Easter card in retro style

In this tutorial we will create an Easter card in retro style. For this lesson we will need vintage patterns and textures. The lesson is not difficult and you can easily make a greeting card for the Great Easter holiday, delighting friends and relatives.

Let’s start!

Materials for the lesson:

Step 1

First you need to prepare the background. Create a new document of the size you need. Create a new layer and fill it with color # d94545. In the center of the canvas draw rays. To do this, use the appropriate brush color # ad3836.

Step 2

Over the layer with the rays create a new layer. On it we will add a pattern of points. You can use in your card any similar pattern that you like! You can also experiment with blending modes for a layer with a texture of dots.

Step 3

This card will look good vintage birds. Create a new layer on top of the previous ones and place this image on it. Switch to Layer Style (Layer Style) and add effect “Shadow“(Drop Shadow).

Step 4

Add a congratulatory text. To do this, create a new layer. Activate the tool Horizontal text (Horizontal Type Tool). Color for text set to white. In the text menu, choose any font you like and write a wish.

Translator’s note: it is better to write each word on a separate layer.

Step 5

Right-click on the text layer icon. In the sub-menu that appears, select “Convert to curves“(Сonvert to shape). You have to remember that after transforming the text you will not be able to edit it using text functions.

Activate the tool Pen (Pen Tool). In the Pen settings, set the function “Add to the shape area“(Add to Shape Area). Using the Pen, traverse the inner contour of the letters so that there are no empty areas left inside the letters (as in the image below).

Step 6

Now add to the text a few Layer Styles (Layer Styles). Start by applying the effect. Stroke (Stroke), color – white. Then add the Easter mood with Pattern Overlay (Pattern Overley). To get themed pattern, open the image with a cute egg.

Making a pattern from a PNG file is pretty easy. To do this, open your PNG image in a new document with a transparent background, and then go to Editing Define >Pattern (Edit> Define Pattern).

Return to your main document. Go to effect Pattern Overlay (Pattern Overley). The pattern you created will be at the bottom of the template menu. Experiment with the settings. If you create text words on different layers, it will be easier to achieve a good result.

Step 7

Duplicate the text layer. Switch to Layers> Layer Style> Clear Layer Style (Clear layer styles). Convert the layer copy to a smart object (Layers> Smart Object> Convert to Smart Object (Layer> Smart Objects> Convert to Smart Object)). Go to Layer style and add white Stroke (Stroke) outside. Move the copy layer below the original layer. Move this image several positions down and to the right (as shown in the figure).

Step 8

Go back to Layer Style (Layer Styles). Add effect Pattern Overlay (Pattern Overley), from the list of patterns, choose the pattern “Stripes” or whatever you like. You can also use the pattern generator to create lines (link in the archive).

Step 9

We stylize our postcard. To do this, use the texture of old paper. Transfer the image with the paper into the working paper and place it on top of all previous layers. Blend mode set to Multiplication (Multiply).

You can additionally decorate a postcard by drawing small cracks or bows, the tool will help you with it. Pen (Pen Tool).

This lesson is over! Now you have a nice vintage card, the creation of which took a few simple steps!

For the final presentation of the postcard, I will use a template that will help you imagine what the card will look like after printing. You can choose one of the three proposed templates and simply insert the desired image into it.

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