MCP Collaboration – Free Brushes for Photoshop

I had a brainstorm today…  Guests have become a fun part of my blog, mainly because everyone has something valuable to give.  So I thought I would start a new concept here at MCP: MCP Collaborations.  These will be a FUN way to have all MCP readers help each other.

I hope all of you will participate! Here is how it will work. I will name a topic.  And I have a bunch of great ones planned.  And we will brainstorm a list together.  Then I will create a post from that brainstorm – in an easy to find place so you do not need to dig through all the comments. If you have any idea what you would like to collaborate on, send me an email directly or through my site.

This week’s collaboration is: FREE Photoshop Brushes


I have a list of links started to share with you but I want to make this list bigger and then share it in a post with everyone.

To make this the very best it can be, please comment below with a link to your favorite free brush sites .  I will compile a list and post it on the blog next week.  The more people that participate, the better this resource will be.  If you read this from Facebook or Twitter, please come to the blog to comment or your resource may be missed accidentally.

Please post like this example:

(site name) Brusheezy: (link) (write a description of what types of brushes they have) huge assortment of brushes

Look forward to this.  I have many more collaborations planned if this 1st one is a success.

Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions

Jodi Friedman is the founder of MCP Actions. She designs popular Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets that make editing faster, easier and more fun.

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    OOh! Love this idea! I’ll have my thinking cap on.

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    Amy says:

    This is a great idea Jodi!!! One of the sites that I frequently go to is My Photoshop Brushes ~ This site has a large selection of brushes, shapes, patterns, styles and gradients. Check it out! :)

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    MegganB says:

    This place is free – with some purchased stuff on the side. You have to sign up (for free) for their newsletter to have access but it is WELL worth it – I love there stuff and I use it often.
    They have tons of great brushes – have fun browsing!

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      admin says:

      Meggan – is there a specific link to brushes? All links I put in my final post will be links directly to free brushes. I will do other topics other times so these need to be specific – not general sites with free stuff.

      Thank you for helping out!!!


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    Kara says:

    Obsidian Dawn has a lot of great free brushes (with limited use) she also has lots of images, shapes, patterns, and vectors.

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    Katy G says: and search brushes…dozens come up and they’re free. I have downloaded several sets myself and they work great.

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    Sarah says:

    I second Deviant art This is a link to just searching photoshop brushes in the forum

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    Linda says:

    This site has beautiful free brushes (assorted)

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    MegganB says:

    Sorry Jodi, I thought that was the right link. Try this one instead
    I think when you become a free member you can get access to other links – this appears to be the blog history with links enabled. Please let me know if it doesn’t work if you’re not a member – sorry for the confusion :)

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    TinaP says:

    You know I have never understood what brushes do….could you share your words of wisdom in what they do? I just use the soft airbrush and the hard edged brushes.

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    Here’s another one:
    My Photoshop Brushes Lots of variety!

    Great idea!

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    Deirdre says:

    I’d love it too if you (and maybe your readers) would give us some samples of how you’ve used photoshop brushes with photography.

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    Hi Jodi-
    Brushes have become my obession lately. I love adding clouds to a bland sky. I mostly use brushes for unique art pieces that can be printed on canvas. I added two little before and after pictures on my blog to give people an idea of what you can do with brushes and textures…Enjoy

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    Ashley Larsen says:

    Jodi. Love the tutorials and information shared on your blog. When you do your post on brushes, can you include the why’s and what’s? For instance, what do these other brushes have to offer that the brushes in PS do not? And how would you use them, what do they accomplish or create? Can you post a before and after or a tutorial to showcase?


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    Angela says:

    I lovedy-love-love-love this idea! :) Pixels and Ice Cream is one of my favorite freebie sites…. Here’s the direct link to her PS Brush archive ::

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    Pam says:

    Great idea, Jodi!
    My favs are already listed, but here are a couple more that I’ve found. this one has a lot of cool brushes.

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    Jen says:

    seishido/ A great variety of brushes alot for free and also some to purchase!

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    Shannon says:

    Great links. I 3rd Deviant Art.

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    Allison says:

    Love your blog!!! Learn lots from it! Can someone tell me what you use brushes for??? Maybe this will be in the final post! Great Idea!!!

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    Leesa says:

    Pixels and Ice Cream: – Big assortment. She posts lots of great photoshop freebies, not just brushes!

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    Guera says:

    What a fabulous idea! It’ll be so great to have a quick and easy resource to find all these free brushes. I use brusheezy and deviantart alot (both already listed above), but here’s another one I found: – heaps of free brushes & tutorials

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    Nikki Romero says:

    Love love love, stuff like this, I have tons of sites saved in my faves for free brushes, actions, gradients, patterns, textures, plugins…… I went to these sites just before I posted them and they seem to be virus free, at least my scanner didn’t detect anything (AVG)… No guaretees though as with any other site on the web…
    1) Here is a link that has quite a few links on the site
    2) This one you have to sign up for, but well worth it, no bs emails either, there is literally a TON of free stuff including tons and tons of brushes on there, 40 brush downloads per page, 14 pages…. LOTS!!!!! Fun Fun..

    Hope this helps, Have fun with it… Those of you new to the photoshop world, all the photoshop “extras” open up a whole new world to your creativity and possiblities… Beware, it becomes addicting.. You may want to buy a zip drive just for the freebies…:)
    Thanks Jodi for all you do!!!

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    Tiffany says:

    Thanks so much, Everyone!!! I go to pixelandicecream too but the others looks great!!!!

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    Jen B. says:

    Just a suggestion, I understand if you don’t have the time to do it, but could you list separately any of the sites where the brushes will work with Elements? Thanks!

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    Maisy says:

    I posted in my Blog about your great give away! I’d love to have a lens like this one. I’ve only got the one lens that came with my Nikon D60, and would love to add another option to my set. Thanks for the opportunity! And, I love your tutorials, they have been so helpful.

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    Sara says:

    This looks like fun! here is my recomendation, Brush King at, it has a ton of different unique brushes. Thanks again for all the suggestions!

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    I am now a regular reader of your stuff


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