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.
Check out the Illustrator action that give you mind blowing hand crafted 3D typography fast!
Inspired by the traditional craft of sign painting CraftType gives your hand painted 3D lettering fast. Best of all, you don't have to leave the comfort of Illustrator!
Check out the product demo video below:
Here's everything you get:
Here's what you don't get:
"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.
The Woodsman... Perfect for log cabins, cozy plaid, fresh chopped wood, hot flapjacks, reading by fires, and a hot cup of joe.
Unfortunately, not all of us can get away this time of year. So why not get the second best thing? The Woodsman Wood Print Actions and Assorted Supplies is the perfect pack for getting that outdoors look to your next project.
Here's what you get: