Free Hi-Res Watercolor Photoshop Brushes
by Jay Hilgert
on April 19, 2007
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I am happy to announce BittBox’s first set of Photoshop Brushes (Free). I’m constantly going back and forth between Illustrator and Photoshop in my projects, and I’m starting to pretty much make everything from scratch. I often have trouble finding brushes that are big enough for what I’m doing, so I just made my own. The smallest Brush in this set is 1989px! I was limited by CS2 to 2500 pixels, so that is as big as they get. The set contains 18 brushes. Download below:
I write mostly about Illustrator in this blog, but the truth is, Illustrator is only the beggining. I usually start off in vector and almost every time end up in Photoshop when it’s all said and done. Combining the vector shapes I create with the power of some good old Photoshopping is usually how I arrive at a finished piece of work. I like to take brushes like these and add backgrounds and overlays to my shapes and Photoshop is the way to go when it comes to texture anyway. I guess in a nutshell, I use Illustrator as a parts factory and Photoshop for the glue/bolts/and paint. (if a piece of art can be in any way compared to making a car) Anyway, I’ll stop rambling now. Enjoy the brushes.
Here is a screenshot of the brush set:
1. Download the file and unzip it.
2. Copy the file (BB_watercolor.abr) to your Photoshop/Presets/Brushes folder.
3. In your Photoshop Brushes palette, click on the arrow in the upper right and click on “Load Brushes.”
4. Navigate until you find the file and load it (Photoshop/Presets/Brushes/BB_watercolor.abr )
Note: The next time you restart Photoshop you will not have to load the file, it will be in the list of Brush Libraries.