Free Photoshop Brushes of The Week #149

Download a new free Photoshop brush here every week. Come back every week for 448 weeks and you might be able to get every single GrutBrush for free!

Photoshop Specialty Brush - 'Rary Dustin'

Photoshop Specialty Brush for digital artists 'Pointy Rush'

Photoshop Specialty Brush for digital artists 'Pointy Rush'

Drawing with the Photoshop Specialty Brush 'Pointy Rush'

Drawing with the Photoshop Specialty Brush 'Pointy Rush'

A Photoshop Pointillist brush with a rough, unpolished and slightly flawed footprint and a fairly dense coverage.

A new free brush will be available here on Monday January 29th!

*Requires Photoshop CS5 or higher and a pressure sensitive graphics tablet


Want 10 more free Photoshop Brushes and tools? Download the free sampler set

'Mud Slice' Photoshop Pencil

Photoshop Pencil

Free Photoshop Gouache Brush 'Lanas Mark'

Photoshop Gouache Brush

Download a Free Photoshop Impasto Oil Brush for digital artists 'Stump Trough'

Oil Impasto Photoshop Brush

Free Photoshop Charcoal Brush download -'Short Notice'

Photoshop Charcoal Brush

Free Photoshop watercolor brush for digital painting -'Cherry Pectin'

Photoshop watercolor brush

Free Photoshop Cross Hatching Brush - 'Hatch Cranny'

Cross Hatching Brush

Download Free Photoshop Mixer Brush toolset 'Platt Nudge'

Photoshop Mixer Brush toolset ‘Platt Nudge’

download a sharp edged Photoshop eraser to replace Photoshop's default eraser.

Sharp edged eraser tool

Photoshop graph paper maker tool

Photoshop graph paper maker tool

Square crop tool for Photoshop

Square Crop Preset

200+ Photoshop brushes for $20
The brushes given away here are from the GrutBrushes collection of natural media brushes for digital painting and drawing which include brushes that simulate Oil, Oil Impasto, Pencil, Chalk, Charcoal, Watercolour, ink and other art media found in the real world. You can get them all for just $20
How To Install the Free Photoshop Brushes

Free LightSaber Photoshop Brushes

Free Photoshop lightsaber Brushes

Free Photoshop lightsaber Brushes

Free Photoshop brushes to add lightsabers to your photos

The Lightsaber Photoshop brushes to add Lightsabers to your Photos
(See more in this postFormat: TPL

Download Saber BladeDownload Saber Glow

Also in the Shop: 100 Photoshop Splatter Brushes

Inky Leaks Splatter Brushes for Photoshop is a set of 100 messy, splattery pressure responsive brushes.  These brushes are dynamic brush tools that generate realistic looking ink splashes, splatter, smudges and other digital messes click here to see them in action.

100 Photoshop Splatter brushes

100 Photoshop Splatter brushes from the Inky Leaks Set

Learn more

Also in the Shop: Photoshop Cloud Brushes

50 Photoshop Cloud Brushes and Tools

50 Photoshop Cloud Brushes and Tools

Cloud FX cloud brushes for Photoshop is a set of 50 realistic dynamic cloud brushes for digital artists.  These are not stencil-stamp brushes, they are dynamic cloud brush tools for Photoshop that generate realistic looking clouds click here to see many sample before and after images.

Photoshop Cloud Brushes in the GrutBrushes Plugin Panel for Photoshop CC

Photoshop Cloud Brushes in the GrutBrushes Plugin Panel for Photoshop CC

Learn more

Previously free Photoshop brushes from the brush store

  • Photoshop Gouache Brush 'Lanas Mark'

    Lanas Mark – Photoshop Gouache Brush

    Add to cart
  • 'Molt Vinyl' Photoshop ink brush

    Molt Vinyl – Photoshop Ink Brush

    Add to cart
  • Photoshop watercolor brush.

    Bran Chatter – Photoshop Watercolor Brush

    Add to cart
  • 'Soggy Tail' Photoshop Natural Media Brush for digital artists

    Soggy Tail – Photoshop Natural Media Brush

    Add to cart


I just got all of your brushes, and they’re amazing! They work in such a realistic way! I’d been looking for Photoshop watercolor brushes like them for a while, but was starting to think I’d have to buy Corel Painter to get the type of realism that I wanted. Now I can keep using Photoshop! Thanks! -Savanna

Buy ArtBrushes Complete $20 220+ Brush Tools + Free 60 Day membership More InfoSee what you get

Browse all the Photoshop brushes in the Brush Shop

painting with the Photoshop Brushes from the Watercolor Brush toolset 'Bran Chatter' for digital artist's brush strokes drawn with GrutBrushes Photoshop brushes for digital artists

42 Responses to Free Photoshop Brushes of The Week #149

  1. 凱婷 張 March 29, 2015 at 9:03 am #


    • Nicolai May 8, 2015 at 8:36 pm #

      Thanks! Glad you lke it.

  2. Mick April 7, 2015 at 10:05 am #

    The best set of artist brushes available to memory that captures the real feel of the medium.
    It’s inspirational! It’s fantastic!

  3. Su October 22, 2016 at 9:48 am #

    I could not get on to this site and do anything yesterday to save my life! I even tried another browser. I cleared my cookies, rebooted my modem – you name it. Then, this morning, I heard on the news that there were some major internet issues yesterday, complements of some hacking. Maybe that was it. Today, no problems at all!
    Thank you, sir!

    • Nicolai October 22, 2016 at 10:41 am #

      Hi Su! Yes, it was a combination of problems on the site which then became impossible to fix due to the massive internet outages all across North America and Europe yesterday. I think most of the issues that affect the front end of the website are resolved today though there is a fair bit of work still to be done behind the scenes. Thanks to everyone for your patience with all this!

  4. emma66886688 October 26, 2016 at 10:36 pm #

    thanks for sharing really like this : )

    • Nicolai October 26, 2016 at 10:43 pm #

      You’re very welcome! …and thank you for taking the time to say so! I really appreciate it.

  5. Penna December 17, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

    LOVE them so much! Is it possible to have them searchable or alphabetical so I can find them faster?

    • Nicolai December 27, 2016 at 9:19 am #

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you.
      As for sorting the brushes, you are mostly limited by the way Photoshop organises them, but you can open the Tool Preset manager and manually change the order of them in there. If you have Photoshop CC there is also the option of using my free Photoshop brush plugin in which you can drag and drop them into any order you want and you can also organise your favourites into sets.
      I don’t know of any way to automatically sort them alphabetically unless you import them in that order.

  6. jonathanjahnke December 26, 2016 at 10:11 pm #

    Thanks so much for these awesome collections of brushes! I bought the complete set & I’ve been spending the past few days exploring. The possibilities are virtually unlimited! I can’t recommend these brushes enough. Thanks again!

    • Nicolai December 27, 2016 at 9:13 am #

      Thank you Jonathan! I’m really glad you like them and it means a lot to me that you took the time to stop by and leave such a nice comment.

  7. Tami December 27, 2016 at 3:41 pm #

    I love the brushes!! What is the best way to enlarge the size without compromising the quality and shape of the brush?

    • Nicolai December 27, 2016 at 4:26 pm #

      Thanks so much Tami! The best way to increase (or decrease) the brush size is to use the ] and [ keys or the slider at the top left of the Photoshop menu. Avoid using the size slider in the brush settings panel as it will scale the main brush tip shape separately from the dual brush shape. Having said that, not all the brushes can be ‘safely’ scaled and many will exhibit unwanted artifacting at larger sizes.

      • Tami December 27, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

        Awesome!! Yes, I was having that problem. Thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly! 🙂 Have a wonderful day and Happy New Year!!

  8. bayer_max January 3, 2017 at 2:35 pm #

    one probably really basic question. Can these brushes be used for CS6 as well or is this a CC only goody? Thank you for your input.

    • Nicolai January 3, 2017 at 5:07 pm #

      They do work in Photoshop CS6 (and CS5!)

  9. Cal March 8, 2017 at 2:17 am #

    Hi Nicolai,

    Are the Art Brushes Complete pack in ABR format?
    I want to use them in another program.

    • Nicolai March 9, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

      Hi Cal, They are TPL files as they use a few Photoshop features that are not saved in the abr format. Unfortunately this makes them unsuited to apps other than Photoshop

  10. Tatiana March 20, 2017 at 1:26 pm #

    Your brushes are awesome, they feel very natural when painting. Also they deliver lots of “happy coincidences” that are great for sketching thumbnails while looking for interesting shapes and values. Thank you so much !

    • Nicolai March 22, 2017 at 9:50 am #

      Thank you Tatiana! I’m so glad you like them. Interesting feedback, I do try to make all the Photoshop brushes as ‘organic’ as possible to try to encourage those happy coincidences.

  11. Robert April 12, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

    Super awesome, will check out your other brushes!

    I also installed the Tools Panel in the latest PS CC and it’s really handy, but has a bug..
    Certain tings don’t work anymore, like right mouse click and selecting or changing
    the brush parameters like size/hardness.

    Also clicking the color too to select a color from the standard ps color panel that pops up,
    doesn’t work anymore and also disappears when you click anywhere to select a color.

    Have you seen/heard these issues?

    • Nicolai April 17, 2017 at 6:25 pm #

      Thanks Robert!
      I have seen/heard of that happening on a couple of systems now but my developer hasn’t been able to reproduce it, though I believe it is a graphics memory issue. It’s hard to fix as we can’t seem to reproduce it but it something we’ll try to track down and address in the next version.

  12. Esmirna Ariyani July 3, 2017 at 4:02 pm #

    muchas gracias!!!

  13. Jenny July 5, 2017 at 4:17 pm #

    Thank you very much! Going to try oil brush!

    • Nicolai July 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm #

      Great Jenny! I hope you love it. Those are my favourites.

  14. Pogostix July 8, 2017 at 10:24 am #

    Hi, just wondering what the terms/license for use is for this brush. Can I use it for commercial purposes or only personal?

    P.S. Photoshop brushes are my weakness… even if it’s only for personal use I’ll probably be back very soon XD

    • Nicolai July 8, 2017 at 11:20 am #

      Yes! You can certainly use it for commercial uses! I wouldn’t want someone to make something they love and then not be able to sell it. You can do whatever you want with it as long as you don’t sell or distribute the brush itself.

  15. Arlien Snow August 27, 2017 at 6:08 pm #

    Thank you so much for the brushes.

  16. Debbie September 2, 2017 at 1:52 pm #

    Thanks! 🙂

  17. Seihn October 14, 2017 at 10:27 am #

    Thank you very much for the brushes!

    • Nicolai October 14, 2017 at 11:53 am #

      You’re very welcome Seihn! I’m glad you’re liking the brushes.

  18. Zoe October 22, 2017 at 7:04 pm #

    Hello. Just bougjt tour amazing set of brushes. Realistic, wonderful, easy to work with, you make my day and sure my creativity will explose with these brushes.. Thanks a lot !

    • Nicolai October 23, 2017 at 8:38 am #

      Zoe! Im so happy to hear that. Thanks so much for taking the time to say so. Thanks also for getting the brushes, I’m thrilled that you’re having fun and making art with them.

  19. chiepark214 November 7, 2017 at 8:55 pm #

    thank you I will try them and if i like it i will come back for more, but these brushes look amazing

    • Nicolai November 7, 2017 at 9:21 pm #

      Thanks, I hope you like them, Have fun!

  20. Daruth Anthropos November 12, 2017 at 1:46 pm #

    My mind is blown. I colored a picture in Photoshop with flat colors but didn’t like it then I saw this free watercolor brush and gave it a shot. Insane. The water color texture you put in it. The way the color responds like water. The layering. I wish I could show you the two versions. Night and day. Thanks so much I would pay for this brush now out of appreciation. Its about to get a lot of use.

    • Nicolai November 12, 2017 at 2:53 pm #

      That’s fantastic. I love hearing that. I’d love to see that Daruth! Feel free to post a link if you can share one!

  21. Veronica Frizzo November 13, 2017 at 2:11 pm #

    Thank u so much! Awesome!

  22. Bingee November 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm #

    Thanks for the free brush!

  23. Brigitte December 27, 2017 at 2:05 am #

    Great job, as always! Thank you so much, Nikolai!
    All the best for you and you family in 2018!

    • Nicolai January 1, 2018 at 3:30 pm #

      Thanks so much Brigitte! Same to you.

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