Letterpress relief printing kit

by It's me simon in Graphics / Textures

  • Compatible Apps:
  • Photoshop

Description

This is a massive collection of photoshop textures and actions that simulate the old school letterpress ink print style. You will struggle to find a more comprehensive letterpress pack, this is huge at nearly 1gb.

Handmade relief printing

Everything in the pack has been printed by hand using a cast iron book binding press and an ink brayer.

The textures vary from heavy to light ink and everything in between. The pack also has a good selection of rough and distressed ink textures with plenty of grunge, scratches and lines.

You can mix any textures together to create an astonishing array of vintage printing styles.

Create vintage letterpress effects

It contains 30 main print textures that are all smart object ready and hi-resolution (3150 x 4498 @ 300 dpi). Just edit one smart object to see how your design looks with 30 different textures.

Combine those with the set of 19 actions, 10 grunge overlays and 10 paper textures and you will be creating vintage letterpress textures in no time.

Overprint ink effects

I've even included a layer set that simulates real overprint ink. So you can have two colours that overlap to create a third colour. In fact, you can have as many as you want.

What's in the pack

  • 1 Photoshop file
  • 30 main handmade print textures
  • 19 Photoshop actions
  • 10 Grunge ink overlays
  • 10 Real paper samples
  • Overprint ink layer setup

Rock and Roller

Just to clarify this is 1 photoshop file with 30 preset texture folders. Just drag and drop any artwork into the folder and the texture is applied—so it's really easy to use.

The included actions complement the textures by adding subtle (and not so subtle) effects.

Requirements

Photoshop CS6 and above. A basic working knowledge of adobe Photoshop but video tutorial is included.

Rock and Roller video demo

https://vimeo.com/199865676

How to update smart object

https://vimeo.com/199991582

If you need any help, or have questions just ask.

It's me simon

It's me simon

Founding Shop

Hello, It's me Simon, a designer from London, England. I specialise in creating simple, authentic typefaces, photographs and graphics. @itsmesimon