Everyone artist knows how important good brushes are. Sure, you can create the most awesome pieces of art with just the circle brush in Photoshop, but sometimes you just want something else to play around with. A large (and good) collection of brushes can be the source of inspiration. My personal experience is that doodling around with different kind of brushes definitely helps to keep the creative flow going.

In my search for inspiration and new brushes to use in Adobe Photoshop, I’ve stumbled onto Grutbrushes some while ago. The creator of the Grutbrushes has created an incredible collection of realistic looking and feeling brushes. His total collection already features over 300 of them.

The Photoshop Brushes are realistic and responsive Photoshop brush tool sets for digital artists. The brushes mimic the behavior and the look and feel of working with natural artist’s media. Any type of natural media is available in their extensive library. Natural brushes like oil paint, pastel, chalk, pencil and charcoal are all available. And don’t worry, they also offer one of the most realistic, pressure responsive watercolor brushes available!
The creator of the Grutbrushes has created an incredible collection of realistic looking and feeling brushes
Grutbrushes Photoshop Brushes Demo
Some of the brushes in action.
If you have a drawing tablet, like a Wacom Cintiq, you can take advantage of all the high end features you would expect. The Photoshop brushes will respond in great detail to the pressure, the speed and the direction of your brush strokes. This will result in a digital artwork with the character and personality that you’ll only find in real world artist’s media. No two brush strokes will ever be the same!
The brushes mimic the behavior and the look and feel of working with natural artist’s media.
To manage this huge amount of brushes you can get the GrutBrushes Photoshop CC plugin for free. It’s a great plugin that will help you manage all the Grutbrushes.
GrutBrush Plugin
GrutBrush Plugin showing some of the brushes of the 300+ bundle.

I can almost hear you think: Nice story, but I can’t afford $200 for a collection of brushes. Me neither, so can you image getting 300+ brushes for only $20. The bundle also includes a 60 day membership where you will be able to get all newly added brushes for free. You can buy the bundle right here. Individual brushes are available too for only $1 each.

You can check out the free sampler set with 10 Photoshop Brushes or the free watercolor brush which are available. This way you can try out the brushes for free and without risk.
Another great thing is that new brushes are added weekly, for free!
Pros:
+ Many high quality brushes which can be bought individually, or in a all in one package deal
+ Works flawlessly in Adobe Photoshop.
+ You’ll get a free Grutbrushes Photoshop Plugin to manage the brush collection.
Cons:
– Only works in Adobe Photoshop.

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