23 Free Brushes Illustrator that are Easy to Use

Illustrators use a variety of techniques to create images for books, magazines, websites, and other media. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or trying to learn new skills, these resources will help you create stunning artwork.

I have been compiling this interesting list of  Illustrator Brushes Free Download. You will find heresome of the best vector brushes out there. How to use vector brushes, how to create vector brushes and how to install vector brushes are all covered inside this post as well. So you can bookmark this page and come back to it again and again whenever you are looking for a resource when it comes to illustrator and vector brushes.

Below are above 600 Cool Vector brushes Freely available to download . If i have missed any leave a comment i am still counting and adding to the list and it will be growing!

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Here’s a list of five great illustrator tips articles that will help you get started.

1-How to Create Watercolor Brushes

A Very informative tutorial on how to create Watercolor Brushes ! Create your own set

2-Reverse Brush Strokes

Ever wonder how to Reverse a brush stroke? then this post is just for you.

3-Changing appearance of scatter brushes

Detailed understanding of Scatter brushes if you dont know them already know them now. you can download vector brushes freebie that i share earlier to play with it.

4-How to use brushes

A starters guide to using vector brushes


5-How to make funky illustrative backgrounds and florishes

A starters guide on how to creatively use brushes in order to create a fun quirky illustrative background using floral shapes

Illustrator Brushes Free Download Links

1- 85 illustrator Brushes

a cool collection of various illustrator brushes including paint strokes and many other illustator 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

3-100 wonderful Watercolour illustrator brushes

a great set of watercolour brushes free to download

4-10 arrowhead brushes for illustrator

5-Snow Flakes Scatter Brushes

6-Ornate Floral Brush Set (No Longer Free! Moved to AiVault Store)

7-Embroidery Borders Vector Brushes !

8-Floral Express Vector Brushes 

9-Stack of Books Brush

A cool brush to stack your books!

 

10-Chain Brush

create an endless chain

 

11-Water color 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.

More Sites with illustrator 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.

Illustrator Brushes

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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Heart Border PNG : Digital Clipart Heart Vector Brushes

Easily and quickly make your art pop with these fun Heart Border PNG Digital Cliparts. Take your project one step further with the vector brushes for illustrator these are so easy to use. You can easily adjust the brush stroke in order to attain a bigger size heart!

Draw a line or a shape click on the heart border of your choice and voila youve got a frame! a shape or whatever you want to create.

Description:

14 scatter brushes for Adobe illustrator , create borders , frames and shapes , using these brushes . You must have knowledge to use these brushes , need help? read here Want to learn more about brushes? Helpful links:-

How to use brushes?

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Tip # 4

Included in this download

1 brushes file compatible CS4
1 Eps file with embedded brush library compatible ai 8 and above

These brushes are commercial use ok! no credit back need but yes appreciated. Hope you like them. Have fun creating!

Free Scatter vector brushes illustrator : Floral Scatter Brushes

 

If you have been a reader of my blog for a while you will surely know that how I had been obsessed with using vector brushes. I use them in everything that I create as part of my each and every next design , I just love playing around with brushes and they are all the way FUN! .

And if the job that you do is not all the way fun you dont love your job then hmmm… things get overwhelming and you simply dont enjoy the work process.

Ok so you do remember that I shared with you the floral brushes a while back , and also how to use brushes and how to install brushes . Keeping in view that all these things are already covered I present to you vector floral scatter brushes for illustrator.

And this time it is free to download! So that you can play around with these fun buddies. And if you do enjoy it you can also look into my MEGA list of free vector brushes for illustrator.

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included in this set
6 Scatter Bruses library for illustrator CS
1 EPS file for illustrator 8 and above
including the 6 brushes library
EPS file for the artwork seen.

Click the button below to download for free !

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Snow Flakes Scatter Brushes : Free Download

So , Designers are already getting their creative hands ready creating Christmas graphics and designs . Entrepreneurs and business owners are already planning out their Christmas content that they are ready to get sales from . They might be looking for some tools to get this process smoother and easier.

So here is a little freebie for your creative pleasure , The free version from the complete set of Snowflakes vector brushes.

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snowflakes Free Vector Brushes illustrator

Download this free set but clicking on the link below


and if you want to take it further up level then do checkout
Complete Snowflakes Brushes Set here 17 brushes

 

Creative Tip!

Draw a random path with pencil tool , apply the brush adjust the size , change the colour Have fun ! . Draw a square frame apply the brush and you will get a random / perfectly lined snowflake border line.

Here is the full 17 brushes collection 

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Vector Tip#2:- Changing appearence of Scatter Brushes

[private]Since Launching of Aivault Shopi have been more frequently being questioned about modifying brushes , Here is the latest one “How to change appearance of Scatter Brushes!” . In my opinion scatter brushes are such fun to play around with , and if you have an interesting set of scatter brushes you can achieve variety of effects from it . (more…)

illustrator Pattern Brushes for All Access Members Area

Recently trying to create fractal designs i created a brush set , the brush set is simple with 6 brushes but once i got into creating fractal designs it got more interesting as i experimented more with it.


you can view a small preview of the piece i am working here but while doing so feeling generous here is the brush set for you to download and use!

There are plenty of brushes available throughout the net which can aid to your creative work.

TO INSTALL BRUSHES FOR WINDOWS/MAC :-

Unzip the file and drag and drop the files in the following folders
programme files / adobe / adobe illustrator / Presets / Brushes
We have tried and tested these brushes for both Windows and Mac if you install them correctly they will work .

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THEM?

Create unlimited artworks use them again and again , draw a curve or line and click the brush you would like to use . Make sure your file is set to scale strokes and effects .

Edit> Prefrences > General
When you are done creating select your complete artwork and expand the appearance .


Installation instructions:


Assuming that no Brush palette is open .
Go to WindowBrushes (short cut F5)

Click on the small arrow on the window panel of Brushes Open Brush Library Other Library to browse to a new brush file or the brush set already loaded.


Help & Tutorials for using brushes


Vector Tip#2:- Changing appearance of Scatter Brushes

Illustrator Tip : Changing Appearance of Brushes

Each item was hand drawn by myself. These are original copyrighted . ALL rights held by me.

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Vector Brushes Offer!

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News! all my brushes are now royalty-free And you can use them in creating products for zazzle or cafe’ press or even creating stock images!! whatever meaning they come with an extended licence you are free to create stuff with them and sell ! ( WARNING ! you can NOT resell or distribute them in any form one licence per user!)  This rule applies to all my brushes photoshop and Vector….  and if this doesn’t fill your apetite you can check out pleanty of brushes at my site that i am working on right now psst…. ( NOT officially launched.. ) brushes for $1!!  And all vector brushes for one flat price of $10 (63 vector brushes in set floral and scatter and complexity) you can get this offer of 63 brushes right now right here! Add to Cart

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Line Art Brushes

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What exactly is line Art Brush , for those of you who do not know the line art brushes give life to your work . When you are drawing with hand you have total control over the paint brush or pencil to play around with the thickness and pressure points of the stroke . When it comes to working with illustrator you need to work it manually. One way is that you Expand your stroke to shape………. (more…)

Stich n Sew Embroidery inspired ID tool box

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Presenting Stich n Sew for the crafty people out there . The collection contains stiching inspired symbols buttons , stitches and patterns . Just drag and drop symbols where ever you like these symbols are vectors so will scale to any size . The pack is perfect to use in one theme or you can use the symbols where ever you want. The patterns are repeated and can be adjusted by the stroke size also change the stroke colour and they change the Whole colour scheme . once you open up this tool box sets you are ready to go and create something of the same theme! . Once you are finished creating your artwork . Expand the final result by going to object > Expand appearence to be able to scale it to anysize without losing quality or effect or drag and drop symbols or brushes
expand and paste into photoshop.
The possibilities of creating images is endless
Stich n Sew Id Tool box contains.
29  Stiching  Inspired symbols embroidered flowers of pathwork , with seam line , buttons to drag and drop and leaves to add to any bunch of patch and embroidery flower you make.
9 Line brushes Stich strength of 6 which can be applied to any of your image or work to give an effect of stiched and embroidered!
5 pattern swathces create a square or a shape and fill with the desired pattern swatch
All in all 43 Tools in one set!

Designer Tip :-create simple flowers or any object go to object>path>ofset path set to your desired ofset ie  3pixels  and drop the stich brush to it and your object now has stiched on effect!

compatable with CS2 or above window and mac
Price:- Only 10 USD
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Windows
Unzip the File. for installing symbols click on the small arrow icon attached to your symbols pallett Select open symbol library browse to your file and open . Same way you can open brushes library.
Mac:
Unzip the File. for installing symbols drop files in the programe>adobe illustrator > presets > Brushes / symbol folder restart illustrator!

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Floral Brush Pack :: V2

 

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Releasing 28 floral brushes more advanced than before! Please note that this brushset included Floral V1 brushes . You will be able to create so many exciting backgrounds , designs and what not of your choice! . these Brushes are scalable will scale 100% easily with or without stroke weight , so you dont have to expand before you enlarge the size of your work! just be sure you have your work place set to scale strokes and effects from the options. Or if you prefer Expand the final result by going to object > Expand appearance to be able to scale it to any size without losing quality or effect . These brushes can take hues as well if you would like to give it a flat colour you can expand and pick and drop colours , Or if you would like to take an element out of your brush ie flower or one petal just expand and ungroup and each element can be used as a separate vector . copy paste is Adobe photoshop projects as well.
The possibilities of creating images is endless , you can download free sample of the brushes to play around and see the quality of work you can create with it!
Preveiw Brush Set | Download Sample| Sample Artwork

compatable with CS2 or above
Price:- Only 9.95 USD
Installation:
Unzip the File. Copy the file to your Illustrator > Presets > Brushes folder.
Restart Illustrator.
Tutorial Using Floral Brushes | Terms of use

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How to Use brushes

[private]Most of you probabally already know about what brushes are , But for those of you who dont know illustrator provides a prest brush set along with the software. Which gives life to your work. There are plenty of brushes available throughout the net which can aid to your creative work.

To install brushes for Windows/Mac :-

Unzip the file and drag and drop the files in the following folders
programme files / adobe / adobe illustrator / Presets / Brushes
We have tried and tested these brushes for both Windows and Mac if you install them correctly they will work .

What you can do with them?

Create unlimited artworks use them again and again , draw a curve or line and click the brush you would like to use . Make sure your file is set to scale strokes and effects .

Edit> Prefrences > General
When you are done creating select your complete artwork and expand the appearence .[/private]

Releasing Two new brush sets!

Create Easy Floral shapes!

Preview Brush Set | View Examples ArtWork | How to use Tutorial
compatable with CS2 or above

Price:- Only 2 USD |

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Installation:
Unzip the File. Copy the file to your Illustrator > Presets > Brushes folder.
Restart Illustrator. Load the brushes by clicking on “open brush library”.

Using Floral Brushes
Draw a line or curve using paintbrush or pencil tool. select the brush you will like to use and adjust stroke width
PS: you can expand the design later and scale it to any size without loosing the LOOK of your final outcome
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