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Essential Illustration Brushes V3 Extended by fox-orian Essential Illustration Brushes V3 Extended by fox-orian
This brush pack is designed as a total replacement for your current set.
Or at the very least, designed to be inserted at the top of your list of brushes as an essential starting collection.


Version 3! What's New?
- This is now an extended version of the older V2 set, (from 1.8MB now to 32MB,) containing the brushes I use often in my day to day Photoshop drawing and painting.
- Things to note: a few brushes have been removed because I never used them due to their rather uselessness. The "Knife" brushes in particular have been removed, and replaced by "Broad Tip 1 & 2" under the Flats Set.
- A fantastic painting set "Triangle Brushes" by Joshua James has been added to the Painting section, and I've been using these on almost everything since I found them.
- Also new are a bunch of sponge / spatter brushes I've been using often as texture bases to painting. Useful!
- The Chalk brushes are also a pretty essential part of Photoshop in general, so I've added a section just for them.


About This Set
I borrowed an organizational method here that I saw Feng Zhu use in his videos. Create numbered brushes that go at the start of each row. (Note these number brushes are not supposed to be used.) They divide the brushes into the sections seen above in the preview, that way you quickly know which section you're in while browsing in icon view. The trick, however, is that you have to resize your brush window to the correct width to place all the numbers on the left-most column.
The blank 1px brushes are merely spacers. They contain no brush data. These can always be swapped out for your own brushes you'd like to add to those sections, if you like, or duplicate them to make full rows just in case things aren't lining up evenly.

Many of the brushes in this set have been made by me, but a good number of them have also been downloaded or shared to me by friends. I don't have all of the credit information for them. I've labelled brushes in the set with proper credits to their creators as I know of them, but if you see a brush of yours in here and it isn't credited to you, let me know!

Enjoy this new set, it improves greatly on the old set while remaining easy to navigate thanks to organizing it all.


Still looking for the lighter weight old version? Download it at the link below!
Essental Illustration Brushes V2: [Preview] [Download]


First, don't worry about it, and second, don't worry about it.
These brushes are just tools. They are not copyrighted or infringe-able. What you create with them becomes copyrighted only to yourself. This is wholly free. You do not need to credit me. You can feel free to link people to these brushes if you want, but don't feel obligated to credit me as the provider to make your work possible. I was not responsible, you and your skill is responsible.
Think of it this way: would you write a note to Utrect, Steadtler, Faber-Castell etc to ask if it's OK to use their line of pencils, pens, and markers to make your art? No, you wouldn't, and this brush set is no different. Have fun, and create!
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Zielle Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for these
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
This will be greatly used.
pyroute Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
one of my favorites

ryoyoku Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
These triangle brushes do look very interesting. Sadly the link doesn't seem to work any more. I tried googling for the set, but with no success. Could you maybe recheck the link or something like that?
jasmine2792 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Realistic Photoshop CS6 Watercolor & Paint Brushes
These are real brushes not just pictures, actual brushes with sensibility (if you use a graphic tablet) There are 130+ brushes. Enjoy.…
Syrup-Jeans-Wheat Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
wowwww thank you, these are incredible!
aiDDante Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You very MUNCH
terrordactil Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Thank you. this as an excellent asset to have and I cant wait to use it.

MitchBentley Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet! Very nice. Love your Note too. Right on... okay, just dated myself there. Thanks.
SteveMillersArt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!  Thanks for sharing!   I'm new to using lot of brushes.  I've always wondered, how would one use all these brushes?  I understand the leaves or grass or stamp ones for maybe quick touch ups, but I've noticed in a lot of brush sets/packs a lot of the brushes seem to be very similar to each other if not identical.  If you could give me insight on this, I would appreciate it.  I want to learn more about digital painting.
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