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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!

30+ Premium Photoshop Brushes

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 and Envato Elements.

30 Particle Photoshop Brushes

Let's kick start this selection with this lovely particle pack. 30 Particle Photoshop Brushes comes with an awesome collection of 30 handcrafted particle brushes. Create an Envato Elements account today to unlock unlimited assets for one monthly fee!

30 Particle Photoshop Brushes
30 Particle Photoshop Brushes

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

69 Watercolor Brushes for Photoshop

This wonderful set of Watercolor Photoshop Brushes contains 69 total brushes hand crafted with incredible textures. Enjoy 11 total textures included with this download.

69 Watercolor Brushes for Photoshop
69 Watercolor Brushes for Photoshop

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

Nebula Photoshop Brushes

The Nebula Photoshop Brush pack contains 16 Photoshop brushes great for wallpapers, print, and photo effects. This pack is fully customizable, so you'll be able to adjust the settings easily.

Nebula Photoshop Brushes
Nebula Photoshop 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

Watercolor Brushes for Photoshop

This set of Watercolor Photoshop Brushes contains 30 gorgeous watercolor brushes for all your creative projects. A simple text file is also included with further instruction.

Watercolor Brushes for Photoshop
Watercolor Brushes for Photoshop

Bokeh Brushes

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

Bokeh Brushes
Bokeh Brushes

Natural Shades Brushes for Adobe Photoshop

This awesome set of Natural Shade Brushes contains 40 total brushes to paint over your work! Enjoy pressure sensitive brushes that work perfectly with any drawing tablet.

Natural Shades Brushes for Adobe Photoshop
Natural Shades Brushes for Adobe Photoshop

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

40 Halftone Illustration Brushes for Photoshop

This epic set of Halftone Illustration Brushes contains 40 high quality Photoshop brushes you'll want to download! Enjoy these amazing brushes to add a unique texture to your digital shading.

40 Halftone Illustration Brushes for Photoshop
40 Halftone Illustration Brushes for Photoshop

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

Machine Washed Photoshop Brush Presets

This lovely set of Machine Washed Photoshop Brush Presets contains 18 brushes inspired by natural textures. You'll also receive a handy instructional guide for more help.

Machine Washed Photoshop Brush Presets
Machine Washed Photoshop Brush Presets

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

20 Splatter Brushes

This set of Photoshop Splatter Brushes contains 20 various splatters perfect for any messy project. Add a beautiful splatter element to your designs with this remarkable download.

20 Splatter Brushes
20 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

Lens Flare & Stars Photoshop Brushes

This Lens Flare and Star Photoshop Brush pack contains 42 amazing brushes perfect for adding a little shine to your work. Get great results with these easy-to-use brushes and download today!

Lens Flare  Stars Photoshop Brushes
Lens Flare & Stars Photoshop 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

Subtlecraft - Brushes

In this mega pack of Subtle Craft Photoshop Brushes, you'll get a wonderful collection of 50 high resolution brushes. Also included is an awesome set of 50 textures perfect for retro effects.

Subtlecraft - Brushes
Subtlecraft - Brushes

Spotlight Brushes

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

Spotlight Brushes
Spotlight Brushes

PSD Survival Brush Pack

Or get this super cool PSD Survival Brush Pack. This pack contains over 100 high quality Photoshop brushes perfect for any creative scenario. Enjoy fabulous textures and incredible creativity all in one download!

PSD Survival Brush Pack
PSD Survival Brush Pack

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

74 Handcrafted Splatter Brushes

Add some splashes to your designs with this set of 74 Handcrafted Splatter Brushes. This set contains incredible, detailed brushes you'll definitely want in your arsenal. Download to access this pack today!

74 Handcrafted Splatter Brushes
74 Handcrafted Splatter 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.

Photoshop Space Brushes

This cool set of Photoshop Space Brushes contains 10 photo realistic starscape brushes. Create a beautiful night sky with this easy-to-use set today!

Photoshop Space Brushes
Photoshop Space Brushes

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

30 Stroke Brushes

This beautiful set of Photoshop Stroke Brushes contains 30 artful brushes crafted from traditional media. Feel free to download the companion ink set for more incredible effects!

30 Stroke Brushes
30 Stroke 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

Againts Alphabethical Brushes

This set of Against Alphabethical Brushes contains a wicked selection of 11 watercolor brushes we're sure you'll love. Dive into a grunge-inspired project with this collection today!

Againts Alphabethical Brushes
Againts Alphabethical 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

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

50 Vintage Woodblock Brushes

Last but not least, enjoy this amazing set of 50 Vintage Woodblock Brushes. Made from scratch, these textures reflect actual high quality woodblock textures. Download this set today to add a retro flair to your designs.

50 Vintage Woodblock Brushes
50 Vintage Woodblock Brushes

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.

Be sure to browse Envato Market and Envato Elements for more incredible resources.

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