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33 More Paint Brush Style Illustrator Brushes

Recently I re-released a set of popular paint brush style Illustrator brushes on this site.  After doing so, it didn’t take long before requests for more brushes in that style started pouring in.  I love feedback from my readers so I was happy to produce more brushes in that style.  So today, I am releasing a set of 33 paint brush style Illustrator brushes for you guys to use in your designs for free.  I hope you enjoy them!  And don’t forget, I love feedback so feel free to comment and let me know what you think about this set of brushes.

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85 Illustrator Paint Brushes

This set of 85 Illustrator paint brushes is a remake of some brushes that I previously released on this site.  Since releasing these brushes, I’ve received quite a few emails from people who have had some difficulty opening or downloading them.  The reason for this is that they were not contained within a zip file, nor were they saved for legacy versions of Illustrator.  So instead of updating the files one by one, I decided to combine all 4 sets into one and save them back as an Illustrator brush file and then re-release them to you guys.  Enjoy!

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Stars & Stripes: Patriotic Brushes & Swatches

I’ve been feeling a bit patriotic lately so I decided to have a bit of fun and release a set of patriotic brushes and swatches with a “stars & stripes” theme.  I will be honest with you; this set isn’t all that innovative.  There really aren’t very many ways to display star and stripe patterns.  That’s why most political and patriotic designs look practically the same; with a few notable exceptions.  I released this set because I think it can save you guys a little time the next time you have to create a patriotic design.

Included in this set are 2 files; an Illustrator Swatch file and an Illustrator Brush file, both of which are compatible with Illustrator CS and above.  I hope you all enjoy!  Go America!  YAH!

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100 Wonderful Water Color Illustrator Brushes

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.

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10 Arrowhead Brushes for Illustrator

If you have ever tried to create arrows in Illustrator you probably know that there are a lot of ways it can be done.  If you’ve ever explored some of the menus in Illustrator you probably have noticed quite a few options that allow you to create arrows rather quickly.  The problem is that each option has some pros and cons.  For instance, if you need a quick arrow, you can create one from scratch using basic shapes.  This is pretty easy to do but if you need a lot of them it can become rather inefficient.  Another way to do it is to do so by adding effects to paths. You can do this by going to Effects > Stylize > Add Arrowheads. This is a fairly decent way of adding arrowheads to lines but this too can be time-consuming and cumbersome if you are adding arrowheads to lots of lines in an illustration.

You may also have noticed a couple of art brush sets that ship with Illustrator.  These work great unless you need your arrows to have corners tiles.  As you may have noticed, art brushes don’t do corners that well.  Pattern brushes however can.  That’s why I decided to create a set of 10 arrowhead pattern brushes for Illustrator. These brushes will enable you to quickly draw arrows in Illustrator with very few draw backs.  I hope you enjoy them and can use them in your designs.

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17 Free Water Color Blob Brushes for Photoshop & Illustrator

Last week I was working on a design project for a website I was working on and created a nice set of water color Photoshop brushes in the process. I’ve been swamped with freelance projects lately so I decided to give this set of brushes away because I haven’t had as much time to work on freebies as I usually do.

After I created the set of Photoshop brushes, I decided to go ahead and
create another identical set of brushes for Illustrator as well.
Anyhow, I hope you enjoy these sets and I look forward to seeing what
you guys make with them!

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104 Scribbled Dry Erase Marker-Styled Illustrator Brushes

There’s nothing funnier for an artist than watching a business man trying to emphasize his point by scribbling a stick man or graph on a whiteboard during a meeting. These drawings are famous for being bad and as artists, we usually cringe when we see them.  Whiteboard drawings, however, have a certain style and texture that can be tough to create digitally.  It was with that in mind that I decided to put together a set of 104 Dry Erase Marker-style Illustrator brushes.