Photoshop brushes can be powerful Web design tools, both enhancing a graphic artist's work and enabling design projects to be completed faster. The more brushes a designer has in his or her collection, the more flexibility they will have with their designs.
Fortunately, several websites have emerged over the past few years to provide designers with a multitude of options when it comes to brushes. Below are just some of the top sites that provide attractive, easy-to-use and free downloadable Photoshop brushes.
Founded in 2006 by a designer who grew frustrated by the lack of options for easily searchable brushes for download, Brusheezy is a community site to share and explore thousands of resources created by artists around the world. The site gets more than 1.2 million visitors a month and boasts one of the best selections and internal search tools of any brush site on the Web.
Another collection of high-quality Photoshop brushes from artists all over the globe, Brush King was founded in 2008 by a French Web designer. The current inventory includes more than 7,000 brushes, all easily findable by category and available for free download to use in your next Web design project.
The oldest and largest online community for graphic artists, DevintART was founded in 2000 to provide designers with a plethora of resources, tools and inspiration for their work. With 35 million monthly visitors and more than 13 million registered members, the site is one of the Web's most popular sources of free downloadable Photoshop brushes.
A resource for free Photoshop, GIMP and Paintshop Pro brushes, the site allows you to browse more than 600 brush sets either by software or by style. Each set is tagged with an icon to help identify the different graphic softwares.
The selection of free downloadable resources includes Photoshop brushes, patterns, custom shapes, styles, gradients and tutorials from all over the world. Designers can search by brush categories such as Textures, Abstract and Splatter, and sort by ratings, number of downloads or date.
These are but a scant few of the sites where designers can find free downloadable Photoshop brushes. If you have some other favorite resources to add to the conversation, please do so in the comments section below.