Texture Photoshop & GIMP Brushes

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Texture Brushes

Brushes: 21

Photoshop 7, CS-CS6, CC
Photoshop Elements 2+
GIMP 2.2.6+

Description: These brushes are made for digital artists, painters, and graphic artists to paint with. Great for creating textured backgrounds. They create a texture as you paint strokes with them.

High Resolution!

Texture Brushes
How to Install?
Terms of Use

Download the image pack (for those without Photoshop & GIMP)
(Keep in mind that these base images won’t have any of the special styles that I’ve added to the brushes.)

Brush Tip:

While these brushes are already made with some built in special styles to them, you may want to edit them and play around with the various texture effects that you can create!

To do that, you’re going to want to check out your brushes palette window. It is located in the upper right section of your Photoshop window. You can open it by clicking on the “Brushes” tab or by hitting F5.

Some of the settings that you’ll want to play with (the section they’re under will be in bold):

  • Brush Tip Shape: Spacing – this changes how often the “imprint” of the brush shape is made, spreading it out or compacting them more tightly together
  • Shape Dynamics: Size Jitter – this changes the size of the brush each time that an imprint of the brush shape is made
  • Shape Dynamics: Angle Jitter – this changes the angle of the brush each time that an imprint of the brush shape is made
  • Shape Dynamics: Roundness Jitter -this changes, well, the roundness of the brush shape each time that an imprint is made – from flattened to a full circular shape
  • Scattering: Scatter – as the name implies, this scatters the brush imprints around more or less
  • Other Dynamics: Opacity – this changes the opacity of the brush each time that an imprint of the brush is made

This is only a start. If you want to learn more about these settings, check out my Tutorial on Advanced Brush Techniques in Photoshop.

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13 Responses to Texture Photoshop & GIMP Brushes

  1. Koryander says:

    These are sooo amazing! I’ve been using GIMP for a while and hated the brushes on there – they had no life! But with these brushes that you’ve made – I feel like my graphics (I’m so an amatuer and just use them to teach my younger siblings with) are coming alive! Thank you!

  2. Alex P says:

    Hey, i just found your site, through a link.

    And then i tried downloading your brushes (refering to the one on this page)

    and i’m not sure how to input them into my photoshop? or are they already there? *some where*

    is there something i did wrong, or didn’t do? or is there a program i need to download before i download your brushes?

    you can email me, your reply.

    thanks, sincerely. A.P

  3. Steffi Hazman says:


  4. shikonari_89 says:

    You Are Amazing thank you soo Much.

  5. munchkin says:

    Am just starting out with GIMP and found your wonderful website while googling for brushes. Have downloaded this pack and will credit, of course.

    Your brushes are lovely. *g*

  6. Lilly says:

    Thank you for sharing so generously!

  7. Adrianne G. says:

    I’ve never downloaded brushes for Gimp before, so could you tell me how to get them into the program after I download them?


  8. Roanna says:

    These are super awesome, I’m definitely going to use them!

  9. Mandy says:

    I downloaded them but they only work in Photoshop :( They look so beautiful

    • Stephanie says:

      They work in GIMP, as well. I don’t know a lot about the program, so the only information I have is in my “Installing Brushes” tutorial (found in my sidebar). Beyond that, any trouble that you have could be easily remedied by an internet search for using ABR files in GIMP. They should work in GIMP versions 2.2.6 and onward. :)

      As for any other programs, download the “Image Pack”, which is just the JPGs of the brushes. Use those JPGs to make them into brushes in whatever program you use, and voila!

      Hope this helps. :)

  10. etonbern says:

    this very a very essential tool to our craft! thank you obsidian dawn ;)

  11. Vix says:

    So gorgeous – thank you :)

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