Tutorials Tips & Tricks for Vector Brushes
Very informative tutorial on how to create Watercolour Brushes ! Create your own set
2-Reverse Brush Strokes
Ever wonder how to Reverse a brush stroke?
3-Changing appearance of scatter brushes
Detailed understanding of Scatter brushes if you dont know them already know them now.
4-How to use brushes
A starters guide
5-How to make funky illustrative backgrounds and florishes
A starters guide on how to creatively use brushes
Download Vector Brushes
1-85 illustrator Paint Brushes
a cool collection of grungy stroked paint brushes
2-Stars & Stripes: Patriotic Brushes & Swatches
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
a great set of watercolour brushes free to download
6-Ornate Floral Brush Set (No Longer Free! Moved to AiVault Store)
7-Embroidery Borders Vector Brushes !: Premium Member Post(No Longer Free! Moved to AiVault Store)
8-Floral Express Vector Brushes (No Longer Free! Moved to AiVault Store)
9-Stack of Books Brush
A cool brush to stack your books!
create en endless chain
11-Water colour brushes
Perfect for the artists out there!
12-28 Free Illustrator Brushes for making Swooshes and Swirls
Beautiful brushes here especially made for creating swooshes, swirls, and curly vector shapes in Illustrator. “This is a brush set meant for making your own custom swoosh, swirl and curl designs.” See also bittbox.com’s related tutorial, Illustrator: How to Make Custom Swooshes, Swirls, and Curls.
13-30 Illustrator Pattern Brushes for Making Flowers and Circular Designs
30 gorgeous brush tip shapes for use in creating circular design patterns. At the blog post you’ll find examples of their use and more information. Download these free Illustrator brushes for CS3, CS1. EPS and SVG for older versions. See also the author’s post, Complex Circular Design Techniques for more free circular brushes and a tutorial on creating complex circular design patterns in Adobe Illustrator.
14-35 Free Abstract Illustrator Brushes
35 free and beautiful Illustrator brushes here in a wide variety of abstract shapes. You can also download the source files to create your own brushes in Illustrator or other graphics programs.
15-Celtic Border Brush
Very nice Illustrator border brush – a round, circular border with Celtic design.
16-Free Download: Adobe Illustrator Floral Brushes
Swirls of stems, rounded leaves. Free brushes for Illustrator.
17-Free Illustrator Brushes: Ink/Watercolor
13 great-looking free Illustrator brushes in this brush library with an ink or watercolor brush effect. Really nice brushes. Download for Illustrator CS3, CS1.
18-Free Illustrator Brushes Updated – Sick Brush Kit
22 free Illustrator brushes in this brush library – lots of swirls, curls, swooshes, and more.
19-PC Cable Brushes
Free brush to create computer cables, electrical cables in Illustrator. “A brush to simulate electrical cables you might find inside a large piece of machinery. The brush is 3D in appearance, complete with highlights and shadows.”
20-Weekly Download: Illustrator Art Brushes
“A library of painterly Illustrator Art brushes that will delight the eye and vanquish those vector-based blues. Our collection of Art Brushes this week includes 25 brush tips, varying in size, shape and, in many cases, blending mode (to help the strokes blend with one another on the canvas). All 25 are entirely vector-based and can also be customized for size, width, directionality, etc.” For Illustrator 10, Illustrator CS, as well as CS2, CS3.
21-Weekly Download: Illustrator Brushes, Series 3
“10 brush tips, varying in size and shape” For Illustrator 10, Illustrator CS, as well as CS2, CS3.
22-Weekly Download: Illustrator Brushes, Series 4
20 custom vector-based Art Brushes: “Our collection of Art Brushes this week includes 20 brush tips, varying in shape and depth. All of the brushes in this collection are designed to resemble wet strokes.
23-Weekly Download: Illustrator Brushes, Series 5
Another beautiful set of Illustrator brushes by David Nagel. This time, the collection includes thinner wet strokes as well as quite a few textured pencil tips.
Sites with Brushes offered
VectorPortal: Illustrator Brushes
A growing number of free Illustrator brush libraries offered. Abstract lines and shapes, floral, leaves, swirls and curls, stars, and more.
At least 51 free Illustrator brushes here. Categories: Illustrator Scatter Brushes, Illustrator Pattern Brushes, Illustrator Art Brushes, Illustrator Calligraphic Brushes.
Illustrator Brushes on deviantART
deviantART’s user-submitted Illustrator brushes. Incredibly wide range here. Organized by date or popularity.
Adobe Illustrator Brushes
Lots of Illustrator brushes here contributed by the community and also by Adobe. Also helpful listing by categories
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