Freebie: 16 Photorealistic Explosion Brushes

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  1. lili says:

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  2. Teal, Gerald says:

    was just wondering if the jpeg was part of the file.
    and great tutorial I could understand everything !!!

    1. Photoshop Tutorials Editor says:

      Yes the JPEG images are included. They’re a lot easier to use than the brushes.

  3. Klaars says:


  4. MOSLEM says:

    nice bro

  5. Kankaa says:

    very good tutorials man ! it’s great !

  6. Wilson Elias says:

    Thanks for the Brushes! the stock website its done by you
    ? I like it will be buying from there now.

    1. dennytang says:

      Thank you. Glad you like it!

  7. Baduxo says:

    there is a passwrod on the zip file does any one knows what it is?

    1. dennytang says:

      Just double-checked the file right now and there’s no password. Try using a different software to extract the files (ex. 7-Zip

  8. Su Hall says:

    Thank you, Denny! Now, though, I have a question.
    Can presets be ‘built in’ a brush or would they be separate? For example, could this gradient effect be saved with the brushes? I am thinking of some ‘glitter’ brushes that come with the brush settings in place. Would any settings, presets, etc., come with the brushes when downloaded or does it depend on the preset?
    Thank you so much for your help!


    1. Denny Tang says:

      Unfortunately, you can’t save presets into brushes. You would need to have your brushes saved separately from your gradient.

    2. Su Hall says:

      Ah! That is what I thought. One can wish, eh? LOL
      Thank you so very much for all your help! It has been a pleasure!


  9. Su Hall says:

    Hi, Denny! What am I missing? Is the gradient in the zip file or is it a setting you get with each brush? I don’t understand this part. Could you please explain? Thank you!


    1. Denny Tang says:

      You’re right! The GRD file is missing. I’ve reuploaded the zip file with the GRD file included. Thanks for the tip Su!

    2. JacqChristiaan says:

      Thanks for reuploading and thanks for these great brushes!

  10. simon says:

    can’t watch the video in my photoshop class at school u should put instructions. I would really love to do this project.

    1. Denny Tang says:

      Thanks for this tip! In case you can’t see the YouTube video, here are the instructions:

      Using the JPEG images:
      1. Go to File > Place. Browse for the explosion image you want to use.
      2. Change the blending mode of your layer to Screen or Linear Dodge
      3. Transform and position the image to anywhere you like.

      Using the Photoshop brush file:
      It’s much easier to use the JPG images than the Photoshop brushes but for those who prefer using the Photoshop brushes, there are instructions for loading the Photoshop brushes in the zip file. Here are the instructions after you’ve loaded the brushes:

      1. Create a new layer and fill it with black.
      2. Set your foreground color to white. Select the Brush tool then pick the explosion brush you’d like to use. Adjust the brush size to your liking then click anywhere to place the explosion.
      3. Load the *.grd file included in the zip file. You can open it by double-clicking it. It will appear like nothing happened but you will find it in your gradient presets.
      4. Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map. Enable the “Use Previous Layer to Create Clipping Mask” option.
      5. Set gradient to the Fire gradient. If you don’t see it, go to Edit > Presets > Preset Manager. In the dropdown menu, select Gradient. Click the Load button then load the gradient file included in the zip file.

    2. JacqChristiaan says:

      There is nog *.grd file included in the zip file

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