Dead Subtle Brush Set

27 Subtle Texture Brushes

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 38 reviews

Like a charismatic reaper luring it's prey, the Dead Subtle Brush Set charms and seduces, adding subtle grain, grit, wear and tear to your work effortlessly.  

Part of our Signature Collection, The Dead Subtle Brush Set was developed in collaboration with renowned illustrator and designer Milan Chagoury (a.k.a. Staybold) and designed to creep seamlessly into his workflow as the perfect compliment to his signature style or yours.

    What's Included

    • 27 x subtle texture brushes @2500px each.
    • 1 x worn record sleeve PSD with 17 texture options to choose from.
    • 1 x brush Installation guide.
    • 1 x worn record sleeve PSD user guide
    • 1 x brush tricks and tips guide
    • 1 x brush preview cheat sheet booklet.
    • Free updates.

    What You'll Dig

    • Signature brush set developed in collaboration with illustrator and designer Milan Chagoury (a.k.a. Staybold)
    • Crafted from real-world source materials for creating authentic effects with a variety of textures and depth of clarity to complement a wide range of styles and applications.
    • Soft brush edges for easy blending and repeating of textures with no harsh edges to clean up afterward.
    • Source materials include bond, watercolor, speckle-tone and waffled paper stocks, box boards, real scratched and worn print samples, paper folds, creases, crinkles, and dry brush strokes.
    • Easy to use worn record sleeve PSD template with 17 different texture variations allowing for hundreds of texture combinations.



    PHOTOSHOP: CS6 or higher (Desktop + iPad)

    PROCREATE: Version 5 or higher (iPad only).

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

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

    Suitable For Novice To Expert Users

    These easy-to-use brushes are intuitive and suited to digital artists of all levels. A detailed user guide is included with installation instructions plus tricks and tips for customizing your brushes.

    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.

    NEED AN EXTENDED LICENSE? Contact us here


    ✘  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 Staybold

    Widely recognized for his work in the Punk and Hardcore music scenes, Milan Chagoury, a.k.a. Staybold, is an illustrator, designer, and apparel taste-maker whose work boldly adorns products and brands alike, from gig posters and merch to street and stage.

    Milan's enviable client list includes Vans Warped Tour, Rise Against, Blink 182, The Amity Affliction, Atreyu, Hurley, Lee Denim, and Uppercut Deluxe.

    Frequently exploring themes of mortality, darkness, and death by misadventure, Milan's work often leans into the inevitability of death with a sly grin, portraying subversive and often enthusiastic embracement of risks taken and lives well-lived. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.


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    Reviewed by Brian
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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Top notch

    Exactly what I wanted, needed and expected. A large variety of great textures, easy to use, and which add this subtle touch of vintage.

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    Reviewed by Darren H.
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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Dead Subtle

    Absolutely love these brushes, great fun! Can't recommend more highly than this...another quality set from TGTS! Thanks!

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    Reviewed by Jacquelynn M.
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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Dead Subtle and Dead Simple

    Love this brush set. They’re so simple to use and have given all of my pieces an added bit of grungey wear and tear without being in-your-face and overdone. A must-have for creating an aged, vintage style.

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    Reviewed by Alynna H.
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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Subtle and Sweet

    I use these brushes in Procreate and they’re great. They’re simple and blend well. They also have enough variation, so you don’t catch repeating details. With the right color combinations, the brushes look realistic and natural.

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    Reviewed by David S.
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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Cool brishes

    Great brushes with great texture

    I recommend this product
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    Dead Subtle Brush Set

    27 Subtle Texture Brushes
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