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Vintage Engraved Patterns

The fastest way to achieving authentically vintage looking designs and illustrations!

While the Artifex Forge offers some successful (and very useful!) Illustrator brush sets, even digitally drawing realistic, vintage artwork can be time-consuming and fiddly. So, why not try a new way to easily create your authentic-looking, etched illustrations with this incredibly realistic set of engraved, repeat patterns?

This nifty short-cut is so simple to use - just layer the patterns at different rotations to create hatching and build up shading. And if that wasn't easy enough, I've also supplied each of the patterns at different rotations as one-click graphic styles (at 90, 22.5, -22.5, 45 and -45 degrees) to further reduce the time it takes to create your vintage art!

The patterns are supplied in black but it's super easy to adjust the color and I've supplied comprehensive instructions on how to do this.

Please note: the patterns are designed to work with vector shapes only and will not work with bitmap images. The product is designed as a quick way to build up tone and texture and not as a one-click effect to convert photos or other images.

Check out the video tutorial to be amazed at just how easy the patterns are to use -

If you want to add more detail to your work, I'd recommend using these patterns in conjunction with my Finest Vintage Brush Pack -

The pack contains all of these fantastic components:

  • The Patterns - Fifteen highly detailed repeat pattern swatches.

  • Graphic Styles - Each of the patterns supplied at different rotations as one-click graphic styles.

  • Example files - The images from the preview. Use these to see how I achieved the look.

  • Instructions. - A very thorough guide on how to load, apply and then adjust the patterns is supplied.

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

The font used on the front page of the preview is 'Banthers' by the very talented Swistblnk Design Std. Check it out here -

The vintage paper background featured in the previews can be downloaded FREE here -

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