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!
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 thought about how much time you spend adding time consuming details to work? If you're an illustrator or hand letterer I'm guessing a lot.
I'm talking about things like crosshatching, stippling, and other fine details.
My old friend Joel (who's been making a great living as a designer for 20+ years) always said "Smart designers are always looking for ways to save time."
I couldn't agree more. That's what I love about the Unconventional Tarot Pack.
It's inspired by the beautiful (but imperfect) look of tarot card illustrations. From the dribbly ink pens, cross hatching, decorative work, and texture work. This pack is a treasure chest of brushes and pencils that will surprise you and force you to bring your work to new places.
This new set of brushes delivers by giving you a powerful collection of brushes that do things you've never seen a brush do including:
Here's what one RetroSupply customer said when they saw what this pack could do:
"Super high quality brushes that finally allow me to get the effects that I want in my drawings. I've been looking for brushes like these for years. Thank you so much!"
Grab the Unconventional Tarot Brush Pack now and start adding realistic textures, inks and decorations to your work the easy way!
Here's all the brushes you get:
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.
Have you ever wondered how to use textures in Photoshop?
This pack of 100 grunge texture overlays is a great way to get your feet yet. Here's how to use these grunge textures:
This is one of the quickest and easiest ways to add texture to your work.
Use them to create grunge background textures, old paper textures, aged wall textures and more.
These textures were photographed with a Canon EOS 70D. All photographs were taken in an old grain warehouse in Yakima, Washington. Textures included concrete, old wood, rusted steel, old paint and more.
Here's everything you get when you buy the pack:
Who else loves soft worn cotton t-shirts? Who else loves iron on graphics? Back in the 70s and 80s you could go to your local department store and grab these no problem. Rainbows, Chewbacca, muscle cars, you name it - you could iron it on your t-shirt.
Watch a quick demo video
Who else misses this stuff?
Good news. RetroTee lets you recreate the comfort of your favorite shirt form the 70s or 80s fast! Here's how it works: 1. Slap your graphic into the RetroTee Smart PSD 2. Call it a day! Yep, it's seriously that easy.
Plus, you can do cool stuff like:
Did I mention the textures are AAAAWWWEEESSSOOOMMME! Here's the textures you get:
Here's what you get:
Remember, you get 3 Free Bonuses (because bonuses are awesome and so is free stuff)
Free Bonus #1- Quick and Easy Vector Textures
I've converted all the textures in RetroTee into bitmap .tif files. These are so easy to use. Just place on top of your work in Illustrator. Plus, because it's not a vector file it won't bloat your Illustrator file! You're going to love these!
Free Bonus #2 - RetroTee Free Font Guide
While I was building this pack I discovered all sorts of awesome free retro fonts. Normally, I'm not a fan of these kind of fonts but for 70's iron on style graphics. Well, these are pretty awesome. So I've created a handy free retro font cheat sheet for you. Remember, these are all free to download (be sure to review licensing provided with the fonts).
Free Bonus #3 - RetroTee Wood Panel Generator
This was a fun bonus I just had to make to go with this. Place your work into the Smart PSD and your work will instantly be placed on a variety of wood panel mock-ups. Includes 3 wood panel images. The generator is a blast to use. You HAVE to see this!
Today you can get the RetroSupply member discount of $2. This price will definitely be going up. Especially since the bonuses are worth as much as the actual product! So grab this crazy good deal now ; )
P.S. Remember, you get 3 Bonus Items for FREE when you buy now. Including the Easy Vector Textures! Click to Buy Now!
The Woodsman... Perfect for log cabins, cozy plaid, fresh chopped wood, hot flapjacks, reading by fires, and a hot cup of joe.
Unfortunately, not all of us can get away this time of year. So why not get the second best thing? The Woodsman Wood Print Actions and Assorted Supplies is the perfect pack for getting that outdoors look to your next project.
Here's what you get: