Retro Lighting – Ford Mustang

September 2nd, 2007 by ART-D Posted in Adobe Photoshop, Photo Editing

   

I love to draw cars. I get inspired by retro magazines and 70′s lifestyle. My works are powerful, stylish and full of bright colours. I love to work with vectors, I think vectors can create amazing images with a clear and modern look.

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Create Retro Lighting - Ford Mustang in Photoshop CS3

Begin by creating a new file (File>New) that would have 1024×768 px and 72 dpi. Apply on this layer the Paint Bucket Tool (G) for coloring it in the next presented color – #FCF5ED

Create Retro Lighting - Ford Mustang in Photoshop CS3

Using the Custom Shape Tool (U), it’s possible to select the next shape as it is demonstrated below.

Create Retro Lighting - Ford Mustang in Photoshop CS3

The shape must be changed a little with the Free Transform selection by stretching it, as it is shown next picture.

Create Retro Lighting - Ford Mustang in Photoshop CS3

We need also to apply for the shape the Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create Retro Lighting - Ford Mustang in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Retro Lighting - Ford Mustang in Photoshop CS3

Create Retro Lighting - Ford Mustang in Photoshop CS3

The new processed layer should have Opacity of 29%.

Create Retro Lighting - Ford Mustang in Photoshop CS3

Choosing the Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) now, we need to represent 5 rays, filling each of them with the appropriate color, applying in this case the Paint Bucket Tool (G).

Create Retro Lighting - Ford Mustang in Photoshop CS3

Select again the Custom Shape Tool (U) and represent an arrow, colored with #FF9403, inclining it with the Free Transforme option. Its shape may be corrected with the Convert Point Tool.

Create Retro Lighting - Ford Mustang in Photoshop CS3

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  • robb

    11/09/2009

    just what i’m looking for.
    thx for sharing.

  • AzizuanAziz

    13/09/2009

    thanks for the tuts
    check out mine
    http://bit.ly/TeP6s

  • Koji@ ebook cover software

    20/09/2009

    Very nice Post! Really love it your post! thank you very much for your Information

  • Sasha Gusain

    20/10/2009

    Hi..

    Thanks for that brilliant tutorial. I tweaked it a bit for my blog’s twitter profile: http://www.twitter.com/ilivehealthy

    Appreciate it :-)

    Cheers!

  • kim-i

    21/10/2009

    Thats a great tutorial. very clear.
    Worked for me perfectly!! Thank you :)

  • Pat

    10/12/2009

    soooo….you like to draw cars, but you haven’t realized that that’s not even CLOSE to being a Mustang?

  • student

    14/12/2009

    Im sorry, but you are really bad at explaining your tutorial. I am new to photoshop, and everywhere i look, they always think that i am a pro at it or something. I like your technique, but you cannot explain it at all, and i am not getting the same results as you are. explain things better please…need i say it again?

  • Bright-Tutorials

    21/12/2009

    Great tutorial thanks!

  • Carolina

    07/01/2010

    I cant change the shape like you, neather apply the gradient. Please answer me.
    Thanks.

  • coolhotrod

    12/01/2010

    That’s not a mustang, it’s not even a Ford. Its a 1954 Chevy BelAir.

  • HaHaHa

    23/03/2010

    Mustang huh?

    LMAO – oye.

  • kageska

    11/05/2010

    Yeah! You could at least use a real Mustang!

  • Yuri

    15/10/2010

    People, why most of you is concentrating on what car is it. The tutorial is GREAT. Easy to use and understand.

    Regarding car – use what you own!

    Thank you to the author. Good job!

  • TheSHadow

    11/11/2010

    Yeah Awesome tutorial.well done.By the way from where can i get those custom shapes.
    one suggestion :from next tutorial just provide the link for the elements used

  • nicely

    26/01/2011

    nice…. but hard to represent 5 rays use Polygonal Lasso tool.
    somebody pls help…
    Thx

  • Dave

    21/02/2011

    The overall images looks pretty good here, but not only is that not a Mustang, it’s not even a Ford. That is a ’53 Chevy Coupe.

  • Gary

    06/06/2011

    can you tell me why there is only half a tutorial, wheres the rest of it

  • admin

    07/06/2011

    @Gary above the Users Comments you have Post Pages for navigation

  • Kate

    08/07/2011

    Hi, using CS5 and my photoshop only has ‘Registration Target 1′.. which doesn;t help at all, so I don’t even have the shape needed.. Is there a download I can get so I can have it? Cause I am doing a design course and I LOVE retro, this is an effect I would love to use…

    thanks

  • Kate

    09/07/2011

    figured it out!!

  • Mike

    24/02/2012

    Actually its a 54′ chevy, I have one. 54 ( 5 Teeth grill ) a 53 has ( 3 Teeth grill) but definitely not a Mustang

  • Nitin

    07/03/2012

    The shape must be changed a little with the Free Transform selection by stretching it, as it is shown next picture
    having problem with this step :/ ,,,,,, plzz anybody help me

  • Jonnie

    09/04/2012

    Man, really cool but……unfortunately you need to explain it more for newbies. Few years ago I d be frustrated but thankfully I got some experience so I knew at what you were referring to.

    @Nitin you should explain better your problem. I did that step by using the marquee tool, then Ctrl+t (or Apple+T) and stretching it randomly.

  • Noa

    03/01/2013

    amazing! thank you!

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