Free Hi-Res Watercolor Photoshop Brushes Set II

by Jay Hilgert
on May 18, 2007

My first set of Photoshop brushes (high-res watercolor) was pretty popular, so I thought I would feed you all some more. (examples and download instructions below) I’m beginning to make a lot of brushes for myself because I can’t find exactly what I want online. Of course, I would never do that without sharing them with all of you. I hope you like them!

High-Res Watercolor Photoshop Brushes Set 2

In this set of brushes, I went a little more crazy with the strokes. These brushes are more complex than the previous set and were painted on a higher quality paper, so the end result is in fact, much better. I hope you enjoy them, and I also hope you share your designs with the rest of us in the BittBox User Showcase Group on Flickr.


High-Res Watercolor Photoshop Brushes Set 2

A Closer Look:

A thumbnail of one of the brushes in the set, and a cropped section of that full size brush.

High-Res Watercolor Photoshop Brushes Set 2

Another brush in the set. (image below is about 25% of the full size)

High-Res Watercolor Photoshop Brushes Set 2


1. Download the file and unzip it.

2. Copy the file (BB_watercolor_II.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_II.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.

About Jay Hilgert

Formally trained at Oklahoma State, Jay Hilgert is a graphic and web designer, font designer (Link), software developer (Brush Pilotâ„¢), and the founder of BittBox.