75+ Illustrator Brush Sets for Download

November 5, 2012 · 26 comments

by Sonny M. Day

Adobe Illustrator is a pretty powerful tools and it offers some pretty unique features. Worth surfacing is Illustrator’s Paintbrush Tool (B). Illustrator brushes can be applied to paths and strokes and as you probably know they are excellent for creating unique stroked designs in seconds.

Illustrator’s brushes are all vectors and can be completely modified to suit your needs by changing most of their characteristics like e.g stroke width, weight, colors, and more. The power of Illustrator brushes is often underestimated and Illustrator brushes are a lot less around than Photoshop brushes.

I have looked all over the web to collect the best Illustrator brush sets for you. So below you will find more than 75 beautiful Illustrator brush sets for improving and speeding you design process! Do you miss some brush sets in the collection? Drop a comment for us and it will be added. (Post has been updated May 17th 2012)


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Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links (at no extra cost to you). I recommend that you do your own independent research before purchasing any product or service. This article is not a guideline, a recommendation or endorsement of specific products.

Border, Ropes, Chains And Decor Brushes

Vector Chains

Ornate Illustrator Brushes

Ornate Illustrator Brushes

Rope Pattern Brush and Ready-Made Rope Elements

by GraphicRiver (premium brushes)

7 Lace Brushes

by GraphicRiver (premium brushes)

Wire/Pipe brushes

Wire/Pipe brushes

Dots Illustrator Brushes

Dots Illustrator Brushes

Stitch Brushes

stitch

by GraphicRiver (premium brushes)

Lace Pattern Brush

Lace Pattern Brush

Postage Stamp Edge Brush

Postage Stamp Edge Brush

Certificate Border

Certificate Border

19th Century Deco Borders

19th Century Deco Borders

Croatian National Border

Croatian National Border

Rope Brushes

Rope Brushes

Realistic Chain Pattern

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Rope brushes

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Illustrator Brush Sets – Swirl, Floral and Foliage

5 Broken and crumbled leaves brushes

Swirly Curls – Sick Brush Kit

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RGB Rainbow Vector Brushes

rainbow

by GraphicRiver (premium brushes)

The Rainbow Brush Kit

The Rainbow Brush Kit

The Flower Tree

The Flower Tree

Ivy

Ivy

Swirlly acanthus type leaves

Swirlly acanthus type leaves

Swirl Rocks Brushes

Swirl Rocks Brushes

Illustrator Brush

Illustrator Brush

Teardrop Foliage

Teardrop Foliage

Fresh Flower Illustrator Brush set

Fresh Flower Illustrator Brush set

Kairy Brushes

Kairy Brushes

 

Free Floral Illustrator Brush

Free Floral Illustrator Brush

Sick Brusk Kit 2 “Elementals”

Sick Brusk Kit 2 “Elementals”

28 Free Illustrator Brushes for Making Swooshes and Swirls

28 Free Illustrator Brushes for Making Swooshes and Swirls

FloresBeck Illustrator brush pack

FloresBeck Illustrator brush pack

20 Ridiculously Cool Hippy Flowers

20 Ridiculously Cool Hippy Flowers

Various nature illustrator brush collection

Various nature illustrator brush collection

Custom brushes collection

Custom brushes collection

cold colored foliage

cold colored foliage

Free Illustrator Symbols – Swirly Curls Ornaments

Free Illustrator Symbols – Swirly Curls Ornaments

Floral Brush Kit for Illustrator

Floral Brush Kit for Illustrator

Yanagi no Illustrator Brushes

Yanagi no Illustrator Brushes

Illustrator Wedge Brushe set

Illustrator Wedge Brushe set

Hand drawn, Paint, Ink and Watercolor Brushes

Hand-Drawn, Seamless Patterns

by GraphicRiver (premium brushes)

Illustrator Grunge Brushes

Illustrator Grunge Brushes

Ink Sketch Lines

ink-sketch

by GraphicRiver (premium brushes)

Urban Squares Illustrator Brushes

Urban Squares Illustrator Brushes

Sketchy and Line Art Brushes

Sketchy and Line Art Brushes

230 Free Vector Marker Brushes

230 Free Vector Marker Brushes

AI Custom Drawing Brushes 1

AI Custom Drawing Brushes 1

Free Illustrator Brushes: Ink/Watercolor

Free Illustrator Brushes: Ink/Watercolor

90+ illustrator Watercolor Brushes

90+ illustrator Watercolor Brushes

Lineart Illustrator Brush

Lineart Illustrator Brush

Smoke Illustrator Brushes

Smoke – illustrator brush pack

smoke - illustrator brush pack

Gems, Beads and Pearls Brushes for Illustrator

String of Pearls Layered Brushes Set

by GraphicRiver (premium brushes)

Gems & Pearls Scatter Brushes

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Beads and Gems

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Snowflake and Starburst Brushes

Snowflake Illustrator Brushes

Snowflake Illustrator Brushes

Illustrator Snowflake Scatter Brushes

Illustrator Snowflake Scatter Brushes

Abstract Brushes

Starwalt Abstract Illustrator Brushes

Starwalt Abstract Illustrator Brushes

Abstract Brushes

Abstract Brushes

Thin Abstract Brushes

Thin Abstract Brushes

Other Illustrator Brush Sets

Zipper Brushes and Sliders

zippers

by GraphicRiver (premium brushes)

Brick Brush

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Warning Tape Pattern Swatches

warning tape

by GraphicRiver (premium brushes)

Pro Water Illustrator Brush

Pro Water Illustrator Brush

Confetti illustrator brushes

Confetti illustrator brushes

technix brush pack

technix brush pack

WOODCUTS: AI flourish pack

WOODCUTS: AI flourish pack

Geometric elements – illustrator brush set 1

illustrator brush set 1

Various symbols – illustrator brush set 3

Various symbols - illustrator brush set 3

Various useful illustrator brush set 2

Various useful illustrator brush set 2

Filmstrip Brush

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Valentines Day Brush Set

Valentines Day Brush Set

Illustrator Brush Tutorials

Create Illustrator Art Brushes

Excellent tutorial showing how to make use of brushes in illustrator to paint a beautiful women character

Create Illustrator Art Brushes

Vector Eyes Tutorial

This is an advance tutorial, tools used include Pen tool, convert anchor point tool, ellipse tool, eyedropper, gradient tool.
Palettes used include Layers, Brushes, Swatches, Gradients, Pathfinder, Transparency

Vector Eyes Tutorial

Illustrator for Loathers

Illustrator for Loathers

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial Making waves of lines

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Author : Sonny Day

Sonny M. Day is a passionate SEO and web design enthusiast who loves photography, mountain climbing, snorkeling and dirt bike riding.

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

bü?ra nur November 19, 2013 at 10:57 pm

thankkk youu!

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Meta Wulandari July 19, 2013 at 4:50 pm

All the brushes here is what I am looking for. Thanks for your hard work write this list, very useful for me.

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Doug E Fresh March 19, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Great collection, wish they all were free for commercial use, but still some goodies!

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BHAARAT February 22, 2013 at 5:55 am

thanks

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Carol Cummins February 17, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Thanks so much for these brushes. They are awesome. Do you happen to have a twisted wire brush? I have tried and tried to make one, and I’m doing something wrong and need one very bad for a website I am making. Thanks again!

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Gez February 6, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Nice collection of brushes which I’m going to bookmark. It’s got everything I need, the lace brushes saved me a lot of time with a project I’m working on.
Thanks!

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Ashok Classic February 1, 2013 at 11:56 am

Hi

I downloaded some of your brushed.
But not yet added in presetsbrushes.
I think it will work in good actions.
Thanx a lot
Ashok Classic

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MelissaHylkema November 5, 2012 at 1:17 pm

I’m sorry to let you know, but when I click on the “46 Royalz swirl illustrator brush set”-link, DeviantART tells me that it doesn’t exist..

But; I really appreciate it that you put your effort in this. :) Thank you so much!

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annesofie November 5, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Hi Melissa, ??thank you ?for letting us know about the broken link. I’ve just been searching the net for a new link to replace the old one, but it seems like the brush set does not exist anymore from the designer. Therefore I have now removed the link from our article. Hope you will find another brush set that meets your needs!

Best regards,
Sofie

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SEO Freelancer Mumbai October 30, 2012 at 7:27 am

Thanks a lot for sharing resource …. its awesome :)

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????? October 23, 2012 at 12:50 pm

thank you so much sonny

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Dino Digital October 2, 2012 at 8:58 am

Amazing set of brushes. Have really helped on the project I am am doing which I need a water colour effect in Illustrator!

Thanks again

Dan

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Anna July 27, 2012 at 3:31 am

Thanks – these are awesome but I think I must be doing something wrong – when I click on download, they download ok but as .rar files… I’ve tried changing to .ai but neither works… help please what am I doing wrong?
:-y

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Lars July 27, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Hi Anna
Rar is a compression archive just like zip. You need to use a .rar compatible client. More into here: http://www.rarlab.com/http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm

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eli March 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I couldn’t download ???

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eli March 13, 2012 at 5:32 pm

these are awesome!!!

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nini January 3, 2012 at 2:54 pm

hello
How are you?

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Patty December 9, 2011 at 12:23 am

Sonny, cool effects with brush sets! For those who design for prepress, Markzware did a tutorial video on how to save an Adobe Illustrator file for prepress usage.

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Freelance Website Designing : Tech-Magneta October 18, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Thanx. Nice info.
Am familiar with Photoshop & have just started using Adobe Illustrator. These resources will surely help. Thanx Again.

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Wendy October 13, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Thanks for the information. :)

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Dzinepress October 13, 2011 at 3:17 pm

i love these of all creative brushes, also would like to share with my designer friends as well. thanks

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Marlon August 26, 2011 at 3:53 am

hey, awesome! thank you. I was looking for it. : )

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Brianna July 1, 2011 at 5:38 am

After downloading the brushes, which will likely download to some Internet temp file location, copy and paste the AI file into your brushes folder, under Local Disk>Program Files>Adobe>Adobe Illustrator CS5>Presets>en-US>Brushes folder. The “Brushes Library Menu” button on the brushes menu in AI will automatically pull up all files (brushes) saved in that location.

Hope that helps. :)

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liu-john June 16, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Hate to be a dope, but how do you add brushes to CS5?

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