Photoshop brushes of the pros for free, skills still required

Editor’s Note (2/18/13): It’s been nearly two years since this article was published, so please be sure to check out Photoshop brushes from more amazing artists. Also if there are any broken links, please do let me know.

Ah, Photoshop brushes, the enchanted tool that many young artists seek to level-up their talent. I’ve accumulated here a list of brushes used by some of the best concept artists in the industry.

Some of these Photoshop brushes are provided by recognizable names such as Dan Luvisi (adonihs), Thierry Doizon (BARONTiERi), leventep, Goro Fujita, and the like — people who have worked with companies the like of Ubisoft, Eidos, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Wizards of the Coast, Marvel Comics, you get the idea.

Whether you’re a seasoned digital art knight or a mere squire, hopefully you’ll find something here that may help you out in your adventure as an artist.

Perhaps within this list you will find that one elusive brush that will sweep away all your problems. Or not. Do have fun with them, but whether or not these brushes help you out, keep in mind that the most important tool is to always practice practice practice!

If we’ve missed a brush provided by an artist you feel should also be included, or you just have a comment, please let us know your thoughts and post your comments below!

Find more Photoshop and Painter brushes in our Brushes section.

David Holland (concept-on-mac) brushes \ Tutorials

Dan Luvisi (adonihs) brushes \ Tutorials

Note: Not sure why these aren’t included in his tutorials folder, but here are extra tutorials by Dan Luvisi:
King Kong \ Gabriel \ World War Z

Sandara brushes \ Tutorials

Note: Updated brushes by Sandara here. All the other links are to her old brushes.

leventep brushes \ Video Tutorials \ Steps Tutorials (various in gallery)

Charlie Bowater brush \ Video Tutorial

Kalen Chock (K04SK) brushes \ Steps Tutorials and PSD \ Video Tutorials

Saejin Oh brushes \ Tutorials (various in his blog)

David Levy (vyle) brushes \ Steps Tutorial

Lois van Baarle (loish) brushes

Min Yum brushes \ Steps Tutorial

zhuzhu brushes

Thomas Scholes (Idiot Apathy) brushes \ Video Tutorials \ Steps Tutorials

Mathias Verhasselt (M@.) brushes \ Old brushes \ Video Tutorials

John Rauch (EraserX) brushes \ Video Tutorials

Nicolas Ferrand brushes

Daniel Lieske brushes \ Video Tutorials

Jan Ditlev brushes \ Steps Tutorials

Goro Fujita brushes \ Video and Steps Tutorials

Thierry Doizon (Barontieri) brushes \ Video Tutorials \ Steps Tutorials

Maciej Kuciara brushes \ Video Tutorial

Update: The brushes are up again. Email us or post a comment if the link breaks.

Jaime Jones brushes

Johannes Voß (algenpfleger) brushes \ Steps Tutorials \ PSDs

augustc4 Spicy Curry brush \ Steps Tutorials

Hope you have fun playing around with these brushes! Please tell us if any of the links are broken, and let us know your thoughts and post your comments below!