The key to mastering any skill is understanding how to adjust and adapt techniques to fit your needs.
The same goes for adding textures to your work. If you don't know all the ways you can use the resources you're working with one hand tied behind your back.
Knowing EXACTLY how to use textures whether you're in Illustrator or Photoshop is a major key to working fast and creatively.
That's why we partnered with Von Glitschka to offer you The Awesomely Organic Texture Bus.
This huge pack of textures and brushes lets you give your illustrations high-quality textures with 100% control of how you use them (whether you're working in Photoshop or Illustrator).
Plus, Von's included everything you need to UNDERSTAND all the ways you can use these tools including two in-depth videos, one professional final Illustrator file, and one professional final Photoshop file.
The Awesomely Organic Texture Bus allows you to:
If you want to learn how to use textures in your illustrations, this is one of the best resources out there.
Grab it now for just $29 and become a texture ninja today!
P.S. Don't forget. The first 25 buyers get Von's best-selling book Crumble, Crackle, Burn in PDF format (including 70+ textures). This book retails for $35 new so it alone makes the pack a great deal!
Note to Garage Grime Owners: This pack was included in the Garage Grime Pack (Oil & Grease). If you own that pack there is no need to purchase this pack. You already own it!
Inspired by a pack of 1950s wax oil crayons we found just sitting in a garage – hence the name – these brushes recreate the rough, unfiltered sketches made by commercial artists in the mid 20th century, and will add that vital human touch to your designs and illustrations.
We found real 60 year old wax oil crayons and converted them into art brushes for Illustrator. As you can see from the example images above the texture nails the look of wax oil crayons. We also worked hard to strike a good balance between realistic looking brushes and anchor points so they won't slow down Illustrator.
Note: Use any brush like this enough and Illustrator is going to give you the spinning wheel of death. So no coloring in gigantic areas with a bazillion strokes. Also, like any product of software, the more RAM you have the better.
If you've used art brushes before you know that they stretch and compress depending on the length of the stroke. This doesn't tend to be a problem unless the brush strokes are really long or really short. But these no-stretch versions were made using the Illustrator Pattern Brush feature. So no matter how long you make a stroke it won't stretch even a little.
It's so much nicer to open up an AI or PDF file and see examples of all your brushes laid out (instead of loading them and guessing what they look like). Plus, we lay out the reference sheet so it looks great and include stories and tips for using the brushes.
I absolutely hate when I buy a digital product and the instructions are a plain text file. It's annoying to read and lazy. That's why we made the instructions as a full color PDF with pictures and headings so you can easily find the information you need.
"Solid addition to any vector workflow. The no-stretch technology is a godsend! Worth every penny and then some. Highly recomended"
"As a professional illustrator who works almost exclusively in Illustrator (CS6), the Holy Grail of brushes has been an authentic organic brush that doesn't compress or expand depending on the length of the stroke. These brushes deliver that plus you can change their profile! I can't wait for the rest of this collection."
"I've only had this pack for a day and it's already part of my workflow. The no-stretch brushes are astonishing -- it's clear how much work they've put into these to make them realistic and flexible."
Are you a font addict like me?
Then you're going to love this special!
It's called The RetroSupply Complete Font Pack and it included every font we've ever made at a stupid awesome price.
If you were to buy all of our fonts individually you'd end up paying $183. But when you buy bulk-style you get the incredibly low price of $97!
That's right, get it all and save $116! Here are all the best-selling fonts you'll receive:
Inspired by public fonts used in school systems and transportation in 1970s New York. Authority is a bold headlines font that comes in 3 versions: Standard, Rounded and Distressed. Includes a total of 6 typefaces.
Inspired by 20th century heroic style propoganda fonts. Use Komrade to start your own positive movements and bring power to the people!
Palm Canyon Drive Deluxe Edition ($39)
Drench your next design in the classic feel of mid-century southern California. Includes three weights (Regular, Lite and Bold). Plus it includes tons of alternate letterforms and transitional words.
Nighthawk (a name that pays tribute to Edward Hopper’s classic painting Nighthawks) reflects the late night, melancholy, feel of lonely bar patrons making their way home.
A light-hearted font designed by Von Glitschka. This font works great for everything from kids packaging to comic books. Plus, it's loaded with all sorts of bonus glyphs!
First find a time machine. Now go back to a 1970s American machine shop. Now soak up the design vibe and concentrate it into one beautiful and powerful font. That's SOLID70. Great for big headlines and easy to customize. This font is like a playground for type lovers.
I live just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon (AKA Portlandia). One of the best things about Portland is that every corner has an amazing locally owned coffee shop. Roaster is inspired by the hand-crafted mono weight scripts that can be found in these shops.
Inspired by the electrical gizmo boxes in my great Uncle Al's garage in Palo Alto, California. This super-condensed font is inspired by 1950s packaging but with a modern twist.
A mono weight script inspired by the Pacific Northwest. Wildfire is a perfect base for creating your own line of merchandise, creating inspiring and refined typographic messages, or a set of matchbooks inspired by the past.
The perfect font for delivering bad news. Unlucky is heavy and solemn enough for a death certificate but has modern touches added making it perfect for everything from employee pink slips to evil Valentine cards to ex-lovers.
If you're a lover of unconventional yet useful fonts you'll love this pack. Grab it now and save!
Now in 3 Weights and New Extra Glyphs!
A Monoline Script Inspired by 40's and 50's California
Mid-century California was a magical place. Post-war optimism fueled the popularity of everything from Hollywood to roadside diners.Palm Canyon Drive is a monoline script inspired by retro matchbook covers, travel postcards, Tikki bars and Hollywood.
About the Font
Palm Canyon Drive was designed by Amy Hood, co-founder of Hoodzpah Design Co. in conjunction with RetroSupply Co.
Amy Hood's work is a seamless blend of modern and retro design. Hoodzpah Design Co. has worked with all sorts of awesome clients including Google, Matchbox, The History Channel and more.