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.
Note: Updated brushes by Sandara here. All the other links are to her old brushes.
leventep brushes \ Video Tutorials \ Steps Tutorials (various in gallery)
Saejin Oh brushes \ Tutorials (various in his blog)