Nothing beats the look of inking something by hand. The variation of coverage and the small inconsistencies are what give it that individual look. The problem comes when you want to scan that work in and use it. Unless you have an expensive scanner, your work may lose that tone and end up being a bit flat.

Inkwell recreates the look of hand drawn Ink in Photoshop, so you can give life back to your lettering and illustration work. Inkwell uses Photoshop smart layers. Just double click on the layer, paste in your work, save, close and you’re done.

Inkwell - Instant Ink Effects

This works great with calligraphy, hand lettering, illustration and even fonts. The download also features hand made India Ink brushes and washes (made by RuleByArt) to add even more depth to your work. Check out the video demo to see how easy it is to use.

What’s included:

• Inkwell .PSD (3000 x 2000px, Landscape version)
• Inkwell .PSD (2000 x 3000px, Portrait version)
• 5 India Ink Washes .PNG & PS Brushes by RuleByArt
• 5 India Ink Splatters .PNG & PS Brushes by RuleByArt
• 6 Paper Textures .PNG
• Instructions
• Video Links

Software requirements: Adobe Photoshop CS3 and newer.

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Inkwell - Instant Ink Effects

Inkwell – Instant Ink Effects

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    I am interested in finding out if this can be used in Illustrator. Please email it. Thanks!

    • Ben Neeves

      Hey Jiyeon,

      Thank you so much for getting in touch, I am really sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I’m afraid this item is only compatible with Photoshop so it will not work for you in Illustrator. I apologise for any inconvenience caused but rest assured, there are a number of items in our marketplace that should be able to achieve this effect in illustrator. If you would like me to offer any recommendations please do let me know and I will happily assist you with this :)

  2. Tony

    Can the transparent background be kept? The first image shows a before image with a transparent background. After the effect is applied there is a white background behind the new text design. Is it possible to remove that white background and keep the transparent background with the new text design after it is applied? Thank you.

    • Ben Neeves

      Hey Tony,

      Thank you for your comment, I’m pleased to report that the background is on a separate layer which can be removed so you absolutely keep the transparent background when applying this effect :)

      I hope this helps, Tony, and please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any other questions. I’m here to help!

  3. lynn

    Do you have something like this that will work for Photoshop Elements? If you look at stats PE is a huge market. Thanks

    • Ben Neeves

      Hey Lynn,

      Thank you so much for your comment! I am really sorry but I am afraid that the psd files in this pack will not work in Photoshop Elements – I apologise for any inconvenience caused but rest assured, we have some awesome watercolour and ink textures in our marketplace that can achieve a similar effect to this – they are also in png and jpeg format so they should definitely work for you in your software :)

      I apologise again for any inconvenience, Lynn. Rest assured, we always keep a sharp eye out for resources that are compatible with Photoshop Elements but if you have any particular items on your wishlist, please do let me know which ones they are and I will do my best to source them for you :)

  4. Alejandra Gonaldi

    Three in a row! Sorry about asking for the instructions for Illustrator too, could you please email it. Big thanks and a bigger happy birthday.

    • Ben Neeves

      Hey Alejandra,

      Thank you so much for getting in touch and thank you for your purchase! I’m really sorry but I’m afraid that this item is only available in Photoshop – I apologise for any confusion caused! Rest assured, I can certainly offer you some alternative resources that will definitely work for you in Illustrator! I’ve sent you an email to assist with this.

      Apologies again for any confusion, Alejandra! Please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any other questions. I’m here to help!

  5. Claudia

    What about Illustrator?

    • Carol Sweeney

      Hey Claudia,

      I have just popped you an email about this which should help :)

      • Rayna

        Hey Carol, I am also interested in finding out if this can be used in Illustrator. Please email me too!


        • Ben Neeves

          Hey Rayna,

          Thanks so much for getting in touch! I have just sent you an email to assist you with this :) I hope it helps, and please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any other questions. I’m always happy to help!


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