Free Photoshop Brushes for Photographers

One of the intelligent features in Adobe Photoshop is that you can always load it extras to improve your work such as the Photoshop brushes, color swatches, actions and gradient presets. You can easily search for free Photoshop brushes to download and install into your application and start using it.

As mentioned earlier while talking about Lightroom tutorials, Adobe Photoshop is larger than Lightroom and includes ore features that directed to photographers, designers, animators and more.

The Photoshop brushes are one of the handy tools for different professions as you can add the brush preset that fit with the photo that you would like to edit such as skin brushes, cloud brushes and more.

Similar to the Photoshop actions for photographers and Lightroom presets, there are many brushes available on the Internet. It is very important to consider only the high resolution brushes especially when working with large documents. The high resolution brushes can be resized pretty well based on your document in addition to its quality.

How to install Photoshop Brushes?

The brushes always come in ABR format. Once the brushes preset file is downloaded, it can be installed in Adobe Photoshop through the Presets Manager that is located in Edit>Presets menu.
From the Presets Manager, you can select Brushes from the drop-down list and Press Load from the right side. Locate the ABR file to load the new brush preset and use it.

Useful free Photoshop brushes

There are some types of brushes that are favorable for photographers and help them to achieve their post-processing work much faster the manual way such as the skin brushes and the background brushes. The below list includes number of high resolution free Photoshop brushes that I believe it can be helpful for many photographers. Click on the brush review image to open the download page and learn more information about each brush.

Tracy Williams Photography – Bird Brush

High res birds brushes

Hi-Res Clouds PS Brush

High res cloud brushes

11 Skin Brushes

high res skin brushes

Aoki’s Realistic Bokeh

bokeh brushes

Bokeh Brushes

bokeh brushes

Old Photography Brush Set

Old photography brush

Stunning Smoke Effects: 42 High Resolution Photoshop Brushes

smoke brushes

Old Film Brush Filmed

film brushes

Floral Brushes

Floral brushes

Drop brushes

Drop PS brushes

Crack Brushes

Crack PS brush

Eye Brushes

eye brushes

Polaroid Brushes

polaroid brushes


The above brushes are just examples to the Photoshop brushes for photographers. If you know other useful brushes, share it with us int he comments below and we will cover it in future resources articles.

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