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14 Photoshop Brushes With Broken Glass Effect

Broken Glass Effect in Adobe Photoshop can be achieved in several ways. The simplest one is by using Photoshop brushes. For our weekend freebie this week, we are releasing a set of Photoshop brushes composed of images of broken glass windows. These brushes are useful if you are trying to create a broken glass effect but do not have the time to create one from scratch.

preview of photoshop brushes for creating broken glass effect

As a special effect, you may, for example use these brushes as layers to make your text or image look as if it is being viewed from behind shattered glass. Also, do not forget to play with blending modes to get the most effective or the desired effects that you want to achieve.

Created in Photoshop CS2, these brushes have resolution of around 2500 pixels and should work with any CS version of Photoshop.

TERMS OF USE: As usual, you may use these brushes for personal, noncommercial projects. However, please refrain from making these brushes available for download outside of this site. If you want other people to know about these brushes, please refer them to this original post.

Please leave a comment if you happen to like these brushes or if you find them useful. Your comments will be greatly appreciated.

IMPORTANT!!!: Please refrain from redistributing these brushes, (i.e., downloading this set and making it available for download somewhere else). Also, HOTLINKING to the archived file is not allowed. Please refer to this post if you want to spread the word.

Below, you will have a preview on how these brushes would look like when installed in Photoshop:

broken glass photoshop brushes-ABR file preview

Size: 5.2 MB
Type of file: .zip


Interested to get more free broken glass brushes for Photoshop? Below are links to five more broken glass Photoshop brushes that you can download and use for free. Just click on preview image to get to the source page where you can download the brush files and view the terms of use.

01-Fractures: Broken Glass Photoshop Brushes by eebvoom
This set consists eight (8) high quality broken-glass brushes you can use for free in your projects.

realistic broken glass photoshop brushes

02-Smashed: Broken Glass Brushes by kalijean
There are a total of 33 brushes from images of shattered, fractured and broken glass. These are quite big in size and resolution. Made in Photoshop CS so this set should work with any CS version of PS. However, image pack can also be downloaded for those who are using a lower version of Photoshop or other programs.

smashed bullet hole broken glass photoshop brushes

03-Broken Glass by frozen-stocks
There are 10 brushes composed of shattered and broken glasses that you can use freely. Compatible with Photoshop 7 or later versions.

shattered big broken glass photoshop brushes

04-Shatter – Glass brushes by archaii
Called Shatter, these brushes are all images of broken glass. There are 8 brushes in this set and one is repeated at two sizes (1800 and 1000). Most brushes are 1000 px, some are a little more. The ABR download is 4.04 MB.

shattered glass photoshop brushes

05-Shatter Version 2 by archaii
Here is the second version of Shatter composed mainly of images of broken glasses. There are only 6 brushes in this set, with two of them edited versions. Most brushes are 1024 pixels wide and works with Photoshop CS2 or newer versions.

shattered glass photoshop brushes


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  1. gorgeous!!!
    I want immediately this effect on my transparent business cards!
    I think could be fantastic on clear pvc.

  2. Thank you a lot these brushes are very good!

  3. Perfect! This is that what need :) Thankyou

  4. these are really cool.. :) this is really helpful, thank you sooo much! :D

  5. yeah! nice photoshop brushes dude! big thanks from Indonesia!

  6. Thank you very much! Great work!

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