DupliTone Halftone Swatches for Illustrator

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Lo-Fi Halftone Print Effects You Have to See to Believe.

I always wondered why nobody did it before us. I mean, old school halftones are beautiful… you think that one art nerd would’ve made halftone brushes this good.

We did make them and it turns out it takes a long time to get halftones right. 

DupliTone for Illustrator lets you...

  • Get aged, lo-fi halftone shading better than anything on the market.
  • Create diverse halftone effects with no complex settings.
  • Seamlessly layer halftones for shading and texture variations.
  • Choose from all the classic dot and line percentages and angles (see brush list below).
  • Choose between traditional, rough or squeaky clean smooth halftones.

Before DupliTone, you either had to make do with the limited default brush capabilities of Illustrator, or if you were dedicated, scan real halftones and add them with a mask.

Even with all that work, the results are far from authentic. And if you need more intricate tonal variations for shading you just might find the task nearly impossible.

DupliTone was built from the start with classic vintage offset printing in mind. Capture the classic look of print found on consumer packaging, cheap print work, and ephemera.

Software: Adobe Illustrator CC 2019 and above

Hardware: 2.4ghz processor or higher

Memory: 16 gb of RAM or higher

Storage: 8 GB

DupliTone Swatches

  • 9 rough halftone dot swatches (10% - 90%)
  • 18 rough halftone line swatches (10% - 90%)
  • 9 smooth halftone dot swatches  (10% - 90%)
  • 18 smooth halftone line swatches  (10% - 90%)

    Note: All swatches are 45° angle halftones and come in 10-90%.

    Extras

    • Quick Start Tutorial. A short and sweet tutorial to show you how to use the swatches. Just image a good friend spending a minute showing you the ropes.
    • Quick Illustration Tutorial. Did you look at the cat illustration and REALLY want to do a piece like that? Retro illustration master, Robin Banks, shows you how they they made one of the cats from initial sketch to final piece in a quick and to the point two-minute video. The tutorial is in Procreate but the same concepts apply when illustrating in Illustrator.

    What makes these swatches different than other halftone swatches and textures I own?

    Each halftone swatch has been perfectly tuned with the other swatches in the set. That means that any halftone dot, line, or tone percentage will paint on top of the others perfectly. That means you can create halftone shading and tonal variation unlike anything on the market.

    Will these swatches work with Procreate, Photoshop, Affinity, or Clip Studio Paint?

    Yes! But be sure to buy the brushes for the software you use. The set on this page is exclusively made for Illustrator.

    Are these swatches difficult to use? I'm pretty new to Illustrator.

    The swatches are not difficult to install or apply to your work. You only need to download one swatch file. One of our objectives in making these brushes was to make a stupid simple alternative to our more complex ColorLab brush packs.

    Is this a swatch set or a plug-in? 

    A carefully crafted swatch set. The RetroSupply creative team invested around three months of full time work into designing, building, testing, rebuilding, and tweaking this brush pack.

    Will you teach me to make illustrations like this?

    We've included a 3 minute video overview of the illustration process illustrator Robin Banks used to create the illustrations in the pack. This video shows how one of the cats like the ones on the cover is illustrated.

    We also release new tutorials and articles each week. We also host Instagram Live events each week where we have professional illustrators teach you how they use our products.

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    • RN
      Richard N.
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      DupliTone Halftone Brushes for Procreate
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      DupliTone Halftone Brushes for Procreate
      I recommend this product
      Product Standouts Ease of use, Great Quality, Excellent instructions, Fast results
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      2 months ago
      Great tool and easy to use!

      I needed a halftone brush for a segment in a comic strip featuring old-style newsprint comic book panels.

      This tool was exactly what I needed. A wide selection of halftone brushes and shades, easy purchase and easy download. Thanks RetroSupplyCo!

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      Rob M.
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      DupliTone Halftone Brushes for Procreate
      I recommend this product
      Product Standouts Great Quality
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      4 months ago
      Top Product Results and Customer Service!

      These tools are simply awesome! They allow me to vary my caricature style. Even more amazing, the Retro Supply Co customer service. I had questions and they had answers - in short order. This is not a paid review, simply a VERY delighted customer!

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      RetroSupply Co.
      4 months ago

      Hi Rob,

      We're so happy we could satisfy you with DupliTone and our customer support. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your purchase.

      Happy creating, and thank you for supporting us!

      -The RetroSupply Co. Team

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      Mark M.
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      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      1 year ago
      SO COOL

      I just recently got into digital art after seeing a few videos from Chris Piascik. I'm a professional Art Director and Fine Artist and didn't consider art/illustration on the digital side as it didn't have the same 'feel' as the traditional process. I've also started a little side gig designing T-shirts and the textures and tools I now have access to open up a whole new world. I'm just starting and am looking forward to riding this new wave.

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      RetroSupply Co.
      1 year ago

      Hi Mark,

      Thank you for purchasing DupliTone and for taking the time to write a review of your order! We're grateful for your support. Thank you for choosing our tools for your t-shirt business and best of luck!

      -The RetroSupply Co. Team

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      Alphonzo S.
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      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      1 year ago
      Seamless halftone brushes

      Loved the Duplitone Halftone Brush set. I've been trying to make some digital drawings recently that have that analog look & these retro halftone brushes were perfect! From brush to brush the halftone patterns seamlessly blend with each other. Overlapping brushes was a breeze and didn't look awkward. Saving so much time with clean up.

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      RetroSupply Co.
      1 year ago

      Hi Alphonzo,

      Thank you for purchasing DupliTone! We're happy the brushes could help you achieve the look you were going for and that you found them easy to use. Thank you for including your artwork and for taking the time to write a review!

      -The RetroSupply Co. Team

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      Ehren B.
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      DupliTone Halftone Brushes for Clip Studio Paint
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      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      1 year ago
      These brushes are fantastic !!!

      I love these DupliTone Halftone brushes. They’re so easy to use and I like that you can layer the different brushes for different effects.

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      RetroSupply Co.
      1 year ago

      Hi Ehren,

      Thank you for your purchase and for taking the time to write a review for DupliTone! We're happy you found them easy to use. Thank you for including your art as well! Feel welcome to tag us on social media for any future creations so we can see them.

      -The RetroSupply Co. Team

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