Grain Shader Brush Set

30+ Ultra Shady Brushes

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 215 reviews


Easily add depth, grain, shadow and form to your work with The Grain Shader Brush Set. 

Featuring a diverse selection of authentic textures the Grain Shader Brush Set is ideal for adding everything from bold, grungy shading and drop shadows to subtle speckle accents and finely detailed grain overlays.


What's Included

Photoshop, Procreate, Clip Studio and Affinity Inclusions:

  • 30 x brushes in total featuring:
  • 13 x fixed stroke width brushes
  • 13 x variable stroke width brushes
  • 7 x pressure shader brushes that darken in response to increased pressure. 
  • 5 x grain-builder brushes for creating custom subtle grain overlays
  • 10 x grainy overlay textures.
  • 1 x user guide.
  • Free updates.

Illustrator Inclusions:

  • 25 x brushes
  • 10 x grainy overlay textures in .tiff format 14,000 x 19,000px 
  • 10 x grainy overlay textures in .png format 14,000 x 19,000px
  • 1 x installation guide.
  • 1 x user guide and brush technique tutorial.
  • 1 x brush thumbnail cheat sheet.
  • Free updates

What You'll Dig

  • Perfect for adding grainy drop shadows, blended gradients, gritty accents, and subtle grain overlay effects.
  • Pro-built from diverse authentic source materials including vintage paper samples, concrete, toner, ink spray, and sponged paint. 
  • Supports brush sizes up to 3000px with no loss of quality for press-quality artwork.
  • No obvious repetition, ghosting, or cloning.



PHOTOSHOP: CS6 or higher (Desktop + iPad)

ILLUSTRATOR: CS6 or higher (Desktop only).

PROCREATE: Version 5 or higher (iPad only).

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

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

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.



✘  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 Doublenaut

Doublenaut is the Toronto-based studio of Matt McCracken, Andrew McCracken & Ross Proulx.

Founded in 2004, Doublenaut has made significant contributions to the visual aesthetic of Toronto’s vibrant culture through branding, illustration & poster design for some of the city’s most acclaimed brands & artists.

Doublenaut also creates bold and thoughtful work internationally for brands like Adidas, Casper, Facebook, Nike & more. As three active partners producing every project they ship, Doublenaut takes pride in the ability to see every project from brief to delivery no matter its size.

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Grainy pleasure

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Awesome Brush Set for Illustrator

It really doesn't bog down the software as much as other sets I've tried in the past. Surprising considering the amount of vector points that are created to achieve this grain look. Easy to install and use too!

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30+ Ultra Shady Brushes
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