Essential Watercolor Photoshop Brushes: Must-Haves for Artists

Essential Watercolor Photoshop Brushes: Must-Haves for Artists

As a digital artist, unlocking the world of watercolor painting in Adobe Photoshop can add a whole new dimension of creativity to your artwork. The ability to emulate the fluidity and charm of watercolors digitally opens up endless possibilities for creating captivating designs. To achieve the best results, having the right set of watercolor Photoshop brushes is essential. In this article, we will explore the must-have watercolor Photoshop brushes that every artist should consider adding to their creative toolkit.

 Introduction

Watercolor painting has a unique allure that has captured artists’ hearts for generations. With the advent of digital art and design, artists can now recreate the magic of watercolors directly within Adobe Photoshop. To accomplish this, the right set of watercolor brushes is indispensable. These brushes enable digital artists to achieve stunning watercolor effects in their work, making it look remarkably close to traditional watercolor paintings.

 Why Watercolor Brushes are Essential for Digital Artists?

Watercolor brushes are essential for digital artists for several reasons. Firstly, they provide an authentic watercolor experience without the mess and limitations of traditional watercolor materials. Secondly, these brushes allow artists to experiment with different styles and techniques, offering a wide range of creative possibilities. Lastly, watercolor brushes enable artists to achieve intricate details and lifelike textures, making their artwork visually captivating.

 Top 7 Must-Have Watercolor Photoshop Brushes

Let’s explore the top seven must-have watercolor Photoshop brushes that every digital artist should consider having in their collection:

1. Watercolor Brushes for Photoshop – Banners

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A lovely set of Photoshop Banners and Ribbons. There’s 10 different paint stroke designs sized pretty big and as a bonus a set of 40 PNG images (10 Different banner designs in 4 colors). Great for adding a handpainted touch or use them for branding, scrapbooking, making cards etc. This set is in the ‘Rosegarden’ palette. You can find matching graphics in the shop.

Download Details:

40 PNG files
2 ABR files

There are PS brushes included for both CC and CS. CS brushes are limited to a maximum size of 2500×2500 pixels.

2. Photoshop Splatter Watercolor Brushes

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34 digital Photoshop splatter brushes watercolor pack for painting with Adobe Photoshop or GIMP.

The Photoshop texture brush bundle included:
ABR (Photoshop brush file)

Please note that these brushes are suitable for Photoshop and for GIMP, too.

How to use the brushes with Photoshop:
1. unzip the file you have downloaded
2. just double click on the ABR file
3. Photoshop will open and the brushes already loaded
4. Be creative!

How to use the brushes with GIMP:
1. search under your local disks the folder GIMP 2 (maybe under the file program files folder)
2. follow the path GIMP 2 -> share -> gimp -> 2.0 -> brushes
3. unzip the file you have downloaded
4. copy the ABR file and paste it in the brushes folder
5. Be creative!

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3. Watercolor Photoshop Brushes Brush Strokes ABR

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This set is huge! There’s 25 different paint stroke designs, sized pretty big and as a bonus huge set of 100 PNG images (25 Different paint strokes in 4 colors). The Brushes are included for both CC and CS (CS versions are limited to a max of 2500 px).

Download Details:

100 PNG files
2 ABR files

4. Photoshop Digital Brushes Watercolor Set

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21 digital Photoshop brushes watercolor pack for painting with Adobe Photoshop or GIMP.

The Photoshop texture brush bundle included:
ABR (Photoshop brush file)

Please note that these brushes are suitable for Photoshop and for GIMP, too.

How to use the brushes with Photoshop:
1. unzip the file you have downloaded
2. just double click on the ABR file
3. Photoshop will open and the brushes already loaded
4. Be creative!

How to use the brushes with GIMP:
1. search under your local disks the folder GIMP 2 (maybe under the file program files folder)
2. follow the path GIMP 2 -> share -> gimp -> 2.0 -> brushes
3. unzip the file you have downloaded
4. copy the ABR file and paste it in the brushes folder
5. Be creative!

Visit our shop for more brush bundles.

5.Pink Watercolor Photoshop Brushes Strokes

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This set is huge. There’s 25 different paint stroke designs sized pretty big and as a bonus huge set of 100 PNG images (25 Different paint strokes in 4 colors). The Brushes are included for both CC and CS (CS versions are limited to a max of 2500 px).

Download Details:

100 PNG files
2 ABR files

6. Watercolor Photoshop Brushes Neutral Color Scheme

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A big set of Alphabet Brushes for Photoshop. Included is a 104 PNG bonus set (the full alphabet in 4 colors). Great for adding a handpainted touch or use them for branding, scrapbooking, making cards etc. The bonus set is in the ‘Rocky Beach’ palette. You can find matching graphics and brushes in the shop.

These brushes are compatible with CS2 and up (PS 7.0 and up even since the brushes are below 2500px)

Included:

1 ABR brush file with all the letters of the alphabet. around 1000 pixels tall at 300 DPI
104 PNG files at 300 DPI

7. Photoshop Brushes Watercolor and Bonus Blue Files

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A nice real watercolor set of brushes for Photoshop. They are all in high resolution (300 DPI) and perfect for an authentic watercolor look. All graphics were hand painted. They were made for Adobe Photoshop CS plus.

You will receive ABR brush files (11 brushes) and 44 PNG files (all 11 designs in 4 different colors). The files are sized around 4 inches wide/tall. Some are closer to 6 inches at 300 DPI.

8. 30 Watercolor Photoshop Stamp Brushes 2

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30 Brushes inside, 2500 pixels size, works with any photoshop version!

This brush textures are high resolution and could be a great addition to any project. You can use them as decorative elements for photos, print templates, social media, as backgrounds for your projects.

9. 30 Watercolor Photoshop Stamp Brushes 1

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30 Brushes inside, 2500 pixels size, works with any photoshop version!

This brush textures are high resolution and could be a great addition to any project. You can use them as decorative elements for photos, print templates, social media, as backgrounds for your projects.

10. 30 Watercolor Photoshop Stamp Brushes 3

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30 Brushes inside, 2500 pixels size, works with any photoshop version!

This brush textures are high resolution and could be a great addition to any project. You can use them as decorative elements for photos, print templates, social media, as backgrounds for your projects.

11. Watercolor World – Photoshop Styles & Brushes

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Watercolor World is a big design creation kit with Photoshop watercolor styles, floral and shape brushes & seamless patterns.

Now you can add some watercolors to your designs in seconds. It’s very easy to use & create unique amazing watercolor designs. This kit is really great for apparel designs, posters, cards, wedding stationary, mugs, branding materials, and any other projects you are working on.

Download details:

60 watercolor Photoshop styles
135 floral watercolor Photoshop brushes
25 watercolor Photoshop shape brushes
60 seamless Patterns (PNG)
instruction of how to upload & use styles and brushes

12. 30 Watercolor Brushes For Photoshop

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30 Watercolor dynamic brushes for Photoshop CC.
Wacom and tablet compatible.
With this set you can achieve very natural painterly effects – ideal for Oil painting, portraits and digital fantasy work.

In the download you will receive:

– 30 Watercolor Brushes in .abr format

Pro brushes to texture and add interest to your artwork.

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13. Watercolor Brushes for Photoshop

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Inside archive you will find:
15 watercolor hand-drawn brushes (.abr format)
15 flora and fauna elements on transparent background (PNG format)
2 backgrounds with floral elements (PNG with transparent background and JPEG format)
Help file PDF how to install Photoshop brushes
15 Watercolor Brushes for Photoshop
Inside archive you will find:
15 watercolor hand-drawn brushes (.abr format)
15 flora and fauna elements on transparent background (PNG format)
2 backgrounds with floral elements (PNG with transparent background and JPEG format)
Help file PDF how to install Photoshop brushes

14. Photoshop Brush Watercolor Butterflies ABR

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Photoshop Brush Watercolor butterflies This brush set includes 16 high resolution butterflies from my original watercolor paintings.
The size of brush is about 800 px x 1500 px, 300 dpi, the file format is ABR. The ABR file works with Photoshop CS2 and above.
This butterfly set to perfect to produce colorful watercolor butterflies in Photoshop or any compatible programs with ABR.
The zip file for download includes
16 watercolor feathers Photoshop Brushes (Butterfly brushes.ABR),
jpg screenshot of the gray scale brushes,
jpg screenshot of colorful butterflies produced with this set of brushes.

15. Watercolor Photoshop Brushes

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Included 15 watercolor stamp brushes
Technical Requirements: Adobe Photoshop CS3 and newer till Photoshop CC2020
Required skills: No skills required. Use stamp brushes with a mouse. It’s easy)
15 PENCIL BRUSHES for your art!
You’ll get .ABR file with 15 brushes for Adobe Photoshop. Also examples of all brush set in .JPG files.
Included 15 watercolor stamp brushes
Technical Requirements: Adobe Photoshop CS3 and newer till Photoshop CC2020
Required skills: No skills required. Use stamp brushes with a mouse. It’s easy)

16. Watercolor Photoshop brush set

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These naturalistic watercolor brushes will help you to create any background easily.
This brush pack features a huge range of textured strokes that were sampled from real watercolor for maximum authenticity.
Brushes are set up in a way so that they are automatically spinning while you move the pen or computer mouse.
To use them, simply set the blending mode to multiply and overlap the strokes, creating this texture and tone or use gradients for a more realistic texture.
This brushes compatible with Photoshop CS6 (13.0) and above and on both PC and Mac. Please note that this is only for desktop version of Photoshop.
These naturalistic watercolor brushes will help you to create any background easily. This brush pack features a huge range of textured strokes that were sampled from real watercolor for maximum authenticity. Brushes are set up in a way so that they are automatically spinning while you move the pen or computer mouse. To use them, simply set the blending mode to multiply and overlap the strokes, creating this texture and tone or use gradients for a more realistic texture.
Mix and create anything from product packaging to branding. Ideal for stationery, invitation, festival and conference branding, print design and all you want!

17. 100 Watercolor Ink Photoshop Brushes Vol 2

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This download includes 100 high-resolution watercolor ink texture brushes for Photoshop CS3 and above.
This download includes 100 high-resolution watercolor ink texture brushes for Photoshop CS3 and above.
The brushes are created at the max resolution for Photoshop CS3 to CS5 (2500px) and 5000px for CS6 and above.

18. 75 Photoshop Brushes Watercolor Collection

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75 Photoshop Brushes Flower Watercolor Collection
Photoshop
4 ABR files
Floral elements
High resolution
Inside archive you will find:
60 floral elements brushes
5 fauna brushes
4 garlands brushes
6 wreaths brushes
Help file PDF how to install brushes

19. 69 Watercolor Brushes for Photoshop

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Enhance your creations with this creative set of high-quality​ Watercolor Brushes for Photoshop. Quickly add texture, spice, and realism to your work by using any of the 69 presets included in this pack.
All measures have been taken to ensure that the true qualities of watercolor paint have been preserved digitally within this product ready for you to use without the need to touch up.
A Cheat Sheet PSD file has been included, enabling you to quickly select, copy & paste your favorite watercolor textures at full resolution. This PSD file is also handy for those of you that own older versions of Photoshop that does not support the new 5000px brushes. Thus allowing this product to be used by all Photoshop owners
BONUS! 11 textures have been included within this download. Try combining them with the Watercolor Brushes for a whole new effect, check out the preview images for examples. The textures are part of a larger pack that will be launched in time. But for now, they’re sitting tight here for you to enjoy!
What’s included?
Watercolor Brush Pack (ABR File)
Cheat Sheet (PSD File that includes all presets – simply copy and paste!)
The 11 Bonus Textures! (Layered PSD File)
My support – I want everyone to be happy with my products, any issues, I’m right there to help.
Stay creative!

20. 30 Watercolor Texture Photoshop Brushes Vol. 2

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VOLUME 2: WATERCOLOR TEXTURE PHOTOSHOP STAMP BRUSHES – FOR PHOTOSHOP CS2 – CS3- CS4 – CS5 – CS6 – CC(All versions)
30 Brushes inside, 2500 pixels size, works with any photoshop version!
This brush textures are high resolution and could be a great addition to any project. You can use them as decorative elements for photos, print templates, social media, as backgrounds for your projects

 How to Install Watercolor Brushes in Photoshop

Installing watercolor brushes in Photoshop is a straightforward process. Here’s a simple step-by-step guide to get you started:

  1. Download the Brushes: Obtain the watercolor brush set in a compatible file format, usually .ABR.
  2. Open Photoshop: Launch Adobe Photoshop on your computer.
  3. Select the Brush Tool: From the left toolbar, choose the “Brush Tool” (shortcut key: B).
  4. Open Brush Preset Picker: Click on the brush preset picker located on the top toolbar.
  5. Load Brushes: In the brush preset picker, click on the settings icon and select “Load Brushes.”
  6. Locate the Brush File: Navigate to the downloaded brush set file and select it.
  7. Start Creating: Your watercolor brushes are now ready to use! Select a brush from the brush preset picker and start painting.

 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Watercolor Brushes

To make the most of your watercolor brushes and elevate your artwork, consider the following tips:

  • Experiment with different brush sizes and opacities to achieve varied effects.
  • Combine different brush styles to create unique and visually striking artwork.
  • Use layers to separate different elements in your artwork and facilitate easy editing.
  • Save custom brush presets for future projects, allowing you to maintain consistency in your work.

 Conclusion

Watercolor Photoshop brushes are invaluable tools for digital artists looking to infuse their artwork with the elegance and beauty of watercolors. The seven must-have brushes, including Watercolor Wash, Detail Liner, Splatter and Texture, Blending, Wet Edge, Dry Brush Strokes, and Layering brushes, provide a diverse array of options for creating breathtaking designs. By incorporating these brushes into your creative toolkit, you can unlock the magic of watercolors and take your digital artwork to new heights.

 

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