200+ Photoshop Brushes for Light, Sparkles, Glows and Glitter

There are unlimited possibilities when working with lighting effects in Photoshop. A number of designers have created custom brushes especially for various sparkles, glows and glitter. In this post you’ll find links to over 200 free brushes that you can download to reduce the amount of time spent on your designs and to produce some excellent results.

Glow Brushes – 11 brushes

Glow Brushes

Glitter and Sparkle Brushes – 28 brushes

Glitter and Sparkle Brushes

Stars and Sparkles – 14 brushes

Stars and Sparklers

Sparklies Brushes – 29 brushes


Lightning Brushes 1 – 6 brushes

Lightning Brushes 1

Lightning Brushes 2 – 7 brushes

Lightning Brushes 2

Star Brushes – 10 brushes

Star Brushes

Stars 01 – 10 brushes


Light Beams – 26 brushes

Light Beams

Lightning Brushes 3 – 24 brushes

Lightning Brushes 3

Lightning Brushes 4 – 10 brushes

Lightning Brushes 4

Fantazy Sparkle Abstract – 5 brushes

Fantazy Sparkle

Light Brush Set – 15 brushes

Light Brush Set

Additional brushes to check out:

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  • Angie Bowen, August 18, 2008

    Very nice list, thanks for putting it together!

  • NaldzGraphics, August 19, 2008

    great list of of brushes.thanks for the effort collecting them all.im gonna download some of this brushes for sure:)


  • A u d e e, August 19, 2008

    Glow Brushes (#1 ) and Sparklies Brushes are amazing :D
    Great post round up!
    T h a n k y o u ………………..

  • Tom Ross, August 19, 2008

    Bookmarked! Thanks for the great brushes :)

  • Rahul, August 19, 2008

    All that glitters is not gold.

    But this article is a collectors item. Thanks mate.

  • Vandelay Design, August 19, 2008

    Angie and NaldzGraphics,
    Thanks. I’m glad it was helpful.

    Yeah, I think that was my favorite too.

    Tom and Rahul,
    Thanks for the comments.

  • Tim, August 20, 2008

    I actually just wrote a tutorial on how to do this as well as created some custom brushes


  • MP3sale review, August 21, 2008

    wow…thanks for the links…i will surely download them as soon as possible.

  • Architectural lighting, August 22, 2008

    Nice list of Brushes, its always great visiting your site. Lightning Brushes will really be useful for me now.


  • Thomas | Brush King, August 27, 2008

    Thanks Steven

  • Squeaky, August 30, 2008

    Very nice collection of Photoshop brushes, and looking forward to trying some of them out on my next blog project.

  • Danh ba web 2.0, November 3, 2008

    Great resources for me
    Thanks you very much !

  • mjobiz, December 22, 2008

    wow it is good the lighting effect was the best
    am a photoshop kiddie.

  • Craig, January 9, 2009

    Good selection, thanks

  • Rudi, June 19, 2009

    love the first one, “Glowin in da dark”
    cool stuff bro

  • Balitechy, August 25, 2009

    Great lists, Thanks..

  • Dennis, August 31, 2009

    Nice collection as always!

  • Andrew, October 5, 2009

    Nice Thanks this will help a lot for doing sigs for my friends.
    L8er <

  • Kay, November 3, 2009

    You have to update the links. The lightbeams brushes link doesn’t work, change it to http://www.obsidiandawn.com/light-beams-photoshop-gimp-brushes

  • James Crusher, November 22, 2009

    Very nice collection. My friend gave me this link and it was worth following.

  • Ruth, November 28, 2009

    Where’s the actual brushes download? I click on the link and it takes me to a page which shows the picture and other options, but no download………

  • Carol Ludwig, May 16, 2010

    I’ll be playing with this list for hours, thanks!

  • orkut scraps, June 30, 2010

    Dear sir

    I like this site very much,because i am a bigner,this site very helpful for bigners

  • Brett Widmann, October 24, 2010

    Sweet set of brushes! Thanks for sharing.

  • Pilot, April 29, 2011

    Looking for fire sparkles. But fine compendium for sparkle brushes anyway! Thanks for efforts.

  • Jay, December 24, 2011

    anyone help me find the brushes used at this wallpaper http://mistermcjib.deviantart.com/art/Bob-Marley-One-Love-96913038.

    tnx a lot

  • kaqx, January 9, 2012

    amazing colloection.. priceless… thanx so much

  • Jezreel, April 8, 2012

    Ok,these are awesome!