Types of brushes for Photoshop


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When you work with a professional program you know that you will have thousands of resources at your fingertips and that you will do many projects and designs mixing, combining, etc. One of the most important tools are the types of brushes for Photoshop, something that is not known at first, but when you do, you cannot design without them.

But what are brushes for Photoshop? What are they for? How many types are there? If you are already wondering, or had no idea about them, now you will know to the point of moving to a higher degree of professionalism.

What are brushes for Photoshop

We could say that brushes for Photoshop are actually a tool for people who use the program to edit photos or designs in a faster and more professional way thereby applying filters, effects... or adding some more details in a more realistic way (as if they had been part of the original).

This tool is present in the Photoshop toolbar and you will find it if you look for the icon of a brush. You just have to click so that it is marked and you can use it.

What are Photoshop brushes for?

The next thing you should know is the use you can give it. And it is that knowing the types of brushes for Photoshop will not help you at all if you do not know the usefulness of these.

In general, the functionality of the brushes they are summed up in the possibility of drawing in the design as if we were doing it by hand, but capturing those brushstrokes digitally. Therefore, to use it, it is best to have a graphics tablet instead of the mouse because its stroke will be much more precise and you will be able to have better finishes.

What types of brushes for Photoshop do we have

You already know what brushes are, you know their use. And now you should know the types that exist. Actually, when you install the program, you will have default Photoshop brush types. But that doesn't mean you can't add more or even create them yourself..

But where are they? We explain it to you.

If you have Photoshop open and the brush tool selected, you will see that you get a small menu at the top below the main menu (Filing, Edition…). In that menu you have several options such as modifying the size of the brush, changing to another, setting the hardness, opacity, flow, smoothing...

Among those options, you will see that there is a brush icon inside a folder, and that's where you'll find the types of brushes.

Initially, the ones you will find are the ones that the program brings by default, although we already warned you that they are usually little, and almost always you have to put others. But to give you an idea, those types of brushes are actually the tips that you are going to have. In other words, when you start using it, it will paint the little icon that comes out just as it is. That is why they usually have the names of how they are going to come out.

How to create your own types of brushes for Photoshop

As we have told you before, in Photoshop they allow you to create your own brushes. And it is not difficult. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Open a new blank file. There create your brush. It can be an object, a shape, or something that you use often. Note that the brush you create should have a canvas size of 2500 x 2500 px.
  • Go to the main menu and then to the Edit section.
  • Look for Define brush value. This will cause a new tab to open where you will be asked for the name of that new brush. Hit OK.
  • You have already created the brush with your design and it should come out in the options of the types of brushes (having the brush icon, in the top menu, the drawing of a brush inside a folder).

Now, this is usually not done, but rather the fast route is chosen: install free and paid types of brushes for Photoshop.

How to install brushes in Photoshop

If you are one of those who prefers to install and use brushes that have already been created by others and that, free or paid, allow you to use them, then this interests you more.

But before giving you the keys, you must take into account the following: beware of using brushes that are free for commercial use; they can cause you problems. So when installing, we recommend that if they are for personal use only, either do not install them, or make it clear that they cannot be used commercially.

Once this section is done, the steps to install it are as follows:

  • You should have the brush icon selected so that the menu appears at the top. When you have it, if you realize, you will get an icon of a gear wheel.
  • click on it and a new menu will appear.
  • There you should look for Load brushes.

Now you just have to find where you have them and import them all into Photoshop to start using them.

Examples of brush types for Photoshop

And since we don't want to leave you without examples of brushes that you find on the Internet, here are some suggestions that may come in handy.

Watercolor hand painted brushes

Watercolor Photoshop Brush Type

If you would like to stain brushes for watercolors, paints, etc.. This pack consists of 15 brushes and they are of great quality.

You got it here.

Broken glass

broken glass brush

Do you need to make action, adventure or police covers? Well you have to have broken glass brushes and these are free.

They contain 15 high-quality Photoshop tips.

You got it here.

eye brushes

eye makeup brush

Ninth, We are not talking about eye makeup, but about high quality eyes. That's what you can find in this pack of 15 brushes.

You got it here.

Brushes to paint skins

With them you are going to make the skin of the images look so real that they will not know if it is a digital design or an actual photograph.

This pack is made up of 11 brushes and you just have to try them to see the result.

You download it here.

splatter brushes

A type of Photoshop Brush

Here you have another option, in this case made up of 30 brushes that will simulate splashes, stains and drops, be it paint, blood or water...

You download it here.

Do you know more types of brushes for Photoshop that you want to share? Leave them in the comments

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