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35 Beautiful Vintage and Retro Photoshop Tutorials

35 Beautiful Vintage and Retro Photoshop Tutorials
Advertisement By Jacob Gube With the recent post on retro and vintage in modern web design1, it’s time to put the theory into practice. We’ve scoured the Web to find some impressive Photoshop tutorials that can help you achieve an "old-fashioned" look-and-feel in your designs. In this post, we go back to the 1900’s all theway to the 1980’s to showcase a variety of vintage- and retro-inspired designs that involve poster art, collages and graphical elements. Whether you’re into print design or web design, you’ll find something you can use or build upon. You may want to take a look at the following related posts: Without further ado, we present 35 high-quality vintage and retro Adobe Photoshop tutorials that may help your design… well, travel back in time. Vintage and Retro Photoshop Tutorials Colorization Tutorial7This short tutorial showcases a method for colorizing a black and white photo to achieve an aged, vintage look. 3D Retro Strip71Use the Pen Tool to create 3-dimensional retro strips.

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Amazing sculptures that look like they are in motion At first glance these objects look like they are in motion, almost like every object is falling down, especially the “strawberry blanket”. In reality they are actually natural materials, like feathers, fruits and flowers, attached to nylon threads. Sculptor Claire Morgan from Belfast is the creator of this magnificent art work. She has among other things achieved a first class degree in Sculpture from Northumbria University.

Create a Vintage Space Poster with Colorful Lights in Photoshop Tutorial In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a stunning and high-impact retro-style poster that’s out of this world. I will walk you through the steps for creating an unique and detailed light streaks that give the poster its signature look. For this tutorial you need basic Photoshop knowledgeable, as we will work with basic Photoshop tools, like burn tool, brushes, filters and others. Photoshop techniques that you’ll learn in this tutorial, you can use in creation of advertising posters or creating your own stylish photo effect. As you can see from the preview, with the basic knowledge and a little effort, we will be able to create a stunning effect. Finally, we will add some great textures that will give the composition an “out of this world” appearance.

Pop Art Inspired by Lichtenstein - Online Tutorial at Melissa Clifton page 1 Tutorial Links: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 Pop Art Recommended for Beginner to Intermediate Level Photoshop Users If you are a fan of pop art then you’re probably already well acquainted with the work Roy Lichtenstein. Roy Lichtenstein became one of the leading pop artists of the sixties with his comic-strip paintings.

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How To Give Your Photos a Cool Retro Analog Effect Back in the days of analog photography imperfections were part of the job. Colour washes, light leaks, vignettes and blurs were all common problems that appeared during the processing of your film, particularly from cheap cameras such as the Holga, or simply down to human error. While these problems don’t affect digital cameras, we can recreate the cool effects in Photoshop to give our shots that cool lo-fi retro effect. View large scale photograph You don’t have to look far before finding quality examples of old style analog photography. 15 Fantastic (fresh) Photoshop Tutorials from the Design Community Share We all know Photoshop is a tool that can produce practically any effect you want with images. However in order to produce the effect you want, you will need lots of practices and the right guidance. Luckily in this information age, there are lots of free Photoshop tutorial around to teach you how to achieve some amazing effect via Photoshop. In this post, I will showcase you 15 Fantastic (fresh) Photoshop Tutorials from the Design Community.

Achieving a Vintage Look Through Color Tones in Photoshop CS by Guest Contributor Anna Gay Photographers are often striving for a “vintage” look in their photos, and even though there are endless ways of achieving a vintage look, there are a couple of characteristics to keep in mind. First of all, the color tones in a vintage photo often lean towards either a blue or a red hue, or a cross-processed look. Vintage photos also have an element of noise or grain that can be achieved through textures, and also a certain amount of vignetting around the edges of the photo. In this tutorial, we will look at adjusting color tones and adding vignettes. This photo is the result of adjusting the color curves, adding two vignettes, and a color fill, which we will walk through step-by-step.

40 Incredibly Inspirational Retro & Vintage Photoshop Tutorials The memories of yesteryears invoke in us a sense of nostalgia as we long for the days gone by when life seems so much simpler. Technology was not as advanced as it is today, and things were changing at a slower pace. Retro and vintage years usually refer to the decades before our present day, up to the last century. Images of the early 1900s to the 1980s comes into mind as we think about the designs of this era. Even though retro and vintage designs, as the names suggest, are technically outdated, many of us still turn to them for inspiration. These designs are still very much appreciated today due to its nostalgic value.

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Illusion Magazine “Still Life Comes Alive” is a typographical installation by creative director Kyosuke Nishida, art directors Brian Li and Sean Yendrys, and other team members: Dominic Liu, Stefan Spec, and Duc Tran. Notes about project (from Brian Li’s website): […] using thousands of pieces of paper folded and glued together to form the sentence that describes and illustrates the concept. How to Create a Retro Boxing Poster in Photoshop As it's Graphic Design Week here on Psdtuts+, let's take a look at some basic Graphic Design principles and cast an eye over the Boxing Poster aesthetic from yesteryear. Creating a retrograde look is nothing new, but there are some things to keep an eye out for when mimicking Graphic Design from any decades past. We'll be drawing inspiration from Poster Design from the 1960s, particularly Boxing Posters from that era.

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