Today something for the more graphically advanced. I am not a Photoshop pro, but I’ve noticed playing around with brushes, textures and backgrounds is very enjoyable for me. They allow me to create compositions 100 times easier and faster and at the level I would never be able to achieve by using just the defaults in Photoshop.

The brush package you can download from the link above was created by Jason Gaylor and is available for free download for personal use. If you would like to find out more about his creations, licensing and maybe even donating something for his hard work, visit his website

Download Instructions
1. Download the brushes here (13.5 MB)
2. Select the paint brush in the Photoshop tools.
3. From the brushes palette choose “Load brushes…”
4. Navigate to your brand new brushes and happy times begin.

If you really like to play with brushes, here is some more links to free downloads:

1000+ Free High Resolution Photoshop Brush Sets compiled by Noupe
In this collection you can find oil stain, crack, floral pattern, glow, smoke, frost, finger print, hair, watercolor, swirl & splatter brushes.

Smashing Magazine 50 Must-Have Photoshop Brushes
Here you can find splatter, watercolor, texture, border, edge, hand drawn element & more brushes.

100 Awesome High Resolution Photoshop Brushes from Photoshop Roadmap
These packages would be perfect if you are into floral designs, skulls, hand drawn stuff, splatters, watercolors, Barbie, gates, frames, trees, lips, eyes & cartoon characters.

There is so much more… so little time. The most comprehensive site with links to free brushes I found is, so if you really really want to learn more, head there.

Good luck and have fun exploring the limits of your creativity!