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100 Wonderful Water Color Illustrator Brushes

by Grant Friedman

on January 14, 2009

in Brushes Freebies Illustrator Brushes Vector Freebies

A few months back I released four sets of water color Illustrator brushes [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ].  Those sets quickly became some of the coolest and most popular freebies on this site.  It actually took quite a bit of trial and error to get those sets to look the way I wanted, but in the process I created a few extra sets that I decided not to release at the time.  After some thought however, I decided to revisit those brush sets and see if they were worth releasing.  As it turns out, they were actually pretty cool because these brushes were created using a different technique than the others; they actually have a few advantages over the other sets.  For instance, the other sets work really well on white backgrounds but not as well on darker ones.  This set, in contrast, works really well on white backgrounds as well as darker ones.

To use these brushes in Illustrator you will first need to download the zip file, save it to your hard drive and unzip it.  Once unzipped, open up your brush palette in Illustrator and in the fly out menu select Open Brush Library > Other Library > and locate the Illustrator file on your hard drive.  To use these brushes you must be using Illustrator CS and above.  Once you have the brush file open, you can start applying these brushes to your lines and shapes.

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About Grant Friedman

Grant Friedman is a graphic design, blogger, and author. In addition to being the founder of this website, Grant is also the editor of Psdtuts, one of the world's most popular tutorial websites.