Photoshop does so much more than touch up a photograph as I’m sure you know. There are a couple of really useful things you need to know about photoshop which I will be covering in a Photoshop Series. The first is brushes. You do not have to use the standard set of brushes that come with the photoshop package, you can add as many as you like, which can be really useful when creating amazing visuals for your design project.
These are my top ten useful brushes that you can download for free. If you are not sure how it works check the bottom of this post for a quick guide to installing your brushes into photoshop.
All of these brushes are free. I don’t think you should ever pay for brushes as there are so many free ones out there you will eventually find the ones you want. Click on any of the images to go to the brushes.
1. Watercolour splatters – really useful if you are going for a watercolour effect on your visuals.
2. Bird brushes – great for making your images come alive.
3. Light beams – these can be really effective for interior renders.
4. Cloud brushes – a quick way to a great sky.
5. Trees in the mist – I just thought these were quite cool, although not useful for every project.
6. More birds – you can never have too many birds right?
7. Grass brushes
8. Trees brushes – these trees are pretty good. Always handy to have.
9. Trees – because they are so useful so here are some more!
10. Arrow brushes – these can be good for annotating drawings, site plans for example. Can look quite good if not over used.
A brief guide to install your brushes:
- Download and unzip the file.
- Save the .abr file into a folder (create your own folder somewhere).
- Go to photoshop, select the brush tool.
- Pull down the menu to select your brush and click on the little right arrow at the top of this box.
- This will bring up a menu. Click load brushes. Find the .abr file you saved earlier. Click load. Job done.
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