Make the logo vintage in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to add a vintage logo in Photoshop to a simple logo.

Final result:

Step 1

To begin with, create a logo to which you want to apply a vintage effect. My logo was created in Adobe Illustrator.

Step 2

Go to Adobe Photoshop, Create a new layer (Shift + Ctrl + N) and fill it with black. Place a logo on this black background. For the logo layer, apply the layer color overlay style (Color Overlay), to change its black color to white.

Step 3

Place the layers with the logo and black background in the group (Ctrl + G) and convert to a smart object (click on the group in the Layers palette, right-click and select Convert to smart object). Next, convert the resulting smart object to smart filter (Filter – Convert to smart filter) (Filter> Convert to Smart Filters) and blur with filter. Gaussian blur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur) (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur) with a radius of 4 pixels.

Step 4

Apply to smart filter adjustment layer Levels (Layer – New Adjustment Layer – Levels) (Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Levels). Change the values ​​here until the blur effect practically disappears. After that, apply a clipping mask to this adjustment layer. This clipping mask should be located in the Layers palette above the layer with the smart filter (Layer – Create Clipping Mask) (Layer> Create Clipping Mask).

Step 5

Above the logo layer create a new layer. (Shift + Ctrl + N) and a brush with a stain effect, go over the logo to create a scuff effect.

Step 6

Place a logo layer and a scuff layer in the group (Ctrl + G) and change the group’s blending mode to Lighter (Lighter Color). Under the layer with the logo, add an image that will serve as a background.

Step 7

The image used in this tutorial is very bright and does not create the desired contrast with the logo. To add contrast to the image, apply the command Hue / Saturation (Image – Correction – Hue / Saturation) (Image> Adustments> Hue and Saturation).

In the dialog that opens, slightly reduce the value of the parameter Saturation (Saturation) and parameter Brightness (Lightness). The values ​​will depend on the image you are using.

Step 8

Apply the Levels command (Image – Adjustment – Levels) (Image> Adjustments> Levels) and change the position of the gray marker to darken the image a little.

Step 9

Add adjustment layer Photo filter (Layer – New Adjustment Layer – Photo Filter) (Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Photo Filter). Use filter Warming filter with a density (Density) of 65%.

Step 10

Transform a group with a logo and a layer with scuffs into smart filter (Filter – Convert to smart filter) (Filter> Convert to Smart Filters) and apply filter Emphasis on edges (Filter – Filter Gallery – Strokes – Focus on Edges) (Filter> Filter Gallery> Brush Strokes> Accented Edges). Experiment with the settings.

Reduce the opacity of the logo to 95% so that it matches the background, you can also use the Levels command to make it not too bright.

Final result:

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