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.
Warning: This pack is deeply discounted. As a result we reserve the right to end the sale and increase the price at anytime. This price is only available as long as it is on this page.
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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.
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:
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)
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.
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
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.