TransferTone | Dry Transfer Brushes for Photoshop

Dry Transfer Patterns and Tints for Photoshop

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Dry Transfer Patterns, No Wrist Injuries.

TransferTone is our tribute to the beautiful and strange world of dry transfer products. We researched dozens of patterns and tints sold back in the 1970s and 1980s and made patterns inspired by the era. Totally tubular, right?

  • 100 amazing brushes for Photoshop inspired by dry transfer patterns and tints of the 1970s and 1980s.
  • 50 standard seamless brushes.
  • 50 pressure sensitive seamless gradient shader brushes. 
  • [BONUS] 3 stipple detail brushes.
  • No talent needed... just load the brushes and go crazy.
  • Printable reference chart to hang on your wall.
  • Righteous easy-to-follow instructions.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 and above

Hardware: 2.4ghz processor or higher

Memory: 8gb RAM or higher

Storage: 531.1 MB

Before computers and graphic design software dry transfer (also called rub-ons) was a favorite way of adding unique patterns and tints into designs.

Companies like Action Transfers and Peter Pan Playthings provided type, patterns, and decals on laminate sheets with a protective gummed tissue sheet on top. By pressing the sheet against a surface and using a ballpoint pen or pencil, you could transfer the art onto paper.

The results were pretty wicked (even though your wrist would hurt like crazy from rubbing). But with the rise of desktop publishing, dry transfers went out of style in place of "the lazy man's method" of just using a computer.

TransferTone is our tribute to the beautiful and strange world of rub-on products. We researched dozens of patterns and tints sold back in the 1970s and 1980s and made patterns inspired by the era. Totally tubular, right?

Now you can experience the look of dry transfers in your work - without wrist injuries or the astronomical prices (each sheet cost around $30 adjusted for inflation).

Product Specifications

  • 100 brushes for Photoshop inspired by dry transfers of the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Diverse patterns including Memphis, turing, halftones, pixel patterns, and wonky grids– a total of 50 unique patterns!
  • 50 pressure-sensitive tip standard Photoshop brushes.
  • 50 pressure-sensitive gradient shader Photoshop brushes.
  • Printable reference sheets you can decorate the walls of your workspace with to let everyone know dry transfer ain't dead!
  • Easy-to-follow instructions. No talent required!
  • Tested to death to make sure there's no seams or hairlines. These brushes are perfect.
  • Add unique textures and depth to your work that will look awesome and make people do a double take.
  • Not just for 1970s and 1980s effects. Spice up any type of illustration or design work!

Jared Sylvia is a freelance designer and illustrator based in Orlando, Florida. With over 10 years of experience in the field, he has a passion for surrealism and collage art. In addition to his creative pursuits, Jared is also committed to destigmatize mental health issues and promote greater awareness through his art.

In his free time, Jared enjoys writing and playing music, as well as spending time with his wife and three children.

You can check out his work on Instagram @jaredsylvia and at jaredsylvia.net

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  • MD Profile picture for Maria del V.
    Maria del V.
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    TransferTone | Dry Transfer Brushes for Clip Studio Paint
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    TransferTone | Dry Transfer Brushes for Clip Studio Paint
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 stars
    3 days ago
    A quick way to add texture to your work

    This is a review specifically for the Clip Studio Paint version of the material.

    The dry transfer brushes are an easy and quick way to texturize your artwork. They look better on greyscale or limited palette illustrations instead of fully painting an image, and the learning curve to figure out what looks good requires a lot of experimentation. Some patterns are better than others, but that is entirely personal taste. I can say that most if not all of them are clearly distinct from one another, so no real repeats.

    Something I can't get the hang on is the shader version of the brushes, I understand the idea but can't figure out a way to make them look actually good. A tutorial on this subject included with the bundle would go a long way into getting the most out of the pack, in my opinion. The small bonus of pointillism brushes are a nice touch, makes me curious to see what a fully dedicated set of them would look like.

    One thing of note that I find in most Retro Supply brushes of this type, including the Halftone and Color Lab ones, is a faded quality to the brush edges that make it hard to get a clear definition, and not in a fun, retro way, and most importantly makes it impossible to invert the texture of the brush, something I find crucial when getting the most out of this type of asset. It is possible to get a hard edge to the brush and make it possible to invert the texture, but it is cumbersome to do, especially for the quantity of brushes in the package. This may be…

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    RetroSupply Co.
    17 hours ago

    Hi Maria,

    Thank you for your purchase! We are grateful that you took the time to write such a thorough and thoughtful review. We’ll take your comments into consideration when we update the pack again.

    -The RetroSupply Co. Team

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    Lourdes Reyes R.
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    TransferTone | Dry Transfer Brushes for Procreate
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    TransferTone | Dry Transfer Brushes for Procreate
    I recommend this product
    Product Standouts Ease of use, Fast results
    Rated 5 stars
    3 days ago
    Easy to use!

    Great textures! An easy to use

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    RetroSupply Co.
    17 hours ago

    Hi Lourdes,

    Thank you for your purchase! We’re glad you’re enjoying TransferTone.

    -The RetroSupply Co. Team

  • MA
    Michael A.
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    TransferTone | Dry Transfer Brushes for Affinity
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    TransferTone | Dry Transfer Brushes for Affinity
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 stars
    2 weeks ago
    TransferTones

    they are great brushes, I thought there would be a set of vector brushes as well.

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    RetroSupply Co.
    1 week ago

    Hi Michael,

    Thank you for your purchase! We're happy you enjoy them and took the time to write a review.

    Just to clarify, the product listing states that these are Pixel Persona brushes only under the "Specifications" tab.

    -The RetroSupply Co. Team

  • JC
    Jack C.
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    TransferTone | Dry Transfer Brushes for Photoshop
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    TransferTone | Dry Transfer Brushes for Photoshop
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    They work!

    Another fine product!

  • JS Profile picture for Jared S.
    Jared S.
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    TransferTone | Dry Transfer Brushes for Procreate
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    TransferTone | Dry Transfer Brushes for Procreate
    I recommend this product
    Product Standouts Ease of use, Authentic, Fast results, Great Quality, Value for Money
    Rated 5 stars
    1 month ago
    My Go-to for Textures

    I recently discovered Transfertone brushes and I have been blown away by their ability to create large, unique textures with minimal effort. These brushes have quickly become my go-to for adding interest and dimension to my artwork.

    One of the things I love most about Transfertone brushes is their versatility. They can be used to create a wide range of effects, from subtle textural accents to bold, expressive marks. Whether I'm working on a detailed illustration or a loose, expressive sketch, these brushes have proven to be an invaluable tool in my artistic arsenal.

    Overall, I would highly recommend Transfertone brushes to anyone in need of a reliable tool for creating large, unique textures. They have truly made a large impact on my artwork with very little effort on my part.

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    RetroSupply Co.
    37 minutes ago

    Hi Jared,

    Thank you for your detailed and generous review of TransferTone! We're glad you enjoy it and can find wide applications of the textures. Thank you for supporting us, and happy creating!

    -The RetroSupply Co. Team

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