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5 Great Hair Brushes for Photoshop

written by: Amber Neely•edited by: Michele McDonough•updated: 4/22/2012

Whether you're adding to artwork or to a photograph of yourself, these brushes can add a realistic, fun touch to your projects. After all, it sure beats spending hundreds of dollars at the salon.

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    This article spotlights Adobe Photoshop Brushes Looking to get a head full of luscious locks? Looking to avoid having to hand-paint single strands of hair onto a piece of artwork? Or maybe, just maybe, you're looking to advertise for a hair salon or something related to hair care? Whatever your reason, this article will point out five free Photoshop hair brushes, because after all, it's cheaper than a trip to the salon! These brushes are all free for use, but please do not redistribute them as your own, and whenever possible credit the original creators.

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    Hair Brushes Vol 1 by OIlusionista brushes OIlusionista-brushes has provided us with a bunch of small hair brushes in her Hair Brushes (Volume One) pack, that average about 200-400px on average. These are clumps of hair that are meant to be stamped onto existing photographs and artwork to add realistic hair extensions.

    If you use, please credit: OIlusionista-brushes.deviantart.com

    Compatible With: Adobe Photoshop CS2

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    Hair Brush Set

    Hair brush set by para vine If you're rocking a graphics tablet (such as a Wacom) and you want to draw in individual strands, this is the set for you. Photoshop Hair Brush Set by para-vine a set of five brushes to be mixed and matched together to create natural-flowing hair.

    If you use, please credit: para-vine.deviantart.com

    Compatible With: Adobe Photoshop CS3

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    Photoshop HAIR Brushes Pack (01)

    Photoshop HAIR brushes pack 01 by gorjuss stock This is another great pack of Photoshop hair brushes gorjuss-stock that are meant to be stamped onto existing artwork and photographs. These are high quality scans that can easily be integrated into your projects.

    If using, please credit: gorjuss-stock.deviantart.com

    Compatible with: Adobe Photoshop CS

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    Hair Brushes

    Hair Photoshop Brushes by redheadstock As always, redheadstock has stepped up to the challenge of creating brushes that are high quality and extremely varied. Hair Photoshop Brushes is a pack of 22 brushes that include bangs, braids, straight and wavy, and even curly hair and ponytails!

    If using, please credit: redheadstock.deviantart.com

    Compatible With: Photoshop 7+, Photoshop Elements 2+, GIMP 2.2.6+

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    Hair Stand Brushes

    Wavy Hair Strands Brushes by redheadstock Not looking for bangs, braids, straight, and wavy hair chunks? What about some loose strands and clumps of hair? Redheadstock has created another hair brush, her Hair Strand Brushes, which allows for easy additions to pictures and artwork! Includes wavy, straight, and curly strands of hair.

    If using, please credit: redheadstock.deviantart.com

    Compatible With: Photoshop 7+, Photoshop Elements 2+, GIMP 2.2.6+

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    Image Credits

    All these images are the property of their original creators, and are used only in a demonstrative setting. I'd like to extend a big thank you to all the artists at deviantART who have created great brushes for public use!