Fluffy Clouds: 25 High Resolution Photoshop Brushes

Let’s face it; there are a lot of ways to produce clouds in Photoshop. If you ask Google how to create clouds in Photoshop, you’re likely to discover a list as long as the Internet itself. The main reason for this is that Adobe was nice enough to include a filter that creates clouds with just a few clicks. If you’ve ever tried to create clouds this way however, you’ve probably discovered that it doesn’t always come out the way that you would like. This is because the default cloud filter really isn’t the best way to produce photo-realistic clouds in Photoshop. In fact, the best way to product photo-realistic clouds in Photoshop is to just drop in a photo of some real ones.

Creating clouds using creative photo manipulation is great but it has drawbacks as well. What if you can’t find the right photo? Or what if you want to create your own cloudscape without the use of photos or filters?

That’s why today we’re releasing a set of 25 High Resolution Brushes for Creating Clouds in Photoshop. These brushes are really great at producing stunning horizons, sunsets, and skies. You can really have a lot of fun with this set and because there are no edges on these brushes the possibilities are truly endless.


Brushes in Action

You can see these brushes in action in this short video tutorial.


You can download these brushes below.

File type: .abr
Compatibility: Photoshop
Size: 13.96 MB

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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.

  • paul

    excellent set!
    thanks for sharing.
    Fluffy clouds, reminds me of the Orb (remember?)
    wher do you host the video? It seemed a bit slow

    March 16, 2010 at 10:58 AM
  • Billy

    You just can not get enough of these…
    .-= Billy´s last blog ..So, what does it take to be a 3D artist? =-.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:13 PM
  • Brian Pate

    You guys are awesome! Totally awesome. I’m sure I’ll get great use out of these.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:22 PM
  • Logobird

    Great brush set. Thanks for including the tutorial video as well. Very much appreciated!
    .-= Logobird´s last blog ..Beyond the Brief – Undertanding a Logo Design Client =-.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:19 PM
  • kdizzle

    yeah, ill be the first to admit it. I am embarrassed to say I haven’t a CLUE how to download these to CS4. I have never downloaded any brushes. Actions hell yes, brushes – never.

    I hope there are instructions in the video. I hope there are. But, I am thinking not.

    Yeah, I am a newb. with some stuff.

    Go ahead – flame on..

    (or can you direct me to downloading these to my CS4? I run Vista)

    thanks so much!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 11:49 PM
  • just sarah

    these are just the coolest… thanks for sharing!
    .-= just sarah´s last blog ..late late, I’ve got a date (& freebie) =-.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:51 PM
  • kdizzle

    I GOT IT.



    I didn’t have to do all the crap all these websites say you have to do? I don’t get it? All I did was double click and it appeared in my brushes palette. Does that mean they are going to go away and they aren’t ‘really’ there?

    Can someone xplain this to me? Or is this the new and improved way of saving brushes to PS?

    Thanks everyone!!

    woooot wooot. Now, Im off to watch the video to see how it works and works ‘right’.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:03 AM
  • Tim

    Thanks for the brushes…these will come in handy!

    March 17, 2010 at 4:40 AM
  • Su Hall

    These brushes are great! Thank you so much. It is very thoughtful of you to leave off any straight lines. I always wondered why they had those on cloud brushes.

    kdizzle, using CS3, myself, I’m not familiar with CS4, but, I would save the brushes to the C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS3\Presets\Brushes file on your pc. (Your link may be slightly different.) This is where all the other presets that Photoshop loaded into the program ‘live’. I ‘store’ all my brushes elsewhere, then, add the files to this location to work in Photoshop, as needed.

    Hope that helped somewhat.


    March 17, 2010 at 7:10 PM
  • Andreas

    Sweet! They look great, thanks for sharing.
    .-= Andreas´s last blog ..Warum das iPad erfolgreich sein wird =-.

    March 18, 2010 at 8:04 AM
  • Matt Trostle

    Thanks a lot for these! Pretty awesome, very realistic. Try different colors and you can get multiple uses out of these. I had a brown color in my palette and it came out looking kind of like a coffee stain.
    .-= Matt Trostle´s last blog ..Weekly Digest for March 15th =-.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:13 PM
  • JC

    Nice brushes Grant…you can never have too many cloud brushes. THX! Posted them on my site @

    April 1, 2010 at 10:08 AM
  • Igor

    Amazing, great brush! Thank you!

    April 8, 2010 at 10:58 AM
  • Sylfonis

    Wow, thanks so much for this awesome set of brushes ! <3

    April 9, 2010 at 7:21 AM
  • Mahesh

    I enjoyed reading !!!
    .-= Mahesh´s last blog ..Custom Brushes and Dynamics in Photoshop =-.

    May 16, 2010 at 12:09 PM
  • Vince Field

    Where’s the file?

    December 25, 2016 at 9:13 AM