How to Create a Vintage Type Text Effect With Photoshop

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How to Create a Vintage Type Text Effect With Photoshop

Here, you will learn on how to create a vintage type text effect with Photoshop. Hopefully, this will help the beginner level of students in a great deal.

At first, create a new document in Photoshop and fill the background with a solid color. Use the Elliptical Marquee tool to draw a circular selection in the center of the canvas then fill this area with a color that suits your image. Draw a long thin rectangular selection from the center of the circle extending close to the edge. Right click and select Transform Selection and choose the Perspective option. Drag one of the lowermost corner handles inwards to narrow the bottom edge. Hit Enter then fill this new selection with another color. Press Ctrl+J to duplicate the layer, press Ctrl+T to transform the object then right click and select Flip Vertically. Position this flipped copy on the opposite side of the circle then merge the two layers together. Hit Ctrl+J again to duplicate the layer, then transform and rotate the objects perpendicular to the originals. Hold the Shift key while rotating to constrain the angle. Repeat the process of duplicating and rotating copies of the lines to form a radial flare. Merge all the layers together into one. Next, hit Ctrl+Click the layer thumbnail of the circle layer to load its selection. Then, go to Select> Modify> Contract. Enter 10 pixels in the options and hit OK. Fill this new circular selection with a color of your choosing on a new layer. Head back to Select> Modify> Contract and scale the selection down by another 10 pixels. Hit the delete key to remove this inner portion. Copy one of the textures into the document and scale it to size. Load the selection of the texture file by clicking the layer thumbnail while holding the Ctrl key. Erase this selection from each of the layers by adding a Layer Mask.

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Repeat the process with a couple of different texture selections. Add different textures to each layer to allow different underlying colors to show through. Paste in a full texture and scale it to fit the canvas. Invert the color to white then lower the opacity to around 40% to add a touch of detail to the background. Use the Type tool to create a title across the circular background. Transform the text and select the Skew adjustment. Move the right handle upwards to shear the text so it flows upwards at an angle. Scale the text to break out of the circle but position it centrally. Select just the first letters of each word and increase the text size considerably. Duplicate the text layer and position it underneath the original in the layer stack. Move the duplicate layer downwards a few nudges and give it a darker color. Create another duplicate layer but this time with the same fill color as the radial background flare. Add a 7 px stroke of the same color to fatten this text and create a larger offset outline. Ctrl+Click the original text layer to load its selection. Then, go to Select> Modify> Contract and reduce it by 10 px in size. Draw a much thinner selection strip and use this to erase alternating stripes into the text to recreate a popular vintage shading technique. Group all the elements that make up the main text graphic and then add a Layer Mask.

That sums up the whole process. In this way, you can photo edit and create this vintage effect. Hope that helps!


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