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."
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!