These graph paper brushes are one of my favourite home-made Photoshop tools. They're simple, effective and useful in a wide range of graphic design situations.
Brushes are an integral part of Photoshop and many designer's workflow. In particular, I've always been a fan of the more subtle and texture focussed brushes that allow me to quickly add grime and realistic imperfections to my work.
The simpler the brush, the more effective and usable it becomes. I was particularly inspired to create this brush set as I often use graph paper style background textures in my work. A subtle overlay of the graph paper lines can make a boring background space a little more interesting.
See also: Free Bitmap Grime Textures.
This set of 8 graph paper brushes are perfect for adding hints of texture and grime to your work on the fly. And, if you don't like to use Photoshop brushes we've also included the original artworks as high resolution .PNGs. If you're overwhelmed by the pinkness of the preview below, don't be alarmed – you can easily set your own colours in Photoshop!
This download is available as a high resolution Photoshop Brush (.ABR file) as well as in the original .PNG format. There are 8 different files included. As usual, the download is Uncopyrighted and you're free to do whatever you want with it. Enjoy!