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Hello guys! How are you?
This "Go for it" Article is about Photoshop Brushes.
Many of us use brushes to enhance our works result. Whether they are drawings, vectors, paintings, manipulations, photographies, etc., the truth is that brushes are many times a life savior and, they help us achieve great effects in an great and easy way.

What are brushes?
Quoting my own Tutorial, "Brushes can be compared to stamps that we use in Photoshop (or in other program like Paint Shop Pro, Illustrator, Corel PhotoPaint, etc.). The main puropse is to add extra effect or details into your digital work".

I've created 2 Tutorials exlaining how to instal & apply Photoshop Brushes and, also how to create your own Photoshop Brushes. If you find them useful, please download them and have fun!

How to Instal + Apply Brushes by Lune-Tutorials Creating Brushes tutorial by Lune-Tutorials

Now here's a small selection of some brushes available to download for free on deviantArt.
PLEASE, don't forget to follow each stock provider's Rules everytime you download brushes or other resource. :aww:

• Nature related

Water II Photoshop Brushes by redheadstock Spanish Moss Brushes by redheadstock Grasses and Plants PS Brushes by redheadstock
Water Photoshop Brushes by redheadstock Clouds Mist Photoshop Brushes by redheadstock Splish Splash by midnightstouch
Tree Borders by midnightstouch We're Not In Kansas Anymore by midnightstouch Pretty flora by PrettyBrush
Misty Morning Brushes Part 2 by LadyVictoire Trees Brushes Set 2 by Falln-Brushes Brushes: Nature by confused-stock

• Animal related

20 Animal Brushes for PS by UnidentifyStudios Animal Tracks PS Brushes by redheadstock Animal Prints PS Brushes by redheadstock
Animal Brushes tribal by alwinred Tempest's Animal Brushes by tempest-scorn Animal Print Brushes by RainyDoll-Stock
:thumb38483935: :thumb34216464: Feathered Angel Wings Brushes by Falln-Brushes
Cat  Brushes 1 by icedance4ever-stock Bird Brushes by thiselectricheart Crow brushes by ephedrina-stock

• Design & Symbols related

Vector Style 'Stalk' Brushes by melemel Risingsun Brushes by JavierZhX gvl - Suddenly Spring brushes by gvalkyrie
Sinuous, Vector Brushes by Bi-Extacy Vector Brushes 2 by ghostss Vector Flowers_vines Brushes by spiritcoda
:thumb54001452: :thumb82761628: Puzzle Brushes by Scully7491
Planet Symbol Brushes by crimsonvermil-stock Fancy Borders by Scully7491 Gatecrasher Influenced Brushes by PAULW

• Light & Glow related

:thumb4689347: Abstract lighting brushes PS7+ by Not-a-kitty Star brushes by Moondustdreams
ms113-magic brushes ps7 by mystify-stock Sparkles and Lights Brushes by reikavich Candles Brushes Set 1 by Falln-Brushes
Light Beams + Rays Brushes by redheadstock Lightning bolt brushes by danigranger seiyastock sparkle brushes 2 by seiyastock
.::+Sparkle Brushes no.1+::. by Rogue-Stock Sparkle by exotika-brushes Light Rays by spiritsighs-stock

• Objects related

Paper Fans by spiritsighs-stock Lanterns and Lightposts by spiritsighs-stock Random Objects seiyastock by seiyastock
agonie-brushes Clef Key by Agonie-Stock ribbons brushes by aliira Tiaras by spiritsighs-stock
Veil Brushes Set 1 by Falln-Brushes Jewelry by spiritsighs-stock
:thumb30319523: Ischarm Hat Brushes by ischarm-stock

• Human related

Hand Prints Brushes Set 1 by Falln-Brushes Blood and Splatter Brushes 2 by Falln-Brushes Eye Lashes by Lugubrum-stock by lugubrum-stock
Lips and Lashes brushes by lilnymph :thumb73981587: Eyeshadow Photoshop Brushes by redheadstock
Hair Brushes Set 5 by Falln-Brushes Make-Up Brushes by pr0sthetix Pretty sore by PrettyBrush
Hair Brushes III by Scully7491 :thumb13631973: Messy Make up by PrettyBrush

• Textures related

Grunge by spiritsighs-stock Masking by spiritsighs-stock Texture Brushes by tahliadenae
Pretty tape by PrettyBrush Scratch Texture Brushes by daughterofsnape Cracks Brushes by latebraking
Random Texture Brushes by crazinessisay Texture Brushes by daughterofsnape abstract grunge brushes by xALIASx
Grunge Brushes 3 by KeReN-R GVL Soft Texture brushes by gvalkyrie Grunge 'n Rust 2nd Edition by Metal-CX

These are just some of the categories and brushes available here on dA.
I made a small selection and you can search for much, much more. Just go to the Main Page and search by Resources > Application Resources > Photoshop Brushes. There's a whole dA world of brushes for you to explore. Have fun!

Tip - in case you want a specific brush, try to search for it in the the Search Bar (example: Hair Brushes -> Go). A whole list of that specific category will show in front of your eyes!

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shimon83 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Thanks for sharing!! :-)
Oti1978 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Great job!
Leppardra Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Is it possible for someone here at deviantART to create brushes for Photoshop Elements? I have the 8.0 version but there are absolutely no brushes in DA's Stock and Resources for any of the PE versions; I had to go to the Obsidian Dawn website for them. And not everyone has the regular Adobe Photoshop because it's such an expensive program. :nod:
cateyed-art Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009

Thank you so much!
I try to do a collection of the greatest articles for beginners (like me) on my site, so I'm featuring this one too, it's so great.
Of course not without the writers picture.

Please tell me if you don't like this!
USB-hunty Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
Thanx :hug:
I will use them :glomp:
Valiant188 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Thanks for the news and download tutorial!

If I knew you, I'd give you a HUGE hug!

MinxSerena Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great brushes!!!!
freddywang Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
high quality brushes :heart:
Draconien Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
This helps a lot when using photoshop :D
LunaNYXlivingstock Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008   Photographer
Wow, thank U:)
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