AquaType – Vector Watercolor Effects

Get 100% Vector Watercolor Effects Directly in Illustrator

Using the technology behind my hugely successful product VectorPress, I’ve managed the impossible. By that I mean, getting realistic watercolor effects in Illustrator. All you have to do is choose 1 of the 20 watercolor textures, click play and you’re done. It’s literally that easy.

The effect also adds inconsistent edges to the type, like you would get when working the paint to the edge of the water. At the same time it adds a hand written look to any font, which can be easily turned off if you’re already working with hand drawn type.

AquaType - Vector Watercolor Effects

Included in this set:

• 20 Seamless Watercolour Graphic Styles
• 1 Watercolour Vectorize Action
• 8 Inkmark textures .EPS
• Quick Setup Guide .PDF (CS3/CS4/CS5)
• Quick Setup Guide .PDF (CS6/CC)

Software requirements: Adobe Illustrator CS3 and newer. Will not work in any other graphics software.

This product was originally featured in The Beautifully Artistic Designer’s Kit (1000s of Creative Resources)

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42 lovely comments from our community

  1. abidakberali

    Amazing vector water color effect

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    • Ben Neeves

      Hey Abidakberali,

      Thank you so much for your awesome feedback, I really appreciate you taking the time :)

      I’m really pleased you like the look of AquaType, it is an amazing & comprehensive watercolour kit. Vintage Design Co. did an incredible job with it!

      Thanks again for your kind words, if there is ever anything I could assist you with please do get in touch. I’m always happy to help! :)

      Reply
  2. Carol Dillon

    Will the watercolor effect work in graphic images too, or just type?

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    • Carol Sweeney

      Hey Carol,

      Thanks for the comment on this one! This pack is designed specifically for type but i can definitely help you out if you need some watercolour effects for other parts of your work!

      i have popped you an email to help out!

      Reply
      • Water colour for vector images

        Hello, could you pls share the info on the pack that applies water colour on vector images. Thank you

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        • Ben Neeves

          Hey Oaker,

          Thank you so much for your comment! I can certainly point you in the right direction for some resources that can apply this effect to vectors :) I’ve just sent you an email with some more information on this.

          I hope it helps, Oaker, and please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any other questions. I’m always happy to help!

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          • David

            Can you forward to me as well, the info on the pack that applies watercolor on vector images? Thank you!

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            • sarah-jane@designcuts.com

              Hey David,

              Thank you so much for your comment- I can certainly help you with this!

              I’ve just popped you over an email now to get some more information from you :)

              Reply
    • Druanne

      Could I also get the information for applying the watercolor effect to vector images? Thanks!

      Reply
      • sarah-jane@designcuts.com

        Hey Druanne,

        This pack is designed specifically for type so it won’t work with vectors I am afraid! If you need some watercolour effects for other parts of your work, I would recommend checking out our Watercolour Design Kit:

        http://bit.ly/1Sfyrgz

        I hope this helps :)

        Reply
  3. Craig Dennis

    Can’t these watercolor type effects be applied to any vector object? Does type have to be live or can it be outlined?

    Reply
    • Ben Neeves

      Hey Craig,

      Thank you so much for your comment, I believe that the lovely Carol was able to assist you this query :) If there is ever anything else that I could assist you with please do let me know. I’m always happy to help!

      Reply
  4. Rayna

    Carol Sweeney – I’d be interested in that info as well. Would love to be able to apply to graphic elements. Please email me too! Thanks! ~Rayna

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    • Carol Sweeney

      Hey Rayna,

      Thanks for the comment and not a problem! I have popped you over an email to advise on getting watercolour for your graphic elements :).

      Reply
      • Abriel Shipley

        Hi Rayna,

        I would be interested in having this information via email as well. :) Would be great to apply it to more than just type! Thanks!

        ~Abriel

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        • SJ Duff

          Hey Abriel,

          Thank you so much for your comment.

          This is no problem at all, I would be more than happy to help you with this, so I have just popped you over an email now too :)

          Reply
  5. Craig Dennis

    How about me? Since you didn’t respond to my comment of two days ago, could you at least pop me out that email detailing how to apply the type effects to other vector objects, too?

    Reply
    • Carol Sweeney

      Hey Craig,

      Thanks so much for the comments and my sincere apologies if we missed you out! It was a holiday weekend in the UK so we were on slightly reduced hours and are just getting back to everyone today- I am so sorry if you thought we were ignoring you!

      I have sent you an email now to help you out with your query and rest assured I am always here to help!

      Reply
  6. Lynn Marie

    I would like an email about this too please. Thanks!

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    • Carol Sweeney

      No problem Lynn,

      I have just popped you over an email with some suggestions for watercolour effects for other resources :). I hope they help!

      Reply
  7. Jessica

    Hi! I’m interested in learning about getting this watercolor effect for my graphic elements as well. :) Can you send me some information? Thanks!

    Reply
    • Carol Sweeney

      Hey Jessica,

      Thanks for the comment and of course I can help you out! I have popped you over an email with some links for other items that will help with your graphics as opposed to type :)

      Reply
      • craaaig93

        Hey Carol,

        I would like to know how to apply these effects on vectors as well. Please could you email me as well?

        Reply
        • Ben Neeves

          Hey Craig,

          Thanks for getting in touch, I can certainly assist you with your query! I have sent you an email to help out :)

          Reply
  8. Rebecca Webb

    Ooh me too please! Thanks

    Reply
    • Ben Neeves

      Hey Rebecca,

      Thank you for your comment! I’m just sending you a quick email to assist you with your query :) I hope it helps!

      Reply
  9. Cristian

    Hi all, like others have asked, is there a resource that can apply this affect to shapes and other vector elements? Thank you

    Reply
    • Ben Neeves

      Hey Christian,

      Thank you kindly for getting in touch! I’m really sorry but this pack is designed specifically for type only so I’m afraid it will not work on vectors. Rest assured, I can certainly offer you some suggestions from our marketplace that will work on vectors for you :) I’ve sent you an email to assist you with this. I hope it helps!

      Reply
  10. Marci

    I would also like an email sharing links to pack(s) designed to apply watercolor to vectors and shapes like this does to type, thank you!

    Reply
    • Ben Neeves

      Hey Marci,

      Thank you for getting in touch! I can certainly help you out with your query :) I’ve just sent you an email to assist you with this!

      Reply
  11. lorenza.minghetti

    Can I use this on shapes as well as type?
    Thanks

    Reply
    • Ben Neeves

      Hey Lorenza,

      Thank you kindly for your comment! I’m really sorry but I’m afraid this item is for type only so it will not work for vectors. Rest assured though, we have some great resources available in our marketplace that will definitely be apply to apply this style to vectors :) I’ve sent you a quick email to offer some suggestions to you!

      I hope it helps, Lorenza, and please do let me know if you have any other questions. I’m here to help!

      Reply
  12. meganne829

    Hi, I am new to using both Adobe and Illustrator and having trouble installing this files. Could I get some more detailed information on how I can get this working?

    I am getting a message saying adjust image trace setting to that found in the instrustions then save that preset.

    Please help.

    Reply
    • Ben Neeves

      Hey Meganne,

      Thank you so much for your comment! I’m really sorry to hear that you are having some trouble installing your Aquatype resources. Rest assured, I’m on the case to get you up and running again!

      I’ve sent you an email to investigate this further. I hope it helps, and please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any other questions. I’m here to help!

      Reply
  13. Kelly

    just like everyone else on this thread I would love some information on what resources I need to apply this to vector objects please (maybe you could include some links in your reply saving yourself some time in the future :)

    Reply
    • carol@designcuts.com

      Hey Kelly,

      Thanks for the comment and I am so sorry for any confusion with previous comments. This resource is for type only and will not work with vector objects- a different watercolour resource would be required for that.

      I have popped you over an email with some suggestions for this :)

      Reply
  14. Vicky Martin

    Hi, Please can you send me the information on how to get this effect for vector based objects. Many thanks

    Reply
    • sarah-jane@designcuts.com

      Hey Vicky,

      Thank you so much for your comment!

      I’m really sorry but this particular item does not work on vectors I am afraid. If you were after a pack that you could use across your designs, I would recommend checking out our Watercolour Design Kit: http://bit.ly/1Sfyrgz and there’s also some great watercolour styles in the Watercolor Glitter Styles Bundle from Creators Couture: http://bit.ly/2fDjgPX as well :)

      Reply
  15. tsaritzky@gmail.com

    I absolutely love your Inkwell product, and would also love info on making AquaType work on vectors. Would Inkwell work the same way?

    Reply
    • sarah-jane@designcuts.com

      Hey Tracy,

      This pack is designed specifically for type but I can definitely help you out if you need some watercolour effects for other parts of your work!

      If you were after a pack that you could use for your vectors, I would recommend checking out our Watercolour Design Kit:

      http://bit.ly/1Sfyrgz

      I hope this helps :)

      Reply
  16. Julie Meredith

    Just wanted to let people know that I use this product on shapes in Illustrator all the time and it works just fine… it’s Graphic Styles and Actions so please don’t miss out on buying this thinking it is for text only.

    Reply
    • SJ DC

      Thank you so much for taking the time to let the community know Julie, that’s super helpful of you!

      Reply

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