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Photoshop comes with a large and varied set of different brushes and brush tips, but one of the most useful features of the tool is the ability to use custom brushes. Custom brush tips allow for much more creative effects that simply are not possible with the default brushes. Using the custom brushes gives absolute control over the color and placement of the brush appearance. Learning how to use custom brushes is one of those necessary steps for increasing the quality of your digital artwork. The use and application of custom brushes feels almost limitless!

Photoshop Brushes Available on Envato Market

Creating your own custom brushes is a skill that has a lot of value and can be quite rewarding. But if you are a little short on time, resources, or inspiration there are a host of high-quality custom brushes available on Envato Market.

Flame Wings Brushes

The Flame Wings Brushes from market author DreamWarrior contains 20 beautiful wing flame fractals brushes for Photoshop. This product is available for $6.

Flame Wings Brushes
Flame Wings Brushes

9 Massive Grunge Brushes

The 9 Massive Grunge Brushes from market author scarab13 contains 9 massive grunge brushes at 2000x2000 resolution. This product is available for $7.

9 Massive Grunge Brushes
9 Massive Grunge Brushes

12 High Resolution Cloud Brushes

The 12 High Resolution Cloud Brushes from market author Folksnet contains 12 high-resolution cloud brushes with shapes and forms and with fine details. This product is available for $6.

12 High Resolution Cloud Brushes
12 High Resolution Cloud Brushes

Deskar-Techcircle

The Deskar-Techcircle from market author Deskar contains 10 beautiful energy brushes. This product is available for $3.

Deskar-Techcircle
Deskar-Techcircle

15 Grunge Hi-Res Photoshop Brushes

The 15 Grunge Hi-Res Photoshop Brushes from market author H4ZZ4H contains 15 maximum resolution grunge brushes. This product is available for $4.

15 Grunge Hi-Res Photoshop Brushes
15 Grunge Hi-Res Photoshop Brushes

Scratched Brushes

The Scratched Brushes from market author Rustic_Souls_Photography contains 30 Scratched Brushes. This product is available for $4.

Scratched Brushes
Scratched Brushes

Bokeh Brushes

Bokeh Brushes from market author editingninja contains 13 bokeh brushes. This product is available for $4.

Bokeh Brushes
Bokeh Brushes

78 Hand-made Photoshop Brushes

The 78 Hand-made Photoshop Brushes from market author env1ro contains 78 high-quality hand-made brushes files. This product is available for $4.

78 Hand-made Photoshop Brushes
78 Hand-made Photoshop Brushes

8 Line Burn Photoshop Brushes

The 8 Line Burn Photoshop Brushes from market author fawwaz contains 8 brushes of high-quality line burns. This product is available for $4.

8 Line Burn Photoshop Brushes
8 Line Burn Photoshop Brushes

Brush Pack Professional

The Brush Pack Professional from market author kirk3d contains a classic art brush pack of realistic art tools for PS. This product is available for $9.

Brush Pack Professional
Brush Pack Professional

26 Watercolor Splatter Brushes

The 26 Watercolor Splatter Brushes from market author Motionreactor contains 26 High-Res Watercolour Splatter Brushes. This product is available for $6.

26 Watercolor Splatter Brushes
26 Watercolor Splatter Brushes

30 Shattered Glass Brushes

The 30 Shattered Glass Brushes from market author kirk3d contains 30 Hi-Res Shattered Glass Brushes files. This product is available for $5.

30 Shattered Glass Brushes
30 Shattered Glass Brushes

8 Photoshop Cracked Ink Distress Brushes

The 8 Photoshop Cracked Ink Distress Brushes from market author PxlSupply contains cracked ink brushes that are perfect for giving that vintage worn-out look to your latest t-shirt design. This product is available for $4.

8 Photoshop Cracked Ink Distress Brushes
8 Photoshop Cracked Ink Distress Brushes

30 Optical Flare Brushes

The 30 Optical Flare Brushes from market author nada-images contains 30 optical flare brushes and transparent .png files. This product is available for $6.

30 Optical Flare Brushes
30 Optical Flare Brushes

8 Fabulous Hi-Res Brushes from Hell

The 8 Fabulous Hi-Res Brushes from Hell from market author scarab13 contains 8 brushes that are so grungy and dirty but at the same time so modern and cool that each brush stamped by itself can make a separate artwork piece. This product is available for $9.

8 Fabulous Hi-Res Brushes from Hell
8 Fabulous Hi-Res Brushes from Hell

55 Splatters, Smudges & Splashes Photoshop Brushes

The 55 Splatters, Smudges & Splashes Photoshop Brushes from market author env1ro contains 55 high-resolution splashes, smudges, and splatters from watercolor / paint. This product is available for $4.

55 Splatters Smudges  Splashes Photoshop Brushes
55 Splatters, Smudges & Splashes Photoshop Brushes

50 Vintage Brushes Set

The 50 Vintage Brushes Set from market author indieground contains 50 vintage brushes that give you a quick and easy possibility to apply a high-quality retro style to your artwork. This product is available for $8.

50 Vintage Brushes Set
50 Vintage Brushes Set

Spotlight Brushes

The Spotlight Brushes from market author Codevz contains 15 spotlight brushes. This product is available for $5.

Spotlight Brushes
Spotlight Brushes

30 Hi-Res Custom Brushes - Nature

The 30 Hi-Res Custom Brushes - Nature from market author PrismaDesign contains a set of professional Photoshop brushes perfect for graphic designers and illustrators. This product is available for $6.

30 Hi-Res Custom Brushes - Nature
30 Hi-Res Custom Brushes - Nature

25 Soft Waves Photoshop Brushes

The 25 Soft Waves Photoshop Brushes from market author env1ro contains 25 abstract soft waves/smokes/flows in high resolution. This product is available for $4.

25 Soft Waves Photoshop Brushes
25 Soft Waves Photoshop Brushes

Graffiti Brushes

The Graffiti Brushes from market author MoR contains a collection of creative scans helping you create a modern urban look for your designs. This product is available for $8.

Graffiti Brushes
Graffiti Brushes

Snow & Rain Brushes

The Snow & Rain Brushes from market author nada-images contains 30 high-quality snow and rain brushes. This product is available for $6.

Snow  Rain Brushes
Snow & Rain Brushes

Metal Sparks - 20 Photoshop Brushes

The Real Fireball Brush Resource Kit from market author kirk3d contains 30 brushes, 30 high-quality jpg and 30 transparent png files of actual fireballs. This product is available for $6.

Electrical Lightning Brushes

The Electrical Lightning Brushes from market author GrDezign contains 94 awesome high-quality lightning brushes. This product is available for $5.

Electrical Lightning Brushes
Electrical Lightning Brushes

Bubble Brushes

The Bubble Brushes from market author 2mediax contains bubble brushes in HD 5 PSD layered files. This product is available for $3.

Bubble Brushes
Bubble Brushes

40 Halftone Photoshop Brushes

The 40 Halftone Photoshop Brushes from market author env1ro contains 40 halftone in high-resolution brushes. This product is available for $4.

40 Halftone Photoshop Brushes
40 Halftone Photoshop Brushes

Gouache & Acrylic Photoshop Brushes

The Gouache & Acrylic Photoshop Brushes from market author M-e-f contains 30 Photoshop brushes that imitate traditional acrylic and gouache tools! This product is available for $4.

Gouache  Acrylic Photoshop Brushes
Gouache & Acrylic Photoshop Brushes

Abstraktt Shapes V2

The Abstraktt Shapes V2 from market author Shemul contains a collection of some smoky lines or random lines or just abstract brushes. This product is available for $5.

Abstraktt Shapes V2
Abstraktt Shapes V2

56 Watercolor & Paint Photoshop Brushes

The 56 Watercolor & Paint Photoshop Brushes from market author env1ro contains 56 high-resolution splashes, smudges, and splatters from watercolor / paint. This product is available for $4.

56 Watercolor  Paint Photoshop Brushes
56 Watercolor & Paint Photoshop Brushes

12 Customizable Rubber Stamps

The 12 Customizable Rubber Stamps from market author AMonet contains 12 customizable rubber stamps. This product is available for $4.

12 Customizable Rubber Stamps
12 Customizable Rubber Stamps

Realistic Responsive Watercolor Brushes

The Realistic Responsive Watercolor Brushes from market author GrutBrushes contains 10 watercolor brush tools. This product is available for $4.

Realistic Responsive Watercolor Brushes
Realistic Responsive Watercolor Brushes

8 Birds Silhouette Brushes

The 8 Birds Silhouette Brushes from market author BenjaminnSmith contains 8 bird silhouette brushes at a good PS brush size. This product is available for $2.

8 Birds Silhouette Brushes
8 Birds Silhouette Brushes

Real Fireball Brush Resource Kit

In full disclosure, I pull double duty as an article writer and content developer for Envato Market. The following are brush packs of my own that are available on Envato Market, and I would ask that you might consider them as well as the brushes that are featured above.

The Real Fireball Brush Resource Kit from market author kirk3d contains 30 brushes, 30 high-quality jpg and 30 transparent png files of actual fireballs. This product is available for $6.

Real Fireball Brush Resource Kit
Real Fireball Brush Resource Kit

Photoshop Brush Tutorials on Envato Tuts+

Creating your very own custom brushes in Photoshop gives you ultimate control over your own resources. These tutorials will walk you through that process of crafting your very own creative custom brushes.

How to Create Your Own Light Ray Brushes From Scratch in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial you'll learn an easy technique to create your own custom sun ray brushes. To do that, you'll use different filters and color adjustments.

How to Create Your Own Light Ray Brushes From Scratch in Adobe Photoshop
How to Create Your Own Light Ray Brushes From Scratch in Adobe Photoshop

How to Create Your Own Fog Brushes in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how you can easily create your own mist brushes using different filters and transformations. 

How to Create Your Own Fog Brushes in Adobe Photoshop
How to Create Your Own Fog Brushes in Adobe Photoshop

How to Create Custom Shattered Glass Brushes in Adobe Photoshop

Adding shattered glass to a design is a great way to introduce drama and interest. The visual depiction of broken glass is very evocative and full of energy and conflict. Creating it is full of technical challenges. Illustrating it is difficult and time consuming, but photographing it well is no easy task! In this Quick Tip, we will give you a great technique for safely generating shattered glass brushes in Adobe Photoshop.

How to Create Custom Shattered Glass Brushes in Adobe Photoshop
How to Create Custom Shattered Glass Brushes in Adobe Photoshop

How to Create Custom Brushes to Render Fur in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial we'll create a small set of custom brushes from scratch and learn how to render animal fur with them. We'll focus on rendering a fox tail in grayscale, using custom brushes and the Smudge Tool to create both soft and coarse fur, and using Blending Modes to add color and warmth to the rendered piece.

How to Create Custom Brushes to Render Fur in Adobe Photoshop
How to Create Custom Brushes to Render Fur in Adobe Photoshop

Create Your Own Blood Spatter Adobe Photoshop Brush

This tutorial covers the materials and techniques that can be used to create your own blood splatter brushes.

Create Your Own Blood Spatter Adobe Photoshop Brush
Create Your Own Blood Spatter Adobe Photoshop Brush

How to Create Custom Smoke Brushes in Adobe Photoshop

Smoke trails are elegant, beautiful, and amazing to watch. Thin wisps of smoke dancing through the air reveal just how fluid our atmosphere really is. The effect is deceptively simple, and the dynamics of it are dizzyingly complex. 

Recreating believable smoke in a digital environment is no easy task. However, capturing the practical effect is a much easier prospect. In this quick tip, I'll share a technique that I use to create stunningly beautiful custom smoke brushes in Adobe Photoshop.

How to Create Custom Smoke Brushes in Adobe Photoshop
How to Create Custom Smoke Brushes in Adobe Photoshop

Create Your Own Grunge Brushes in Adobe Photoshop

It's a fairly easy feat to create custom sets of grunge brushes in Adobe Photoshop once you have a couple of techniques down. The main ideas are to have a textured source and to play around with filters that manipulate the look of sketched-out lines and doodles. Join me below in creating a custom set of brushes, ready for painting with, using three sources of texture: scanned paper and objects, a stock photo, and manipulated doodles within Photoshop itself.

Create Your Own Grunge Brushes in Adobe Photoshop
Create Your Own Grunge Brushes in Adobe Photoshop

How to Create Custom Water Splash Brushes in Adobe Photoshop

Water splashes are a beautiful phenomenon. The randomness of liquid physics ensures that every splash is unique. The result is a natural struggle of the fluid as an external force flings it around and gravity insists it return to a resting state. This struggle takes place in the span of a fraction of a second, and it often happens too quickly for us to be able to capture and appreciate the simple majesty of the effect.

Because water splashes are so familiar, yet elusive, they make for excellent compositional elements. The image of a splash also conveys movement and mood. If you want to use them in your own designs, you probably consider purchasing stock images as your only option. This Quick Tip is here to show you that with a bit of effort, you too can create your own beautiful water splashes to use!

How to Create Custom Water Splash Brushes in Adobe Photoshop
How to Create Custom Water Splash Brushes in Adobe Photoshop

Create Your Own Rust Brushes From Scratch in Adobe Photoshop

Rust. That beautifully terrible oxidation of iron elements. It's a fact of life in our world filled with metal and machines. Time and moisture take their toll, and even our most magnificent machines deteriorate. For digital artists who focus on photo manipulations, rust is a reliable way of adding realistic grunge, texture and realism to a piece. 

In this Quick Tip we will explore a method of rusting metal without having to wait for nature to do it for us! 

Create Your Own Rust Brushes From Scratch in Adobe Photoshop
Create Your Own Rust Brushes From Scratch in Adobe Photoshop

How to Make Your Own Watercolor Brushes in Adobe Photoshop

Creating custom watercolor brushes is as easy as dripping ink or watercolor paint onto paper. You will have custom, ready-to-paint brushes in no time thanks to this simple tutorial. Download the attached watercolor scans and follow the steps below to create your own set of drippy, splashy, and splattered brushes.

How to Make Your Own Watercolor Brushes in Adobe Photoshop
How to Make Your Own Watercolor Brushes in Adobe Photoshop

Brushes, Beloved Brushes

As you begin to explore the wonders of Photoshop Brushes, one of the things you should keep in mind is that having a massive selection of brushes loaded in Photoshop will soak up memory. It's not unmanageable, but it can get out of hand if Photoshop has to load thousands of high-resolution brushes every time it starts. Consider keeping your .abr files stored in a separate folder and then loading that brush set as needed.

Custom Brushes in Photoshop are one of the most fun and interesting ways to add visual flavor and authentic texture to any digital work. Learn to love them and they will love you back.

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