Apr 20 2011

A Huge Compilation of 80 Free Illustrator Brush Sets

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Adobe Illustrator is an indispensable designing tool but at the same time very difficult to master. Having a high quality set of Illustrator brushes always come in handy and always make the designers work a bit easier.

Here we have amassed a great collection of specially selected Adobe Illustrator brushes that you can hardly find anywhere else. So you have come to the right place if you were wandering around to find some of the finest quality brushes the internet has to offer. Enjoy!

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Romantic borders
This set brings the feeling of romance to your design.

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Floral and Veins Brushes
Exceptional collection of floral and vein style brushes that should be on every AI junkie’s radar.

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Smoke – illustrator brush pack
An amazing brush pack of Smoke like brushes, well suited for backgrounds and any elements that require smoke, steam, or mist.

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Chalk Illustrator brushes
A great selection of Illustrator brushes which can be used for anything from vector painting to adding subtle vector textures.

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WOODCUTS: AI flourish pack
New AI brush pack based on wood cut flourishes that are a delight for any designer.

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Per forma Royalz Ai
This pack contains an array of 46 beautiful brushes & patterns.

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Swirly Brushes
It contains foliage swirl brushes to add depth and texture to your design.

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Marker Pen Strokes AI Brushes
This set contains 64 beautiful Marker Pen Style Brushes.

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Ant Illustrator Brush
It contains Illustrator brushes made of ants.

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The Hairbrush Kit
Easily add hair to any of your vector illustrations and “dye” it any color you want with this kit.

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Illustrator Grunge Brushes 2
A set of 20 amazing grunge style brushes for your AI arsenal.

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Teardrop Foliage
It contains cool shaped style brushes and they are relatively simple. So they are very versatile and can be used in many different ways.

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Swirly Curls – Sick Brush Kit
If swirly grunge style brushes are what you are on the prowl for, then this brush set is just what the doctor ordered.

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Free Illustrator Brushes Ink Watercolor
It contains inked and watercolor styled brushes for that artistic twist in your AI project.

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Multi-Colored
This set contains over fifty fantastically colorful Illustrator paint brushes.

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Retro Line Illustrator Brushes
It contains 160 brushes! This is probably the biggest set of retro line Illustrator brushes you’ve ever seen online.

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Water Color Illustrator Brushes
This set contains 100 wonderful water color illustrator brushes.

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Hydronix vector splash pack
This set contains beautiful brushes in the style of bright splashes of water.

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Fashion Design Brushes Zippers & Stitching
Great for adding realistic details to your fashion sketches.

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Fresh & Funky Illustrator brushes
Here is a brand new collection of fresh and funky illustrator brushes to help bring some creativity to your design.

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Illustrator Flower Brush
It contains a cute floral brush set perfect for your designs.

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Illustrator Brushes Part 2
This set contains 27 paint brush style brushes.

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Shabby Curl illustrator pattern brushes
This is a set of shabby and curly illustrator pattern brushes that can be applied to any path.

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Lino Cut brushes for Illustrator
You can use these free vector brushes in Illustrator to simulate a lino printing (or linocut) effect.

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Spanners
These brushes are designed to span the page, and are therefore best suited for background effects.

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Circles and Drips – Brushes
This is a set of clean and simple dripping circles illustrator pattern brushes.

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Kirby Krackles brush set
This file contains 10 comic book style brushes created in homage to Jack Kirby.

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Conetix
This massive set contains 50 tech related brushes.

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The Flower Tree
An appealing flower tree full of whimsy and thick lines to use freely in your designs with attribution.

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Pearl Pattern Brush
A beautiful brush set in the style of strings of pearls.

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Diamond Necklace Pattern Brush
Beautiful diamond necklace illustrator pattern brush.

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Hearts Brushes
Hearts illustrator pattern and scatter brushes.

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Rope Brush
An exclusively designed set for all of your rope related brush needs.

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Illustrator Thick Brushes
A beautiful array of AI brushes with varying degrees of thickness.

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Mycanthus brush pack 1
A set of swirly acanthus type leaves, can be used on money, important documents, and other ornamentation.

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Crazy Faces Brush Set
A fun and whimsical set of colorful, crazy face pattern brushes.

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Midsummer Stars – Ai Brush
The Midsummer Stars – Ai Brush set is perfect for your new design adventure. A shimmering set for any enthusiast.

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Willow Brush
This unique set of pattern brushes will complete any AI user’s arsenal.

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Quaternion Brush Pack 02
Contains 9 stroke brushes, all made from Quaternions.

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Illustrator Grunge Brushes
This is a set of 13 grunge ridden brushes perfect for that extra edge in your designs.

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Paint Brushstroke Illustrator Brushes
It’s a pack of 15 high-quality paint brushstroke Illustrator brushes.

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Construx
New brush set of abstract construct brushes.

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DRW Brushes
These are a unique set of Illustrator brushes styled to have a freehand look and texture.

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Abstract Brushes
This is another unique set which contains beautiful abstract brushes for illustrator.

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Illustrator Brush Pack
This set contains elegant curls Illustrator brushes.

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Illustrator Ornate borders
Free set of Illustrator border pattern brushes for personal use.

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Vector marker brushes
A set of 230 free vector marker brushes.

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Inky Pen 1
These brushes work great when inking drawings directly in Illustrator and you really need to capture that sketchy pen look.

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Artistic Brshs AI CS3
A set of beautiful painting style brushes.

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Scatter Brushes
This set contains the ever popular scatter styled brushes, but using unique shapes to create them.

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Illustrator pattern brushes
It contains dot and dash pattern brushes.

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Illustrator brush set 1
A scatter brush set made for Illustrator CS3.

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Illustrator brush set 3
Another scatter brush set especially made for Illustrator CS3.

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Technix brush pack
A set of useful technical style brushes.

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Celtic Border brush v2
The second version of Celtic Border Brush to create visually alluring borders.

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Confetti
Unleashing this confetti brush pack can really make the most of your creative work.

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Kairy Brushes
It contains 6 beautiful fractal style brushes.

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Scatter Brushes
If you are looking to add a winter feeling to your festive illustrations, then check out this 50 pack of snowflake brushes.

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Flowers and Circular Designs
This set contains 30 Pattern Brushes for making flowers and circular designs.

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Illustrator Brushes
It contains 10 beautiful artistic brushes.

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Victorian vector brush pack
It contains a beautiful set of Victorian styled vector brushes.

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Swirl rocks brushes
A set of stunning swirl brushes no arsenal is complete without.

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Abstract Brushes
A great set of abstract style brushes for your design.

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Illustrative Brushes
A set of 40 plus brushes that is specially designed for creating different styles of illustrations.

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Technix
A follow up set of tech related brushes, much thicker than their predecessors.

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Chalk Illustrator brush set
A set of very useful chalk-like Illustrator brushes.

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Candy Cane Pattern Brush
This set contains a pattern brush to create your own shiny Christmas candy canes.

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Hair and line art brush for AI
This brush is best suited to be used for hair (and eyebrows) as well as line art.

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Sketchy Illustrator Brushes
It contains 16 “Sketchy” Illustrator Brushes for that hand drawn appearance.

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Illustrator brush set 2
Another awesome scatter brush set made for Illustrator CS3.

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Gems Pearls Scatter Brushes
It contains 5 gems and pearls styled scatter brushes that can be best used with very light colors for the kitschy accents.

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50 Killer Retro Starburst Brushes
This set contains 50 free high-quality Illustrator brushes perfect for creating retro radial patterns.

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Amazing Argyle Illustrator Brushes
This set contains just over 80 of stunning argyle patterned Illustrator brushes.

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Brushers set 01
A beautiful set of flower style brushes.

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Circles Brush Pack
This extensive brush pack contains 20 Illustrator brushes. The first 10 are circle scatter brushes and the other 10 are stacked lines.

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About the Author

Aquil Akhter is a web graphic designer and has been working in this field for 8 years. He also runs the blog webdesigncore.com, which focuses on free web resources and inspiration for designers and developers.

Comments and Discussions
  • Lkenneth, 20 April 2011

    Wow excellent list of brushes cant wait tp try some of these out. Thanks :-)

  • Angel Jasica, 20 April 2011

    great Collection – Thanks for Share

  • Luke, 20 April 2011

    Thank you sir, your efforts are much appreciated :)

  • adnan, 20 April 2011

    ohhh tha’s great really like it sooo much :)

  • FreeFrog, 21 April 2011

    Groovy!

  • designbastard, 25 May 2011

    hello,

    thanks for adding my brushes, i’m glad you like them :D

    cheers

  • Haszel, 15 July 2011

    Great List!!! Thanks!

  • GGerm, 23 March 2012

    Although these are free, do I need to get permission to use any of these brushes in commercial work? I assume I do, but not sure …

  • Yordan, 20 June 2012

    Great collection. Thank you.

  • cathy, 22 August 2012

    OMG! Fantastic. Live saver for my graphics class. Thank you so much for sharing. However, I wish you had a collection of textures I could use for my space designs. Could use some good patterns for planets and skies.
    But love the brushes.

  • Abu Nowshad Farooqi, 06 September 2012

    Great Resources List. Lots of Thank to Noupe.

  • shalomke, 14 October 2012

    Amazing. Thank you very much!

  • jordannicoleknight, 27 February 2014

    This is awesome!

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