Splatter and Watercolour Brushes For Photoshop


Another day — another fresh freebie. Today we are glad to release Splatter and Watercolour Photoshop Brushes, 3 sets of 21 high-quality brushes, with the average size of 2500px or 2200px. These brushes were created for Adobe Photoshop CS, CS2 and CS3 and also work with GIMP 2.4.

The sets are created by Abdullah, the creator of Qbrushes.com1 where you can find further high-quality Photoshop brushes available for free download. This set was designed especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

Download the sets for free!

You can use the set for all of your projects for free and without any restrictions. You can freely use it for both your private and commercial projects, including software, online services, templates and themes. The set may not be resold, sublicensed, rented, transferred or otherwise made available for use. Please link to this article if you would like to spread the word.

Splatter, Watercolour, Strokes, Brushes Adobe Photoshop Set2

Splatter, Watercolour, Strokes, Brushes Adobe Photoshop Set5

Splatter, Watercolour, Strokes, Brushes Adobe Photoshop Set8

Last But Not Least

We are constantly looking for creative designers and artists. You may not know it yet, but we may feature you in one of our upcoming posts.

If you would like to release a free high-quality font, a WordPress theme, Photoshop brushes, a Drupal theme, some wallpapers or an icon set, please contact us11. We would like to support you (both financially and with the broad readership of Smashing Magazine).


  1. 1 http://www.qbrushes.com
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/splatter-watercolour-strokes-brushes/splatter-big.jpg
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/splatter-watercolour-strokes-brushes/splatter-big.jpg
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/splatter-watercolour-strokes-brushes/splatter-brushes.zip
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/splatter-watercolour-strokes-brushes/brushes-big.jpg
  6. 6 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/splatter-watercolour-strokes-brushes/brushes-big.jpg
  7. 7 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/splatter-watercolour-strokes-brushes/watercolor-brushes.zip
  8. 8 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/splatter-watercolour-strokes-brushes/stroke-big.jpg
  9. 9 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/splatter-watercolour-strokes-brushes/stroke-big.jpg
  10. 10 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/images/splatter-watercolour-strokes-brushes/watercolor-strokes-brushes.zip
  11. 11 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/contact/index.php/form

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  1. 1

    Thanks Smashing Mag. That’s some interesting sets. I’m sure i can put them into good use.

    • 2

      yo-wassguwd.??.(-.yeeah;i lhuv thah uhmph..thah[cute backgroundsxz &&;ish**thery’re amazinqq.!. thanxzs for those main;”i see ya)

  2. 6

    Fantastic, I havn’t many brushed on my computer at the moment! =]

  3. 7

    THANKS……the brushes are awesome.
    i feel i can creative with the help of brushes

  4. 8


    October 22, 2008 4:38 am

    Nice! Those first splatter ones are gonna be fun to mess with.

  5. 9

    Brilliant, I’ve got a lot of respect for the work going on over at Qbrushes, keep it up guys!

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  7. 11

    Thanks for showcasing them :)

  8. 12

    nice nice … I’m sure that i found anything to use them!

  9. 13

    Thanks for the share!

  10. 14

    I will definitely add these to my collection of brushes. Thanks!

  11. 15

    Curt Simon Harlinghausen

    October 22, 2008 6:22 am

    Interesting post. Just having too many brushes already ;-)

    Join http://www.vinergy.org to save energy.

  12. 16

    Simply awesome!

  13. 17

    I am a great fan of Smashing Magazine and has been visiting this site for quite some time now. Then I started my own site and decided to dedicate a post to Smashing Magazine, listing all the freebies released here. If you want to take a look, check it out:

  14. 18

    Nice stuff for my brushes collection. Thank you !!

  15. 19

    You can never have too many brushes.. thanks guys!

  16. 20

    thanks so much!

  17. 21

    wow, thank you!

  18. 22

    thanks, but it’s kinda getting played out.

  19. 23

    Great brushes! thanks a lot! :D

  20. 24

    I just posted a set of water color photoshop brushes to my site http://colorburned.com/2008/10/17-free-water-color-blob-brush.html check them out they’re pretty cool. They also include a set of water color illustrator brushes as well.

  21. 25

    exactly what i was looking for, thx!

  22. 26

    Thank You!!!

    I’ve been looking since last week for decent realistic splatter/paint brushes for a project… this will do nicely!

  23. 27

    Thank You So Much…..

  24. 28


    October 22, 2008 8:10 pm

    Really Great Brush, love it~

  25. 29

    god i wish people would stop leaving comment like “wow, great article”, “smashin article”… all this lick arseing is ridiculous.. poeple should only be allowed post if they have something useful to say..

  26. 30

    Really usefull, ty so much Smashing^^

  27. 31

    Fantastic brushes, I’m a big fan of applying that fine art touch to my work, as an enthusiastic graphics designer I love just collecting these things, you never know when they come in handy. I tried the paint splatter brush today…it’s pretty good…hopefully i’ll get some of my own brushes online shortly. Keep up good work…and thanks again.

  28. 32

    excellent sets. thnx.

  29. 33

    sweet brushes! these will def come in handy!

  30. 34

    Thank You So much : Love Love

  31. 35

    Lovin’ the brushes – thanks guys!

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  33. 37

    Anyone have recommendations on tutiorials/techniques for putting these brushes to good use?

  34. 38

    This is really amazing set. Thanks

  35. 39

    This is amazing!

    Thanks again SM =D

  36. 40

    realy itis fantastic………Thank for you

  37. 41

    thanx alot ^_^

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  39. 43

    Tks! I loved

  40. 44

    thank you so much for your effort i will put these to great use :)

  41. 45

    SmashingMag ROCKS! Abdullah/Qbrushes rocks too! Thanks so much for these! :D

  42. 46

    thnx smashingmag nice brushes
    it really helps me.,
    thnx agen..”,

  43. 47

    Awesome brushes ! Exactly what I’ve been looking for (:

  44. 48

    i avn’t download anything, but thanx for sharing

    love you

  45. 49

    thanx but where i need to put her???

  46. 50

    thx alot for ur watercolor brushes

  47. 51

    priyanka dewatwal

    March 28, 2009 5:51 am

    wow………..Awesome brushes. thank u very much……….

  48. 52

    Amazing! Thank You

  49. 53

    great brushes, i luv photoshop tools and brushes.. thanks buddy

  50. 54

    michael (GENERAL)

    May 15, 2009 4:27 am

    Super Brushies i Loved them and they worked wonders THNKS !!!!

  51. 55

    Jehzeel Laurente

    June 23, 2009 1:33 pm

    just downloaded these 3 awesome brush sets :D

  52. 56

    Thank You Very Much..God Bless You

  53. 57

    Best sets I’ve found so far! Hands down.

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  55. 59

    How can I use the splatters in photoshop?

  56. 60

    Thanks for these, they are great. You can never have too many splatter brushes.

    I featured them on my blog @ resourcehive.com/2010/02/02/ten-for-tuesday-splatter-brushes/

  57. 61

    Nice brushes thanq

  58. 62

    The brushes are great. Thanks.

  59. 63

    Fantastic! I love the splatters, especially since they’re free! Thanks :)

  60. 64

    nice collection

  61. 65

    Thanks for these. I love them

  62. 66

    Thanq.these Splatterns are GOOD.
    i feel i can creat with the help of Splatterns

  63. 67

    it seems to be good and very attractive but i dont know how to you thesestuff i will appreciate if you would help me in this matter. thanks with regards

  64. 68

    Very cool!
    Thanks…you are the best…all of you.

  65. 69

    Muchas gracias, los pinceles tienen buena pinta, vamos a ver que buen uso les doy, feliz año nuevo 2011:)

  66. 70

    thanks for this

  67. 71

    Thanks for the great Collection . .

  68. 72

    Those brushes would be great for bloody zombies

  69. 73


    November 5, 2011 3:32 am

    Wow it is ammazing and I ahve got so much respect for you guys.. Kep it up.

  70. 74

    Thanks for the shares; great resources here.

  71. 75

    Emily Julander

    July 6, 2013 5:31 am

    Thanks these are fantastic. I will be using them to help me create templates for digital scrapbooking. Thanks a million

  72. 76

    Emily Julander

    July 6, 2013 5:37 am

    I just tried to upload into CS5…nothing happened? Any ideas?

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