20 Must-Have Retro Brushes for Photoshop

Retro designs just come and go so you will never go out of style using this theme. One of the biggest lifesavers for designers are Photoshop brushes. You can create amazing designs with just a few strokes using Photoshop brushes. So this time around, we gathered together 20 sets of high-quality Photoshop brushes featuring retro or vintage theme that you can download and use for free. The first ten entries come from our own collection so we can assure you that these brushes were created with extra care and are high-quality and high-resolution as well.

To download the set of brushes that you want, simply follow the link to the original source by clicking on the link provided below each preview image.

01-Vintage Papers Photoshop Brushes

From our very own collection, here is a set of Photoshop brushes composed of vintage ageing paper in brown and dark browns that you could use as background for a retro-themed designs. These brushes are high-res, with each brush sized at  2500 pixels. Created in Adobe Photoshop CS3, these vintage papers Photoshop brushes should work with any CS version of Photoshop.

vintage paper photoshop brushes

02-Vintage Papers Photoshop Brushes

Another set of retro brushes for Photoshop from our collection. This time, you will find an intricately design paisleys and flowers and other ornaments. Created using vector images, these brushes are therefore suitable even for high-resolution or large-printing designs.  There are total of 16 retro designs photoshop brushes in this set created in PS CS3.  The retro designs photoshop brushes have high resolution with each brush set at around 2500 pixels.

paisley retro photoshop brushes


03-Retro Flowers and Shapes

There are a total of 18 high-resolution brushes in this set with resolution of each brush set at around 2000 pixels. Created in Adobe Photoshop CS3, these brushes should work with any CS version of Photoshop.

retro flowers photoshop brushes

04-Retro Stars and Arrows Photoshop Brushes

Here is another set of retro Photoshop brushes composed of retro stars and arrows that you can use in your designs for free. There are a total of 9 high-resolution retro stars Photoshop brushes that you can use as the main element or background of your design.

retro stars and arrows photoshop brushes

05-Retro Cartoons

A  set of retro cartoon as Photoshop brushes composed of retro cartoon clip arts. Images in this set include cars and other stuffs  from the 70s and 80s, drawing of men and women  wearing retro clothes and hairstyle.

cartoons retro photoshop brushes

06-20 Retro People (Men)

This first set of retro people Photoshop brushes consists 20 images of men wearing retro fashion and hairstyles. Created in Photoshop CS3 but works with any CS versions of Photoshop. The resolution of each Photoshop brush is also set at around 2500 pixels.

retro people men photoshop brushes

07-23 Retro People (Women)

Here is another set of retro people Photoshop brushes that you can use in creating elegant retro-themed designs. This set of Photoshop brushes consists 22 images of people wearing retro-style fashion or hairstyles.

retro people women photoshop brushes

08-18 High-Res Vintage Clocks

Created in Photoshop CS2, these brushes have resolution of around 2500 pixels and should work with any CS version of Photoshop.

vintage clocks photoshop brushes

09-20 Antique Furniture Photoshop Brushes

Just in case you need some antique furniture elements in your vintage-style designs, then here is a set of Photoshop brushes composed of 20 antique furniture images that you can use for free. Images of antique furniture included in this set are pictures of an old chest, a megaphone, a wooden fruit crate, a vinateg chair, a dresser and many more.

antiques vintage photoshop brushes

10-27 Light Beam Photoshop Brushes

This set consists 27 ultra high-resolution Photoshop brushes featuring different light beams and bursts in various forms and shapes. The light beam Photoshop brushes in this set are ideal as background for designs where you want to put a sun or light beams.

light beams retro photoshop brushes

11 Retro Pin Up Girls (45 Brushes) by Big Old Toe

A collection of 45 vintage Photoshop brushes featuring some of the loveliest ladies ever created.

pin up retro girls photoshop brushes

12-Retro Vectors Brushes by redheadstock

Set of different retro-styled vectors, including halftones, circles, squares, diamonds, wavy lines, and many more. All Photoshop brushes are high resolution, with the average size being approximately 1800 pixels. These retro Photoshop brushes are compatible with Photoshop 7 and newer versions, Photoshop Elements 2 and later versions, and GIMP 2.2.6+

retro vectors photoshop brushes

13-240 Retro Dynamic Brushes by ardcor

This set has 240 dynamically generating vintage Photoshop brushes that are mostly circular.

retro circular shapes photoshop brushes

14-Retro Vectors 05

There are 57 high-resolution brushes in this set composed of retro circles that you may download and use for free.

retro circles photoshop brushes

15-I Luv Design Grunge Brushes

There are 27 cool grunge brushes in this set that you can use for creating vintage or retro-themed backgrounds for your designs. These brushes work with any CS version of Adobe Photoshop

old retro grunge photoshop brushes

16-Retro Photoshop Brush Set by PSD Nation

This set of vintage Photoshop brushes is composed of 18 ultra high-resolution brushes (at 1,500 by 1500 pixels each), allowing you to create large, detailed artwork with no problems.

retro shapes and design elements brushes for photoshop

17-Retro Brushes by vwake

This set has 30 vintage Photoshop brushes composed of images of vintage cars, people and other elements taken from the 40s, 50s, and 60s era. These Photoshop brushes are compatible with Photoshop 7 and newer versions.

vintage people cars ads photoshop brushes

18-Retro Images

A little gallery of retro images mostly about money, but you’ll find some brushes about pin-up, celebration and dance

vintage money and people photoshop brushes

19-Retro Brushes

This brush set is composed of circles and other vintage ornaments. Created in Adobe Photoshop CS2.

retro circles ornaments photoshop brushes

20-Retro I

A set of 10 retro brushes for Photoshop CS3. PSD file included for use in previous versions, or other applications. These are mostly maximum resolution brushes, so be aware.

retro swirls photoshop brushes

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  1. thanks a lot! cool brushes! 🙂

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