45 Free Sets of Adobe Illustrator Brushes

by Steven Snell

September 18, 2013 in Resources

While there are not as many free brushes available for Illustrator as there are for Photoshop, there are still some excellent, high-quality options. In this post we’ll look at 45 sets of brushes in several different categories.

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Abstract Brushes:

35 Free Abstract Illustrator Brushes

105 Stunning Retro Tech-Shaped Illustrator Brushes

Abstract Brushes

Thin Abstract Brushes

Retro-Style Brushes:

104 Incredible Retro-Style Pixelated Illustrator Brushes

The Most Retro Line Illustrator Brushes Ever

Patterns and Floral Brushes:

30 Illustrator Pattern Brushes for Making Flowers and Circular Designs

Mycanthus Brush Pack #1

Little Bloom Flowers

Free Illustrator Brushes and Vectors: Foliage

Circular Patterns

Hand Written/Drawn:

104 Scribbled Dry Erase Marker-Styled Illustrator Brushes

Sketchy and Line Art Brushes

ClickPopMedia Brushes

Marker Pen Strokes

Custom Drawing Brushes

16 Sketchy Illustrator Brushes

Chalk Brushes

Paint/Watercolor Brushes:

Free Illustrator Brushes: Ink/Watercolor

106 Delicious Water Color Illustrator Brushes

105 More Delicious Water Color Illustrator Brushes

Paint Brushes Set 1

Paint Brushes Set 2

Paint Brushes Set 3

Paint Brushes Set 4

Artistic Brushes

Illustrator Art Brushes

More Art Brushes

Starburst Brushes:

105 Mind-Blowing Retro Tech-Shaped Starburst Brushes

50 Killer Retro Starburst Brushes

Lines and Stripes Brushes:

50 Ridiculous Retro-Style Broken Line Illustrator Brushes

Shapes Brushes:

Box-Based Circles

Kirby Krackles Brush Set

Swirl Brushes:

Swirly Curls

Swirl Rocks Brushes

28 Free Illustrator Brushes for Making Swooshes and Swirls

Free Tribal Brushes

Other Brushes:

Urban Squares

The Hairbrush Kit

The Rainbow Brush Kit

Gems and Pearls Scatter Brushes

Random Brush Set 3

Random Brush Set 2

Random Brush Set 1

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About Steven Snell

Stephen Snell is the owner and editor of Vandelay Design.Connect with Stephen on google+

  • Eli

    Oct 20th

    Very nice roundup.

  • Leafy Designz

    Oct 21st

    Toasted Pixel…you spamming again!!!

  • Grant Friedman

    Oct 21st

    Wow! Thanks for all the mentions!

  • NaldzGraphics

    Oct 22nd

    really cool round up.great post and thanks

    Ronald

  • lagaba

    Oct 22nd

    great post, huge collection… thanks

  • larry peoples

    Oct 24th

    Boom………..thanks…..really made an impact!!

  • Yummone

    Oct 25th

    thanks for cool round up, make perfect my design practice in at home. need more great post!

  • Dainis Graveris

    Oct 25th

    Awesome collection, very handy :)

  • theeban

    Nov 26th

    hi, thanks.
    Excellent Sets of Adobe Illustrator Brushes

  • theeban

    Nov 26th

    Excellent Sets of Adobe Illustrator Brushes. thanks

  • Susan Wong Soon Sieng

    Feb 8th

    Thank u very much,these brushes will help me very much~

  • Dirk Schooner

    Feb 24th

    A thousand thankyous, these are superb. Thanks to all the artists who created them.

  • atomicSwoosh

    Mar 6th

    cool, beautiful & artistic brushes! appreciation goes to these great artists!

  • Rebecca

    May 10th

    Wow, great set thanks!

  • Jim Gaudet

    Jun 13th

    Sweet list, thanks. Just spent time downloading..

  • Lash

    Jul 16th

    Nice list! Thanks a lot!

  • Benjamin Ukoh

    Oct 2nd

    Nice list indeed, to the creative community.

  • pavan

    Oct 3rd

    thanks for helpful info.

  • BigM75

    Dec 15th

    big collection very nice thx

  • Ron

    Dec 29th

    wow. awesome brushes! keep it up.

  • Tips Menulis Online

    Feb 11th

    Amazing collection. Thanks a lot.

  • Liminal Web Design Cornwall

    May 27th

    Amazing collection of brushes! Going to be so useful so thanks.

    Ryan

  • kohchang resorts

    Jun 4th

    Thank You Very much nice and beautiful brushes.

  • Taylor

    Jul 12th

    This is a wonderful resource for anyone looking to improve their skills in Illustrator. How long did it take you to put a list like this together?

  • Website designers chennai

    Jul 12th

    Useful stuff on designing brushes..very useful.Thanks for sharing this stuff.45 Excellent Sets of Adobe Illustrator Brushes i like it..thanku

  • doris

    Jul 17th

    Thank u very much,these brushes will help me very much~

  • lv

    Aug 14th

    Useful stuff on designing brushes..very useful.Thanks for sharing this stuff.45 Excellent Sets of Adobe Illustrator Brushes i like it..thanku

  • Web 3.0 Textures

    Aug 26th

    The hairkit can be very useful, definitely bookmarking this page.

  • local web design

    Aug 31st

    WoW! Excellent brushes. This is talent

    Thank you!

  • wvss

    Sep 15th

    Wow!! Huge collection….

  • mebreaks

    Sep 15th

    Nice collection!! I really like it…

  • Line Shape

    Sep 25th

    This is a wonderful resource for anyone looking to improve their skills in Illustrator. How long did it take you to put a list like this together?

  • blogymate

    Sep 29th

    Awesome collection!! Thanks for sharing us…

  • Super Blog Posts

    Oct 16th

    thank you for the great brushes.!

  • Joseph Amboree

    Oct 21st

    Yet another good posting, I like it. I have scanned more posts on here and I like your style. Good show.

  • rKimbra2006

    Oct 26th

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  • Andrew Buckle

    Dec 13th

    Awesome brushes

  • free designs

    Dec 14th

    WOW.. all thumbs up wonderful collection of brushes…

  • Beats by Dre

    Dec 15th

    monster turbine headphones

  • خليفي نت

    Jan 1st

    Awesome brushes

  • Custom Logo

    Mar 9th

    My personal favorites are the abstract and swirl brushes, they allow you to really show your own personal style with a bit of flair :)

  • Anton Jamrozy

    May 12th

    Bookmarked :-)

    Could I use parts of that article for my own Blog?
    I would backlink you of course (:

    best wishes from Germany!

  • Wieder

    Jun 21st

    Merci

  • mobile crusher

    Jul 14th

    Yet another good posting, I like it. I have scanned more posts on here and I like your style. Good show.track mounted crusher

  • web tasarımı

    Jul 27th

    nice brushes.. thanks for sharing..

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