Freebie: Paint Stroke Brushes Set for Photoshop CS3

I have actually made a brush set for Photoshop similar to this one before, but I feel that this one is generally better quality, and the brushes are much larger in size as well.

Paint Strokes Brush Set Preview

There are 13 brushes in the set, ranging from 1700px (smallest brush) up to nearly 2500px (most brushes are closer to 2500px). In this preview you can see the sizes for yourself, and decide if you want to download or not:

Paint Strokes Brush Set Photoshop CS3

I hope to release some more different brush sets in the near future, as well as some textures. Anyone have any ideas?

Download Brush Set .abr File (13mb)

Note: Please feel free to use these for whatever: personal, commercial and other projects. You don’t have to give me credit, unless someone asks where they brushes came from!

How to Install the Brushes

I’m sure some newer users to Photoshop would like instructions on how to install these brushes, so here it is. Firstly take note that these brushes were made in Adobe Photoshop CS3, so they may not work with older versions.

1. Select the Brush tool from the tools menu (B).

2. In your Photoshop menus, you’ll see the brush you have selected, click the arrow next to it.

Select Brush Area

3. Now your brushes box will be up. Click the smaller arrow button in the top right of your box.

Load Brushes

4. Click “Load Brushes…” and find the .abr file you’ve just downloaded.

That should be all there is to it! Just leave a comment below if you have any questions or comments.

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  1. kaske said at 5:44 am on January 9, 2009

    It says that the ‘URL is not valid’, cannot download.

  2. Eli said at 8:47 am on January 9, 2009

    Kaske: That was a bit careless of me. I actually didn’t put the URL to the brushes in the post. Hopefully it works now!

  3. fatchary said at 10:07 am on January 9, 2009

    Hi Eli. This brushes are really cool. It’s ok to use them in comercial projects? Thanks in advance. Cheers!

  4. Eli said at 10:39 pm on January 9, 2009

    Fatchary: I should have noted in the post: yes you can use these for commercial projects. Please feel free to use them for whatever you like, and you don’t have to give credit (unless someone asks you where you got them from!)

  5. fatchary said at 10:57 am on January 10, 2009

    Thanks a lot. We have to be really greatful to all of you who do this things for free. cheers

  6. Kayla said at 1:44 am on January 11, 2009

    Great brush set! I love painted texture brushes, and well, just grungy themed brushes in general. I can never have enough. Great job with this.

  7. Davis said at 1:27 pm on January 11, 2009

    Nice set of brushes; thanks Eli!

    I’m sorry for going outside the topic, but would you mind sharing which font was used to draw the text in the preview shot (“13 painted brushes”) :)

  8. Eli said at 6:58 pm on January 11, 2009

    Davis: I’m glad you asked, the font is called Delicious, and it’s free to download from here.

    It’s a really nice font, right? :D

  9. Davis said at 12:37 am on January 12, 2009

    Yeah, it looks pretty cool and I hope to use it in one of my ongoing projects. Thanks a lot for sharing the link :)

  10. NetOperator Wibby said at 11:14 pm on January 12, 2009

    Ooh, thanks a lot. I love finding new brushes!

  11. iTolmach said at 5:41 pm on February 2, 2009

    Thanx so much, great brushes!

  12. Phillip said at 10:27 am on February 3, 2009

    Thanks, love yo work.

  13. Blakes20 said at 6:44 pm on February 10, 2009

    Awesome… Thank you.

  14. Jane said at 5:12 am on June 11, 2009

    This is exaclty what I’m looking for but I use gimp – could you posisbly upload just the black and white jpgs or other image file of these brushes before you converted them to photoshop brushes? Please? Thankyou, Jane

  15. Sumesh said at 7:03 am on June 11, 2009

    Jane: I have not used GIMP for some time now (was an avid user before), but I believe latest versions of GIMP (2.4+) allows you to use Photoshop brushes. Please check if that is the case.

  16. Jae said at 7:36 am on July 17, 2009

    Yes, these brushes should work with GIMP–they did for me.
    Thanks for the brushes :)

  17. Photoshop Brushes | Brushes For Photoshop said at 8:08 pm on November 20, 2009

    Nice! thank for share!

  18. Levi said at 11:18 am on April 26, 2010

    Thanks Aloottt….luv this brush…

  19. Saudi Jobs said at 12:36 am on September 16, 2010

    Nice collections man, thanks for sharing.

  20. Sumana said at 3:23 am on October 16, 2010

    Exactly what I needed. Thank you so much!! Will post a link to my website once its done. :-)

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