Who uses Photoshop brushes? I use them pretty frequently in some design work (greeting cards, calendars, sometimes background-design) because they make it easy to repeat a specific design element. They also come in pretty handy when making texture designs. For a long time, I used free brushes provided by others; well, the truth is that I still do have some brushes designed by others that I simply love too much not to use sometimes. Some of the ones I use most often come from Hawksmont and from Lileya – both create beautiful design work and brushes that simply look good. There’s others that also produce some good work (B. Silvia) that I find worth keeping. The thing to keep in mind when you are using brushes provided by others is the licensing – some free brushes do have licensing requirements. For example, you might not be able to use them for products you sell (commercial use), or you might be able to use them in a commercial product as long as the entire product isn’t composed solely of the brush design. Most licenses don’t allow you to redistribute the brushes yourself, or include the brushes in other collections. In some cases, the creator who owns the copyright might ask that you link back to their site, or give them credit when you use one (or more) of their brushes. It’s important that you read any licenses and follow them if you want to use the brushes; some will be included in the .zip file with the brush, some will be stated on the website where you find the brush, but in all cases “a link back” doesn’t mean “please hotlink to the download” it means place a link to the site where you found it (just as I’ve done above).