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How to Create a Retro Boxing Poster in Photoshop

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. Let's get started! As with any design project, you'll need to decide upon the medium which will carry your message. We'll keep it simple by creating an A3 canvas, keep in mind that if you are designing for print onto paper or canvas you will more than likely need to set a Bleed and/or Slug Area. It's very good practice to sketch out a few ideas before sitting in front of the computer. Of course, for this type of project we'll need old paper stock. ...and Hue/Saturation (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Hue/Saturation). Go to View > Rulers and turn them on. Related:  motion designArt & DesignVintage

Create a Pulsing Poster with a Vinyl Record and Grunge Type In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create a vinyl record with blends and opacity masks. We'll also create some funky pulsing elements, grunge typography, and put it together into a unique poster design. Let's jump into this upbeat tutorial. Below is the final design we will be working towards. Let's start with the vinyl record. Next, we will create the rings that you can see on a vinyl record. Select both circles and apply a Blend Mode of 15 Specified Steps (Command + Alt + B and then go to Object > Blend > Blend Options). Repeat Step 2 and Step 3, but choose a light red as the Stroke color and make it much smaller. Create another small circle, slightly bigger then the red blended circles. Make yet another smaller circle with a white to black radial gradient. Last but not least, create a smaller circle filled with white on top of the hole. Select all the circles we have created and center them both horizontally and vertically and group them together. This is what it should look like.

100 Most Popular Photoshop Tutorials of 2009 24.How to Create a Severed Arm in Photoshop 39.Create a Funky Perspective of a Model Riding Digital Volume 40.Space Explosion Photoshop Tutorial 66.Fantastic Digital Painting Image in Photoshop and Corel Painter Related Post 100 Most Popular Vector Illustrator Tutorials of 2009 35 Vintage & Retro Tuts 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. 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. Wicked-Worn Vintage Pop Art Design9Mesh vintage pop art with grunge to create a unique mash-up of the two popular design styles. Retro Grunge Poster11Wield the Pen Tool and utilize some free brushes and textures to achieve this retro-grunge hybrid look-and-feel. 3D Retro Strip71Use the Pen Tool to create 3-dimensional retro strips. Further Resources

Create and Then Shatter a Grid, while Making a Typographic Poster Let's get our own share of typography with this dark and grungy poster. No, this is not your typical design, as we'll be 'breaking the grid' in hope of creating a dynamic and exciting layout. So grab the usual tools of the trade, Photoshop and Illustrator, and follow these steps into creating your own solution. Before we get started, let's take a look at the image we'll be creating. Our video editor Gavin Steele has created a video tutorial to compliment this text + image tutorial. Ultimately, design is a means of expressing a message, an idea. So what is breaking the grid, anyway? An important thing to keep in mind, is the fact that a broken grid diversifies and prevents predictability, but still contributes to a unified design. A practical example of breaking the grid can be seen on this actual website. Start a new Photoshop Document using an A3 paper size at 300 dpi. Now let's start planning the layout of the design. It's time to plan the focal point. Yep, one more texture...

34 Photoshop Tutorials That Will Leave You Looking Like A Pro Design This time we are bringing you a lot of Photoshop tutorials on all sorts of topics. It's meant to be a good collection for those who aren't quite pro yet, but want to be. From making amazing business cards to bringing a stone statue to life, these take us through hours and hours of practicing those skills. These tutorials are some of the best and varied out there. Great and Interesting Photoshop Tutorials Photo Strip The warp tool is used to create a twisting effect (you need Photoshop CS2 or above). Create a Hellacious Flaming Skull This tutorial goes through all the steps of creating a flaming skull in Photoshop. Customized Product And Label Pay close attention when you do this tutorial. Print-Ready Business Card Design up a simple business card in Photoshop and get it ready for print with crop marks and bleed. Awesome Digital Bokeh Effect Learn how to create a digital bokeh effect. Abstract Watercolor Wallpaper There are plenty of ways to create a watercolor effect in Photoshop.

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. Program: Photoshop CS5Difficulty: BeginnerEstimated Completion Time: 30 Minutes Preview This is the poster that we are going to create. Step 1: Set up a new Photoshop document Create a new document in Photoshop (Ctrl/Cmd + N) using the settings from the following image. Step 2: Add a color gradient to the background Conclusion

How to Design a Print-Ready Flier with Photoshop and Illustrator In this tutorial we are going to create 3D text and integrate it in a natural environment. We will not use any 3D programs, so all you need is Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create this effect. Take a look at the image we'll be creating. Programs: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PhotoshopDifficulty: Intermediate We are going to open up Adobe Illustrator, (using CMYK as your color settings) to start creating our 3D text. Type out the word "Escape", (I am using the font Impact) and change the color to blue (#1A98BB). Typically, we would use the Extrude & Bevel Tool to create a 3D version of our text, but since Illustrator can't really handle what we want to do, we are going to create it ourselves. Click on your text, and go to Type > Create Outlines. Now we are going to shrink the text down and keep it in the same spot at the same time. Highlight all of the letters, open up your Pathfinder (Shift + F9). Now we are ready to bring our text into Photoshop. Now we can bring in our text.

10 REALLY Cool Photoshop Tutorials There are thousands of photo manipulation and effect tutorials on the internet. Below are 10 of my favourites. You may notice that a few of them are a bit, well, ‘dark’, sorry about that but they tend to be the most effective in my opinion! :) Can We Survive? Create an apocalyptic photo manipulation using stock images and a portrait of yourself (all images required are included in the tutorial). Create amazing water-drenched photomontages Create an image of a person dissolving into water from 2 images (included in the tutorial). Displacement effect tutorial This tutorial teaches you how to create a stunning image of a person disintegrating into particles. Chilling Photo Manipulation Create a fantasy photo manipulation called “You Can Not Frost The Time” Make smashing glass effects Master a convincing shattering-glass effect that has dozens of applications with this brilliant technique from Mark Mayers. An Urban-Style Piece of Artwork Create a cool artwork from a portrait photo. I got ‘me’ done!

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. First, open your photo in Photoshop and make sure your foreground color is set to white in your side tool bar. You will see the above dialogue box. As you can see here, there should be three layers – your Background image, then your two gradient layers.