40+ Free Photoshop Brushes


When it comes ot adding design flourishes, brushes can save your time. So we have listed some of the best free Photoshop brushes.

The web is loaded with Photoshop brushes. A large number of websites offer you free Photoshop brushes that you can download. This is good in one way but bad in another way. I mean, when you have too much of the resources offering free Photoshop brushes, it would be very difficult to find some quality free Photoshop brushes. You have to wander through the sea of internet to get a drop of quality free Photoshop brushes. This list would probably save you from that huge effort.

Photoshop brushes actually act as a time saver.They allow you to draw rich artwork without drawing individual elements.It would be good to have some quality free Photoshop brushes at hand to quickly finish your design work.
We have gathered this list of free Photoshop brushes ranging from leaf designs to grungy textures.

Funny Emotional Face Brushes for Photoshop

This Photoshop brush set contains 101 free emotional faces graphics to make your photos look cuter. With these hand drawn cute faces you can turn any object to life!

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Heart Shaped Smoke Brush

This is a collection of 8 free heart shaped smoke brushes. It’s a perfect brush for various designs related to love, Valentine’s day, tea or coffee. Download these free Photoshop brushes and start making cool smoke effects!

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Free Cross Hatch Photoshop Brush Set

This brush set features 10 different cross hatch patterns. The brushes work well for adding a background texture or shading of hand drawn elements.

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Coffee Stain Brushes

This is a set of 15 high resolution free coffee stain brushes for Photoshop. Download these free brushes and start making cool grunge backgrounds with coffee cup marks. These coffee brushes look especially good when used on various old paper textures.

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Hand Drawn Flower Brushes for Photoshop

These are free hand drawn flower brushes for Photoshop. This set of flower doodles also includes snail brushes.

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Paint Trails brushes

Here are some trails & smudges using paint! Paint Trails contains 7 HQ brushes (resolution about 2500px) brushes compatible with PS 7 and up!

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These are some fresh watercolor brushes named WaterColor EXTREMUM. This HUGE pack contains 41 (resolution about 2500px) brushes compatible with PS 7 and up!


Blood Marks Brushes

Blood Marks – for bloody marks of other paint/watercolor effects! Pack contains 20 HQ brushes (resolution about 2500px) brushes compatible with PS 7 and up!

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Frosty Edges Brush

If you need to add a nice frost effect to your work, this is the perfect brush set to do so! Free to use!

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Bows Brush Set

This is a PSD brush set of bows of various sizes and types. All are shown here. Use them however you see fit.

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Ice Cube, Icicle and Ice Brushes for Photoshop

This is a set of free ice brushes for Photoshop. This winter brush set includes: ice cubes, icicles and mountains.

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Bird Silhouette Brush Set for Photoshop

This is a free bird silhouette set of brushes for Photoshop. These bird silhouettes are actually real bird photos, so every brush is absolutely realistic. This set is perfect for fantasy and surreal photo manipulation.

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Paint Ink Splats Blots Splash Splatter Brushes

Here are some free splash/splatter brushes for Photoshop. Use these paint/ink splats/blots/splatters to add cool splash effect to your images. Heck, you can even create realistic blood splatters!

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Extreme Lashes

This is a set of 8 Extreme “Faux” eyelashes! They are flipped for easy usage, so they’re actually 16 in Set. Size: all about 1000px. Perfect for fashion photo editing.

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Real Smoke Brush Set

This is a cool set of free smoke brushes consisting of 108 Photoshop brushes of real/realistic smoke. Perfect for creating abstract art and sexy backgrounds, especially looks cool when mixed with vivid colors.

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5 Soap Bubble Brushes

If you need to add some realistic looking soap bubbles to your photos or illustrations, get these 5 free bubble brushes for Photoshop.

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PatrioticPack Part 1

PatrioticPack is SUPER easy to use, it comes as a Pre-Packaged Brush file with 10 individual brushes. PatrioticPack contains 10 awesomely detailed firework explosion brushes that can be used in just about ANYTHING.

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Snowflake Brushes

Here are some free snowflake brushes for Photoshop. Ideal for your Christmas/Winter related designs where you need to add some snow. The set includes 20 different snowflake brushes and you can download them for free!

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Butterfly Wings Brush Set

This is an awesome butterfly PSD brush with cool details and very high resolutions. Perfect for photo manipulations projects.

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Jellyfish Brushes

This PSD brushes set contains 17 large photoshop Brushes. Size 1100px ? 1900px. These are free!

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Foliage isn’t easy to paint in Photoshop, but these free Photoshop brushes make it easy to build up a layered landscape painting. There are a few variations of grass and leaves that create an old-world style painting effect.


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These fur brushes are useful for creating realistic fur effects. You can apply these effects to objects or type. You could also use them in your next digital painting to create a realistic animal. What I like about this brush set is that the author gives you specific instructions on how to use them. This is one of my favorite sets of free Photoshop brushes.


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Smokes effects are great for abstract backgrounds. You can layer these free Photoshop brushes to build colorful abstract effects for website backgrounds. You could also use them in special effects. Either way, these swirly smoke brushes will come in handy.


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These free hair brushes are excellent if you are creating character illustrations. Using these hair brushes will allow you to focus on the face and to paint a character from different angles. I like how there are a wide range of characters, both male and female, featured in this set.

33 Flames

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Flames and fire brushes are extremely useful in a lot of advertising. There are a lot of uses for fire and flame effects in your design work. You will get a lot of use out of these free Photoshop brushes during the summer months. You can mix and match these brushes to get the best effect.

Painted Strokes

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The painted strokes set is a really nice grungy painting set that is great for blending portraits or images for the quickly-painted look. These free Photoshop brushes create a real sense of action and get a lot of attention. Layering these brushes and using a variety of different ones from the set seem to be the best method for using these brushes at their full potential.

Ink Swirls

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I included this one in the mix, because it will come in handy creating grungy effects. You can build these brushes up. You can also use these when you are drawing or painting in Photoshop. You can also layer them to create really grungy textures as well.

Star and Light

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If you want to add a little glitz and shine to your work, use these star and light effects. There and several light beam and shine brushes in this set that will make any object stand out.

Grunge 2

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Heavy grunge and gritty effects always seem to get a lot of attention. These grunge brushes can be used at full opacity, or you could layer these at a lower opacity to create unique textured backgrounds for your designs. You could also use these free Photoshop brushes in a mask on a text layer to create a grungy or destroyed text effect.

Leaf Brushes

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Foliage brushes are always useful. You can use these in a wide variety of projects. You control the color yourself with the brush, so you can create a spring foliage scene or a fall one. Combine these with other foliage brushes and you can create a convincing landscape from scratch. You could also use these to creatively frame a seasonal flyer.

Linear Magic

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These brushes are useful for creating magical effects and special glow effects. These effects look great when enhanced with layer styles and glow effects applied to them. You can layer these and combined them with each other to create some interesting work.

Page Curl

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Combined with the layer style that is included in this pack, you can create a folder corner effect. I like how the author went the extra mile and included a round one as well. That would be hand for creating sticker mockups for promotional stickers from somewhere like Sticker Mule.


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This is another set of high resolution fire brushes. They are created from realistic flames and can be combined with each other or used alone. This is useful for any project where you need to make something look hot.

Glossy Splatter

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The glossy liquid brushes shown above don’t have to be blood red. You can apply any color you want to these free Photoshop brushes and they look like glossy liquid splatter. They could simulate ink, or some other thick liquid, such as paint. You can combine these with photos for some interesting special effects.

Tron Grids

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Creating grids from scratch can be annoying. You either use paths or guides to create your grid, and even then it might not come out perfectly. This brush set contains 50 grids, all at different angles, giving you the option of adding an element of dimension to your work.

Wood Grain

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These wood textures will come in handy when you need to apply a wood grain texture to any surface of your work. They look realistic, and you can brush them in wherever they are needed. There are a wide variety of wood types in this pack, making it very useful.

Ornaments 2

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Ornamental brushes are great for adding fine details to a piece of work. There are a variety or ornaments here, and you can create some very sophisticated design work by integrating these into your designs. You could also make patterns out of these free Photoshop brushes, making them twice as useful.

Watercolor Splatter

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Watercolor brushes are always useful. When they are hi-res and textured, you can layer these to create a different textures background every time. You can also use different colors to create interesting effects.

152 Graphic Pack

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I included this 152 graphic pack, because the shapes are handy and unique. You can use many of these brushes in a variety of ways, and with 152 or them, you can have almost an infinite number of combinations.


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Halftone is always useful and if you want to apply this type of effect to your work, this brush set will help you to do that. You can layer them or use them individually for different halftone effects.


The list of free Photoshop brushes came to an end. I would like to thank our designer community who works very hard to make such useful Photoshop brushes and give their hours of handwork to others for free so that writers like me write about it as FREE Photoshop brushes and designers like you make design with it.Don’t forget to spread the word and pay tribute to our designer community for making such marvelous Photoshop brushes and for letting other to take them for free.

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