One of the styles or trends in graphic design that has staged a comeback is retro vintage. This particular design approach was once prevalent during the 60s, 70s, 80s and even way before those eras. When we see retro vintage designs, we tend to be reminded of the social milieu and conditions prevailing during that time. In graphic design, those bygone eras are characterized by the absence of powerful software that could have aided the designers in creating designs.
During those times, almost every element of the design was created by hand. In contrast, you can accomplish quite complex manipulations in Photoshop which is not possible before. You need not have to create every element of your design from scratch as there are a lot of tools and resources that can be loaded in graphic programs easily. One of these resources are Photoshop brushes.
In this article we are sharing with you some of the free retro vintage Photoshop brushes that you can use to create designs similar to those which are prevailing in the days past. All of these brushes are free but not all are free for commercial usage. Please make sure to ask permission or otherwise follow the request of authors in connection with commercial usage of their works. You can of course find brushes which are absolutely free so you are free to use them in any way you want. Just be sure to give credit whenever necessary and whenever it is due. Also, in the course of making retro inspired designs, you might find it necessary to use some Photoshop building brushes. You can also grab those resources to use on your artwork. If you prefer Adobe Illustrator on the other hand, you can take advantage of the free Christmas vector graphics for use on your designs this holiday season. Check them out and enjoy!
44 dynamically generated circular brushes for that great Retro look and feel.
Beautiful retro elements for a vintage design in Photoshop CS.
A set of Photoshop brushes made up of various vectors in a retro style. All high resolution, with the average size being approx. 1800 pixels.
A set of 4 retro brushes. Compatable with photoshop 7.0 and +
57 vector brushes for Photoshop.
A set of 16 retro drink brushes for Photoshop 7.
10 retro circle brushes made with Photoshop CS2.
Some images from a book from the 70’s.
Great brushes from the 1970s.
A collection of old vintage signs made into medium res Photoshop brushes.
Retro Photoshop brushes made in CS 3.
This retro series this set of 9 is perfect for large projects.
A beautiful set of retro circles in Photoshop.
14 bruses – made in Photoshop CS2.
A bunch of experimental retro brush set.
14 cool brushes for Photoshop.
48 hi-res brushes from a vintage 40’s Cosmopolitan from a garage sale.
10 wallpaper sized retro circle brushes.
12 retro circle brushes.
A set of retro brushes, a music note, antenna pad, bar, retro stars etc.
Here are 9 brushes created from old post cards.
27 Cool pro grunge brushes for Photoshop CS/CS2 (Not PS7).
A cool and colorful curly vector set.
Circle Brushes made in Photoshop 7.0
This brush set comes from one old tape-recorder chronicle.
A set of wanted poster brushes.
240 dynamically generating retro brushes.
6 high-resolution brushes.
A new Pin Ups Brush Set made in CS3 containing 35 Brushes!
A collection of 45 brushes featuring some of the loveliest ladies ever created.
Some really big funky circles and some petite little sweeties.
High resolution Photoshop brushes featuring flying vector stars for retro designs.
Inspired by funky, abstract 70s patterns, vinyl records, and the popularity of employing retro elements in modern design, these Photoshop brushes are perfect as decorative ornaments in your retro-inspired projects.
19 big brushes finished in Photoshop 7.
3 very large ‘retro’ style brushes for Photoshop CS2.