Photoshop brushes are incredible! I just discovered them and have been playing with them for two days straight.

They’re like rubber stamps on steroids. You can control the brush dynamics – the separation of each individual “stamp”, the color and brightness “jitter”, randomness, edges, etc.

I’ve found many sites that offer free brush sets, but



are my current favorites. AnnikaVonHoldt’s brushes are like instant creativity! You will be creating beautiful and mysterious fantasy images almost automatically.

Update: the site is no longer online, but some of her brushes can be found at

My first attempt using brushes from these sites: