1000s of Photoshop Brushes

Updated: April 20th, 2014

Super colllection

10,000 Brushes

Super amazing brush collection with ink, pastel, pencil, sketch designs, letter brushes, warped brushes - one of the most amazing sets we have ever released and perfect for Photoshop CC CS6 to 6 as well as Photoshop Elements 12 - 1 - $14.49 for a stunning selection of great brush strokes ABR

Text and type Photoshop brushes PNG format


Photo letter brushes

Vintage type brushes

Richard the Second type brushes

Circular brushes for Photoshop / psp etc

Dot brushes

Polka dots

Arc brushes

Circle brushes


Radial brushes


Unusual brushes for Photoshop, psp etc

Connection brushes

Grid brushes

Line brushes

Jagged brushes

Square brushes

Stroke lines brushes

Wave brushes

Zigzag brushes

Zoom manga

Swirl / flourish brushes for Photoshop / psp etc PNG


Art nouveau brushes

Fleur-de-lis brushes

Scroll brushes

Tribal brushes

Twirl brushes

Popular Photoshop / psp brushes


Contour brushes

Cross brushes

Star brushes

Spiral brushes

Rosette brushes

Swirl brushes

Hi-impact brushes packs at great prices

3D / cubes brushes

Abstract brushes

Aquarium brushes

Arrow brushes

Banner brushes

Binary code brushes

Border brushes

Checkerboard brushes

Cloud brushes

Diamond brushes

Easter eggs

Flame brushes

Flower brushes

Frame brushes

Gothic / goth

Greek brushes

Hearts / love

Hexagon brushes

Ink / inkblots


Number brushes


Polygon brushes




Triradial brushes

Animal brushes for Photoshop, psp etc

Bat brushes

Bee brushes


Cat brushes

Cow brushes


Dog brushes

Dolphin brushes




Hen brushes

Horse brushes

Mice / mouse

Panda bears

Penguin brushes


Owl brushes

Rabbit brushes


Turtle brushes

New brushes for Photoshop etc

Car brushes

SF Ray guns

Christmas Photoshop / psp brushes


Snow flake brushes


Christmas brushes

People brushes for Photoshop etc


Female brushes

Face brushes updated



shadow brushes


The Photoshop brushes can be used once or multiple times, shadows can be added in seconds in any color.

Free Photoshop brushes

FREE sampler: 10 Spiral brushes sampler for Photoshop and elements ONLY

Free Photoshop brushes samplers (freebies)

Free asterisks sampler brushes


photoshop brushes effects


Photoshop brushes can be used

Photoshop brushes tutorials

Photoshop brushes install / load (tutorial)

Photoshop brushes color RGB LAB CMYK color modes (tutorial)

Photoshop brushes into patterns (tutorial)

Photoshop brushes and blending modes (tutorial)

Photoshop brushes and creating / make custom shapes (tutorial)

Photoshop brushes and layers (tutorial)

Photoshop brushes and exporting to other applications (tutorial)

How to make Photoshop brushes (tutorial)

Photoshop brushes - ABR format / native format

Photoshop brushes - tools in the Photoshop toolbox (tutorial)

How to make Photoshop brushes from a photo (tutorial)

Photoshop brushes - realistic brushes including charcoal, pencil etc

Photoshop brushes sizes - small or large (tutorial)

Photoshop brushes - applying brushes to channels in RGB etc (tutorial)


blur brushes


The brushes for Photoshop can be used as is but they can be used with other effects such as blurs as well as blur brushes and also other effects such as camera raw filter (you can also combine with the art history brush and camera raw filter etc)

Photoshop brushes images

Images of the brushes strokes from brushes collection


brushes grid


The brushes can be used as pattern designs as well as being used on a grid in Photoshop for perfect alignment for the brush strokes. The brush designs can also be filled with any color as well as any color of stroke.


Pencil sketch video using oil paint filter

Installing Photoshop brushes in Photoshop elements 12

Detail smart brush tool and Photoshop brushes in Elements 12


brushes styles


The brushes can be used with Photoshop styles - drop shadows / glows / color overlays etc

Hi-rez Photoshop brushes

The brushes are hi-rez brushes, with the size of the brushes ranging from 200 x 200 up to 1000 x 1000 in most cases. The brushes are all stored at 300 DPI (though the internal format of the ABR brushes is unknown). The collection set was created a while back so the file sizes are not up in the 2000+ range. You can always use the brush strokes to create multiple brush strokes which can then be defined as a new much larger Photoshop brush. you can do this by just opening a new document and then applying multiple dabs and then using the edit menu define brush command (though you will have to also remember to use the save command on the brushes palette to save the ABR file with the new brush)


brush strokes color


The brush strokes can be applied in Photoshop and elements in multiple colors using the brush dynamics - of course, you can also just change the color each time you apply a brush dab

Re-combine Photoshop brushes and create brushes

The brushes in the brushes collection are not cast in stone. you can always use the strokes to create a new brush stroke via the edit menu define brush. Combine the brush strokes by either using the same brush stroke or perhaps multiple different brush strokes as well as applying different brush strokes in different colors - grayscale - and different sizes and rotations. The brushes can also have effects applied to them such as blurs or smudges or you can develop brush strokes using the different brush tools such as the smudge and blur tool to create localized modifications to the brush pixels. You can also combine the brush strokes on a single layer and then use that layer as a floater or resource which can be added to the image in different locations - convert the combined brush stroke design into a smart layer so the source brush strokes can be modified at any point in the creative process within Photoshop


brush echoes


The brushes can be applied once or multiple times in an image - each of the circular designs above are a single brush stroke

Photoshop Brush palette

All the brushes can be further tweaked and extended via the brush palette that comes with Photoshop 7 upwards. The brush palette allows the brushes to be scattered, opacity applied, texture applied, color changed and much more. The brushes menu is accessed via the window menu


1) Select brush tool (any of the main brush tools such as clone)

2) Go to the window menu

3) Brushes

4) Click on shape dynamics / scattering (checkbox will then be set to ON)

5) Change settings

6) Key settings are via the brush tip shape dialog settings such as spacing (set to 0 to create a smooth brush stroke)


brushes color lookup


The brushes in Photoshop etc can be used with color lookup features - easy to add stunning color effects to any brush stroke

Photoshop Brush textures

Use the brushes to create stunning texture designs as well as using them to create Photoshop tiles. Apply the brush dabs in 1000s of ways, apply blurs and smears and other effects to create unique texture designs. If you wish to make the designs seamless, I would suggest using additional tools such as Terrazzo from Xaostools. You can also use the brush strokes with the offset filter in Photosho and that is fairly powerful tool to create tiles. say you have a document 1000 x 1000, use the offset with -500 500 and continue to apply brush dabs to the newly positioned document. On completion, use the define command to save the tile.


brush textures


The brushes make a wonderful way of creating super fast and exciting textures, the above texture was also modified using the threshold feature in Photoshop

Art history / Impressionist brush in Photoshop

You can use all the brushes in the collection set via the art history tool (or impressionist). Use the art history or impressionist brush to create stunning painted / impressionistic paintings using the brush stroke. The key thing for the art history tool is the history palette. Apply a number of effects or brush strokes to a document and then go to the history palette and click the left side of any of the history entries. A little icon will appear showing the source for the art history brush. You can then apply the brush stroke with varying types such as tight short as well as use some of the settings in the brush palette (found via the window menu in Photoshop). Never actually sure why some of the settings in the brush palette are then grayed out such as dual brush and scattering which I never understood.


art history brush


Art history brushes can be applied in 1000s of different ways to create an infinite range of different art styles and change any image

Brushes in Photoshop CC CS6

The brushes work fine in the latest version of Photoshop, they are also loaded in the same way and applied in the same way - there was no noticeable changes to the brushes or changes to the format of the ABR file. The panels were changed slightly to show off their new grey look. There has been little change to brushes for quite a while - the last big change was the addition of a powerful palette. I would still love to see a symmetry feature included with all the brushes in Photoshop - 4 way, 2 way symmetry as well as 8pt as well as perhaps an automatic tile painting feature where the brush wraps around the edge of the artwork. Perhaps something for Adobe ® Photoshop CS7?? As there are now so many brushes (such as the 10,000 or so brushes in this collection), it would also be a great addition to CS7 / CC if there was a brushes browser / search feature - it gets harder and harder to find a particular brush from an ABR file and surely that time could be spent actually drawing and painting with the brush. Pushing the brushes even further, perhaps the brushes could also be used as a source for many of the filters (such as the shape filter). Live brushes would also be great where the brush stroke can be modified at any point in the creative process such as with smart filters or smart objects.

Use brushes with effect / metal brushes

Add a effect to a layer and apply a brush stroke to the layer, the brushes will now have the effect such as blue gel / metallic. The effect is still live so you can modify the metallic effect brush stroke at any point in the creative process within Photoshop. The layer effects can be modified via the layer menu such as adding a new shadow or bevel to the Photoshop brush stroke.


metallic brushes


You can apply styles such as metal styles to the image by using a layer and then applying the brush strokes followed by a metal style (or plastic etc). Great for make-up effects and more

Flow setting for the brush stroke

Apply a brush stroke in Photoshop and sometimes the underlying image is completely removed. To apply subtle brush strokes to the image, use the flow setting. Set the value to 1% and any applied brush stroke with be very very subtle (and will require multiple applies for the color to even appear). The flow setting is found in the control bar / Photoshop. Strangely the flow setting does not appear with all the brush tools, though it is the same as intensity or exposure. There is a flow jitter setting confusingly placed in the transfer section of the Photoshop brush palette (which, again, turns into intensity when you use other brush tools). I am always a little baffled to why there is no flow setting to 200% as using a single dab of a brush stroke often shows 50% of the underlying image and requires at least two or three applies to eliminate the underlying picture.

What can I do with the Photoshop / psp brushes ?

The brushes are for commercial use as well as personal use, you can use the brush strokes to create items that can be used to create new items for sale CU4CU and more. You can use the brushes to create logos, books, illustrations, textiles, adverts, packaging, t-shirts, fashions, ceramics, 3D designs, posters, caps, shoes and much more. If you have any questions about the uses of the brushes please contact us on support@graphicxtras.com


animal brushes


Many different animal brushes are included in the sets - PNG as well as ABR format in many cases for many different applications

Brushes can be used in ?? ABR / PNG

The brushes packs are in different formats, many of the earlier releases were in Photoshop brushes ABR format but the latest releases are mainly in PNG format and they can be used in countless applications


Photoshop CC CS6 CS5 CS4 CS3 CS2 CS1 etc

Photoshop Elements 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 etc

PaintShop Pro X6 X5 X4 X3 X2 etc



Xara Photo and graphic designer







Picture Publisher





Microsoft Office


and many more


You can also quickly and easily convert the Photoshop / psp PNG brushes into JPG and TIFF and use the designs in most other applications

Videos of the Photoshop brushes ?

You can find all our videos on the graphicxtras channel on youtube.com - the videos show the brushes how they can be installed, how to add the brushes, how to change the brushes, how to blend them, how to apply effects to the brushes and much more. They are often not specific on a certain brush type such as spirals but more general use, you can always contact us if you have a particular question to ask about the brushes and I will try and create a video or two about the brushes. You can see all our step by step information about the Photoshop brushes, psp brushes etc via youtube, all are by Andrew Buckle

Photoshop brushes help ?

There are many videos and help pages about the brushes on the web - the best source of information (other than this one, of course) is the Adobe site and their information about how to use the brushes etc Also you can find many useful tutorials on tutsplus as well as wiki how

Brushes as a source for patterns

You can use the Photoshop brushes as a source for amazing patterns for Photoshop as well as PaintShop Pro and other applications. To create the pattern design, simply select the brushes from the Photoshop brushes palette and apply them either once or multiple times and combine the designs as required. The brush strokes can also be further modified by effects to create 1000s and 1000s of unique designs that can all be used as a great source for patterns. Ok, once you have the brush designs just go to the edit menu define pattern command and that is that. You can, of course, save the brush design to a PNG file and use the design again in future. If you save the Photoshop brushes design as a PSD file you can then load the designs via the displace filter or the glass filter as a displacement file. If you wish to use the PNG files in paintShop Pro then you can simply drop the PNG brush files into the pattern folder and then access via the materials palette

Photoshop Brushes - use to create items for sale on cafepress / zazzle etc

You can use the brushes to create designs for sale on zazzle etc. below you can see a design created for sale (and available to buy) via the face brushes set

Photoshop brushes on color channels / image modes

The Photoshop brushes, unlike many filters, can be used in most of the images modes (such as grayscale, duotone, RGB, CMYK, LAB etc as well as 8bit and 32bit and 16bit image modes. You can also use the Photoshop brushes on all the color channels such as RGB and you can also apply them to the individual channels so red channel, green channel etc and totally ignore the blue channel. They are a very effective tool for all modes.


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