Water is a major element of nature. That is the reason why we always find ourselves looking for water elements or that we can incorporate in our designs. The easiest way to do it in Photoshop is by using water Photoshop brushes. From water droplets to water falls to water ripples and waves, water can in fact be used in many ways in our designs. To help you look for free water Photoshop brushes that you can use for free, we decided to assemble a collection of 25 sets of high-quality water brushes for Photoshop. I hope you will find some inspiration and uses for these resources.
o1- Water Brushes from Designer Lab
There are 15 brushes about water. Water drops, ripple effects in the water and water spills for creating some cool effects in your design projects. You can use them for free in your personal or commercial projects.
o2- Water Effects Photoshop Brushes (Our very own!)
This set of Photoshop brushes is composed of different water effects such as water splashes and waves that you can use in your designs as backgrounds or otherwise for free. These water effects Photoshop brushes are ideal for creating backgrounds since these brushes have high resolution or sizes. Created in Photoshop CS2, these water effects Photoshop brushes have resolution of around 2500 pixels wide and should work with any CS version of Photoshop.
o3- Water Photoshop Brushes by redheadstock (Part 1)
A set of 36 various water shapes such as bubbles, drops, tears, ripples, rain, foam, splashes, ocean/sea foam textures, waterfalls, and waves. These water brushes work with Photoshop 7+, Photoshop Elements 2+, GIMP 2.2.6+.
o4-Water Photoshop Brushes by redheadstock (Part 2)
A set of 30 Photoshop brushes made up of various water shapes. These are similar to the first water set, but MUCH higher resolution! Average size is about 2000 pixels. Includes: water reflections (like those on the bottom of a pool), bubbles, lots of falling water (like from a waterfall), foam, some water “shimmers,” tons of splashes, some splash droplets, and a few water textures.These water brushes work with Photoshop 7+, Photoshop Elements 2+, GIMP 2.2.6+.
o5- Water Splashes by Timo Ramuzat
There are 10 “aqua-ish” brushes with some splashes, drops, water and other elements in this set.Free for personal and commercial use.
o6- Water Splash Brushes by Fuel Fire Desire
Here are some quality water brushes to cool you down. Compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS2 and newer versions.
o7- Water Brushes by Ana Rasha-stock
Contains 6 brushes with resolutions of between 500 to 800 pixels.
o8- Waterfalls by midnights touch
There are 12 waterfall brushes in this set that you can use for Photoshop 7 and up.
o9-Stormy Seas by midnights touch
There are around 30 water brushes in this set composed of images of stormy seas.
10- Water Droplets Brush by lizard queen
Some water droplets if you need to add some in your designs.
11- Water bubbles by Lord AndRe
There are 3 water bubble brushes in this set with resolutions of 811px, 883px, 883px and created in Photoshop CS3. An image pack is also included for those who are using lower versions of Photoshop. Each brush is a single bubble. Choose one of them, then go to the brush palette and play around with scattering, size and spacing options to have lots of different bubbles while painting with brush.
12- Water Brushes Vol. 1
A set of 9 high-resolution brushes that you can use for Photoshop CS and higher versions.
13- Abstract water by Lileya
A set of 9 water brushes that you can use with Photoshop CS+ versions. Perfect for creating backgrounds where you need a water effect.
14- Abstract Water 2 by Lileya
Like the first set, this pack also includes water brushes that you can use with Photoshop CS+ versions such as for creating backgrounds where you need a water effect.
15- Splash Brushes by gigistar
A set of 6 photographic style splash brushes created in Photoshop CS4. Each brush has resolution of 2500 pixels wide.
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16- Water Brushes by gigistar
Here is another set of water-themed brushes from Stalwart. This pack contains four high-resolution brushes at 2500 pixels wide and created in Photoshop CS4.
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17- Water Bubbles Brush by millertimemsu
This is a set of three bubble brushes but you can easily tweaked these brushes to create many options, effects or designs. Also please note that you must use a blending mode in order to make the bubbles fit in with environment, such as overlay or soft light. You can also adjust background and foreground colors before using brush in order to make the bubbles certain colors without applying a blending mode.
18- Splash Brushes 2 by Baringa-of-the-Wind
Just another set of 5 splash brushes that you can use freely.
19- Ripple Effect by Gigi Ramos
There are 4 water ripples brushes in this set that you can use for free. These water brushes were created in Photoshop CS and perfect for creating backgrounds.
20- Water Brushes by Sugar Breezy
There are five (5) water brushes in this set made in Photoshop CS2. A
PNG image pack is also provided for those who are using other programs or lower versions of Photoshop.
21- Underwater Bubble Brushes by Morgan BW
Here is a set of Photoshop brushes for creating underwater bubbles effect in your designs. It is however important to load the effects (FX) style (Provided) and use it on the bubble layer in order to make the bubbles look this real. Otherwise they will look like a cartoon.
22- Space Water Brushes by Kikariz
Here are more water brushes for Photoshop CS and up! The set even includes bubble and star brushes.
23- Waterworks by Kavaeka
These brushes were created in Adobe Photoshop CS4 using altered emitters from Particle Illusion 3.0. Brush images have been included for those who do not have Photoshop CS4.
24- Water Brushes by Boalynn-Stock
There are 3 brushes in this set consisting of images of sea waves. These brushes are intended for Photoshop 7 and above.
25- Ocean Brushes by Kai
There are 15 high-quality brushes of oceans and waves in this set that you can for free in your design. The one in the preview image would be perfect for creating a surfing-themed designs such as posters or cards. Created in Photoshop CS3, these should work with any CS versions of Photoshop.