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Illustrator, Photoshop, Affinity and Procreate Brushes at Artifex Forge

SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY – Our engraving brushes work with Adobe Illustrator CS1 to CC only. An Affinity Designer version is available HERE

In 2014 I created the very first engraving set available for Adobe illustrator and it was a big success. With this new engraved brush volume, my aim was to improve on the authentic, engraved look that made the first pack so popular and, more importantly, enhance the functionality, making this the most user-friendly, engraved, Illustrator brush set available!

So, what makes these vintage brushes so special?

Speedier drawing

Not only do these Adobe Illustrator brushes draw multiple lines with one stroke, they are also all anti-stretch pattern brushes, which means you can draw a range of stroke lengths with just one brush – so, you won’t need to switch brushes so often!

Kinder to Illustrator

Loading multiple brushes into Illustrator can use valuable memory slowing it down. Because of the anti-stretch brush function, you need fewer brushes compared to an art-brush equivalent – less really is more!

Purpose Built Shading Brushes

Something that no other Illustrator engraving brushes boast. Another time-saver and a vital aid in capturing that vintage look with maximum authenticity.

Multiple weight Brushes

The brushes come in four weights – heavy, standard, medium and light. Use these together to build a range of vintage textures and tones.

Outline Brushes

Something often missing from vintage brush sets – without them you’d need to use the standard Illustrator stroke, resulting in a less authentic look.

So, whether you’re a professional illustrator, designer or hobbyist – it’s now even easier for you to start making vintage vector art! Why not give it a try?

Here’s what some happy customers have said about the pack –

“I am stoked to have the opportunity to purchase such a awesome and useful tool which is very helpful in my design workflow. Keep up the amazing design products!”

Angel M

New to Illustrator brushes? Check out my video tutorial and see how easy they are to use HERE!

The pack contains all of these fantastic components:

  • The Adobe Illustrator Brushes

59 authentic looking engraving brushes. If you are a tablet user, you’ll be pleased to know that a version of the brushes with pressure sensitivity enabled is included (please note that this feature only works in Illustrator CS5+).

  • A Bonus Vintage Paper Texture

As seen in the preview images. Supplied in PSD and JPG formats at 3000 x 2400px. Perfect as a background for your engraved design!

  • A quick reference guide

This will help you quickly find the right vintage brushes for the task in hand (a PDF version has also been included for users of AI CS1-CS4).

  • Example files

A selection of the preview images. Use these to see how I achieved the look. (Please note: These are available for CS5, CS6 and CC only).

  • Instructions

A very thorough guide on how to load, apply and then adjust the brushes is supplied.

These Illustrator texture brushes are covered by The Artifex Forge Tools License. Read about it HERE

Please note! These engraving brushes are compatible with Adobe Illustrator CS1 to CC only.

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