30 Free Photoshop Swirl Brushes


Today we are glad to release 30 Swirl Brushes, a set with 30 high-quality swirl Photoshop brushes with an average size 2000px. These brushes were created with Adobe Photoshop CS4 and also work with the version CS, CS2 and CS3. This set was designed by Thomas Béal1 especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

30 Swirl Brushes2

Download the set 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.

30 Swirl Brushes3

Thank you very much, Thomas! We appreciate your efforts.

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  1. 1 http://BrushKing.eu
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/30-swirl-brushes/full_preview.jpg
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/30-swirl-brushes/full_preview.jpg
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/30-swirl-brushes/preview.jpg
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/30-swirl-brushes/30-swirl-brushes.zip
  6. 6 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11/10/50-must-have-photoshop-brushes/
  7. 7 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/12/15/light-blurs-brushes-and-decoration-pack-for-photoshop/
  8. 8 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/22/splatter-and-watercolour-brushes-for-photoshop/
  9. 9 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/03/27/friday-freebies-photoshop-brushes-vector-graphics-icons/
  10. 10 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/09/12/health-and-beauty-photoshop-brushes-set/
  11. 11 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/12/29/free-icons-photoshop-brushes-and-a-wordpress-theme/
  12. 12 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/08/12/grunge-photoshop-brushes-set/

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  1. 1

    brushes are fun. don’t be haters. and go be emo somewhere else.

  2. 2

    Great brushes, thank you!

  3. 3

    Big thanx!!!

  4. 4

    hey thanks man

  5. 5

    Wow, very nice set of brushes, with some very unusual designs. Thank you, Thomas!

  6. 6

    thanks these are cool

  7. 7

    Tnx, nice brushes

  8. 8

    I read the RSS expecting actual swirls. It’s as misleading as that fags self-proclaimed title as “brush [queen]”

  9. 9

    Very nice brushes, many thanks for that gift, Thomas!

  10. 10

    Wow, these are just beautiful. Thank you!

  11. 11

    brushes are crap make your own don’t spoil your creativity. When you surf on deviant art you can see the brush packs flying around…. brush packs suck!

  12. 12

    Davide Espertini

    June 20, 2009 4:31 am

    great freebie man! thx!

  13. 13

    Superbe ! merci !

  14. 14

    thank you very much thomas

  15. 15

    Nice set! Thanks so much!

  16. 16

    While i prefer to make my own brushes, i have a compulsive urge to collect freebies haha. Thanks!

  17. 17

    摇滚帮 ROCK BUNCH

    June 20, 2009 7:00 am

    well they are all the same, right? I never pay too many attention to brushes…


  18. 18

    Many Thanks for your replies :).

  19. 19

    Excellent brushes…big thanks :)

  20. 20

    excellent work….big thanks :)

  21. 21


    June 20, 2009 10:03 am

    OMG… these are wonderful brushes. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much!

  22. 22

    looking nice.. like it.

  23. 23

    i really like these brushes, many thanks! in fact, I do think I already know where I will be using them for my next project.

  24. 24

    Thanks for the brushes. :)

  25. 25

    Hi :)

    thanks, going to download it :)

  26. 26

    thank you thomas

  27. 27

    Thank you very much. Goog brushes.

  28. 28

    these are NOT that good. good quality yet, but shitty design.

  29. 29

    wow..great..thx a lot !

  30. 30


  31. 31

    Thank you. Great swirls !

  32. 32

    Not tryin to be an arse, but I really didnt like these brushes, seems like primary work for me… but hey, that´s me. use it if you feel like.

  33. 33

    嘿嘿,好看。very good!

  34. 34

    Thanx for the brushes.
    Try these
    High Resolution Photoshop Brushes

  35. 35

    Thanks a lot !!

  36. 36

    Wow, i like it and thank you for sharing it. Let me highlight this on my Designers Forum, hope you will get more response on it and many others will get benefit from this.

  37. 37

    Sweet, I love swirl brushes :D

  38. 38

    this is awesome. thanks ^__^

  39. 39

    I´d say the most unusable post on SM ever !!!!

  40. 40

    Really? You mean you can’t use something like this huh?

    Great work Thomas! I could put these to good use.


  41. 41

    These are really nice. They go well with some of the other brush’s from SM.

  42. 42

    I really like these brushes thanks!

  43. 43

    This is a really great photoshop brush set, thanks for making this available to everyone for free. The set is pretty diverse so I’m sure people will get a lot of use out of it, thanks again.

  44. 44

    Thanks for sharing, love the brushes. Good job and thanks for sharing the love.

  45. 45

    Thank you Thomas. I like these brushes. Very whimsical. It’s nice to have a freebie like this to play around with.

  46. 46

    awesome… thank you, dude

  47. 47

    Tejendra Shandilya

    June 23, 2009 7:52 pm

    awesome……. That is very useful

  48. 48

    ThankYou Thomas for sharing such great brushes…..These brushes are of a great use…and moreover a freebie….is like an icing on a cake….. :)

  49. 49

    thank you very much much ;D
    Hope there will be more brush post like that

  50. 50

    buena onda! gracias, son hermosos pinceles.

  51. 51

    These brushes are great! Thanks!

  52. 52

    i like your work, that is very very excellent work

  53. 53

    Big thanks, brap, brap!

  54. 54

    Thanks! :)

  55. 55

    thanks man i like it

  56. 56

    These brushes are realy useful.. Thanks a lot..

  57. 57

    Great brushes!

  58. 58

    Aye, these are funky and far out. I almost need an excuse to use them! You’d need to adopt a very specific approach to your design to accomodate most of the above.

    We recently put out some brsuehs at the opposite end of the spectrum for use creating rust, wood and the like. If anyone wants them then they’re here: http://www.kinocreative.co.uk/resources/free-photoshop-brushes-from-kino-creative/

  59. 59

    Thanks a lot for posting these, very useful for me

  60. 60

    thank to u

  61. 61

    thank you

  62. 62

    Very Nice. These brushes are very nice & these are very useful for me. Thanks a lot.

    Sonal Sinha

  63. 63

    thanks bro…

  64. 64

    Very artistic brushes. Great set.

    I intend to use them together with the “Canvas” brush set, Colorburned made for you.

    On Saturday there will be a link to both pages in my blog at bee-trees.blogspot.com/.

    I like to share only the best I find and use.

    Thanks a lot!


  65. 65

    awesome brush style. Many many thanks !!!!

  66. 66

    thank you very much thomas

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