Brushes for Photoshop / PSP / Elements

Updated: December 14th, 2014


Superb selection of Photoshop / PSP / Elements brushes to buy from a company that has been creating hi-quality presets / graphic resources since 1998. They are amazing artworks / resources for your work.


1000s of Photoshop brushes CC 2014 CS3 CS6 CS5 CS4 CS2 CS1 7 6 Elements 13 -1 as well as PSP GIMP, Painter, Adobe Illustrator etc PNG (or ABR) royalty free 300 DPI strokes including 3D, animals, arrows, dolphins, boats, Christmas and others PC and MAC

  1. 10,000 Brushes

  2. 3D / cubes

  3. Abstracts

  4. Arcs

  5. Art nouveau

  6. AquariumTank

  7. Arrows

  8. Banners

  9. Bats

  10. Bees

  11. Binary codes

  12. Boats

  13. Borders

  14. Butterflies

  15. Cars

  16. Cats

  17. Checkerboards

  18. Christmas

  19. Circles

  20. Clouds

  21. Connections

  22. Contours

  23. Cows

  24. Crescents

  25. Crosses

  26. Deserted

  27. Diamonds

  28. Dinosaurs

  29. Dogs

  30. Dolphins

  31. Dots

  32. Easter eggs

  33. Elephants

  34. Faces

  35. Females

  36. Fleur-de-lis

  37. Flames

  38. Flowers

  39. Frames

  40. Frogs

  41. Giraffes

  42. Gothic

  43. Greeks

  44. Grids

  45. Hearts / love

  46. Hens

  47. Hexagons

  48. Horses

  49. Houses

  50. Ink / inkblots

  51. Jagged

  52. Lace

  53. Lattices

  54. Letters

  55. Lines

  56. Mice

  57. Numbers

  58. Octopus

  59. Overlays

  60. Owls

  61. Panda bears

  62. Penguins

  63. Photo letters

  64. Polka dots

  65. Polygons

  66. Rabbits

  67. Radials

  68. Richard II

  69. Rosettes

  70. Scrolls

  71. SF Gun

  72. Shoes

  73. Snow flakes

  74. Snowmen

  75. Spiders

  76. Spirals

  77. Squares

  78. Stars

  79. Starbursts

  80. Stroke lines

  81. Swirls

  82. Symmetry

  83. Triangle

  84. Tribal

  85. Triradial

  86. Turtles

  87. Twirls

  88. Vintage type

  89. Waves

  90. Zebras

  91. Zigzags

  92. Zoom

Brushes for Photoshop and Elements and PSP


shadow brushes spiral for Photoshop and elements on blue background


The Photoshop brushes can be used once or multiple times, shadows can be added in seconds in any color. The above spiral has a a black shadow on a blue background

Photoshop brushes Freebies / samplers to download

FREE sampler spirals ABR for PS and elements

FREE asterisks sampler

FREE eagle preset sampler

FREE fleur-de-lis sampler

FREE sampler spiral PNG

FREE crescent sampler PNG

FREE panda bear PNG sampler

FREE triradial ABR sampler

FREE Xmas candles ABR sampler

FREE Easter egg sampler PNG to download

FREE ovals sampler PNG to download

FREE 3D sampler PNG to download

FREE arrows sampler ABR to download

FREE diamond PNG sampler to download

FREE Stars ABR sampler to download

FREE scroll wave PNG sampler to download


Commercial use, all royalty free. The files are a mix of ABR (note that these are only for Adobe PS and Elements) or PNG (for PS, Corel PSP, GIMP, Photo-Paint and 1000s of apps). Please feel free to download them and try out all these samplers. They are all by Andrew Buckle. Use them in any of your projects. If you want to use them on your site, please add a link back to the site / this page, thanks and who they are by.


abstract strokes added rounded circle in olive and white


Circular art combining multiple dabs in dark olive and in white on an olive background in Adobe PS. You can use them to create millions of abstract artworks. From pack 140

animal dolphin sets avaiable


There are many different animal sets available such as dolphins, cats, dinosaurs etc. They can be combined with text as well as just added on their own or added to any image. From pack 199. To find the set, either search via our google search at the top of the page or click on the dolphin link above.

grids for PS with windows buildings


Many different sets are included on this page such as grids - the grids can be used as is but you can also use them as a great source for buildings such as adding lights to windows etc. From pack 220

tribal tiles in olive


You can use them as a quick effective source for pattern tiles, and even more amazing uses if you combine them with the edit fill commands and deco scripts such as random fill, symmetry, cross weave etc. Instead of filling an image with them by hand you can just let Adobe PS randomly fill them with color and different angles etc in seconds. From pack 203

shoes used as fills random in deco scripts in yellows and greens and reds


Shoes (pack 224) can be used as a source for pattern tiles in deco scripts random fill - fill an entire image with random colored shoes. The end result was modified further using the poster edges filter in Adobe PS to add a roughness / poster look to the shoes (rotated and re-colored by the script). The fill scripts are a very useful tool in PS

Works with ??

If PNGs included

CC CS6 5 4 3 2 1 & 7 6 & Elements 13 12 11 10 9 etc& standalone 14-6

Illustrator CC - 10

Illustrator 17 - 10

PaintShop Pro X7 - PSP 8

Corel Painter




3D Studio Max


Microsoft Word



Adobe IND

Adobe Fireworks

and many more


photoshop brushes effects and 3D cube  and glows on a blue background multiple layers


Photoshop brushes can be used in 1000s of ways and combinations to create all kinds of images - you can use them in most applications

blur brushes and blurred brush strokes and abstract  distort and oil paint in Photoshop


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

brushes grid for Photoshop and elements filled and cross  on layers


The presets can be used as patterns as well as being used on a grid in PS for perfect alignment for the strokes. They can also be filled with any color as well as any color of stroke.

brushes styles and shadow arrow for Photoshop and elements in white on blue


Use with styles - drop shadows / glows / color overlays etc

Hi-rez strokes

All are hi-rez with the size of the presets ranging from 200 x 200 up to 1000 x 1000 in most cases. All stored at 300 DPI (though the internal format of the ABR 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 strokes to create multiple strokes which can then be defined as a new much larger strokes. you can do this by just opening a new document and then applying multiple dabs and then using the edit menu define command (though you will have to also remember to use the save command on the preset palette to save the ABR with the new stroke)


brush strokes color and smeary patch brushes for Photoshop and elements mixed colors


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

Re-combine strokes and create new ones

The Photoshop brushes are not cast in stone. you can always use the strokes to create a new stroke via the edit menu define command. Combine the preset strokes by either using the same stroke or perhaps multiple different strokes as well as applying different strokes in different colors - grayscale - and different sizes and rotations. The presets can also have effects applied to them such as blurs or smudges or you can develop strokes using the different tools such as the smudge and blur tool to create localized modifications to the pixels. You can also combine the 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 stroke into a smart layer so the source strokes can be modified at any point in the creative process.


echoes circular ring  and pumped music  speakers in green


The circle / rings have been added - each circle is an individual dab. They have then be blurred using powerful PS blur gallery 'path' feature and strobe lighting / motion blur (great for creating truly weird and wonderful abstract art from any added dab). An additional glow was added using the camera raw filter in Adobe PS. From pack 140

Preset palette

All the presets can be further tweaked and extended via the palette that comes with PS 7 upwards. The preset palette allows the dabs to be scattered, opacity applied, texture applied, color changed and much more.


1) Select tool (any of the main tools such as clone or paint or dodge)

2) Go to the window menu and select the correct palette

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

4) Change settings

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


brushes color lookup and solar burst oil paint effect  for Photoshop and elements


The presets in PS etc can be used with color lookup features - easy to add stunning color effects to any stroke

Use as textures / patterns

Use the preset dabs to create stunning textures as well as using them to create tiles. Apply the dabs in 1000s of ways, apply blurs and smears and other effects to create unique textures. If you wish to make them seamless, I would suggest using additional tools such as Terrazzo from Xaostools. You can also use the strokes with the offset filter in PS 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 dabs to the newly positioned document.


On completion, use the define command to save the tile.


brush textures rough woodcut and textured using threshold image adjustment in Photoshop and psp


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

Art history / Impressionist tool

Use the art history or impressionist tool to create stunning painted / impressionistic paintings using the stroke.


The key thing for the art history tool is the history palette. Apply a number of effects or 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 tool. You can then apply the stroke with varying types such as tight short as well as use some of the settings in the preset palette (found via the window menu).


Never actually sure why some of the settings in the preset palette are then grayed out such as dual and scattering which I never understood as those features would, if available, prove very useful.


art history brush starry and splatter brushes for Photoshop and elements oil paint effects


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

CC CS6 / Creative Cloud

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

Presets browser

If you are looking for a presets browser (if you have 100000s of presets it makes it a lot easier to scan for a particular image) I would suggest checking out the Breeze application from Tumasoft as you can also look for CSH and PAT and GRD etc presets as well as ABR ones and also fonts. You can also export the images for use in other projects.


mice mouse brush for Photoshop and psp etc in black illustration sketch


There are many different animal sets available such as a mouse / mice es set - a single mouse illustration applied to a green background in PS / PSP etc

Use with effects / Layer Effects / Styles

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


metallic brushes using Photoshop styles applied to a face and with lighting effect added


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

Flow setting for the stroke

Apply a preset in PS and sometimes the underlying image is completely removed. To apply a less destructive application, use the flow setting. Set the value to 1% and any applied 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. Strangely the flow setting does not appear with all the tools, though it is the same as intensity or exposure. There is a flow jitter setting confusingly placed in the transfer section of the preset palette (which, again, turns into intensity when you use other tools). I am always a little baffled to why there is no flow setting to 200% as using a single dab of a 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 PS / psp strokes ?

They are for commercial use as well as personal use, you can use the preset to create items that can be used to create new items for sale CU4CU and more. Create logos, books, illustrations, textiles, adverts, packaging, t-shirts, fashions, ceramics, 3D, posters, caps, shoes and much more. If you have any questions about the uses of the presets please contact us on


animal brushes such as cats can be applied as a layer and perfect guard cat on blue


Many different animals are included in the sets such as cats, dogs, horses etc - PNG as well as ABR in many cases for many different applications


Video tutorials

You can find all our videos on the graphicxtras channel on - the videos show how they can be installed, how to add the strokes, how to change the presets, how to blend them, how to use visual effects to the presets and much more. They are often not specific on a certain image such as spirals but more general use, you can always contact us if you have a particular question to ask about the presets and I will try and create a video or two.


You can see all our step by step information about the tools, psp tools etc via youtube, all are by Andrew Buckle


Pencil sketch video using oil paint filter

Installing presets in PSE 12


photoshop brushes arrow  opacity setting in blue two


Two arrow presets - one with opacity set to 20% and another, 100%

Help ?

There are many videos and help pages about the presets 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 presets etc Also you can find many useful tutorials on tutsplus as well as wiki how

As a source for patterns

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

Use to create items for sale on cafepress / zazzle etc

You can use them to create all kinds of artworks for sale on Cafepress and Zazzle, wonderful sites for posters and mugs and t-shirts etc. There are also many other sites where you can use the items to create new fabrics and textiles etc. As the presets are not exclusive, just creating a pillow with the image applied without any modification might result in the same pillow etc as someone else (I've created quite a few pillow etc on Zazzle). Would always suggest that you modify them a little such as add effects or perhaps blend with others

Color channels / image modes

They 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 presets 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.