In this tutorial I will show you how to create Vinatge Funky 70′s Poster in Photoshop only. We will mix blend modes, brushes and a disco looking font to achieve the effect.
Make a new document in Photoshop that is 750px wide by 1000px high at 72dpi. Set the foreground color to #1c3b00 and fill the “Background” layer with this color by pressing Alt + Backspace.
Let’s drag some guide lines. Go to View -> New Guide -> and add Vertical Guides at 10px and 740px; and Horizontal Guides at 10px and 990px.
Now, with Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) make a selection, create new layer and fill it with #ff5117. Name this layer “orange background”.
Create a new document (50X50px) and create a new layer called “circle”. Then create a black circle, the size of your entire canvas. Hide your original background layer and then go to Edit -> Define Pattern and define your pattern as “circle – 50×50″.
Then return to your original document and select your “orange background” layer. Go to blending options and apply your “circle – 50×50″ pattern as part of a pattern overlay. Reduce pattern overlayâ€™s opacity to 8%.
Grab a sunburst graphic (i choose sunburst20) from Free Sunbursts Set, created by Tom of PSDFAN, and paste it onto a new layer above “orange background” layer. Now go to Image -> Adjustments -> Hue/Saturation and make following adjustments:
Resize it and place like on the picture below. Lower the Opacity to 20%. Name this layer “sunburst”.
Hide all layers. Select the Ellipse Tool (U), and create a circle. Use black for the color, and go to Layer -> Layer Style -> Blending Options. Change the Fill Opacity to 50%. After that select Stroke. Use 8 pixels for the size, Inside for the Position and Black for the color.
Select ellipse, go to Edit -> Define Brush Preset and give a name to a new brush.
Hide ellipse layer and unhide “background” and “orange background” layers. Create new layer above “orange background”, set the foreground color to white (#ffffff), pick up Brush Tool (B), for brush choose the one that we created. Go to Window -> Brushes (F5) and make the following adjustments:
Now just paint some ellipses with our custom brush. For this first layer use a big size, like 400px.
Go to Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur and set 20px for the Radius.
Lower the Opacity to 70%. Name this layer “big cirlces”.
Create another new layer and paint more brushes, but this time use a smaller size for the brush. After that go to Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur. Use 5 pixels for the Radius.
Lower the Opacity of this layer to 50%. Name this layer “medium circles”.
Create another layer and repeat the previous step, with a much smaller brush. Apply the Gaussian Blur to this layer. Use 1 pixel for the Radius.
Lower the Opacity to 30% and name this layer “small circles”.
Now, group these 3 layers (“big cirlces”, “medium circles” and “small circles”) into “Circles” Group, and then change Blend Mode to Color Dodge. So here’s what we have now.
Download beautiful sexy young lady from here , copy and paste it above “Circles” group. Resize a bit and place it like on the picture below. Give this layer name “girl”.
Go to Filter -> Sharpen -> Unsharp Mask and make adjustments.
Then go to Create new fill or adjustment layer at the bottom of layers window,
and choose Levels. Apply following settings:
Repeat the process above, but this time choose Photo Filter.
Let’s take a look now.
Let’s move on. Command + Click on Girls Thumbnail to make a selection.
Go to Select -> Modify -> Expand and make Expand by 8px. Create new layer below “girl” layer and fill the layer with any color. Don’t clear the selection yet.
Now go to Select -> Modify -> Contract and Contract by 2px, and hit Backspace on the keyboard to delete. Clear the selection by pressing Command + D on the keyboard.
Apply the following Layer Styles.
Go to Filter -> Blur -> Gaussian Blur and set 2px for the Radius.
Name this layer “glow”.
Select “girl” layer, together with “Levels” and “Photo Filter” and duplicate them.
Select duplicated layers, turn off Levels copy layer and Merge those layers. Name result layer “girl copy”.
Invoke Transform Tool by pressing Command + T on keyboard, and make “girl copy” layer smaller.
Move “girl copy” layer below “glow” layer, apply Gaussian Blur with radius set at 1px, and lower the Opacity to 50%.
Repeat the above steps two more time, but making the girls layers every time a bit smaller.
Download “Fortuna Dot” font from here. Pick up Horizontal Type Tool (T), chosse “Fortuna Dot”, set the font size to 85px, font color to white (#ffffff) and type the text.
Rasterize text layer.
Pick Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) and make a selection like on the picture.
Go to Layer -> New -> Layer Via Cut (Shift + Command + J). Name this new layer “R”.
Move the original text layer below “girl” layer, so you should have this.
Zoom in, make sure original text layer is selected, make selection with Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) and hit Backspace to delete selection. Clear the selection (Command + D).
Now, zoom in once again, but this time over the word “murder”, make selection with Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) and hit Backspace to delete. Clear the selection (Command + D).
Let’s add a few more details.
Create new layer above “R” layer, make a selection with Command + Click on “R” layer thumbnail, select Brush Tool (B), choose Soft Round 27px brush, for foreground color choose #150303 and start painting on the new created layer, but only over the left side, close to the edges. That way we will create sutable shadow over the letter R.
Clear the selection (Command + D).
Now zoom in over the word “murder”, and using the above method create sutable shadow over the letter R.
Let’s take a look at final image.
To make it more old add a few scratches. Download Heavy Scratch brushes, open the brush tool (B), load Heavy Scratch brushes, pick up Scratch Heavy brush, set diameter to max 1050px, make sure that foreground color is white (#ffffff), create new layer above all layers, and paint with brush tool. Name this layer “scratch”. Lower the Opacity to 70%.
That’s all folks. Thanks for reading!
Hope you all enjoy, learn something and have fun with this tutorial.
Stay tuned for more cool stuff!
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