VectorPress Illustrator Letterpress

By: Ian Barnard Rating:

In the past whenever I want to add textures to my type or lettering I always default to Photoshop, just because it’s so easy and quick to do. I’ve never got on with masks in Illustrator and hi-res textures just slow my Mac down. There must be another way to do this in Illustrator, that can be easy, quick and doesn’t require massive processing power to complete.

VectorPress Illustrator Letterpress

Now you can with VectorPress!

VectorPress uses a unique hybrid of Graphic Styles & Actions to quickly add texture effects to your work in seconds, giving that hand made letterpress feel. Also, I’ve made it work in all versions of Illustrator from CS3 to the current CC. I’ve included a visual quick start guide to get you up and running and making awesome type texture effects in no time!

…and yes, it can be applied to shapes too!

Included in this set:

• 16 Letterpress Graphic Styles (Rough Ink, Halftone, Distressed Lines, Gravel)
• Vectorize! Action
• Image Trace Preset (CS3/CS4 only)
• Quick Start .PDF (CS5/CS6/CC)
• Quick Start .PDF (CS3/CS4)

Software compatibility: Adobe Illustrator CS3 or newer. Won’t work in CoralDraw or Inkscape.

This product was originally featured in The Comprehensive, Creative Vectors Bundle (1000s of Varied Vectors) and The Greatest Vector Bundle of All Time

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7 lovely comments from our community

  1. Hiredmonkeez

    Ive tried installing your vectorpress, but it gave me an error message: “some event has not been registreted for action.” after loading this through: “Actions > Load actions” like the guide suggested..

    • Annabel Smith

      Thank you so much for reaching out to us Edmundo.

      I am really sorry to hear that you are experiencing difficulty with your actions. I can certainly help with this so rest assured, you should see an email from me soon!

  2. nadia3

    Also to not have the pattern change when scaling the object

    • Annabel Smith

      Hey Nadia,

      Thanks so much for reaching out to us!

      I have just popped you over an email to be able to get a little more information about the effect that you are trying to achieve, and I will certainly be able to help you further with this :).

  3. nadia3

    Hi there

    I also can’t figure out how to do this in different colours.

    Please help.


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    Lisa Rose

    Hi, How do I create this effect in different colors? I haven’t been able to figure out how to run the action beyond black text.

    • Annabel Smith

      Thank you so much for reaching out to us Lisa, and rest assured I can certainly help!

      These actions should be able to be applied to any text, in any colour so I have just sent you over an email so that I can get some more information as to what is happening here for you so that I can help you get rocking and rolling with your actions :).


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