Day 9: The Twelve Days of Author Goodies

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On the ninth day of Author Goodies, here’s some handy brushes for Photoshop, Illustrator and Gimp.

Brushes are an easy way to decorate your designs without needing the ability to draw or paint. Instant design elements. Another amazing time saver! Here’s some great sources for brushes:


Brusheezy is a community that provides a place for artists to create and exchange Photoshop Brushes, Photoshop Patterns, Textures, Actions, Shapes and other design resources related to Photoshop. You can search by asset type or by version of Photoshop (very handy).

Similar to Brusheezy, is a community that exchanges more that just Photoshop brushes, but other Photoshop resources as well.

Brush Lovers

Yet another source for Photoshop resources, BrushLovers has a a large collection of high-quality Photoshop brushes, gradients and styles. is a collection of high quality free Photoshop Brushes, Illustrator Brushes, Photoshop Patterns and Textures from around the net.

Noupe’s List of 50 Photoshop Brush Packs

Noupe has a list of lots of great brush packs here, including grunge, bokeh and flourishes.

CreativeBloq’s List of 56 Best Free Photoshop Brushes

CreativeBloq has compiled a list of what they feel are the 56 best free Photoshop Brush packs.

Tuts+ Huge Compilation of Illustrator Brushes

Tuts+ has put together a list of 60+ Illustrator brushes, listed by type, including line art, watercolor, floral and borders.

40 Awesome sets of Free Illustrator Brushes

Vandelay Design has put together a list of 40 Illustrator brushes, geared toward those you use Illustrator to illustrate.

Noupe’s List of 1000 Gimp Brushes

Noupe has done the work to find 1000+ Gimp brush resources.

How to install brushes in Photoshop.

How to install brushes in Illustrator.

How to install brushes in Gimp.

Also, here’s how to create your own custom brushes in Photoshop.

The Twelve Days of Author Goodies

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