45 Free Sets of Adobe Illustrator Brushes

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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Stephen Snell is the owner and editor of Vandelay Design, a popular design blog.
  1. October 20, 2008

    Very nice roundup.

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  4. October 21, 2008

    Toasted Pixel…you spamming again!!!

  5. October 21, 2008

    Wow! Thanks for all the mentions!

  6. October 22, 2008

    really cool round up.great post and thanks

    Ronald

  7. lagaba
    October 22, 2008

    great post, huge collection… thanks

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  10. October 24, 2008

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

  11. October 25, 2008

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

  12. October 25, 2008

    Awesome collection, very handy 🙂

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  22. theeban
    November 26, 2008

    hi, thanks.
    Excellent Sets of Adobe Illustrator Brushes

  23. theeban
    November 26, 2008

    Excellent Sets of Adobe Illustrator Brushes. thanks

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  28. Susan Wong Soon Sieng
    February 8, 2009

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

  29. February 24, 2009

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

  30. atomicSwoosh
    March 6, 2009

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

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  34. May 10, 2009

    Wow, great set thanks!

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  37. June 13, 2009

    Sweet list, thanks. Just spent time downloading..

  38. July 16, 2009

    Nice list! Thanks a lot!

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  42. October 2, 2009

    Nice list indeed, to the creative community.

  43. October 3, 2009

    thanks for helpful info.

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  45. December 15, 2009

    big collection very nice thx

  46. Ron
    December 29, 2009

    wow. awesome brushes! keep it up.

  47. February 11, 2010

    Amazing collection. Thanks a lot.

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

    Ryan

  49. June 4, 2010

    Thank You Very much nice and beautiful brushes.

  50. July 12, 2010

    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?

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

  52. July 17, 2010

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

  53. August 14, 2010

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

  54. August 26, 2010

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

  55. August 31, 2010

    WoW! Excellent brushes. This is talent

    Thank you!

  56. September 15, 2010

    Wow!! Huge collection….

  57. September 15, 2010

    Nice collection!! I really like it…

  58. September 25, 2010

    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?

  59. September 29, 2010

    Awesome collection!! Thanks for sharing us…

  60. October 16, 2010

    thank you for the great brushes.!

  61. October 21, 2010

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

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    October 26, 2010

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  63. December 13, 2010

    Awesome brushes

  64. December 14, 2010

    WOW.. all thumbs up wonderful collection of brushes…

  65. December 15, 2010

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  66. January 1, 2011

    Awesome brushes

  67. March 9, 2011

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

  68. May 12, 2011

    Bookmarked 🙂

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

    best wishes from Germany!

  69. Wieder
    June 21, 2011

    Merci

  70. July 14, 2011

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

  71. July 27, 2011

    nice brushes.. thanks for sharing..

  72. July 1, 2016

    Amazing post! All the categories of brushes are awesome. Thanks for providing such informative post.I am waiting for your next post like this….

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