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Photoshop Free Brush Sets

There are heaps of great free brush sets on the web. I've gathered up my favorites. This is not an exhaustive list but everyone of them is on my computer and I've tested them. More than that, I've listed the rights for each as at the time I downloaded them. So, if you're designing for commercial work, you'll know if you can use the set or if you need permissions - check the actual brush sets for exact requirements.

Click any of the images to go direct to the download site - Enjoy!

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Botanical Flower Set

14 Brushes

A variety of detailed flower drawings.

They are free to use for non commercial purposes. May not be given away, may only be downloaded from this site. Commercial licences are available.

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Vintage Fashions Set

14 Brushes

These brushes can help you take any design back to the 1900's!

No licensing information available. Free to download but use with caution.

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Engraved Frame Set

7 Brushes

A set of antique engraved frames.

They are free to use for non commercial purposes. May not be given away, may only be downloaded from this site. Commercial licences are available.

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Zebra Set

6 Brushes

Bring more life to your images with these animated zebras.

They are free to use for non commercial purposes. May not be given away, may only be downloaded from this site. Commercial licences are available.

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Deer Set

6 Brushes

A small set of elegant, detailed deer.

They are free to use for non commercial purposes. May not be given away, may only be downloaded from this site. Commercial licences are available.

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Hand Drawn Lighthouse Set

10 Brushes

These towering stylized lighthouses can spruce up any scene.

They are free to use for non commercial purposes. May not be given away, may only be downloaded from this site. Commercial licences are available.

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Fruit and Vegetable Set

21 Brushes

Variety of fruits and vegetables, perfect for a garden setting or still life.

They are free to use for non commercial purposes. May not be given away, may only be downloaded from this site. Commercial licences are available.

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Botanical Mushroom Set

23 Brushes

Realistic and fascinating mushrooms.

They are free to use for non commercial purposes. May not be given away, may only be downloaded from this site. Commercial licences are available.

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Classical Portrait Set

14 Brushes

A collection of impressive and expressive classical style portraits showing a range of emotions.

They are free to use for non commercial purposes. May not be given away, may only be downloaded from this site. Commercial licences are available.

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Hand Drawn Building Miscellanea Set

27 Brushes

A collection of miscellaneous buildings and building objects, including fences and flags.

They are free to use for non commercial purposes. May not be given away, may only be downloaded from this site. Commercial licences are available.

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Hand Drawn Retro Caravan Set

12 Brushes

A collection of stylized retro caravan homes.

They are free to use for non commercial purposes. May not be given away, may only be downloaded from this site. Commercial licences are available.

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Hand Drawn Map Objects Set

23 Brushes

A collection of simple and useful objects for maps, from trees to mountains to roads.

They are free to use for non commercial purposes. May not be given away, may only be downloaded from this site. Commercial licences are available.

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Hand Drawn Rustic Building Set

18 Brushes

A collection and wild and fantastic rustic buildings.

They are free to use for non commercial purposes. May not be given away, may only be downloaded from this site. Commercial licences are available.

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Hand Drawn Lamp Post Brush Set

10 Brushes

Curvy, crazy, fancy streetlamps.

They are free to use for non commercial purposes. May not be given away, may only be downloaded from this site. Commercial licences are available.

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Hand Drawn City House Brush Set

8 Brushes

A neat collection of surreal city buildings.

They are free to use for non commercial purposes. May not be given away, may only be downloaded from this site. Commercial licences are available.

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Rendered Fractal Tree Brush Set

35 Brushes

A myriad of complex fractal trees which are great for collages and other illustrations.

They are free to use for non commercial purposes. May not be given away, may only be downloaded from this site. Commercial licences are available.

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Hand Drawn Bunting Brush Set

60 Brushes

A large collection of elaborate bunting brushes.

They are free to use for non commercial purposes. May not be given away, may only be downloaded from this site. Commercial licences are available.

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Hand Drawn Town Brush Set

20 Brushes

A quaint little town building brush set.

They are free to use for non commercial purposes. May not be given away, may only be downloaded from this site. Commercial licences are available.

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Hand Drawn Christmas Tree Brushes

32 Brushes

This Christmas tree brush set is perfect for the holiday season (and for your greeting cards!).

They are free to use for non commercial purposes. May not be given away, may only be downloaded from this site. Commercial licences are available.

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Hand Drawn Bird Brushes

26 Brushes

These adorable bird brushes come in all shapes and sizes. Add some fun to your images with this latest brush collection.

They are free to use for non commercial purposes. May not be given away, may only be downloaded from this site. Commercial licences are available.

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Hand Drawn Monster Brushes

17 Brushes

This batch of monsters were all hand drawn and are sure to make a statement on any project.

They are free to use for non commercial purposes. May not be given away, may only be downloaded from this site. Commercial licences are available.

steampunk brushes

Steampunk Brushes

22 brushes

These are my own brushes. There are 22 brushes made from scanned watch parts. They include gears and funky metal shapes.

They are free to use for non commercial purposes. May not be given away, may only be downloaded from this site. Commercial licences are available.


 

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Hand Drawn Frame Brushes

21 Brushes

Another brush set of my own design. These brushes are all hand drawn by me and my trusty designer and are based on the hand drawn frame series. The brushes are a little bit doodle and a little bit scribble, and there are even some Zentangle ® style bushes in the group.

In short, there's something for everyone here.

They are free to use for non commercial purposes. May not be given away, may only be downloaded from this site. Commercial licences are available.

Gorilla splatter brushes

Gorilla Splatter Brushes
6 in the set

from http://dreamslikefire.deviantart.com/art/Gorilla-Splatter-Brushes-v1-103341727

These are a small but good collection of high resolution drip brushes you can use to add paint splatters to faux graffiti and other painterly effects.

Can use for any purpose - designer just asks for a link so they can see your work.

 

human silhouette brushes

 

Human Silhouette brushes
19 in the set

from http://punksafetypin.deviantart.com/

Give designer credit with a link. Send an example of these Photoshop brushes in use. Don't resubmit/redistribute without permission. Commercial use permitted but ask first, give a credit or send sample. Designer accepts paypal donations.

 

Alice in Wonderland brushes

 

Alice in Wonderland
25 Brushes

You will be speechless when you see these Photoshop brushes. They are wonderful quality, funny and they just jumped into my collection the minute I saw them! Brushes include some text, lots of images.

There appears to be no restriction on their use.  

stamp brushes

Stamp brushes
15 brushes

This Photoshop brush collection includes post marks, customs forms and a range of other stamped items - great collection of varied items here.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License.

You can copy, distribute and adapt the work subject to attributing the author and restating the licence conditions. No commercial use although permission to use may be sought.

 

leonardo da vinci brushes

Leonardo Da Vinci Brushes 2.0
30 brushes

A good range of brushes scanned from artwork including St Anne and some machines.

Stitching brushes download

 

SS-Stitching
33 brushes

Great set of Photoshop stitching brushes, these are varied and good quality.

No redistribution. Credit is required for use such as digi scrapping. Commercial licence available.

 

 

 

sketchy circles free brush downloads

 

Sketchy Circles
7 Brushes

Great group of 7 funky sketchy brushes you can use to highlight things and just for doodled backgrounds.

Give credit with a link, don't distribute without permission. Commercial use permitted but ask first. Donations appreciated.

 

 

Vienna brush set

 

Vienna Brushes
18 brushes

A very ecclectic collection of Photoshop CS3/CS4 brushes made from images which the author captured in Vienna. High quality, large download.

Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

swirless brushes - free brush set

 

Swirless Brushes
17 Brushes

Mixed batch of swirly brushes including flowers and other bits.

Developer asks that you credit them if you use them. Some of the brushes are part of the "derivative creation" laws. Commercial use not permitted without a licence from the developer.

glass bottles free brushes

 

Glass Bottles
32 Brushes

I just love this set.. it's one of my all time favourite sets.

No redistribution. Credit is required for use such as digi scrapping. Commercial licence available

Graffiti Photoshop Brushes free download

 

Graffiti Brushes
8 brushes

Neat set of doodle style graffiti Photoshop brushes.

Free for commercial and non commercial use although crediting the author is requested

Dance of the flowers free photoshop brush download

Dance of the Flowers
29 brushes

This is a gorgeous set of Photoshop brushes. I love the dandelion but there are 28 other flower brushes here that you'll love from Pansies to Queen Anne lace. Some solid, some more ethereal. It's a 2.8Mb download.

Free to use, author just asks you don't steal them!

 

wing brushes free brush download photoshop

Wings
36 brushes

This is a superlative set of wing brushes including birds, angels, butterfly and dragonfly wings. It's a big set - 3.5Mb but worth the download.

Free for personal use.

 

india brushes free download - photoshop and photoshop elements

India Brushes
22 brushes

This is a wonderful set, I went looking for it after photographing Hindu temples in Little India, Singapore. I fell in love with Indian art there and can't wait to visit India. This is a pretty consistently good quality set.

Brushes work with Photoshop v8 and later. Link back to author required. May be used in non-profit creative works but may not be distributed and may not be used for commercial purposes.

retro brushes toaster car tv and other retro designes photos free brushes

 

Retro Brushes
20 brushes

Ok, confession time. I love retro stuff and this collection is just fantastic. Lots of great shapes here leave you wondering if people really did own this stuff?

No licence information provide

 

valentine brushes

 

Heart Brushes
11 brushes

Don't let the small size of this collection fool you.. this is a great set of Valentine's Photoshop brushes with a focus on hearts but including scanned vintage valentines, Love Heart candy, rose and text. I love this quirky set!

Linkware - free for personal use although donations requested. No commercial use without permission. No distribution without permission.

 

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Hands brushes
10 brushes

This is a fun set of hand print brushes which also includes finger prints and one foot print.

Free for commercial and non commercial use - author does ask that you credit them.

vintage bird brushes photoshop free brushes

Vintage Birds
21 brushes

Ok, these are 110% yum. Beautiful Photoshop brushes, lovely birds and 2 frames. You have to add this to your collection.

There are no stated limitations on the use of these brushes beyond a request to know how you used them.

   
   
   
   

 

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