Gimp Brushes Roundup

Gimp Brushes roundup preview

A look at some free quality Gimp brushes you definitely should have in your brush collection. Including smoke brushes, glow brushes and splatter brushes.

Note: Did you know that Gimp works with a lot of Photoshop brushes as well as Gimp brushes? In this brush roundup all the brushes have been tested with Gimp 2.6. to make sure they work in Gimp.

Smoke brushes

Smoke brushes

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High quality smoke brushes by Graham Jeffery. Make sure you know where the scale brush slider is, because these brushes are huge! (2000px).

Glow Brushes

Glow brushes

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These glow brushes can be used for a lot of designs, I especially like them in designs with black or dark backgrounds. These brushes are created by Hawksmont, one of my favorite brush creators. Also pretty huge brushes (1000px).

Splatter brushes

splatter brushes

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Nice splatter brushes by ka05.

Floral brushes

Floral brushes

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These ones are made by Hawksmont.
I find floral brushes surprisingly useful, as you may have noticed, the image I use for the how to install Gimp brushes tutorial has some of these floral brushes.

Smudge brushes

Floral brushes

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And finally some neat smudge brushes by antivuskning.
These ones are good for, well, creating smudge effects! Particularly handy for backgrounds.

If you don’t kow how to install brushes, see the how to install Gimp brushes tutorial.

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  1. kang joyo

    April 9th, 2011

    wow, what a great collection . . . Thank you for sharing, mate.
    Really appreciate it ^^

  2. BernardMoonChild

    June 20th, 2011

    Amazing; Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. caden

    September 27th, 2011

    how do u get them in to your brush collection on gimp2.6??

  4. Wes

    June 26th, 2012

    Unfortunately the link for the Splatter Brushes ( is no longer good.

  5. yay

    June 26th, 2012

    Thanks Wes, link has now been fixed 🙂

  6. Jens

    October 19th, 2012

    nice collection, thanks for sharing!

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