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
Get All The Most Popular Atomic Age Print Effects in One Powerful PSD FIle
See a quick video demo below:
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!
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 : )
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.
"Introducing LetterPress – A Distant Second to a Real LetterPress"
Let's be honest here. No Photoshop set is going to come anywhere near as awesome as a real LetterPress. But if you don't have room in your garage (or $2000 laying around) this is a distant second. Just place your work in the RetroSupply LetterPress folder and you've got yourself great looking Letterpress work.
Here's some of the goodies that come packed in each RetroSupply LetterPress Smart PSD:
• Adjustable background paper color (Get eggshell white, linen or any other color you want)
• LetterPress paper texture
• 2 Ink layers (intentionally restricted to 2 colors to emulate common letterpress work)
• 1 non-ink embossed layer
• Ability to adjust depth, highlights, shadows and other details of the press
• 100% non-destructive. The RetroSupply LetterPress keeps your work safe from data loss.
Here's what you get when you grab the RetroSupply LetterPress now:
• RetroSupply Letterpress Smart PSD (Landscape 3000px by 2000px)
• RetroSupply Letterpress Smart PSD (Portrait 2000px by 3000px)
• LetterPress set of 4 brushes for extra distress if desired (just add layer mask to desired folder)
• RetroSupply Video Tutorial walking you through the process of using LetterPress
[FREE BONUS] LETTERPRESS LAYER FILES YOU CAN USE IN ANY PSD FAST
Plus when you buy right now you get LetterPress layer styles as a FREE bonus. This is a separate file that allows you to easily use the LetterPress effect in any work without the RetroSupply LetterPress files. Simple right click, copy the layer style, and then paste the layer style into any layer in any Photoshop file.
Grab LetterPress Now!
P.S. Remember, when you buy now you're getting 3 highly customizable premium files, a video tutorial and a FREE bonus (this is worth the entire value of the kit by itself).
Compatible with CS4 and above
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!
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.
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!
A Simple Template to Give Your Typography Woodsy Textures
I have been extremely blessed this past year... Between the birth of my first daughter and the success of RetroSupply I can honestly say this year has been like a dream.
I made TimberType as a simple present for you. Nothing fancy, but I think you'll like it. It adds beautiful woodsy textures to your typography instantly.
You can use it to:
• Create a holiday saying (print it on your printer and frame it)
• Create a holiday card graphic to send to email a loved one
• Create a special message to share with your followers on Instagram or Pinterest
• Anything else. This isn't a holiday product so it will look good anytime.
Here's what you get in this simple and fun pack:
• TimberType Smart PSD (3000 pixels by 1997 pixels)
• 11 gorgeous wood textures taken from 400 year old homes in Florence, Italy
The TimberType Smart PSD includes:
• 10 rich and warm wood textures
• 7 subtle textures including light powder, halftone, dry roller, painter lines and more
• Build unique wood textures and tones by blending wood layers and adjusting the opacity
• Customize your textures by toggling on and off different combinations of textures
• Subtle shading adds depth to the edges of your typography
• Simple filters soften the edges of your letters
• 100% customizable. You can turn EVERYTHING in this template on and off instantly.
This is a simple but useful kit. Create something special for loved ones or your tribe.
Happy holidays everyone. Thank you for making this year so special for me!
I got an email from a RetroSupply customer the other day. Here's what he said:
I'm editing the email for length FYI. The awesome thing is that I've heard this a few times – and I love it!
Don't get me wrong. RetroSupply is in the business of making money (we have to pay our bills!) - But it absolutely thrills me when a customer finds something that makes them feel like they have an edge.
Did you know that when you make subtle brushes you have to carefully sharpen the edges of the brush texture? That way you don't get blotchy fades. That's just one of dozens of little extra steps we take to make sure you're getting the best textures you can find anywhere.
This is stuff we've learned from trial and error, carefully studying other products, and getting insider tips from other designers.
We know that it can be frustrating to get a product and then have to guess how to use it. That's why we create guides, videos, and reference sheets to help you get 100% out of every product you buy.
I'm good friends with a designer who has been my hero since I took my first design class. He's a fantastic illustrator. But he always had the best textures. Every time the dude put a Dribbble shot up people were commenting on these textures.
So one day I asked him how he did it (I didn't even try to ask for like a year). He graciously shared his secrets with me. I took those ideas and then slowly added my own tricks to it. This ended up being The 3-Step Texture Formula.
It's simple but I'm surprised how many people don't do it!
Some packs of textures are over the top. They're impossible to use because they're so intense and crazy.
So we focused on creating these texture packs so they enhance your work (instead of stealing your glory). These packs will add a little something to your work without drawing attention away from your designs.
Nothing is worse than getting a set of textures or brushes and then finding out they're so small you can't use them.
We make our packs big and high-res. That way you can use them on all sorts of projects. From big posters to tiny matchbooks.
This is a set of 100 overlays. Super-convenient. Just drop them on top of your work and adjust the blending mode and opacity. You'll be amazed at the different results you can get.
These have been insanely popular. My guess is because they add a subtle texture to your work without dominating it.
Plus, they've been carefully made to give you crisp yet subtle textures that don't have awkward blotched edges like other subtle brushes.
Honestly, vector textures can get crazy. It just takes a lot of anchor points to make textures in Illustrator. But I also know that some customers love them. And there are situations where vector textures are the best option.
This pack includes 60 vector ink textures for your work. You'll find halftones, paint textures, subtle textures and ore. Plus, we threw in some 19th century vector engravings for the fun of it!
These really should be called magic textures. These bitmap textures let you add super-detailed, rich and realistic textures to your vector work in seconds. Plus, they don't eat up your CPU.
Because they're bitmap textures. Just place them on top of your work, select the eyedropper tool and then select the color you want the texture to be.
It works fast and is easy to adjust, resize, and layer your textures. All in the comfort of Adobe Illustrator!
Note: This pack is brand new and only available in this bundle. But if we were to sell it it on it's own it would cost $15.
Choice #1 is to forget about this pack. Next time you're working on a project you can make your own textures (which is awesome - just time-consuming and it helps to know a few tricks). And of course,
And of course, you can take your chances playing Google roulette and see what textures come up for free.
Or you've got choice #2. Grab the Standard Issue Brush and Textures Bundle and have a heap of well-organized textures at your disposal next time you need them.
You'll save a ton of time searching the web or making your own textures. In fact, we've had customers say the pack pays for itself in one use.
Plus, you can shock your client or boss when they ask you to add texture to your work and you do it in like 3 minutes.
We're offering the pack for $29 today. But once we add more bitmap textures (and a PDF guide for the Bitmap Texture pack) the price will definitely go up.
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:
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.
(Note: We used the VectorHero brushes to create the illustration you see in the video. Grab 'em here.)
I love working in Illustrator.
But I HATE adding textures in Illustrator.
Yeah, you know why... Because of this spinning wheel of death! It pops up when I least expect it and totally ruins my flow.
And it always seems to happens when I forget to save my work!
So after a particularly traumatic Illustrator/texture/crash event I had enough. So I started racking my brains trying to think of a way to solve this problem.
I searched all over the web for different solutions and found one that I loved. I saw a lot of screen printers using it and it just eliminated the whole issue of Illustrator crashing.
So I made a the flagship pack and called it Diet Vector Textures. Diet because, you know, the textures are super-light and won’t bloat (or crash) Illustrator.
It includes 15 high resolution TIFF files that you can easily drop into illustrator and change the color with the click of a button. These files are super-lightweight, guaranteed not to crash Illustrator, and look great in your work.
Here's some cool stuff I love about this pack:
This pack will become a reliable friend. You can come back to it again and again to use in your illustrator projects.
Plus, by combining even two different textures, resizing, and layer you can make millions of unique textures. Not to mention they're 4000x4000 pixels so they work on big projects.
Just check out the Five-Star Reviews we've received so far. This pack is not fancy or hard to use. But it works like a dream.
Grab it now for the low price of $39.