We make photos in retro style

To get started, let’s first look at the end result.

Materials for the lesson:

Step 1. Open the original image. Then drag it to a new document, I used a document size of 1440×900 pixels.

Step 2. Go to the menu Layer – Layer Style – Color Overlay (Layers – Layer Style – Color Overlay). Change blending mode to Soft Light (Soft light), color – brown (#eightb5c01).

Step 3. Next, we will create brushes that we will use to create shapes. Create a new layer. Select Rectangle Tool (U) (Rectangle tool) and draw a black rectangle. Complete the transformation Edit – Transform Path – Skew (Editing – Transform – Tilt). Then rasterize the layer. Use the image below as an example.

Step 4. Right click on the thumbnail of the brush layer to make a selection. Then Edit – Define Brush Preset (Edit – Define a brush) to create a brush. Name the brush PSDTUTS. In the Brushes Palette, find the new brush and edit it as shown below.

Step 5. Create a new layer, then go to the menu. Layer – Layer Style (Layers – Layer Style). Now apply some styles to the layer. We use Gradient Overlay, Shadow, Inner Shadow. After that using Brush Tool (B) (Brush tool) click a couple of times to create a shape.

Step 6. Right click on the layer in the Layers Palette. Select Copy Layer Style (Copy layer style). Then create a new layer, right click again. And select Paste Layer Style (Paste the layer style). Click again a few times with the Brush to add additional shapes.

Step 7. Repeat the sixth step two more times.

Step 8. Select all layers with shapes and merge them into one Layer – Merge Layers (Layer- Merge Layers). Then tilt Edit – Transform – Rotate (Edit – Transform – Rotate), after tilting, stretch the layer as shown below.

Step 9. Now distort the shape Edit – Transform – Warp (Edit – Transform – Warp). Move the cells until you form a waveform. In theory, the lines run through one leg in front and the leg behind. This will give a dimension effect.

Step 10. Via Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) (Lasso tool) create a foot selection that is in the foreground. Then select the layer with the figure and hide under the mask Layer – Layer Mask – Hide Selection (Layers – Layer Mask – Hide selected area).

Step 11. Create a new layer, right click on it and select Create a Clipping Mask (Create clipping mask). After select the standard brush Brush Tool (B) (Brush tool) with 0% stiffness. We will make a glare of light on the shape of the lines. Select the shape layer, click where you want to start the line, then hold down the key Shift, Click where you want to finish the line. This way we will create a regular shape line using a brush. Change the layer Opacity to 60%.

Step 12. Repeat Step 11, but this time use black and another place. Opacity down to 40%.

Step 13. Create a new layer on top of all layers. Fill with white color. Apply filter Filter – Noise – Add Noise (Filter – Noise – Add noise), effect – 4%. Change Blend Mode to Multiply (Multiplication).

Step 14. Overlay another image on top of the layers, but below the Noise layer. You can use your own, I used it http://www.sxc.hu/photo/982364. Resize as needed, change the blending mode to Multiply (Multiplication).

One of the best features in Photoshop is the Brush Tool. With it, you can create many effects. In this lesson, using a brush, we created a rectangular shape similar to those that can be seen in the works of James White’s, of which I am a fan. You can also use shapes with rounded corners or other. Play with effects, good luck.

Here you can see the result of the lesson in a larger size.

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