Brushes are one of the most powerful tools in Photoshop. They allow you to draw as if you were doing it by hand, only that this time your brush strokes are captured in digital format. However, to achieve this effect, you have to use a graphics tablet since the mouse does not support the same effects.
Photoshop brushes can help you create very striking elements and effects for your photographs. There is a broad spectrum of these brushes available, ranging from drawing and water brushes to water, rock and environment designs. You can use them to create both realistic and fantastic montages and compositions.
Another benefit of these brushes is that their sizes can be altered; where smaller sizes can be used to give silkscreen print roll to the edges of drawings, whereas larger sizes can be used to achieve bolder strokes. There is no doubt that any designer, whether beginner or professional, should have many brushes at their disposal.
Here are some of the best brush packs you should try:
Watercolour brushes: They offer many possibilities when colouring minimalist illustrations or adding texture and realism to any type of drawing.
Grunge brushes: If you want to give a retro roll to your posters or pictures, these brushes are perfect for getting that worn look. Additionally, they are great for giving the edges of an artwork a natural look.
Bokeh brushes: Bokeh is a very particular type of blurring of the background produced by the lens, it makes the object in the foreground much more prominent. Thanks to these brushes, you can easily give this look to your images.