Color Formula Brushes
for Comics

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 373 reviews

Faithfully reproduce the warm, nostalgic aesthetic of vintage comic book printing with effects so legit, you'll swear you're looking at a scan. 

With over 370 colors available, the KraftTone Color System really packs a punch, authentically replicating long-forgotten analog processes with maximum craft and minimum fuss. KraftTone was designed with productivity and versatility in mind featuring easy-to-use brush-based processes that allow for complete customization every step of the way.

Photoshop featured – watch the Procreate and Affinity Photo demos here.

What's Included

  • 19 x CMYK dot formula brushes
  • 19 x CMYK line formula brushes
  • 13 x distressing effects brushes
  • 6 x stain effects brushes
  • 4 x Inking Brushes
  • 5 x paper texture templates in classic comic book format (6 5/8" x 10 1/8").
  • 1 x dot screen formula guide pdf featuring 374 colors.
  • 1 x line screen formula guide pdf featuring 374 colors.
  • 1 x bonus solid color swatch palette.
  • 1 x tutorial video series with detailed instructions, tips and tricks.

What You'll Dig

  • Brush-based process that faithfully reproduces the pre-digital comic coloring aesthetics used from the late '30s to the early '90s.
  • Huge 374 color palette available in lightly distressed dot and line screen tints.
  • Take complete control of the process, from inking and paper textures to distressing effects and registration errors.
  • Archival paper texture templates instantly create ink-absorbing sorcery.
  • Non-Destructive Destruction™ - build up incredibly realistic distressing effects whilst keeping your original artwork intact.
  • Built with productivity in mind - auto-select the brush tool and color swatch with one click (Photoshop and Affinity).
  • Identical process across all apps with no large pattern files or actions required. 
  • Screenprint ready - output separations with ease.
  • Super fun and easy to use with detailed video tutorials included.


Affinity Photo

PHOTOSHOP: CS6 or higher (Desktop Only)

PROCREATE: Version 5 or higher (iPad only).

CLIP STUDIO: V1.11.8 (Desktop + iPad + Android)

AFFINITY PHOTO: V1.8 or higher (Desktop + iPad).

Suitable For Novice To Expert Users

KraftTone is perfect for novice to expert artists and includes detailed video tutorials, installation instructions plus tricks and tips for becoming a master of vintage comic color aesthetics.

Commercial License

Individuals, freelancers, creative agencies, and organizations with less than 250 million USD in annual revenue. 

The number of users allowed is equal to the number of users chosen at the time of purchase on the product page. This is displayed on your receipt as the product quantity.

Each user can install or use the Graphic Assets on up to two devices for use by the same user (e.g. a desktop at the studio and a laptop or iPad for home or travel). 


✔  Print and digital publishing projects including comics, book covers, magazines, editorial illustrations and picture books.

✔  Music packaging in physical and digital formats.

✔  Social media content for personal, company and client use.

✔  Branding, logos, stationery, posters and signage.

✔  Creation of digital stock illustration & photography for sale including NFT's.

✔  Art projects and personal work.

✔  Physical end products offered for sale such as homewares, apparel, product packaging, art-prints, greeting-cards, posters, etc (up to 250,000 units).

✔  Video advertising (up to 500,000 lifetime views).

✔  Use in broadcast, film and streaming content (up to 500,000 lifetime views).

✔  Print and outdoor advertising (local & national campaigns).

✔  Desktop, web, mobile, and video game applications (single app).


(!)  Use by organizations or subsidiaries thereof with annual revenue of more than $250 million USD.

(!)  Global or international print advertising campaigns.

(!)  Embedding in create-on-demand or design-it-yourself software or services (individuals selling finished artwork or products for sale on print-on-demand sites OK).

(!)  Any use over the limits described in the Allowed Uses section above.



✘  Sub-licensing, resale, sharing, transfer or redistribution either for free or payment.

✘  Installation into apps other than the app the Graphic Assets are designed for.

✘  Distribution via any physical or internet-connected storage device, cloud service or file-sharing website either for free or payment.

✘  Reverse-engineering and/or use of a True Grit product to create a similar product offered for free or for sale. 

The above is a summary of the key inclusions in our license. Additional terms and conditions apply. View the full User License Agreement here.

Dig It Or It's Free Guarantee

Try any product featuring the Dig It Or It's Free logo* and if you're not into it, it wasn't what you were expecting, didn't work with your system or simply isn't suited to the project you purchased it for, hit us up within 7 days for a refund.

*Value bundles not included. View full terms and conditions here.

Featured Artwork By Johnny Dombrowski

Johnny Dombrowski is an award-winning illustrator working in New York City.

Deeply inspired by golden-age comics, sci-fi, and classic pulp fiction, Johnny's dedication to authentically replicating print aesthetics of a bygone era are second to none. When not SOI's infamous movie night Beers For Fears, you'll find Johnny working on his enviable client list including GQ, Phish, The New York Times, Jack White, DC Comics, ESPN, Mondo, StudioCanal, Wired, Society of Illustrators New York and more.

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Reviewed by Carlos A.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Great retro-coloring tool

In times of absurd color rendering and AI this great tool reminds us of the days when comics where fun and they truly let inks shine. There's a small learning curve that really pays off once you get used to this coloring technique.

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I love this brush set and the built in color set, and the support was so helpful!

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I’m in love!

I adore this set. It truly gives you that retro feel.

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Reviewed by teteo t.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Still can't believe how good it is (Clip Studio Paint)

Using it with Clip Studio Paint.

The results are outstanding.

The ONLY thing I would love to have would be an auto action

that would change the colors picked from the color palette to the rasters .

It's easy to set up, but it may take some time to do so T_T...

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Reviewed by David G.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Love it!

Really stepped up my game using these textures! It's really fun to use as they are intended and following the formula pdf included, but its also great to use the brushes to add quick halftone textures however you want!

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