How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration

July 19th, 2010 by ART-D Posted in Adobe Photoshop, Photo Editing

   

Select the Soft Round brush of the same color and Opacity of 30%.

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration
Use this brush several times on the bottom part of the canvas, creating a green nuance.

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration
Choose now the Flat Blunt Short Stiff brush of the color #262a23, Opacity – 30%.

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration
Apply it several times on a new layer, getting a line, like the next one shown below:

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration
Now change the brush’s color on #abb03f and insert on new layer yellow brushstrokes, changing after that the Blending mode to Vivid Light for this layer.

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration
Now represent a kind of layer like the one we’ve represented at the beginning of the lesson, using also the Noise filter.

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration
Choose for it the Blending mode to Difference.

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration
Create one more new layer and fill it with the color shown below:

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration
Change the Blending mode to Overlay for this layer.

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration
Next we have to create one more new layer and fill it with the next color:

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration
Change the Blending mode to Exclusion.

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration
Click Create new fill or adjustment layer from bottom part of the Layers panel.

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration
Select Curves to adjust the curve shape as shown to make a little color corrections.

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration
Finally we’ll get:

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration
Click the Horizontal Type tool (T). Select a font, size and color in the Character panel. (I have used Mod font from dafont)

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration
Click in the image and type Retro and Life words. Press Enter to apply the text. Change the Blending Mode to Pin Light.

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration
Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Inner Shadow:

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration
The text gets a kind of edging.

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration
Make a copy of the layer with the Life text and rasterize it by clicking on the right mouse’s button selecting Rasterize Type. Choose on the copy the next flter: Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur with the same settings as on the next picture:

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration
Put this layer under the Life text’s layer:

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration
On the final stage we have to make one more new adjustment layer. Click Create new fill or adjustment layer from bottom part of the Layers panel and click to Curves to adjust the curve shape as shown to make a little color corrections.

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration

How to create Retro-style Photoshop illustration
The final result!

View full size here.

Download free Layered PSD file.

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  • Dumber

    19/07/2010

    this is a good tutorial :D

  • deden

    20/07/2010

    very good tutorial…

  • MOSES IDU

    28/07/2010

    I am indeed very impressed with this tutorial.

    I am very new to Photoshop… Would love to do more…

    I would appreciate further tutorials that are CS4 tailored.

    You guyz are the best.

    MOUZIZ
    Nigeria

  • REAANGABRIEL28

    17/08/2010

    these tutorials are really helpful.
    keep it up mates :)

  • dharmarajan

    27/08/2010

    Hai! really it’s a godd one. than’s for that.

    regards
    dharma

  • nourbil

    01/10/2010

    what is the potoshop in use

  • D-oNe

    29/10/2010

    Retro and vintage is my things so just wanna say “This is Superbly Awesome!!!” :)
    it would be great if you guys brought this kind of tuts a lot more in the future time… i’ll be waiting for more of this surely :)..
    Thanks a bunch guys… keep’em coming…

  • Sirish

    08/03/2011

    I’m stuck at this step

    “As for the objects not to shine through each other, we have to remove those parts of the selected layers, situated under the objects. Select firstly the car’s layer. Click on car’s layer in Layers panel, holding Ctrl button. Then not removing the selection, pass on the vinyl’s layer situated under the car and press Delete button. This way we’ll remove the shining part. This way we have to process all layers”

    What do u mean by pass on the vinyl’s layer and press Delete. I’m not able to proceed from here…:(:(:(

  • sioux

    27/05/2011

    for Sirish
    instead of keeping the car layer selected, deselect it and select the vinyl layer. Once that layer is selected (the vinyl)
    its then that you press delete and what will be removed is the unwanted area that shows through underneath the car layer.

  • Dewen Kurdî

    30/05/2011

    Really good tutorial and very clear.
    But how can I select the Seu_Davi?

  • EDIDIONG

    16/07/2011

    i love this tutorial xpecting more

  • Qterror

    31/10/2012

    very good tutorial :)