Somewhere along the way, the human race evolved to have an innate fondness for anything in a pretty package. We adorn our gifts with ribbons and paper, we fill our homes with objects that serve no other purpose than looking nice-and of course, we beautify our designs with elegant ornaments.
This collection of elegant Adobe Photoshop brushes (most of which are completely free) will give your designs that extra touch of class to help enhance and elevate the message and brand. There’s no shame in decorating your canvas better than you decorate your own home—after all, a graphic designer has the unique ability to bring beauty to the world.
Decorative Ornament Brushes
You know when you go into a home goods store to buy some candles and end up leaving with your arms full of interesting knick-knacks and baubles with to decorate your home? This collection of Photoshop brushes inspired by intricate arabesques and other artwork just might conjure up a similar feeling.
The beauty of Mother Nature is truly a wonder to behold, which Is why we’ve always had a fondness of adorning designs with images and patterns of blooming flowers, creeping ivy, green leaves and diverging branches. These floral Photoshop brushes are part backyard garden, part fine art.
Flower Ornament Brushes (No longer available)
Hand Drawn Flowers Brush Set (No longer available)
We often forget that letters, numbers and punctuation marks themselves can be an elegantly simple way to add visual interest to a design. These handwriting brushes will give your print projects a personalized touch or an intriguing cultural accent.
Lace and Ribbon Brushes
Like a tea party for your print designs, these lace and ribbon Photoshop brushes are dainty and delicate in all the right ways. They evoke a sense of being home for Christmas, sending out wedding invitations, and other warm-and-fuzzy memories of love and family.
Since lace is often associated with nostalgia and vintage design, these brushes tend to pair well with retro Photoshop brushes.
Swirl and Flourish Brushes
There’s something about swirly curlicues and dramatic flourishes that brings a sense of elegance to any design. These swirl and flourish brushes for Photoshop are the right tools for the job whenever you need a stylish way to break up a page.
Vector Shape and Clip Art Brushes
Vectors shapes and clip art are often thought of as too simple or “cheesy” to be considered elegant, but that’s not always the case. The Internet is filled with vector and clip art brushes for Photoshop that are more sophisticated than you might expect.
What does “elegance” mean to you? What brushes do you use that you’d consider elegant? We want your answers, so leave them below in the comments.