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Illustrator, Photoshop, Affinity and Procreate Brushes at Artifex Forge

Halftones (or screen-tones as they are sometimes called) can be found when looking closely at printed material. The effect occurs when various sized dots of ink are overlaid to build up color and tone. This iconic look was not initially designed to be a feature but over time it’s become a classic design aspect in it’s own right. And now, with The Artifex Forge’s Halftone Brushes you can ‘paint’ with this effect to create beautiful designs and illustrations in Adobe Illustrator!

Check out the TUTORIAL VIDEO to see how easy it is to use!

Here’s what’s include in the pack:

  • The Illustrator Brushes

Scatter Halftone brushes – (The first 6 in the preview) perfect for a messy screen-tone look. By adjusting the settings you can change the size, scatter and rotation or even make them pressure sensitive if you have a graphics tablet.

Line Halftone vector brushes – for a neater finish. These are basically pattern brushes but without the corner and end tiles. They distribute the screen-tones evenly along a stroke with minimal distortion.

A pressure sensitive version of the Illustrator brushes is also included for tablet users. This works with Adobe Illustrator CS5 – CC.

  • The Illustrator Patterns

These halftone patterns are supplied in black but you can adjust the colors using the ‘Recolor artwork’ menu (Edit/Edit Colors/Re-color Artwork).

  • An Example File

The bird image. Use this to see how I achieved the look from the screenshots. All Illustrator brushes and Illustrator patterns used are live (CS5 to CC only).

  • Instructions

Navigate the brushes and patterns quickly and easily.

This product is covered by The Artifex Forge Tools License. Read about it HERE

The front cover image was illustrated by the very talented Diana Hlevnjak of POLAR VECTORS

Please note! This product is compatible with Adobe Illustrator CS1 to CC only. Get the Affinity Designer version HERE


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