Over the past 18 months I've collected dozens of sponge brushes, acrylics, inks and papers. Using these tools I've spent many early mornings and late nights drinking coffee and making textures.
This pack of 32 sponge scatter brushes was sourced from these hundreds of samples over the past 18 months.
NOTE: It has been pointed out to me that these brushes may render slowly. This is due to the high definition of the brushes. I'm currently working on a solution for a future update. However, this is something to consider in purchasing this pack.
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!
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.
Have you ever wished you owned a wood type shop? Well, know you can own your own digital version.
The Wood & Ink Photoshop Texture Kit includes over 60 textures. Each one created in the RetroSupply Co. shop from real ink, wood, water, brushes, paper and more.
Here's what you get when you buy the pack (and the work that went into it):
20 Photoshop Wood Type Styles
Photoshop styles are like effect shortcuts. So all the information that goes into creating a specific effect can be achieved by click on a style. These Photoshop Wood Type styles were created by printing and acquiring a massive amount of wood block prints.
Then they were scanned into Photoshop and 600 DPI, carefully converted into a 100% seamless high-resolution pattern, then combined with other Photoshop effects to achieve and ink pressure look. Plus, we made it so you can easily change the color of the ink.
20 Wood & Ink Photoshop Brushes
Brushes compliment Photoshop styles great. They let you get more granular and add subtle ink textures, distressed areas and more.
I like to think of the Photoshop style as the base (which looks great on it's own) and the brushes as tools for detail work.
We've packed in tons of different types of brushes. There's fine ink textures, sprays, wood block textures, and we even threw in two 19th century inspired wood block patterns.
15 Seamless Wood Print Textures
These are the raw bases of the Photoshop styles we've included. These are just the seamless texture patterns (no style info). They're ideal for backgrounds or even creating your own personalized Photoshop styles.
Not sure how to create your own styles? Just look at the ones we've included. They'll give you some ideas on how to get started.
5 Wood Block Photoshop Brushes
These wood block brushes are a useful addition to the kit. I like to use them to fill in areas in my type work with some visual interest. Originally they were used in wood type work to help position letters. But they look pretty damn cool on their own.
5 Ink Splatter Overlays
Overlays are awesome! Need some ink splatters? No problem. Just File > Place your Ink Splatter overlay PNG into you work. The ink spray is isolated so it just lays on top of your work and looks awesome.
Free Updates Forever
Whenever we update this pack you'll get it free. Plus, you don't need to do anything. Anytime we update the pack we'll send you an email with notes about the update (plus a link so you don't have to dig through your email trying to find your original download link).
The RetroSupply Better-Than-Money-Back Guarantee
Anytime you buy a RetroSupply Co. product it's purely on a trial basis for 60 days. That means if you decide you're not happy with the pack for any reason just send us an email. We'll promptly refund your money. You keep the pack. No hard feelings.
We don't normally do this but I wanted to challenge myself to make this pack super-awesome.
We have a new font that we just wrapped up called FireBox. It was designed by the talented Scott Fuller of The Studio Temporary. It's inspired by wood type (but just remind me of cowboys).
Anyway, when you purchase this pack now you'll get FireBox for FREE! This is only available for a limited time. In a few weeks we'll release the font on it's own and remove it from this pack.
FireBox supports all western European languages and retails for $15
Not sure this packs right for you?
No worries. You can download the sample pack! It included two Wood & Ink Photoshop files, a PNG splatter texture, two Wood & Ink brushes (including our famous edge brush), authentic 1950s vector art and a link to the free font we used!
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
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.
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:
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.
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.
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."
2:00 AM on a Sunday night.
I'm working on the latest brush pack for you guys and an old song from high school pops on my Apple Music subscription (It's a Shame About Ray by The Lemonheads).
I started thinking about my high school stuff. My first beater car, doodling in notebooks, going on weekend adventures with my friends Gabe and Melissa.
In that spirit, I decided to make a brush pack a tribute to high school nostalgia.