15 Awesome Sets of Free Adobe Illustrator Brushes to Bookmark

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Photoshop brushes get a lot of attention from designers and bloggers, but quality Illustrator brushes are a little bit harder to come by. In this post we’ll feature more than 40 of the best sets of free Illustrator brushes, totaling over 1,700 brushes. Using these brushes can add a textured look to your otherwise flat vector drawing. Drop us a link in the comments below with more and we’ll try to keep this post updated every few months. Happy brushing!

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Paint Brush Strokes for Adobe Illustrator: (10 brushes)

Adobe Illustrator Brushes

Ink and Watercolor Brushes (13 brushes)

Ink and Watercolor Brushes

Foliage, Florals and Swirls Brushes:

Foliage Brushes (16 brushes)

Foliage Brushes

Teardrop Foliage (12 brushes)

Teardrop Foliage

Flower Pattern Brushes (29 brushes)

Flower Pattern Brushes

Swirly Curls Brushes (22 brushes)

Swirly Curls Brushes

Swirl Rocks Brushes (11 brushes)

Swirl Rocks Brushes

Abstract Brushes:

Abstract Brushes (35 brushes)

Abstract Brushes

Sketchy Brushes:

Sketchy and Line Art Brushes (6 brushes)

Sketchy and Line Art Brushes

Chalk Brushes (13 brushes)

Chalk Brushes

Thick Brushes (14 brushes)

Thick Brushes

Miscellaneous Brushes:

Kirby Krackles Brushes (10 brushes)

Kirby Krackles Brushes

Grunge Brushes (13 brushes)

Grunge Brushes

Grunge Brushes 2 (20 brushes)

Grunge Brushes 2

Circles and Drips (9 brushes)

Circles and Drips


Brushes can be used to design quality patterns and patterns of different contrast. They come in a variety of different shapes and sizes so you can draw any type and kind of shape using them. They can be used to craft colorful scenic images and other useful gallery images that cannot be crafted using any other photoshop tool.

Photoshop brushes are similar to the brushes used in the real world and thus they provide the unique application of applying arts and magical patterns. These ready-made sets of brushes will allow you to get things done quickly and design almost anything possible in a small amount of time. While applying a specific brush tool, all the aspects of a particular brush should be kept in consideration such as thickness, density, and every other factor so that you become close to perfection.

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