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Illustrator, Photoshop, Affinity and Procreate Brushes at Artifex Forge

This map maker tool kit is compatible with Affinity Designer. Get the Illustrator version HERE, the Photoshop version HERE and the Procreate version HERE

As a child did you burn the edges of tea-soaked paper to make your own ‘genuine’ treasure maps?

Do you love the romance and adventure of tales of corsairs on the high seas?

Are your eyes drawn to the hand-drawn lines and detailed imagery of antique maps?

If so, this is the product for you! Whether its for a pirate-themed project, an eye-catching event flyer, intricately patterned soft furnishings or an evocative brand design, you can easily bring them to life with this one-stop map creator toolkit. The Artifex Forge has spent many happy hours poring over antique maps on your behalf to bring this varied and authentic material together.

Use the Affinity Designer textures, vintage brushes, illustrations and patterns included, to make your own vintage map designs today!

All of these useful resources are included in the pack

  • Authentic Illustration Symbols Library

These were sampled from genuine antique nautical maps – simply drag and drop from the symbols tab into your document. The illustrations can be re-colored and edited as needed.

  • Seamless Pattern Styles

A mixture of map grids and texture overlays saved as one-click Affinity Styles.

  • Affinity Designer Vector Brushes

A selection of borders, outlines, dots, dashes and shorelines, converted to Affinity Designer brushes.

  • Real Parchment Texture Backgrounds

Affinity Designer Textures sourced from the real thing. Supplied as 3000 x 2400 px JPGs and 5000 x 3000 px Tifs.

  • Example File

The greetings card image. Use this to see how I achieved the look.

  • Instructions

A very thorough guide on how to use the pack is supplied. Use it to learn to use the vintage brushes, textures, symbols and other elements.

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

No fonts are included but you can get the ones that I used in the previews here –



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

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Marilyn Mendoza-Bojangin — verified owner

If you want to create customize real vintage maps for any designs, this is the only pack you need. I absolutely love to play with different map design for greeting cards, bags and shirt since I got this pack. Jeremy made it so easy and fun to create vintage maps.

DaCa — verified owner

I’ve never used hard this product yet, but it is an impressive tools to make maps of ancient and lost worlds.
I’m happy of this purchase.
Thank you.

MichaelG7355 — verified owner

This is a brilliant design aid. It lets one create all sorts of useful maps for various projects. If you need design products for vintage-style products that would include sea-type scenes, this would be ideal.

Wendy Karabensh

I love this pack! Who doesn’t need a good pirate map?
The directions for these tools are very clear and thorough for both installing and using.
Jeremy’s customer service is amazing.

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