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.
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!
Now You Can Get Shiny, Metallic, Hot Foil Stamp Effects Instantly! (Even If You're Not a Photoshop Genius)
The RetroSupply Hot Foil Classic Stamp Machine gives you everything you need to get rich, delicate, flaky hot foil stamp effects instantly.
Watch the 2 Minute Video Demo Below
Here's What's in the Box
You Get Real and Digital Foil Textures for More Control
Here's Some Other Useful Features of the RetroSupply Hot Foil Machine
Plus, We've Loaded the Pack with Some Extra Surprises Including...
[BONUS]3 Foil Generating Actions FREE
Want to make your own custom foil patterns? We've included 3 Foil Generating Actions (Standard, Smooth and Rough). You can choose your own colors and create any type of foil you'd like in seconds.
This foil kit is massive. We wanted to give you tons of resources so you could create any type of foil effect you wanted in seconds. I think we've succeeded!
If you're an illustrator I'm willing to bet you love illustration work from the '50s and '60s.
There's just something about classic illustrations from that era.
Sketching with real pencils, building up dry brush work, using masking fluid, and adding text by taping on typed sheet.
It added soul and character to the work.
Programs like Photoshop and Illustrator save us a ton of time. But they also make it hard to capture the subtle nuances of traditional illustration techniques.
Today if you want to bring those subtle nuances to your work you have to work pretty hard.
Most illustrators and designers have developed their own unique process. It typically involves some mix of Illustrator, Photoshop, searching through tutorial websites, scanning, Photoshop brushes, filters and a little luck.
Some designers get amazing results this way. But when you're on a deadline (or just want to have fun and not think too much) it can be overwhelming.
My friend Brad Woodard and I thought it would be cool if there was a product that took some of the work out of the process.
So we decided to make a natural media brush and tutorial pack (so you can get everything you need to make natural looking illustrations in one place).
Step 1. Spent a ton of time collecting and sharing illustration work we loved
We used Pinterest to build a collection of illustrations we loved. This included a lot of 1950s children's book illustrations. It also included work from current designers that achieve a great looking hand drawn look in their illustrations.
Step 2. Create 100+ brush presets and test them with Brad
I'll be the first to admit I'm not the best illustrator. But Brad Woodard is one of my favorites. What I love so much about his work is that it seamlessly mixes mid-century inspired illustration with modern touches.
So we spent hours on Skype working together. I'd make brushes, try them myself and then send them over to Brad via Skype chat.
He'd try them in his illustration work. Then give me feedback (for example, "This brush sucks, Dustin. Don't ever make one like that again").
After early a dozen hours working, refining and testing we had a set of 20 brushes we both loved. For every one we kept, we threw away 5.
Step 3. Create a set of tutorials to compliment the brushes
Early on in our conversations Brad mentioned something really interesting to me. Normally, when you buy brushes you're kind of left hanging. You have to download them and just start messing around. Eventually you might find a few you like.
We thought it made more sense to include tutorials with a REAL project. That way, you can download the brushes, install them and start working on something right away.
That way you get way more value. Not only do you have the tools, but you also have someone helping you get the most out of them.
Step 4. Add lots of little touches to make the pack as awesome as possible
It would be easy to make a pack of brushes, put it in a ZIP file and offer it for sale.
But if you've bought RetroSupply products before you know we never do that. We want to make the products as friendly and enjoyable to use as possible.
So we did what we always do with RetroSupply products. We thought out the little details to make the product the best it could be.
Here's some of the little details we added:
The result is a brush/tutorial pack that we're both proud of. It's helps you improve your illustration work with great tools and great tutorials.
This pack is the first in a series of "dream brush" packs that Brad and I are making together.
Each one explores a different style of mid-century illustration work. This first pack is all about illustrations that use pencils and dry brushes.
Here's what's included in the SpaceRanger Pack:
If you were to take a class and get supplies to learn this kind of stuff at a real school (even an affordable community college) you'd be set back over $100. And that's low-balling it.
But with the SpaceRanger Brush and Tutorial pack you acquire some incredible tools and skills for about the price of a take-and-bake pizza. Plus, you don't have to drive across town for 12 weeks taking the classes.
The only way we could make this easier is if you could download the knowledge into your head (and that technology simply doesn't exist yet).
The SpaceRanger Brush Pack requires Adobe Photoshop CS4+ as well as a pressure sensitive tablet (for example, a Wacom Cintiq). File size is approximately 19.5 MB.
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 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!
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.
Get All The Most Popular Atomic Age Print Effects in One Powerful PSD FIle
See a quick video demo below:
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.
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!
This do-all texture pack adds subtle grain, rough edges, ink textures, heavy grunge textures with ease.
This 40 piece set contains easy-to-use brush presets that are always just a quick cursor sweep away. Pressure sensitive brush presets made from real ink and print samples makes adding final touches t your work a breeze.
The ultra-sharp grain textures are created from real ink and print textures. Each one scanned in at 600 DPI. Then refined for 20 hours so each brush responds to pressure to give you the precision you require when adding textures.
Plus, you'll love all the time you save putting the final touches on your work. Get projects done faster. Enjoy results that clients love and designers envy.
Don't spend a minute longer wasting hours trying to add perfect textures to your work. Start achieving stunning textures instantly today!
Click the "Buy Now" button in the upper right corner of your screen and start enjoying Turbo Textures right now.
Do these brushes work with a Wacom tablet?
Yes! In fact, they were specially designed for a Wacom tablet (or any other brand of tablet). You'll find the brushes are pressure sensitive and adjust in intensity and size.
What type of files does this pack include?
The main brushes are Brush Tool Presets (AKA .tpl files). But we've also included 10 .abr brushes.
Do I need a Wacom tablet to use these brushes?
The short answer is no. You'll get some great looking effect with these Brush Tool Presets and Brushes with just a mouse. But we've built a lot of goodies in for designers and illustrators using tablets.
Why should I buy this now?
Of course you don't have to buy it now. But if you ever add ink, screen, grain or grunge textures to your work they'll come a time when you wish you had it. Probably sooner than later. So might as well grab it while you'll remember!
What if I try it and don't like it?
Every product from RetroSupply is backed by our Risk-Free Guarantee. If you don't love it for any reason, hell, if you see a picture of me and don't like my hair. Just send us an email within 60 days and we'll happily refund your money. No questions asked.
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.
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
"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.
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.
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:
If you've ever browsed through an old science textbook you've probably seen stippling.
Stippling was invented by Giulio Campagnola in approximately 1510. By using the same color but different densities and sizes of dots Guilio was able to create the illusion of different shades in illustrations (you can think of stippling as the great-grandfather of halftones).
This set of brushes created by illustrator/Photoshop brush wizard Alex Dukal makes recreating these stippling effects so easy it will seem like magic!
Packs like this could easily go for $50 or more. Even at that price the quality of the effect and time you save would pay for itself in one project. But Alex is letting us offer this pack to you for just $19.
That's right, for less than the price of a large pizza with cheesy sticks you can get what can only be described as the best stippling brushes known to man.
Grab the pack today for just $19!
This set of tools were made with the latest Photoshop CC, a Wacom Intuos 4 tablet and an old Wacom Graphire 4 using the default configuration. These brushes have also been tested with PS CS5.5 and CS6. Using another combination? The brushes will probably respond a little bit different, so be sure to take care of that.
Say hello to The Hand Lettering Toolkit | 67 Ridiculously Real Brushes + Bonuses! a collection of 67 Photoshop brushes* created to work harmoniously together to create gorgeous hand lettering work.
Plus, as a bonus you'll get a set of carefully crafted crosshatching brushes unlike anything available anywhere!
*IMPORTANT: This pack includes three different pricing options. Please be sure to choose the pack that includes everything you want in it (as each pack contains different amounts of goodies)
IndiePress makes it dead simple to create trendy posters fast. In fact, it follows a very simple formula that makes it nearly impossible to make a bad poster.
This product is great for turning a poster around fast. If you make lots of posters for your job (or have buddies in a band begging you to make posters) this is a great product to have.
Bonus #1: IndiePress - Landscape Version ($17 Value)
A high-resolution landscape version of IndiePress that lets you get all the inky indie goodness of IndiePress in a landscape format. I love using this for hero images for websites.
Bonus #2: 5 Poster Paper Textures ($8 Value)
IndiePress comes with 2 default paper textures. But this Bonus Pack of 5 Paper Textures gives you even more grunge options. Feel free to use them for any other project as well.
P.S. If you purchase IndiePress I'd love to see some of the posters you make (I want to post a big collection of them on this page : )