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    In this tutorial you will learn how to create a very retro looking splash display, that works great for signatures, banners, headers, or a great advertisement display for news or print. This tutorial will actually teach you two valuable retro design techniques, starting with a retro swirl half-tone background, and then a fantastic retro dubbed text effect. After reading this tutorial you should be able to experiment and design you own retro splash display with ease.

    Here's an example of what we'll be creating in the first part of this tutorial:
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    And here is how the final outcome of our tutorial will look:
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    Step 1.)
    Start a new document in photoshop that is 700x700 pixels in size.

    Press "D" on your keyboard to reset your foreground and background colors to black (#000000) and white (#FFFFFF)


    Get out the Gradient Fill Tool () and set it up with a foreground to background gradient like so:

    Now fill the background layer of this document, with a gradient similar to what l have done here:

    Step 2.)
    Press CTRL + SHIFT + N on your keyboard to create a new layer.

    Get out the Rectangular Marquee Tool (), and make a selection in the center of your canvas similar to what l've

    done here:

    Set your foreground color to #828282, and fill this selection with the Paint Bucket Fill Tool ():

    Next we'll ensure that this is aligned with the center of the canvas perfectly.

    Press "V" on your keyboard to get out the Move Tool ().

    Press CTRL+ A on your keyboard to select everything.

    Now on the tool bar, click the "Align Horizontal Centers" button:

    Step 3.)
    Now press CTRL + T on your keyboard to get out the Free Transform Tool.

    Hold down the SHIFT + CTRL+ ALT keys on your keyboard.

    While holding these buttons, place your mouse cursor near the bottom left node (box), click and drag this corner inward to

    where the right corner node (box) current is:

    Press ENTER on your keyboard to finalize the transformation.

    Step 4.)
    Press CTRL + J on your keyboard to duplicate this layer.

    Press CTRL + T on your keyboard to open up the free transform tool again.

    In the your Tool Bar, type 38 in the Rotation Dialog Box:

    Press ENTER on your keyboard to finalize the transformation.


    Press and hold down the SHIFT + CTRL + ALT keys on your keyboard and press T a couple times to repeat the free

    transform rotation, until your canvas looks like mine here:

    Now we want to merge each of these wedges together. Do so by pressing CTRL + E on your keyboard until your layers

    pallet looks like mine here:
    Note: You should only have 2 layers, one for the background, and one for our pin wheel/wedges.

    Step 5.)
    Press CTRL + J on your keyboard to duplicate our Pin Wheel / Wedges layer.

    Drop the opacity of this duplicate layer to around 40 percent:

    Press CTRL+ T on your keyboard to get out the Free Transform Tool again.

    Place your mouse near the top Right Node (box) and slightly rotate this duplicate pin wheel layer, as l've done here:

    Press ENTER on your keyboard to finalize the transformation.

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