and start creating astonishing stars in no time.


Watercolor and Salt Photoshop Brush Set ( Download )
This brush set contains 10 watercolor splatters over salt. The salt soaks up the watercolor giving it an interesting texture.


Noise and Dust A Free Photoshop Brush Set ( Download )
An awesome brush set for adding a bit of dust and noise to your designs.


Ribbon Brushes ( Download )
Download 14 large ribbon brushes to add to your designing tools.


Lightning Brushes Photoshop ( Download )
Create awesome lightning effects in your designs with this outstanding set of Photoshop brushes that contains 19 variations.


Moon Brushes ( Download )
This set of brushes will allow you to create the different phases of the moon using the 10 different brushes it includes.


Cloud Brushes ( Download )
This set contains 10 high-resolution cloud brushes for Photoshop. Brush sizes range from 879px to 2295px.


Scratchy Grunge Brushes ( Download )
This set contains 7 scratchy grunge brushes, these brushes come from an interesting source, microscopic photos of some hand-scratched 35mm film.



About the Author

Nousheen Aquil is a web graphic designer. She loves photography, drawing and painting. She also is a contributing member of WebdesignCore , a platform that focuses on free web resources and inspiration for designers and developers.

Comments and Discussions
  • Mohsin Nazir, 11 January 2012

    these brushes will enhance Photoshop skills

  • Yasir Aman, 11 January 2012

    Nousheen you always come up with great resources…

    accept my compliments…hats off to you.

    Hope you will keep it up :)

  • Glenn Broadway, 11 January 2012

    It really bugs me that most of these are just images – not brushes at all (although for once there are actually a few brushes with actual dynamics!). The Subtle Wood Brushes for example: “Each brush is 2500×2000″. Does anyone else think that the crowbarring of stock images into the brush tool is a silly idea?

  • Fiti, 11 January 2012

    cool brushess…. ahh i just downloaded subtle wood brushes and i really found it amazing, glenn i think you did not download it? i must say you to download zip file and use and check it, this brush will create some mindblowig wood textures effect in different color surfaces..

  • adam, 11 January 2012

    What a great post, some really cool brushes here, thank you very much for sharing these with all of us, my personal favorite which i have been trying to track down for a while now are the brick textures, they are a really high quality and they will definitely be used in my future web projects, thank you very much again

  • islam barakh, 11 January 2012

    thank you very much what an great brush set

  • Deborah, 11 January 2012

    Wonderful selections! Thank you so much!

  • Julianne Bueno, 11 January 2012

    Loving the Faded Splatters & Celestica brushes!

  • Lindsey Di Napoli, 12 January 2012

    Wonderful collection! It would be nice if you had sharing options for your posts :) I tweeted it manually, but would have been easier if you had a tweet this button or facebook share, etc.

  • Sean Christians, 12 January 2012

    Ahhh… free stuff is always welcome!! While I do agree with Glenn, there is nothing special about converting an image into a brush there are still some good “brushes” in this collection. And did I mention they are FRREEEE:)

  • BlogInformer, 12 January 2012

    Well, what can I say? Nousheen, this is an amazing post that you have shared with your readers. Thanks for providing us with these resourceful photoshop brushes. Kudos

  • Jacob Harrison, 12 January 2012

    Great resource, thanks for the great sets! I love all the smokey and grungy brushes.

    Caveat Emptor: Some of these brushes are not free for commercial use or as is the case with the first one (glowing brushes), require contact prior to use. The Bokeh brushes have xome awkward requirements for commercial use as well.

    Also all of the brushking.eu direct download links do not work, not that you should click those anyway.

  • John, 12 January 2012

    Great list, I will download for sure many of these packs :) and thanks for featuring my Grungy Arrow Brushes!

  • Elinur, 13 January 2012

    This is great! Thanks!

  • Siddharth, 14 January 2012

    Great collection, just love it. Although i had many of them ;)

  • AdrianMaftei, 23 January 2012

    I like the Free Falling Sparks Brush and Ribbon Brushes sets, but all of them are awesome!

  • Web Designer, 06 February 2012

    Well, what can I say? Nousheen, this is an amazing post that you have shared with your readers. Thanks for providing us with these resourceful photoshop brushes. Kudos

  • imran ali, 04 April 2012

    Thanks, i was looking for these brushes. :)

  • perdi, 28 April 2012

    wow brilliant… I love this ! Thanks

  • Brandon, 10 May 2012

    I wish that i could just download them all in one Giant pack

  • youyouk, 23 May 2012

    Very nice, thank you :)

  • ysso, 31 May 2012

    thanks a lot, May Allah guide you to the right path

  • milad, 03 July 2012

    hey thanks they are awesome

  • manav, 31 July 2012

    hi iam manav thank for all this wonderfull

  • onele luois, 08 August 2012

    nice, it was heppful.

  • chase parker, 28 September 2012

    Thanks! i love the brushes! :)

  • maryaam, 28 September 2012

    i like all the brushes especially love BIRD so sweet

  • Anak Piit, 30 September 2012


  • samson ezeamaka, 02 October 2012

    Amazing brushes.
    perfect, burden free and indescribably!

  • Herman, 20 October 2012

    Perfect, it’s very very nice brushes tools

  • pradeep suranga, 10 November 2012

    thanks very very nice

  • Vickey, 08 January 2013


  • Gavin Sharma, 25 January 2013

    Thanks, these will de very usefull to me hatsoff to u all artists god bless u all

  • ali, 12 September 2013

    wow! I love them,tnx :)

  • Annjelyn, 11 February 2014

    Thanks so much. These brushes are fantastic!

  • Morshed, 11 March 2014

    All the best I think Wonderful collection in this site! It would be nice if you had sharing options for your posts to another social site. Thanks for providing us with these resourceful Photoshop brushes.

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