Admit it. Too often your existing brush sets get old, and you’re suddenly “out” of inspiration to create something of substance. This is pretty common among many artists and designers — especially those who do art and/or design for a living. And these times are actually the perfect opportunities to add some more weapons to your designer’s arsenal.
Here are some of our picks from the latest free Photoshop brush packs this year 2015:
Perfect for invitations and other personal card designs, this set of vintage-inspired brushes will add the needed drama to your design or layout. This pack contains 26 vintage handwriting samples.
Smoky designs are in (hint: Looking for Alaska’s paperback cover, yeah?). Have your own smoky layout design using this beautiful set of 16 Photoshop Smoke brushes that will add an element of mystery and thrill to your design project.
Stamp-O-Matic brushes are perfect for snail-mail themed designs. These will look great on any invitation or personalized layout design aiming for that charming 1920’s mail feel. There are 56 brushes at your disposal for this free set.
Faux watercolor and ink designs are noticeably among the most Pinterest-worthy styles today. If your design objective is to create a look and feel that says it had just been drawn or calligraphed by a skilled artist, this brush pack is your best bet! With 25 ink and watercolor brushes to choose from, you can be sure to find something that fits the bill.
Going for something erotic or romantic? The watercolor and Ink brushes remind us so much of Vampire Diaries, or whatever-fanged-romance have you. This pack contains 25 brushes to suit your (or your client’s) fancy.
Perk stains look great on any spread, especially if you’re going for a stained, aged paper feel. The great news is that you don’t need to intentionally spill some coffee on your canvas to get what you’re going for — thanks to this awesome 9-brushes pack.
The proverbial blue skies, white clouds design is always a refreshing theme. And that’s why having this 20-brush pack in your stock will always come in handy.
If you’ve been designing for a living for a while now, you know better than not to expect a client who’s aiming for a whimsical, Alice in Wonderland peg. Download these 9 free Fairy Tales Photoshop brushes and you’ll have us to thank when your client hands you a tip!
And speaking of fairy tale pegs, another in-demand layout design involves charming little twinkling stars spangled across a monochromatic, gradient spread. This 4 brushes Starfield pack is a godsend! Indeed, the best things in life are free.
Ever heard of *drumroll please* rustic themes? Well, who hasn’t? Everybody these days basically wants to have a rustic everything — a rustic wedding, a rustic home, and so on. Don’t get left behind the times, make sure you have this 12-brush Feathers and Birds pack.