Get 19th Century American Wood Cut Type Effects Instantly (Innovative Photoshop Action)
In the early 19th century breakthroughs in printing technology transformed print forms away from hand lettered script styles and into industrial, hard edged blocks of type.
For over a century print companies like Hamilton Manufacturing, Empire Wood Type Co., American Wood Type Mfg Co. and Eastern Brass & Wood Type created beautiful type for mass consumption. A huge variety of gothic, antique and slab fonts were used to create gorgeous advertisements, notices, posters and more.
In the 1920s wood type product began to decline due to faster due to offset printing technology. But wood type still lives on through a handful of printers that still practice this tradition.
How It Works
American Wood Type is directly inspired by this history and manufactures. Using common woods and inks we've done our best to recreate these print effects digitally using textures, patterns and a powerful Photoshop action.
American Wood Type allows you to achieve these effects quickly on all but the largest Photoshop canvases. No Smart PSDs. Just one powerful action that lets you choose the textures, colors, edges, and intensity of your wood type effects.
Want to take American Wood Type for a test run? Download the sample version here. It only contains 3 of the effects and is for personal use only. But it's fun to use and you'll get a good idea how the product works!
Let's face it. It's basically impossible to find good ink textures for your work. You can search all over the web for brushes and end up wasting hours (and still have no good tools to show for it).
I'll let you in on a little secret (and this is exactly why they're so hard to find)...
Most of the people making these brushes are getting other people's free resources (and poorly made low resolution ones at that) and creating their own brushes or textures from them.
Plus, the original brushes and textures weren't even made from real ink textures in the first place!
The result is a disappointing set of tools that make it seem impossible to get these effects.
I've always wanted a pack like this (and always been majorly disappointed and the products on the market).
So while on sabbatical in Florence, Italy I discovered a little art shop on a cobblestone side street. I couldn't resist going in (especially when I imagined that guys like Michelangelo had probably walked down these same streets).
Inside I found a little shop packed from floor to ceiling with paint, ink, brushes, rollers and paper. I decided that I wanted to take a little piece of my journey home with me (in the form of some amazing ink textures).
So I bought a bunch of ink, rollers, brushes and paper and went back to my apartment for the weekend to make the best ink pack that I could.
• Analog Ink Smart PSD (Self Inking) - Landscape 20 x 16 in 300dpi
• Analog Ink Smart PSD (Self Inking) - Portrait 16 x 20 in 300dpi
• Analog Ink Smart PSD (Self Inking) - Square 16 x 16 in 300dpi
• Analog Ink Smart PSD (Built In Textures) - Landscape 20 x 16 in 300dpi
• Analog Ink Smart PSD (Built In Textures) - Portrait 16 x 20 in 300dpi
• Analog Ink Smart PSD (Built In Textures) - Square 16 x 16 in 300dpi
• 11 Ink Roller Smart Brushes (Drag them like real ink rollers)
• 8 "Classic" Ink Roller Brushes (Standard Photoshop brushes)
• 10 Standard Issue Ink Roller textures (isolated from background)
• "How to Apply Ink Textures to Anything (in 30 Seconds) Video Tutorial
What is LetterCraft?
LetterCraft is a PSD kit that makes it easy to give your typographic work a hand crafted feel. This one-step pack lets you create beautiful typographic quotes or logo mock-ups fast. Heehaw!
Check out a 60 second demo video below
Here's some cool ways you can use LetterCraft:
• Grow your Instagram following by creating beautiful and inspiring quotes fast.
• Create eye catching images to display your typography work in your portfolio.
• Whip up logo mock-ups that will take your clients breath away.
• Craft unforgettable hero images for your website with the high resolution PSD and effects.
In 1870 John Rockefeller incorporated Stand Oil Corporation and industry and innovation began to sweep across the nation.
With the rise of capitalism came the unmistakable artwork from the era including: engraved stock certificates, illustrated invoice forms and letterhead with detailed typography
IndustryPress is a set of Photoshop tool presets that allow you to get intricate engraved line work from the late 19th century with ease.
Just select the preset and start swiping on your canvas. You'll be amazed how effortless it is to add this engraved line work.
Great for creating convincing 1870s engraving inspired design or for adding line and crosshatching to shade your work.
IndustryPress works great in Photoshop CC, CS6, CS5 and CS4. The line presets are high resolution and will easily work on large posters for engraving line effects.
Here's everything that you get when you buy IndustryPress:
4 IndustryPress Tool Preset Files (easy to download)
4 large seamless line patterns
10 bonus high res grunge overlays for adding distress to your work fast
1 page easy to follow instruction guide
All files well organized and named in proper folders
Check out this quick product tour video to learn how IndustryPress was made and how easy it is to use.
In the 1940's tons of stuff came packaged in a tin. Motor oil, razor blades, aspirin, typewriter ribbons, all this and more came in tins. This packaging communicated the rugged quality products that came inside the packaging. Now with RetroSupply Machine Shop you can forge your design projects with the same durable reliability of these old products.
Here's What You Get When You Grab RetroSupply Machine Shop Now:
Here's my favorite part about this pack: for just a few bucks you can have a toolkit on hand that lets you level up your presentations in seconds.
Your clients and designer friends will think you spent hours messing with textures and Photoshop effects!
Grab Machine Shop today and start getting eroded surfaces fast!
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!
36 Textured Logo Mock-Ups (Plus 2 Bonuses)
Are you looking for a way to make your logo work stand out?
This set of 36 Textured Mock-Ups will grab peoples eye balls and and force them to stare into your logo with total fascination.
Logo Mock-Ups are All the Same... and That Sucks.
Ever notice that most logo mock-ups are Photoshop renderings of business cards and letterhead on a drab gray background? I'll admit that some projects need a clean and simple way to present your work.
The problem is that sometimes you need something different. This set of 36 Textured Mock-Ups is unlike anything else out there.
Here's why you'll love this pack:
Here's what's included:
These 36 mock-ups retail for a total of $45 dollars. But when you grab this bundle you get them all for $29! That's 33% off the retail price!
Want to try out one of the Retro-Textures Free? Download it here.
Bonus #1 - 8 Textured Mock-Ups from the RetroSupply Vault ($12 Value)
8 more textures from the RetroSupply vault. Textures include red rust, white chipped wood, scrubbed green metal and 5 more.
Warning: Some of these textures are REALLY distressed.
Bonus #2 - 25 High-Resolution Textures ($12 Value)
These textures are gigantic (over 5000x4000 pixels). Perfect for creating backgrounds, brushes or anything else that requires some really big textures. Pack includes some high-resolution versions of mock-up textures, as well as some never before seen textures.
Bonus #3 - Limited Edition Set of 6 Logo Templates ($10 Value)
A set of 6 vintage style logos you can use as a template for your next project. Logos include a clothing company logo, an outdoors inspired logo, a butcher logo and 3 more. This set is only offered for 72 hours. Then I'll trash the file and never sell it again.
If you add up the price of all these goods it would cost you $79. But grab it now and get it for just $29!
Adobe Photoshop CS3+
Adobe Illustrator CS3+
"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.
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!
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:
Create Beautiful Vintage Work Like Your Favorite Designers
Have you ever stared in awe at the rich & worn textures of your favorite designers? This Photoshop pack makes it easy to achieve these beautiful textures.
This product doesn't use any actions. Just place your design in a folder and save. Then adjust texture levels to build up your own unique worn effects.
SuperGrain is inspired by 70s t-shirts, classic album covers, and high school art class (no computers, pencils and paint, y'all) : )
"Amazing product. Incredibly quick and easy to do. I love the subtle textures and variety of options, and it best of all - it makes designs look cool! You'll be glad you got this one." Nicholas M.
"Made my job way faster and honestly better than what I was producing." Douglass C.
"The setup of the PS layers and smart-filters gives some nice control over the detail and smoothness. I usually do more detailed renderings, but this pack has given me an opportunity to try some things I might not have thought of otherwise. It rocks." Steven O.
What versions of Photoshop is SuperGrain compatible with?
SuperGrain works Photoshop CS4, CS5, CS6 and CC.
Do I need to be a Photoshop genius to figure this out?
Not at all. If you can paste your work into a file you can use SuperGrain.
How much control do I have over these effects?
You get 100% control with SuperGrain. Choose textures, intensities and layering with the click of a mouse.
Are these textures high quality enough for printing?
Of course, we pride ourselves on creating the best textures in the industry. Like all print projects we recommend doing a test print to see for yourself before sending it to the printers.
What if I'm not satisfied with my purchase?
We love SuperGrain and think you will too. But if for any reason you're not happy just contact us using the contact form on our site. We'll happily give you a 100% refund, no hard feelings.
Get All The Most Popular Atomic Age Print Effects in One Powerful PSD FIle
See a quick video demo below:
Requires Photoshop CS4 and above
RetroSupply is excited to be featuring halftone textures by professional screen printer Rob Brink.
The Ultimate Screen Printing Kit Smart PSD
This smart PSD effect kit makes it easy to give your work realistic screen print style effects. It's easy to use.
Here's how it works:
1. Place up to 3 different color layers into the clearly marked folders.
2. Adjust the real handmade screen print textures for each color.
3. That's it! Your work has a beautiful custom screen print effect applied to it.
In addition to The Ultimate Screen Printing Kit PSD you'll also get:
I'm super excited about finally releasing this product. As a thank you for your feedback and help creating it I'm offering it to all RetroSupply members for just $25 today.
Thank you so much for all your help and feedback in creating this product! You're awesome!