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Illustrator, Photoshop, Affinity, and Procreate Brushes at Artifex Forge

SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY – You will need Affinity Designer to use this product. Get the Illustrator Version HERE and the Procreate version HERE 

After a trip to Sicily, where I saw some stunning ancient Roman mosaics, it occurred to me that there was no tool which allowed Affinity Designer users to draw their own mosaic designs. On my return I set about making this complete mosaic tile tool kit – it contains everything you need to create your own realistic looking fauxsaics.

In this pack I’ve captured the irregular, chipped edges of the original Roman source material (c. 4th century AD) allowing you to create stunning designs and illustrations with a sense of antiquity. However, the pack isn’t just for adding a vintage look – as you’ll see from the screen-shots you can use them to bring a unique twist to contemporary designs too.

In order to make the pack I studied loads of real mosaics and developed the brushes by re-creating a real Roman design – the bear image screen-shot.

Don’t worry if you’re new to Affinity Designer brushes, I’ve included full instructions and created this handy TUTORIAL VIDEO  Find other handy tutorials HERE

The pack contains all of these fantastic components:

  • The Brushes

A variety of mosaic tile brushes, all sourced from genuine 1600+ year old material. A grout brush is also included – perfect for adding a rough edge to vector shapes. A Grout brush with an undulating edge is also supplied.

  • The Pattern Styles

6 authentic mosaic repeat patterns – perfect for backgrounds or for flooding areas with tiles quickly. Supplied as One-click Affinity styles.

  • The Border Brushes

Add authentic looking borders to your mosaics. 6 Different designs supplied, each made using multiple brushes – simply layer them up to use.

  • The Seamless Overlay Textures

2 Stone textures and 2 grunge overlay textures – use these to flood areas quickly and add age and authenticity to your designs. The featured textures are seamless, so you can fill any sized area. Supplied as One-click Affinity styles.

  • A quick reference PDF guide

This will help you quickly find the right brushes and styles for the task in hand.

  • Example file

The Skull image has been supplied for you to backwards engineer.

  • Instructions

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

Please note: Some of the example images were generated using the Illustrator version of the product. The overall effect varies very subtly from program to program. For more information on specifics please get in touch.

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

Please note! This product is compatible with Affinity Designer only.


  1. MichaelG7355 (verified owner)

    This is a great product for both games and backgrounds. It is easy to use, and the outcomes are really spectacular. Need something different to make an impact? Then consider this as an option for your next project.

    • artifexforge

      Thanks so much Michael – I’d love to see what kind of games you made using the pack!

  2. a

    Mosaic Maker – Affinity Brushes & Patterns for Affinity is so much fun to use. The patterns make it easy to complete your design. I search for Artifex Forge by name every time I want to invest in tools because the quality is great, and I love everything I have from them.

    • artifexforge

      Wow, what a lovely comment! Thanks so much.

  3. Ignacio Gomis (verified owner)

    This was my first Artifex Forge product and my first plugin for Affinity ever! I’ve always loved roman mosaics so when I saw this, I couldn’t help but grab it. Actually I wasn’t even familliar with Designer then, but Jeremy makes his tools so easy to use that The Mosaic Maker turned to be a valuable learning tool for me. Thak you so very much Jeremy for creating this!

    • artifexforge

      Thanks for leaving such a positive review Ignacio, and for your continued support of course!

  4. Marilyn Mendoza-Bojangin (verified owner)

    Imagine being able to create all those beautiful mosaic arts that you can only see in the photos using this mosaic maker is absolutely unbelievable. Thank you very much, Jeremy for bringing out our artistic side using your tool packs.

    • artifexforge

      It’s a pleasure Marilyn – I really appreciate your support!

  5. Verified Creative Market Customer

    It does everything it claims it does. Very easy to use in an instinctive way with the added bonus of comprehensive instructions and a short video that covers everything you will need to know to use it efficiently.

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