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Beat Tones

Distressed Halftone Brushes

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 211 reviews

Superbly beat up halftones for perfectly imperfect results! Beat Tones contains over 70 brushes ready to add incredible low-fi halftone shading to your comics, spot illustrations, tattoo flash, and branding projects.

Whether adding graduated shading or continuous tones to your work, Beat Tones is the ultimate halftone brush system featuring a huge variety of halftone dot and line fills in layerable tonal values ranging from 10%-90%.

What's Included

  • 50 x Classic Halftone Brushes in dot, line & crosshatch sets with tonal values from 10% to 90%.
  • 24 x Shader Brushes that respond to increased pen pressure.
  • 3 x Liner brushes to compliment your halftone shading.
  • 1 x User Guide.
  • 2 x tutorial videos.
  • Free updates. 

What You'll Dig

  • Addictively fun and easy-to-use with tutorial videos and guides included.
  • Expertly crafted from vintage print ephemera and textures.
  • Designed to add an authentic vintage touch to comics, spot illustrations, branding projects, and more.
  • Built from high-resolution seamless patterns with no obvious repetition.
  • Perfect alignment of textures allows for layering of tonal values from 10%-90%.
  • Layer dots, lines, and crosshatch brushes seamlessly.
  • Quickly create blended halftone gradients with pressure-enabled Shader brushes.
  • Productivity focused with intuitive brush names and groups for fast selection.
  • Multi-platform – available for Photoshop, Procreate, Clip Studio, and Affinity.



PHOTOSHOP: CS6 or higher (Desktop + iPad)

PROCREATE: Version 5 or higher (iPad only).

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

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.

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.

Commerical 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.

Featured Artwork By Blaze Ben Brooks

Blaze Brooks is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Las Vegas via Brooklyn. Combining, traditional graphic illustration, interactive typography, and computer-based distressing techniques, Blaze's aesthetic is often referred to as digital ephemera and generates an authentic illusion often mistaken as analog media.

Notable clients include Tom Petty, Fat Tire Brewing, Playboy, Willie Nelson’s Luck Ranch, Abbot Kinney Festival, Lowell Farms & Cafe, Life Is Beautiful Festival, Orville Peck, Cody Ko, and Noel Miller.

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Reviewed by Scott H.
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Rated 5 out of 5

I love this shit.

I'm 50 years old, been tinkering with graphic design for decades, in the form of punk show posters and such. I'm finally hunkering down with procreate and teaching myself to draw and it's been just an incredibly fulfilling and meditative process. Beat Tones has been one piece of the puzzle in regards to making stuff look like I want and it's very satisfying every time I get to the shading/shadow/texture part of a piece I'm working on. THANK YOU.

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Rated 5 out of 5

Brushed up big time

I'm in my late twenties and work as a Copywriter in advertising. I recently started moonlighting as an illustrator using Procreate – just to let off some creative steam. This is the first brush pack I bought and it's totally elevated my scribbles. I've used these brushes for everything from client presentations to birthday cards for friends.

The True Grit tab is always open on my laptop. I'm always eyeing up new brushes. The site itself is just as great as the products, to be honest. Really inspired by the art you select to showcase brushes – lovely touch!

Overall... Beat Tones is a belter.

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Rated 5 out of 5

To be continued

Excellent. As good as Kraftones. I use them everyday.

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Reviewed by Mattie R.
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Rated 5 out of 5


Really love these brushes :3 use them for my work all the time!

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Reviewed by Cassandra R.
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Rated 5 out of 5


I’ve always loved vintage art and comics and this brush pack has allowed me to make the most stunning works that look straight outta 1990! I had a piece drawn and I just could not find any colour or shading that worked with it, until I bought beat tones! Now a piece that almost made me stress cry makes me cry with pride!

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Beat Tones

Distressed Halftone Brushes
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