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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. Download hundreds of free Photoshop brushed and have fun.