35 Optical Flare brushes for use in Adobe Photoshop. I love these brushes because they allow you to adjust the color, size and placement – making them much easier to use than using lens flare filters and images.Read more “Free Photoshop Brushes: Optical flares”
Few Photoshop brushes are as useful as cloud brushes are.Read more “Get your head in the clouds with these free Photoshop cloud brushes”
Terry White shows how to use bitmapped images as custom Brushes in Illustrator CC.Read more “Tutorial: How to use images as brushes in Illustrator CC”
Worn Lines is a fantastic grunge stripe set of high-resolution Photoshop brushes that makes adding a little flair to your background images simple.
Worn Lines, a 20MB download, includes ten 2,500 x 2,500 pixel brushes, and is available from QBrushes. Be sure to check out the multitude of great brushes available while you’re there.
For the Photoshop brush freak, Painted Borders by env1ro offers 9 great brushes at a huge 1200 pixels each. As the name implies, they make for a great effect around the edges of a poster or brochure cover against a colored background. You can download Painted Borders here.
A while back I told you about some free smoke textures you could download and use in your Photoshop designs. But if those textures didn’t quite fit your needs, perhaps you would be better off creating your own texture backgrounds. QBrushes has an awesome set of 21 free smoke brushes for use in Photoshop. Using them on top of color backgrounds and messing with the layer settings can yield some pretty cool results!