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We use ribbons to add some festive mood to our homes on special occasions, add bright elements to birthday or wedding greeting cards, presents, etc. The same effect can be applied to your website. Brushes are no doubt one of the most popular and frequently used Photoshop tools. Whether you are a beginner or a pro graphic designer – the brush tools allow applying outstanding effects to any artwork.

If you’ve been working as a graphic designer for some time already, then you should know how helpful well-crafted brushes can be when developing your next project. As a rule, Photoshop comes with a limited number of pre-installed brushes, however you can always find a wide range of free ribbon brushes on the Web. We have decided to smoothen things down for you and came up with 20 most outstanding free Photoshop brushes. If you want to use them in commercial purposes, we recommend to thoroughly check out whether the author permits this or they are restricted to the private use only. Most of them allow commercial use of their products provided you ask for permission.

Download the brush sets you like, install them right into your brush library, and feel free to add some fine decoration to your artworks.


Tied-Back brush by Ssumenona




Adobe Illustrator is the first program that comes to our mind when thinking about creating outline art. This is the best solution for making a cool company logo, a technical drawing, and the customized drawing of any commercial product. We often use its most recent and enhanced features, like new panels, enhanced edit appearances, etc. forgetting about some basic tools that can do magic as well. Today we’re going to talk about one of such Adobe Illustrator tools – brushes. Using Adobe Illustrator Brushes you can create a multitude of things – drawing and stylizing the appearance of paths, applying brush strokes to the existing paths, mimicking real-life calligraphy, sketching out, etc.

Adobe Illustrator Brushes Types

The first thing we should mention when we start talking about Adobe Illustrator brushes is that we may choose between 5 brush types or use them simultaneously – calligraphic, scatter, art, pattern, and bristle.

Adobe Illustrator Brushes

  • As the name suggests, calligraphic brush in Adobe Illustrator imitates the look and feel of a calligraphy pen nib (a)
  • Scatter brushes disperse copies of objects (flowers, hearts, leaves, etc.) along the path (b)
  • When using art brushes, the shape of the brush or shape of the selected object is evenly stretched along the path (c)
  • If you want to create strokes with the appearance of a natural brush with bristles, then select a bristle brush (d)
  • Pattern brushes feature up to five individual tiles (for the begging and end of the pattern as well as the inner/outer corner and the sides) that repeat along the path (e)

As you may see, calligraphic, art and bristle brushes resemble each other, though they differ slightly, while scatter and pattern brushes always make the same effect. The only difference is that unlike Pattern brushes that follow the path precisely, Scatter brushes don’t. Let’s now find out how to take everything you can from all these brush types.


The world around is full of possibilities. It enriches life with so many inspiring things that bring our creativity to the new level. Artists who are highly creative people need this inspiration for their creations. The more they see and accept from the world around, the more wonderful things they produce.

Photoshop is one of the means for creating masterpieces. Especially when it goes about photo manipulations. Just imagine how many breathtaking works you can craft using this powerful tool. These digital pieces with acute attention to details are so catchy, that can easily win the interest of the audience.

Photoshop portraits stay apart from other manipulations, ‘cause it’s really hard to create a sleek and original one. If you have ever tried to perform it, you know what I’m talking about. This compilation of Photoshop Portraits. Photo Manipulation Tutorials is a spoon of inspiration for all of you who need it for great ideas and stunning artworks. Have a look at the most noticeable of them that were created during the last year and enjoy.

Photo Manipulate a Beautiful, Bejeweled Ancient Princess

Photoshop Portraits. Photo Manipulation Tutorials
Photoshop Tutorial. Advanced Compositing Techniques

Photoshop Portraits. Photo Manipulation Tutorials


What can assist you in design creation better than a good tutorial with the detailed description of a process? Here is a bunch of great ones both for those with advanced and moderate Photoshop skills. What can they help you with? After browsing them carefully, you’ll be able to master the process of cool text effect creation in Photoshop. They discover a variety of options for creating text effects of different styles. Just a bit of your time and at least some Photoshop experience, and you’ll see what cool stuff you can create. You can experiment, and see what happens.

You can ask what are these effects for. The idea is simple – they affect the whole design, making it effecting and drawing the viewers’ attention to it. Even minor text effects can bring the spectacular changes to the overall look.

Check out the Text Effect Photoshop Tutorials below, play with the chosen effects and unleash your creativity, making the works of your own undoubtedly impressive.


How to Create Colorful Wooden 3D Text

How to Create Colorful Wooden 3D Text


Vintage Tiles Text Effect

Vintage Tiles Text Effect


Would you like to create some air shapes and mysterious effects with shadows and glows to make illusion of graphic smoke emulation? With this wonderful compilation of Smoke Brushes you can easy design this effect and implement it in your web projects. Actually, Photoshop brushes are helpful tools that are in a great demand during the whole working process, so it’s really necessary to have some good freebies ready at hand. Use these brushes whenever you need to make some smoky effect and to create a cloud-built image. Notice that smoke as the design component can be widely used to add magnetic and dreamlike look, to compose truly realistic digital smoke and to provide effective visual explosion to your works.

So take a new portion of inspiration we prepared for you in this roundup and try Free Smoke Photoshop Brushes. Browse them and enjoy!

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Free Photoshop Smoke Brushes

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Free Photoshop Smoke Brushes

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Typography is about creativity and practicability. That’s why designing process of composing the word’s shape, slope, form and effect takes a lot of time and energy, but the good result is worth it. Agree that the appropriate text with original effect has a great power on the visitors, making the subconscious positive influence on their visual perception.

This time we brought to you the latest Photoshop text effect tutorials that differ in their complexity and style, but still each of them is original and attractive in its own way. No doubt, you’ll find some captivating examples and we hope you’ll implement them in your own designs. So take a sneak peek and choose the most creative text effect that will rock!

Create a Royal Gold Text Effect in Photoshop

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Create a Crisp Metallic Text Effect

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Photoshop Tutorials are really demanded stuff nowadays. So we ant to share with you this unique collection of best 40 Photoshop Typography Tutorials for Fashioning Plain Text. Improve your Photoshop skills now! It’s really worth being downloaded and used.
Browse these Photoshop Typography Tutorials and you will learn how to create visually sharp typography elements with vibrant splashes. Also you are able to try the interplay of the overlapping text and spectacular graphics and you’ll easily find out what objects of note within your poster, website, or promotional material are important.

40 Photoshop Typography Tutorials are really meaty! Without doubt these online tutorials will spur you to improve your existing projects. Better Photoshop skills lead to better results in your online business. so don’t waste such a wonderful chance! Use these awesome collection and promote your business!

Photoshop Typography Tutorials


If you are looking for the best source of different high quality freebies – you are in the right place at the right time! Feel free to browse this amazing collection of the coolest 100+ Free Abstract Brushes for Photoshop! Tastes differ but we are pretty sure that you will find something to your taste. Multicolored, with smoke and swirl effects, stylized as fractals – all this variety will not leave you indifferent!

Free Abstract Brushes for Photoshop is a unique chance to make your life easier. You can choose among ready made brushes and make your project creative as well as bring the abstract tone into them. Other great benefit is that all these Photoshop Brushes are absolutely free – so don’t hesitate and download all that you like right now!

Free Abstract Brushes for Photoshop


Hey you! Do you want to make your life easier and save your valuable time? Do you want to find proper time saving method wile you are working in Photoshop? If so – Top Photoshop Actions of 2011 are up to you! For those from you who don’t know what Photoshop Action is – here it is a small definition: Photoshop Action is a sequence of commands collected to make an effect on an image.

Photoshop Actions of 2011

Today we are glad to share with you this amazing selection of Top Photoshop Actions of 2011! We are absolutely sure that you’ll agree that Photoshop actions are a pure profit for web designers. You can apply different actions to all images that you need and be happy with great results just within a few seconds. So we are strongly recommend you to include Photoshop Actions to your “must have’ list. So what are you waiting? Browse this great selection of the Top Photoshop Actions of 2011 and choose the best time saver for you now!


Hello guys! It is a high time to enrich your collection of Photoshop brushes! Today we are happy to present you this amazing collection of Free Scatter Brushes for Photoshop. Almost all scatter brushes that are presented here have a vector object inherently. It helps you to create all your designs considering vector object as the entry point.

Free Scatter Brushes for Photoshop

Free Scatter Brushes for Photoshop give you great opportunities to realize all your ideas. It makes your imagination limitless! We hope you will enjoy this super selection of Free Scatter Brushes for Photoshop. Don’t forget to drop us a line and to share your results!

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