Every artist needs a good set of brushes. Photoshop comes with a vast array to select from. The good news is, there are hundreds of thousands of FREE brush sets available on the Internet. A simple search for “free Photoshop brushes” will give you hundreds of websites with brush sets to download. A brush set could include a theme and around 5 to 9 brushes. These themes could be things like, textures, rocks, plants, stars, abstracts, musical, clouds and just about anything you can think of.
Here are links to a couple of sites that offer free brushes.
After downloading a brush set you may need to unzip the file. You’ll get a file with the extension .abr. There are a couple of ways to include this brush set in Photoshop. One way is:
Under the brush option menu select Load brushes.
Your new brushes will appear when you scroll to the bottom of the displayed brushes.
For complete instructions on customizing brushes, adding brushes, and creating your own brush in Photoshop, click on the following handout.