14 City Backgrounds Brushes for Photoshop

Here is a set of high-resolution free Photoshop brushes of city backgrounds and skylines of major cities worldwide such as Manhattan, Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas, Seattle, Toronto, Sydney, Shanghai, Dubai, Russia, Hong Kong, and a lot more. The individual city skyline images are properly labeled (except for two city skyline brushes which I also failed to identify. I would greatly appreciate it though if you could identify them for me.) so you will know which brush refers to a particular city skyline. This is useful if you are looking for a particular city skyline for your project.

TERMS OF USE: Please limit the usage of this city backgrounds brush set to personal or non-commercial projects. I hope you will find these freebies useful. As usual, your comments will be greatly appreciated. Enjoy!

IMPORTANT!!!: Please refrain from redistributing these city backgrounds brushes, (i.e., downloading this set and making it available for download somewhere else). Also, HOTLINKING to the archived file is not allowed. Please refer to this post if you want to spread the word.

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PREVIEWS OF CITY BACKGROUNDS IN THIS SET

01 – Boston

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02 – Chicago

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03 – Shanghai, China

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04-Generic city skyline

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05-generic city skyline

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06 – Toronto

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07 – Seattle

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08 – Calgary

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09 – Las vegas

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10 – St. Petersburg

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11 – Manhattan

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12 – Sydney

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14 – Dubai

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All of the 14 brushes included in this set have resolution of 2500 pixels and were created in Photoshop version CS3.  Below is the preview of these brushes when installed in Photoshop:

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Click the button below to download the brush set:
DOWNLOAD CITY SKYLINE BRUSHES

Using a lower version of Photoshop? An image pack can be downloaded here:

DOWNLOAD IMAGE PACK

78 MORE RELATED CITY BACKGROUNDS BRUSHES

In case what you are looking for is not included in the above brush set, then try these skyline brushes below. There are a total of 78 brushes contained in 8 packs. The first five sets are skylines of famous cities from around the world such as New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Miami, among others. The last three sets are unlabeled so you may use them in projects where you need a generic city skyline.

01-Miami Skyline
This set includes 20 brushes composed of images of Miami skyline. All of these brushes are high-resolution (2500 pixels wide).

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02-Skyline Brushes Pack: Minneapolis.St. Paul Brushes
Includes 4 high-quality brushes (silhouette and photo) of Minneapolis-St. Paul skyline created using photographs. All brushes are between 2300-2400 pixels and work with PhotoShop 7 and newer versions.

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03-Cities – HK and NY
This set includes images of buildings and skylines of Hong Kong and New York. There are a total of 10 brushes at resolution of around 500 pixels wide.

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04-Famous City Skyline Brushes
There are 15 brushes in this pack consisting of skylines of famous cities in the world such as New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and many more. Size of the brushes is 1000 pixels wide.

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05-Berlin City Brushes Vol. 1
This set of free brushes consists 10 images of buildings and cityscapes of Berlin.

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06-Cityscape and skyline brushes

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07-Skyline Brushes
There are four high-resolution Photoshop brushes with skyline silhouette in this pack.

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08-City Skylines
Here are four more city skyline silhouettes in the form of Photoshop brushes that you can use for free in your designs.

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Author: Gisela

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14 Comments

  1. OMG!!! PLEASE HELP ME I BEEN LOOKING FOR THESE SINCE EVER!!!! I WANT AND NEED THE CHICAGO ONE BUT WHEN I OPEN IT IT SAYS MY TYPE OF PHOTOSHOP DONT SUPPROT IT 🙁 IM IN DESPERATE NEED CAN SOMEONE LIKE SEND ME THE PIC SO I CUD AT LEAST USE IT AS A IMAGE BRUSH??? HELP!

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  2. I am really glad to go through it,you have really done a hard and laborious work for the convenience of others.Thank you very much.
    Keep doing such things,because several people get advantage for such things which you did. How much time you did took for this?

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    • I already lost track. But I’m sure I did not make these brushes overnight. I’m glad you like my brushes.

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  3. woowwwwww is very amazing !

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  4. hi, could you let me know who do i contact about the licensing of these for commercial work?
    Thanks:)

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    • I haven’t thought of releasing this set for commercial use just yet. There might be some issues since the pictures where these brushes were made of are not mine. I’ll check if it’s allowed. I’ll let you know.

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  5. Hey you REALLY need to to a Detroit Skyline Bush as seen from Canada or Belle Isle.

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  6. wow, dis is a great work by you. any burshes about AFRICA

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  7. Hey the skyline you have listed as Beijing is actually Shanghai.

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  8. Sweet. Need the Toronto skyline. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Great brushes, but where is the Hong Kong skyline that is mentioned in the description? HK has the best skyline in the world – it would be awesome if you could create a brush for it.

    Also, the one listed as Beijing is actually Shanghai.

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  10. Wow! I really need this 😉

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  11. Love the brush set but the brush that you have listed as “09 – Calgary” should be listed as “09 – Winnipeg”. My home city 😀

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