Old Stock-Illustrator Actions

Old Stock Adobe Illustrator Actions for CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6 and CC.

What is Old Stock? Old Stock is a set of over 130 Actions for Adobe Illustrator. They cover a wide range of vintage and modern drop shadows and fills to create beautiful and striking effects for your designs. They can be used on any vectorized type or object. Old Stock creates the effects in vector and separates and groups the shapes for you. All you need to do is apply your own color!

This video demonstrates how to use Old Stocks Actions in a graphic and type design setting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj5a-fqSGFg

Created especially for:

Graphic Designers- Graphic Designers will benefit from the ease of use of Old Stocks Actions. Complex effects can be effortlessly produced in record time. This offers the Graphic Designer a wide array of effects for their logos and layouts.

Type Designers- Type Designers can use Old Stock's Actions to add drop shadows and fills to their new or existing typefaces. Every Action is vectorized and separated for ease of use. Old Stock does all of the hard work for you!

What is included in the package:

Old Stock has over 130 Actions ranging from drop shadows to fills.

Old Stock Fill - 16 Actions that provide a wide range of fills.

Old Stock Inset Fill - 16 Actions that provide a wide range of inset fills.

Drop Shadow - These Actions produce a drop shadow that goes right up to the letter or object. Small, medium and large versions are included for a total of 30 Actions.

Drop Shadow with Outline - These Actions produce a drop shadow with an outline. Small, medium and large versions are included for a total of 30 Actions.

Drop Shadow Minus Outline - These Actions produce a drop shadow without an outline. Small, medium and large versions are included for a total of 30 Actions.

Drop Shadow Gradient - These Actions produce a shaded drop shadow. Included is drop shadow, with outline and also without outline. Small, medium and large versions are included for total of 9 Actions.

Expander - Add Old Stock swatches to text or an object, and the Expander action converts the swatch into a vectorized object.

Old Stock Manual - This detailed manual covers installation and running the Actions. http://borgeslettering.com/oldstock/oldstockmanual.pdf

Old Stock Reference Guide - A handy reference guide showing the actions. http://borgeslettering.com/oldstock/oldstockrefguide.pdf

Video Tutorials -

Old Stock Actions being used in a graphic and type design setting - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj5a-fqSGFg

Old Stock Installation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl7Wvj25I_s

Old Stock Tutorial - Creating a simple drop shadow, split shade, modern use and fills - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv279TEwwnY

Old Stock tips and troubleshooting - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUnGOwtr_9I

Fonts used in the samples and videos: Desire - https://creativemarket.com/Borgeslettering/13716-Desire Alpine Script- https://creativemarket.com/Borgeslettering/2093-Alpine-Script

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  1. David Coffey
    • Purchased

    Fantastic stuff! Thank you so much! You've saved me hours and hours of work and probably executed these effects better than I would have anyway! Everything works perfectly on my copy of Illustrator CS5. An excellent and thoroughly recommended purchase.

  2. Charles Borges de Oliveira
    • Shop Owner

    Hi G. Stone, I am not quite sure what issues you are having. Old Stock works on any vectorized object. It doesn't matter if it is live text or if the text or object is in outline. If you notice on the videos I use text that has been converted to outlines and I run the Old Stock actions and it works perfectly. If you would like to PM me I am sure we can figure out. BTW thanks for purchasing Old Stock!

  3. G. Stone

    Hi Charles, I bought this gorgeous set last summer and I just love it. I'm using it in CS5, and it seems that a lot of the actions only work fully when starting with live text, but I often work on text and ornaments after expanding text. I'm not adept at creating complex actions; is there a work-around for this? I'd get so much more use from Old Stock if there were.

  4. Charles Borges de Oliveira
    • Shop Owner

    You will get the message "Can't create outlines" if your object is already outlines. In other words if you run the action on live text, Old stock will create the text into outlines. If you run the action again it cannot create outlines because the text has already been outlined (you will get the message). This is normal and does not affect the outcome of the action.

  5. Anja Verlaan

    Charles ... all goes well just one small bug ... the "create outline" isn't working. I installed all actions, swatches and graphics but still get a "doesn't work" when filling a second layer wit for example line fill. What am I doing wrong?


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