Using Photoshop for your artwork is the way of the future! Not only can you remove mistakes with a simple hotkey, but you also don't have to worry about the mess that is associated with real world watercolor. No longer do you require paper, water and colors. With Photoshop, everything is done with the power of computing. If you are a digital artist and are looking for your next masterpiece, consider using some of these great free watercolor design assets.
Installing Photoshop brushes and textures is a breeze. You can simply drag the ABR file onto your Photoshop window to install one brush. For a collection, head to edit>Presets>Preset Manager, select brushes and then add brushes by hitting the load button!
Unleash your watercolor designs with this awesome pack of free brushes. The designer has put a lot of work into creating some ultra-high quality brushes. All resembling the common design aspects of the best known watercolor pieces.
A great selection of watercolor marker brushes. These brushes perfectly emulate the appearance of a watercolor marker, with dabbing and layering built right in. Users can tweak the depth of textures, turn on scattering, airbrushing and wet edges to create a truly unique piece of work.
High Quality Aquarel Brush
When you need to create a serious masterpiece, you need high quality brushes! This pack comes with 9 watercolor brushes to help you expand your toolbox and create beautiful art. These brushes all do a great job of performing the watercolor style with water drops and dampening.
If authenticity is your goal, this pack of real watercolor textures will help you out. Hand crafted with real watercolor brushes and paint, these textures are the real deal. The uploader has scanned them and uploaded onto DeviantArt. This pack has four great watercolor textures for your latest project.
Water Effect Brushes
This pack contains 20 high resolution brushes, all of which are ultra-high quality and 2000x 2000 pixels in size. They go perfect on a paper texture and can be used in an infinite amount of ways! Easily used from your brush menu and collaborated into your new piece, you can edit the brushes for a more personal touch.
This is the uploaders very first texture upload. It's a great one for a first try! A nice mix of white, red, pink, yellow and orange creates a wonderful background for your new watercolor creation. Play about with the hue and saturation to tweak the colors to fit your new project.
Water Effect Texture
With over 10 thousand downloads, this awesome watercolor texture is hugely popular. A nice blue texture that can be changed with a mask to adapt different color palettes. You can tell that this one has been drawn by hand and then scanned in, giving the texture true authenticity.
High Resolution Watercolor
A great pack of 11 high resolution watercolor brushes, they have been made from real watercolor textures. Like a lot of this list, they were drawn by hand and scanned onto the internet. Completely free to use and will work with Adobe Creative Suite 2 and higher.
This one is a great grungy watercolor pack. It's absolutely huge with 41 individual brushes! All of the brushes are ultra-high resolution coming in at 2500 by 2500 pixels in size. Watercolor extremum is free for personal work and can be used in commercial after leaving a message with the uploader.
This pack of eight watercolor brushes have been designed with tablet users in mind. The collection comes with a complimentary oil brush and line art, pen, solid brush options for all of the brushes! By changing the depth of your background texture and using these brushes, you can create some truly great pieces of artwork!
Aquarel Mega Pack
A mega pack of 14 textures. They have all been created using the same four watercolor textures, and created into vast textures suitable for a wide range of works. Ranging in color from light to dark and every shade in between, this uploader has put a great deal of effort into this pack!
This massive pack contains a whopping 83 watercolor textures, ranging in size from 700 to 1200 pixels. These brushes have been featured on the DeviantArt homepage and are very high quality brushes, worthy of any aspiring artist brush box! These are free for personal use, but you have to get in touch with the owner for a commercial license.
A pack of ten high quality watercolor textures scanned straight off the paper that they were drawn on. The owner used them to create himself some brushes and didn't want them to go to waste. These textures are completely free and are some great assets for any design project.
This massive texture is perfect for large form artworks. It could be used as a vibrant background, or even a nice overlay at a low opacity. Made using blues, pinks, purples and many other colors, it is a very nice texture suitable for all purposes.