The 55 best free Photoshop brushes

35. Standard Issue Subtle Texture brushes

Standard Issue Subtle brushes cover image - textured type on a grainy black background

Normally you’d have to pay $15 for RetroSupply’s game-changing collection of grunge Photoshop brushes, the Standard Issue Subtle Brush kit. But the illustration resource site is giving away one of its best-selling grunge Photoshop brushes from the Standard Issue Subtle Brush kit for free, over on the RetroSupply website. All you need to do is hit the link above and sign up for the newsletter to get it – and you’ll get a host of other premium free Photoshop brushes too. 

36. Rough paint strokes

Rough paint stroke brushes

These rough paint strokes are ideal for suggesting a rundown building or half-finished paint job. This high-res Photoshop brush is free to download and can be used for personal and commercial work. 

Limitations: Do not redistribute

37. Shattered glass

Shattered glass brushes

This set consists of 12 free, high-resolution and high-quality Photoshop brushes. They're easy to customise – edit the opacity, blending modes or mask out different parts of the brushes to suit your particular needs.

Limitations: None

38. Distressed halftone brush strokes

Distressed halftone brush strokes

If you can't decide between a distressed brush stroke and a halftone brush stroke, why not have both? This set of 21 brushes is perfect for adding a vintage, worn or retro effect to your work.

Limitations: none

39. Mixergraph Grunge Brushes

Mixergraph Grunge Brushes

Handmade, digitised and individually edited by Marc Pallàs, this set of five grunge brushes will transform your illustrations and designs with a gloriously rough-and-ready look, making them seem like they're hot off the photocopier.

Limitations: none 

40. Sponge party

Sponge Photoshop brushes

Some beautiful textures make up this collection of eight high-quality brushes, including some excellent sponge brush marks, great for adding timbre to collage work.

Limitations: none

41. Scorched and burned

Scorched and burned Photoshop brushes

Another great set of brushes from WeGraphics that feature realistic scorch and burn effects in 10 different designs.

Limitations: cannot be redistributed

42. Scar face

Scar face Photoshop brushes

Ideal if you want to introduce some scarring to portraits or simply generate beautifully textured background elements.

Limitations: none

43. Grunge and smooth floral brushes

Grunge and smooth floral brushes for Photoshop

A great set of mixed media brushes along a grunge and floral theme, ranging in size from 800px to 100px wide.

Limitations: non-commercial use only

44. Bokeh brushes

Bokeh Photoshop brushes

The term Bokeh is of Japanese origin and refers to the appearance or feel of the out-of-focus areas of a photograph. Add this cool effect to your imagery with this free set of high quality Bokeh brushes

Limitations: None

45. Antique postcards

Antique postcard Photoshop brushes

This wonderful collection of six antique postcard designs provides an excellent background for further design work. Each card brush features text and a delightful patina.

Limitations: none

46. Spray splatter

Spray splatter Photoshop brushes

A lovely collection of 12 brushes covering up to 2500px each. This set features a range of spray patterns suitable for generating dirty backgrounds and textures, or highlighting typography.

Limitations: none

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