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104 Incredible Retro-Style Pixelated Illustrator Brushes

by Grant Friedman

on September 2, 2008

in Brushes Freebies Illustrator Brushes Vector Freebies

After designing last week’s HUGE set of Retro Line Brushes I went right to work on a new set of retro-style Illustrator brushes. At first I wasn’t exactly sure how they would turn out but the more I started to play with them, the more I realized how incredibly awesome they actually were. Today’s set of retro-style pixelated brushes includes 104 Illustrator pattern brushes, complete with corner pieces and a swatch palette for you to use in your commercial or personal work for free. Like the last set of retro line brushes that I released, each brush in this set is completely unique and should come in handy for a number of tasks. I’ve never seen any Illustrator brushes like these online so I am hoping that they go over well.


To use these brushes you will first need to download the brush file and save it to your hard drive.  Once downloaded open up your brush palette and in the fly out menu Select Open Brush Library > Other Library > and locate the file on your hard drive.  I saved the brush file back to Illustrator CS.  So you should be fine using these brushes from CS to CS3.  Once you have the brush file open start drawing lines and apply the brush to it.  You can change the stroke size to your needs.

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About Grant Friedman

Grant Friedman is a graphic design, blogger, and author. In addition to being the founder of this website, Grant is also the editor of Psdtuts, one of the world's most popular tutorial websites.