Vector Distressing Kit

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Texture, roughen, distress and destroy with our Hardwear Vector Distressing Kit for Adobe Illustrator. Inspired by the time-worn packaging, badges and print ephemera of vintage power-tools, Hardwear takes the hassle out of creating print-quality distressing effects natively in Illustrator.

Featuring a huge selection of authentic textures, the kit is easy to use with a tonne of customizable settings for perfectly textured type, logos, badges and lettering from subtle grain to brutal grunge and everything in between.


What's Included

  • 48 high quality texture graphic style presets.
  • 1 x action set containing 5 different actions for processing your artwork.
  • 9 x grit and speckle vector brushes for adding finishing touches.
  • 1 x detailed written tutorial, including complete instructions for processing your artwork and advanced customization tips and tricks.
  • 1 x troubleshooting cheat sheet for when things get weird.
  • Free updates.

What You'll Dig

  • Perfect for logos, badges, hand lettering, typography, and simple illustrations.
  • Pro-built from a diverse selection of authentic source materials such as vintage paper samples, toner, ink, card stock, woodgrain, and halftoned print materials. 
  • Simple process with detailed instructions, tips, and tricks included.
  • Highly customizable with control over texture frequency, randomization, edge distressing, texture scale, texture brightness, texture inset, round corners, and edge speckle.



ILLUSTRATOR: CS6 or higher (Desktop only).

For Novice To Expert Users

Perfect for novice to expert Illustrator users with a working knowledge of Illustrator and it's user interface. A detailed tutorial is included with complete instructions for using your distressing effects.

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 Neighborhood Studio

Featured type design, badges and logo's crafted in collaboration with the one and only
Curtis Jinkins, Wimberley, TX. Graphic Exploration with Commercial Intentions.

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Reviewed by Devanté C.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Love this pack!

This pack is amazing, gives all my designs a bit of roughness and it is very easy to easy and implement!

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Rated 5 out of 5


It is super user friendly and helpful to give vector illustrations more mmmphm

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Reviewed by Timothy M.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Hardware Illustrator

Great quality textures and super easy to use instructions!

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Reviewed by Chris V.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Textures made easy

Love how customisable the textures are. Have never been a fan of cooky cutter texture overlays.

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Reviewed by James C.
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Rated 5 out of 5

Jeez my dude so good.

Super powerful set. Took my mediocre Illustrator work from 'acceptable' up the scale, passing 'effin' sweet' on the way and topping out somewhere at the 'WTF So sick' level.

...and none of it would have happened with the excellent step-by-step support guides. Primo.

Loyal TrueGrit customer f'life.

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