Here is a nice set of Photoshop Brushes from BittBox. 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 beginning. 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:
Download: Watercolor Photoshop Brushes
- Download the file and unzip it.
- Copy the file (BB_watercolor.abr) to your Photoshop/Presets/Brushes folder.
- In your Photoshop Brushes palette, click on the arrow in the upper right and click on “Load Brushes.”
- 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.