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The Illustrator's Brush Kit for Adobe Illustrator is a collection of 6 of our best-selling Illustrator brush packs. Each one of these packs has become a best-seller.
32 sponge and ink scatter brushes that make it easy to recreate the textures of mid-century children's books.
40 ink pen brushes that make it easy to achieve the same kinds of strokes illustrators used in mid-century commercial illustration work.
40 pencil and charcoal brushes achieve the impossible, getting realistic pencil strokes in Illustrator!
35 halftone and line textures created from a $200 '50s army surplus catalog. Easy to use. Just grab the blob brush and paint halftones and lines like magic!
23 chalk brushes inspired by chalkboard art and sandwich board signs from the '30s.
30 ink and water brushes make it easy to add a wash of color and shading to your work with the swipe of your mouse.
Each pack was made from real source material and references historical commercial illustration work.
So what exactly does that mean? Here's the breakdown.
Whenever possible we sample the brushes from mid-century catalogs, advertisements, posters and other material. We acquire this material from places like Ebay, antique stores, estate sales and swap meets.
Of course we combine and tweak each piece of the product so it's not an exact replica out of respect for these great commercial artists of the past.
When we make our brushes we pay close attention to how the brush looked originally.
For example, when we created the VectorTone pack we paid close attention to the ratio between the dots, the shape of the dots after soaking into the paper, and how often flaws occurred.
Yeah, sometimes we get a little obsessive compulsive on the details. But it's who we are!
Sometimes the best way to recreate these old effects is to recreate them. In many cases we actually purchase material and then recreate retro work and then sample the work we created.
For example, InkWash is a throwback to the ink washes that illustrators used to add shading to their work. For this pack we looked at the original uses of ink washes in ads and articles from old science magazines.
Then we purchased india ink, brushes and heavy illustration paper. By tweaking our ink and water proportions, brush strokes and how loaded the brush was we created hundreds of samples.
Finally, we picked the best samples to convert into brushes.
Sound quality is poor on this video, but seeing the effect is awesome!
Early Bird Special: Grab The Mid-Century Print Pack Mega Bundle for the special price of $49 for a limited time!
Design products tend to fall under one of two camps.
There hasn't been a class that gives you the tools you need as well as the knowledge you need to achieve specific results in your work (especially retro effects) - except The Mid-Century Mega Bundle.
The Mid-Century Mega Bundle is our popular Mid-Century Print Pack on steriods. You'll get actions, videos, brushes, textures, authentic retro stock art, and more. All in one pack!
Typically lifetime access to this pack would cost $254 (including the actions, videos, and clip art at retail price).
But today we've got something special for you. You can get this entire collection for just $49.
The Mid-Century Print Pack has been one of our best-selling products (just check out the 37 reviews below) - but with the 10 video bonuses and bonus stock art it's an absolute steal.
This collection is great for anyone trying to:
RetroMatic is a Photoshop action that gives you one of the most classic effects of mid-century print work, registration errors.
Registration errors occur when two or more colors are printed in separate passes. The result is the colors not perfectly matching up. The result is slight gaps between colors and lines and happy mistakes where the inks overlap.
SparkPrint is a Photoshop action that let’s you achieve another classic mid-century effect in your work - monotones.
Monotones were an economical way to add different tints of a color to print work without using different color inks (every color cost extra money - so it was in printers and advertisers best interest to use the same color to save on printing expenses).
The InkChamp Photoshop action reproduces the subtle ink starve you see around the edges of color inks. It’s a subtle but powerful effect that adds a great finishing touch to colored areas.
Remember those photograph/painting style pieces you see so often from the 50s? PhotoBaker makes it easy to achieve a similar effect.
Most halftones used in design work in Photoshop use a filter.
Perfect-O-Tone utilized a technique I learned from a designer friend who had some of the best halftones in his work I had ever seen. It works by converting your chosen layer into bitmap halftones that behave exactly like real halftones.
One of the first actions we ever released. RetroPrint recreates the look of newsprint including ink viscosity, roughness, and texture.
The Blacksmith Photoshop action was designed to simulate the subtle rough edges of ink on paper. Particularly when printed on cheap paper stock that was used in newspapers and magazines.
Includes videos that walk you through using each action. Plus, you'll get additional videos that teach you how to create the effects in the actions manually (so you can create these effects on your own if you want).
I bet you didn't know we have a sister stock image site. Yep, true story. In this pack, we'll give you 20 surprise pieces of authentic retro vector art from the 1940s and 1950s. These images took nearly a year to find, have researched by IP attorneys and get vectorized!
Most of the individual packs in the set come with suprise extras including subtle texture brushes, paper textures, and more. So when you download the pack expect some surprises!
The amount of tools and information you get in this product is insane.
I don't think there's even anywhere you can get a pack that provides such a comprehensive collection of retro resources.
Whether you're a professional designer or just starting in Photoshop this pack would be a disservice to your work not grab at this price.
Grab this pack now for $49 and rest easy knowing you got everything you need to create mid-century effects in Photoshop!
VectorTone is a collection of graphic styles, swatches, actions that make it crazy easy to add halftones and crosshatching to your work.
Over the past 18 months I've collected dozens of sponge brushes, acrylics, inks and papers. Using these tools I've spent many early mornings and late nights drinking coffee and making textures.
This pack of 32 sponge scatter brushes was sourced from these hundreds of samples over the past 18 months.
NOTE: It has been pointed out to me that these brushes may render slowly. This is due to the high definition of the brushes. I'm currently working on a solution for a future update. However, this is something to consider in purchasing this pack.
Have you ever wondered how some digital artists are able to create such realistic pen and ink illustrations?
You'd swear their work was created in a wood paneled commercial art office. India ink heavy in the air, piles of paper filled with sketches, and busy artists at sturdy wooden desks using ink brushes, rollerballs and nib pens.
So what's the secret to creating authentic commercial art illustrations?
Here's a hint: inconsistency and human imperfection.
Adobe Illustrator has given us the ability to create precision artwork. The problem is that it cost us the human touch that adds warmth to illustrations.
This can all be boiled down to one key trait. Expression filled ink strokes with varying weights and subtle imperfections.
We've recreated the feel of this era with the VectorHero Pen Pack for Illustrator. Here's how we did it:
The bottom line is we created the pen set that we've always dreamed of.
You see, most Adobe Illustrator brush packs are made by scanning pen strokes, auto tracing them and making them into brushes.
The result is hard to use brushes that give less than stellar results.
Scott Fuller and myself (Dustin Lee) spent over 40 hours compiling material, studying the best examples of commercial illustration work, recreating and refining brushes and then testing them by creating real artwork in the classic style of 1950's illustrations.
The result is a pack of brushes that we love using in our work. We think you'll love them too.
Grab the VectorHero Illustrator Pen Pack now and start getting realistic ink results the easy way!
Here's exactly what you'll get when you purchase this pack.
• 20 Clean Ink brushes (recreated from source material)
• 20 Dirty Ink brushes (created from scanned samples)
• Beautiful 8.5 x 35 inch reference chart (with brushes)
• Instructions included in reference chart
• Versions for CS4, CS5, CS6 and CC
Created from real 1950's source material and real brush and ink pen samples. Work created by Dustin Lee and Scott Fuller. Available exclusively from RetroSupply Co.
Finally, Charcoal Brushes for Illustrator!
Traditionally, if you want to create authentic charcoal and pencil effects digitally, it happens it Photoshop.
The only problem is then your stuck with artwork that's hard to resize. Or worst yet, you send it to the printers, and you get back fuzzy (or pixelated) work!
Blech! Embarassing and annoying!
That's why we created VectorSketch. It's a deluxe package of 40 charcoal and graphite based brushes.
Now you can stay in your safe place and do all your work in Illustrator. And of course, get beautifully scalable results.
Here's exactly what you'll receive when you click the Buy Now Button:
If you were to buy all these supplies, create hundreds of samples, vectorize, clean and minimize points and package them as beautifully as we did you could easily spend over $400 (including the cost of supplies and the dozens of hours it took to make).
Luckily you don't have to do that! We've done all the work and created a set that will hold a place of honor among your Illustrator brushes for just $15!
Yep, $15. Less than the price to get a pizza delivered!
Click the Add to Cart button and get your copy of VectorSketch now!
This easy to use Smart PSD uses smart objects, and cleverly set up files, to make it easy to create retro matchbook print effects with a few clicks.
Featuring a professionally set-up PSD file (compatible with CS4+) that allows you to to easily adjust textures, halftone patterns, and registration errors. Check out the preview images. These effects look extremely realistic and allow you to tweak the intensity of each effect
Matchbook Print Machine makes it easy to present a speficic style of work to clients without spending hours trying to acheive a difficult affect.
Want to spice up your work for social media? Matchbook Print Machine is a fast way to make your Instagram, Facebook, Behance, or other social media look like you slaved over them for hours.
We made the template large enough for any decent sized piece of work. At 4500px X 4500px it's big enough to use for posters, books, zines, websites, social media and more.
Sometimes you buy something and it's just not the right fit. We get it. That's why we offer a Better-Than-Money-Back Guarantee. I'd rather you be 100% happy with your purchase and become a loyal customer than be disappointed by a product.
Cover designed by Jeana Hadley.
Get All The Most Popular Atomic Age Print Effects in One Powerful PSD FIle
See a quick video demo below:
[WARNING] These brushes are stupid easy to use. All you need to do is open the file, save the brushes, and start swiping some InkWash goodness on your work!
Illustrator User? You're Going to Love This
I've always loved the way commercial artists from the mid-century used watercolor.
Mix water, add a dab of India ink and soak the brush. Then spread deep, textured shades across your sketches and pen work in one quick swoop.
The only problem is until now watercolor sets have been too complicated and just plain crazy.
Personally, I love to make things stupid simple whenever possible.
That's why we created InkWash. It's a set of 30 watercolor brushes made by hand in the RetroSupply studios with India ink and water.
You don't need to upload any swatches, or read a 2000 word manual to use these brushes.
Here's exactly what you get when you buy the InkWash now:
But don't be deceived. You can still add colors to these brushes and mix them up just like real watercolors.
Just click on a brush, select a color and you're good to go.
I've shared this set with a handful of my designer friends. They've all told me almost the same thing:
They had to buy 3-4 kits to get as many useful brushes as they found in this kit. And those other kits were more complicated to use!
Grab this pack now for just $15. That way you have them when you need them (instead of searching all over or hoping this one is still available).
P.S. When you buy now I'll be sending you a FREE email with tips on how to get even more out of the brushes. Including layering colors, creating masks and more!
"Retro-Matic™ gives your work an offset print effect completely indistinguishable from real offset/misregistered ink. Best of all, the action is REALLY easy to use."
Watch the demo video here: https://vimeo.com/91950393
A single action allows you to select the color(s) to offset and gives you complete control over how offset the ink is. It doesn’t get any easier than this.
Here's what you get when you buy now:
Retro-Matic™ - Easy Ink Offset
Includes one simple yet powerful actions that allows you to: select the colors to offset and control the exact placement of the offset. Works on all sizes of work. 100% non-destructive.
Retro-Matic™ Easy Tips (2 videos and password)
2 quick and easy tutorial videos that will help you get perfect results with Retro-Matic.
Sample Image (Lucky's After Shave)
Get the image from the demo video so you can try it out yourself fast.
Subtle Retro Texture Pack (Limited Time FREE Bonus)
The most subtle yet detailed brushes on the market. These brushes are ideal for slowly layering on top of your work. Inspired by French Paper's Speckletone line you can easily see beautiful details when you use these brushes including flicks, shives, and the ink that pools inbetween. (3 brushes included)
Easy Halftone (Limited Time FREE Bonus)
The easy halftone pack takes a whole new approach to adding halftone to your work. Instead of just placing halftone on top of your work or using a brush now you can paint it on. 100% non-destructive. This pack was a joy to make. It's one of the packs I'm most proud of because the quality is so high and the kit is so easy to use.
Make beautiful authentic retro 3-D letter effects with just one click. Easy to use Photoshop actions. Just load 'em, click 'em, and you're done.
• 5 Photoshop actions.
• RetroLift Angle Left with shadow - works with any color text (Action 1).
• RetroLift Angle Right with shadow - works with any color text (Action 2).
• RetroLift Black and White Angle Left (Action 3).
• RetroLift Black and White Angle Right (Action 4).
• RetroLift Outline (Action 5).
• WORKS WITH ANY FONT. Now all your favorite fonts can be 3-D!
• Bonus Video Tutorial! Learn how to get the exploding letter effect and vintage film look you see above!
• Instructions for loading actions.
• The ability to blow your friends minds with your newly acquired 3-D design skills.
Here's what RetroLift does NOT include:
• An exploding text action (I'll show you how to do that with in the tutorial video).
• Blurry retro film effect (I'll show you how to get this in the video tutorial as well).
• No textures (Check out my RetroSupply pack for great textures).
I spent a huge amount of time researching 3-D typography and created these actions to convey quality and craftsmanship.
Everything You Need for an Authentic Retro Look in One Huge Package!
"Best thing I ever bought! Fantastic!" - Mark Wagner
"I own some pricey plugins that don't work as well as your products." - Evan Matthew Jones
"So freaking great. Thanks for making this." - Jonathan Mead
"Looks amazing Dustin, can't wait to put these to use!" - Andrew Dale
"Bought it. Love it. You had me at "60+ year old paper from World War II. Literally, from the ships." - Kristi Colvin
Get High Quality Retro Effects Fast!
Introducing RetroSupply, a huge and comprehensive kit for getting authentic retro effects.
Here's what's included:
This set was also a major labor of love. Here's what went into it:
I've researched the other packs on the market and a kit this size could easily go for $40. But if you're anything like me you've been searching for something like this for a long time. I want as many people as possible to get the enjoyment of this kit as possible. That's why I'm selling it for just $19. It puts it in reach of just about everybody : )
Here's what you don't get:
Compatibility: RetroSupply is compatible with Photoshop CS4 and above.
A totally new collection of retro goodness inspired by the original RetroSupply.
Check out a quick demo here: https://vimeo.com/80473867
Here's what's included:
This set took a massive amount of time to create and the diversity of aged effects you can create is truly astounding.
This set was also a major labor of love. Here's what went into it:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTED
I own the original RetroSupply, how is this different?
Yes, RetroSupply 2 is a complimentary set up the original RetroSupply pack. RetroSupply 2 includes experimental screenprint textures from The Makery, paint textures from the neighborhood hardware store and much more.
RetroSupply 2 is also a little more distressed than the original RetroSupply. You'll find lots of rough ink brushes, entire sheets of heavy stock inked paper, and screenprinted goodness that looks like it was made after a 6 pack of PBR.
Who should buy this?
This is awesome!
Yes, yes it is.
Turn Illustrator into a Retro Type Foundry with RetroType!
If you've been waiting for the right kit for illustrator text effects, you don't have to wait any longer. RetroType gives you a collection of authentic text styles that you can apply to your designs quickly and easily.
Here's what's included: