500+ Watercolor Photoshop Brushes for Artistic Compositions

Watercolor effects in web and print designs continue to dominate the world of design. Using the right watercolor textures or watercolor brushes can easily easily create depth and an artistic feel in your compositions. You can easily create backgrounds that look like they were made using paintbrushes.

In case you are looking for quality watercolor brushes that you can use for free, you are very lucky because you landed in the right place. Below is a list of quality but free  watercolor brushes composed of more than 500 brushes contained in 25 sets.

01-WaterColor Reloaded by env1ro
This set contains 83 watercolor brushes with resolution of around 700 to 1200 pixels.

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02-Splatter Brushes by Flow Graphic
Contains 5 large watercolor brushes licensed under Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.

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03-WG Watercolor Splodges by wegraphics
This is a unique resource pack for watercolor effects lovers. The set includes 22 high resolution splodges and drops Photoshop brushes. Each item is characterized by lots of beautiful details (shades, contrasts, enhanced edges).

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04-Water Color Extreme by env1ro
This huge pack contains 41 (with resolution of about 2500px) brushes compatible with Photoshop 7 and up!

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05-Hi-Res Splatter PS Brush Set by Fudge Graphics
This Photoshop Brush Set contains 17 High Resolution Brushes of paint splatter. They are between 2440px to 2500px large. Free to use in commercial and personal projects.

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06-Hi-Res Watercolor Photoshop Brushes by Sandy
There are 38 watercolor brushes in this set which was created in Photoshop CS2. If you are using programs other than Photoshop or maybe a lower version of Photoshop, an image pack is also included.

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07-Splatter Paint Brushes by Naldz Graphics
Here is a set of high quality free brushes for Photoshop from Naldz Graphics. It contains 7 brushes created in Photoshop CS4 which are free to use in any way you want.

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08-Dirty Spray Photoshop Brushes by Tutorial 09
These high resolution spray brushes (8 in total) were custom made just for viewers of Tutorial9.  Useful for creating some urban flare to your digital creations, building powerful graphics, or whatever else you wish to use them for.

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09-100 Essential Brush Strokes
A hundred brush strokes created using a variety of paint brushes and acrylic paint. This set of Photoshop brushes contains everything from simple brush strokes to smiley faces.

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10-Watercolor I by Gray Scale Stock
Some nice watercolor brushes for you to mess with.These are actually STAMP brushes, not continuous brushes. These brushes were tested in Photoshop CS3. For those using lower versions or other programs, a PSD file is included.

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11-Watercolor II by ~Gray Scale Stock
Here’s the second installment of the watercolor brushes from Gray scale stock. This set includes 9 brushes for Adobe Photoshop CS3. Just like the first set, a PSD file is also included just in case you are using an old version of Photoshop or other programs.

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12-Watercolor Splatters
There are 9 high quality splatters brushes in this set. Size of the brushes ranges from 1700 to 2500 pixels.Checkout the artworks created using this set for inspiration or to have an idea of what you can create using this set.

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13-Watercolor Brushes by mateuseven
These were created in Photoshop CS and should also work with later versions of Photoshop.

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14-Hi Res Watercolor Brushes by ~debh945
A set of 30 high-resolution watercolor brushes created in Photoshop CS3.

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15-Starwalt Watercolor Brushes by gigistar
There are 5 watercolor brushes for photoshop in this set created in photoshop CS4.

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16-Watercolor Basics
Includes 8 high-resolution brushes created in Adobe Photoshop CS4.

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17-Social Media Grungy Watercolor Brushes
This set of Grungy Watercolor Social Media Icons and assorted Other Web Symbols includes: YouTube, Twitter, StumbleUpon, MySpace, Mixx, Design Float, Blogger, arrows, Digg, wordpress and much more. Free for personal and commercial use.

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18-Blob Brushes for Photoshop & Illustrator
This brush set from Colorburned contains 17 quality brushes that you can use both for Photoshop and Illustrator. If you don’t know yet how to use these brushes in Illustrator or Photoshop, just follow the link below. There is a detailed instruction on how to do it in the original page where you can also download the file.

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19-Brush Stroke by genes-buffet
These brushes were made with thick black poster colors. Just great for those pieces needing brush strokes with hard bristles. There are 20 brushes in this set with an average site of 500 to 900px. License:Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0

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20-Watercolor Brushes Vol 1 by We Graphics
A set of brushes for Photoshop called Fortune Brushes. The size of each brush  is around 1000 pixels wide. There a total of 25 brushes that you could use in Photoshop CS4 version. You may use these brushes for Personal use, credit is appreciated.

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21-Abstract Paint by env1ro
The pack contains 8 BIG (up to 2500px) brushes compatible with PS 7 and up!

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22-Abstract Paint 2 by env1ro
A second helping of abstract paints that includes 10 big (up to 2500px!) brushes compatible with PS 7 and up!

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23-Dry Paint Strokes vol1 by wegraphics
The set includes 10 free brushes. The dry paint strokes were created using acrylic colors.

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24-Starwalt Watercolors 2 by gigistar
This set consists 6 watercolor brushes created in photoshop CS4 (resolution of the brushes is 2500 pixels).

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25-Starwalt Watercolors Vol. 3 by gigistar
The set has 8 watercolor splatter brushes created for Photoshop (brush resolution: 2500 pixels).

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  1. thank you, they’re awesome.

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