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300+ Free Decorative Swirls Photoshop Brushes

Using brushes in Photoshop is a real time-saver for designers. Now, you can easily create effects such as “grunge”, “swirls”, “floral” effects by using these useful Photoshop tool. If you want a unique and customized brush, you may go ahead and create your own brush using Photoshop. However, if you are pressed for time, then you may just use the available free resources that you can download online. There are actually a lot of freebies out there when it comes to brushes. But where can you find them?

This is actually the third batch of brushes that we have posted so far in this blog. The first batch included grunge brush sets while the second batch contained fractal and abstract light brushes.

This time around, we are sharing with you the best swirl Photoshop brush sets from various websites. Most of these are free to use for non-commercial work. Also, I decided to include links to the authors’ sites so you could check the details of these packs as well as their terms of use. Do not forget to thank them, okay?

swirl photoshop brushes

(In case, you need a tutorial on how to install brushes in your Photoshop program, check out first my basic Photoshop tutorial on how to get them working in Photoshop 7 and CS+)

01-Fresh Foliage Photoshop Brushes for High Resolution by Jason Gaylor of designfruit.com
The images included in this set are big and meant for print. You can use them for Web stuff as well, but you might need to size them down. Most of them are around 1800 pixels wide. Anything before CS will require downloading the layers file. You may NOT use them on designs for sale on stock photography sites!

high-res swirl photoshop brushes

02-Obsidian Dawn Light Swirl Brushes
A set of free Photoshop & GIMP brushes composed of swirls of light. These are all original designs, some with glittery effect. The average size is about 1800 pixels, so these are high resolution. There are 22 individual images in this set that are compatible to use with Photoshop version 7 and higher. Download size is 15.6 MB.

glitter and light swirl photoshop brushes

03-Free Spiky swirl PS brushes by Mels Brushes
Here is a nice set of 15 classic swirl decorations that you can use for free in any non commercial designs. A high-resolution (good for print too) commercial version is available at very low price.

spiky swirl photoshop brushes

04-Floral swirls brushes by szuia
There are 12 swirls images with some floral shapes in this set which were created using Photoshop shapes pack.

floral swirls photoshop brushes

05-Swirls And More by Shadow963
Here is a huge set of swirls brushes for Photoshop composed of 170 images of swirls, butterflies, circles, flowers, ornaments, stars, among other things.

flower swirl photoshop brushes

06-Splatter and Swirls Brushes by Coby17
There are 12 beautiful swirl images in this pack created in Photoshop CS3.

splatter and swirl photoshop brushes

07-Foliage Swirls Photoshop & GIMP Brushes
A set of  45 Photoshop & GIMP brushes composed of various foliage and swirls in vector designs. These are high resolution, with the average size being approximately 1500 pixels. Included are several branches, various flowers (lily, rose, etc), foliage, leaves (single and grouped), several stems (or grass) and swirls. These are compatible with Photoshop 7 , Photoshop Elements 2, Gimp 2.2.6 and newer versions of these programs.

foliage swirl photoshop brushes

08- Glitter Photoshop & GIMP Brushes
This pack includes various clusters of glitter and sparkles (they can be easily easily overlapped to create as much glitter as you could ever want or need), several glittery & misty brushes in various designs, some glitter in the shape of various swirls, some heart-shaped glitter, snowflake-shaped glitter, a few individual glittery shapes  and much more. These 28 brushes are compatible with Photoshop 7, Photoshop Elements 2, Gimp 2.2.6 and newer versions.

glitter swirl photoshop brushes

09- 30 Free Photoshop Swirl Brushes from Brush King via Smashing Magazine
A set with 30 high-quality images with an average size 2000 pixels. These were created with Adobe Photoshop CS4 and also work with the version CS, CS2 and CS3. This set was designed by Thomas Béal2 especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers.

vector swirl photoshop brushes

10- Swirl Brushes by Aka-Joe
Here is another set composed of 16 thin curls that you can use to create interesting backgrounds for print and web. This brush set is compatible with Photoshop 7 and up.

thin curly photoshop brushes

11- Swirls and Sparkles by Sugargrl14
There are 17 images included in this set that you can use to add sparkles in your design. These are perfect for fantasy-themed designs.

swirls and sparkles photoshop brushes

12-Swirls Flowers Plus Grunge Circle by Coby17
There are 16 nice brushes in this set that you can use as ornaments in your designs. These brushes were created in Adobe Photoshop CS3.

floral swirls and circles photoshop brushes

13-Floral Swirl Brushes by Aka-Joe
Another 20 high-resolution images that you can use with Photoshop 7 and newer versions.

floral swirls and vines photoshop brushes

14-Vector Floral Swirls Madness by AnyutaVladi
There are a total of 37 designs included in this set in very high-resolution format. These floral designs were converted into brushes using vector images. That is the reason why these are highly detailed and can even be used for large layout such as those you intend to print. Each brush is sized between 2400-2500 pixels.

vector floral swirl photoshop brushes

15-Swirls – Flourishes II Brushes by redheadstock
This pack is made up of various swirls, ornamental designs, and flourishes. Most of these will work great as corner decorations. These are a bit more design-oriented than the previous swirls set, which was just swirls. These have some flowers added to some, different textures, dots, circles, and various other ornaments. There are 23 brushes in this set for Photoshop 7, Photoshop Elements 2, GIMP 2.2.6 and later versions.

ornamental swirl photoshop brushes

Want more swirl brushes for Photoshop? Check this out: Swirl Brushes

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22 Comments

  1. galing ng blog mo…

  2. Salamat. First time may nag comment in Tagalog. :)

  3. galing!
    :]

  4. Damn ganda naman hehehe ma gagamit ko to sa work weeeeee!!

  5. free software

  6. @saradhi
    It isn’t a software :)

  7. Angas ng mga brushes! ang bangis! :)

  8. maangas ba? :) Thanks!

  9. what is a download free photoshop Pattern ?

  10. I’m sorry but this post is not about patterns. You can view some of the free patterns that you can download here: http://bestdesignoptions.com/?p=1576.

  11. ganda ng brushes mo may nagamit ako sa album design ko…keep up the good work!!!! salamat.

  12. Hey there! Thanks so much for mentioning a few of my brushes. I appreciate it. Just one request, though. In my terms of use, I require that you link back to my website for downloads, rather than hotlinking. Could you fix that for the several sets you’ve mentioned here? I’d appreciate it! That way, people can find out my info on terms of use and commercial licenses (which is how I make my living).

    Thanks!

    Stephanie Shimerdla of Obsidian Dawn

  13. Links updated. Thanks! :)

  14. arigatou~! \(^o^)/

    super laking tulong nito.ü

  15. thanks a lot … for your brushes

  16. Thanks for sharing grate collection of Swirl shapes

  17. Thanks for these resources! The site for the Foliage Swirls Brushes by Obsidian Dawn is: http://www.obsidiandawn.com/foliage-swirls-photoshop-gimp-brushes

  18. Here is the URL for Aka-Joe’s SWIRL PHOTOSHOP BRUSHES 13-Floral Swirl Brushes, @ Deviantart: http://aka-joe.deviantart.com/gallery/5645415.

    He has an additional three Swirl Brush sets in his gallery as well.

  19. after downloading the brushes. what will i do? how will i use it?

  20. very awesome… I like it. Thx

  21. @Nicole: you have to extract it (by winrar) to your comp. N then open your Ps, open brush tool n click at load brushes. very easy.. :)

  22. Thanks for all the neat brushes.Hope to try some. Cheers!

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