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Sponge Brushes

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Draw or distress your designs with my realistically textured sponge brushes!

After hours of experimentation The Artifex Forge is proud to present Sponge Art Brushes: versatile, realistic texture which is perfect for illustration or for aging your projects.

Using a mixture of natural and artificial sponges gives this pack has a wide range of textures and shapes so its ideal for almost any task. I made over 200 brush marks and picked only the best for this product. These were painstakingly refined to produce the 56 brushes that are included.

Don't just take my word for how great these brushes are. Here's what Creative Market customer Karen Murphy said about them:

"These brushes are great. I keep coming back and finding yet another set of your brushes that I MUST HAVE!! The examples are gorgeous and inspire ideas on using them. Love your videos too! It's great what you can do to enrich "flat art! with this sponge set." I'm such a fan!"

UPDATE! a version of the brushes with pressure sensitivity enabled is now included - perfect for those who use graphics tablets (Please note that this feature only works in Illustrator CS5+).

Never used Illustrator brushes before? Find out how easy they are to use in this handy video -

The pack contains all of these fantastic components:

The Brushes

Natural Sponges:- Lovely uneven texture.

  • 10 natural art brushes.
  • 9 rounded art brushes.
  • 10 natural scatter brushes.

Man Made Sponges: - Neater more refined texture.

  • 11 squared art brushes.
  • 6 thin art brushes.
  • 5 triangular art brushes.
  • 7 scatter brushes.

A quick reference guide

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

Example files

the title page and train preview images: Use these to see how I achieved the look.

Please note: this guide is compatible with Illustrator CS5, CS6 and CC only.


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

Please note! This product is compatible with Illustrator CS1 to CC only.

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