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:
And here is how the final outcome of our tutorial will look:
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Press SHIFT + CTRL + N on your keyboard to create a new layer.
Set your foreground color to white (#FFFFFF), and your background color to Black (#000000).
Get out the Gradient Fill Tool () and select the Radial Gradient setting, with the foreground to background gradient
Fill the entire layer with a Radial Gradient, as l have done here:
Change the blending mode of this layer to "Screen" and drop the opacity down to 75 percent:
Press "D" on your keyboard to reset your foreground, and background colors to Black, White respectively.
Go to Filter->Sketch->Halftone Pattern, and apply the following settings:
Okay, now to finally add some color to the background.
Go to Layer->New Adjustment Layer->Color Balance, and press Okay:
Apply the following settings: Highlights:
Now we'll create some great looking retro text to add to our background, here's what we'll be creating:
To start off, you'll need to download the two (yes there is two of them) fonts that l used for this. They are both available for
(Free registration required), and just incase: Click here to learn how to install new fonts. You'll need to close photoshop, and reopen it after installing these fonts, to make them available to you for use.
Press CTRL+ SHIFT + N to create new layer. And once again press CTRL+ SHIFT + N to create yet another new layer (you should now have 2 new layers that are blank).
Set your foreground color to black (#000000), get out the text tool, and choose the 'Alba Super' font first, with these settings:
Go ahead and type out your text:
Press CTRL + E on your keyboard to merge this layer with the previous.