Create a vintage manipulation in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we use the channel mixing technique, working with blending modes and opacity to create a vintage manipulation in Adobe Photoshop CS5. You will need an appropriate retro image of the model and fabric texture. The link to the PSD file is listed at the end of this lesson. So let’s get started!

The final result:

Note: The author used paid materials. Also in the source of the lesson is the original image. In the archive you will find an alternative version of the images to perform the lesson.

Step 1

First create a working document (Ctrl + N) in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with the following dimensions: 1000 px x 1500 px (color mode (RGB)) (color mode (RGB)), resolution (resolution) 72 pixels / inch (pixels / inch).

Pick a red fabric texture, open it in Photoshop, and then transfer it to our working document, or if you want, you can replace the current texture with the one you like.

Step 2

Press the button Create a new adjustment or fill layer (Create new fill or adjustment layer) at the bottom of the layers panel. Select adjustment layer Color tone / Saturation (Hue / Saturation). Slide the slider all the way to the left to decrease the color saturation.

The result should be as in the screenshot below.

Step 3

Press the button again. Create a new adjustment or fill layer (Create new fill or adjustment layer) at the bottom of the layers panel. This time select the adjustment layer. Curves (Curves) for a little color correction. Set the curve as shown in the screenshot below.

The result should be as in the screenshot below.

Step 4

Create a new layer, set the value Fillings (Fill) for this layer 0%. Press the button Add layer style (Add a layer style) at the bottom of the layers panel and in the menu that appears select the layer style Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay).

Click on the gradient scale to open the window. Gradient editor (Gradient Editor). Set the gradient colors as shown in the screenshot below. Click the ‘OK’ button to close the settings window Gradient editor (Gradient Editor).

Result.

Step 5

Create a new layer. Choose a tool Brush (Brush tool (B)), install a soft round brush.

We use a soft brush to paint over the created background. Paint the lower part of the canvas with a white brush with an opacity of 10%, and paint over the color transition between green and purple with a black brush with an opacity of 10%.

Reduce value Fillings (Fill) for this layer up to 16%, and also change the blending mode to Linear light (Linear Light).

Step 6

Create a new layer and use the same soft round brush to paint the left and right sides of the canvas. Brush color # 50675A, Opacity (Opacity) brush 15%.

Change the blending mode for this layer to Chromaticity (Color).

Step 7

Create a new layer. Fill this layer with white using the tool. Fill (Paint Bucket Tool (G)). Next, add a layer mask, to do this, click Add layer mask (Add layer mask) at the bottom of the layers panel. Apply filter Clouds (Clouds) to the mask, for this we go Filter – Rendering – Clouds (Filter> Render> Clouds).

Change the blending mode for this layer to Overlap (Overlay).

Step 8

Choose a source image with a model, for this lesson, I picked up a vintage image of a model in pin-up style, listening to music, on the stock site Shutterstock. I want to thank the author of this photo. If you want, you can replace this image of the model with your own image.

Remove the background on the image with the model using any selection tool that you prefer to work with: Pen (Pen Tool (P)), Magic wand (Magic Wand Tool (W)), Magnetic Lasso (Magnetic Lasso (L)) or even easier – apply a filter Pull out (Extract) to select the model image on a new layer of the working document, for this we go Filter – Extract (Filter> Extract).

Step 9

Create a new layer, select a soft round brush, brush color is black, opacity (Opacity) brush 30%. Draw a shadow near the legs of the model. The shadow layer must be below the model layer. Next, select the tool Finger (Smudge Tool) to blur the shadow on the left side.

Step 10

Press the button Create a new adjustment or fill layer (Create new fill or adjustment layer) at the bottom of the layers panel. Select adjustment layer Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation). Slide the slider all the way to the left to decrease the color saturation.

Result.

Hold the ‘Alt’ key and click between the adjustment layer. Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation) and a layer with a model in the layers palette to convert the adjustment layer into a clipping mask.

Result.

Step 11

Create a new layer. Fill this layer with the tool. Fill (Paint Bucket Tool (G)). Fill color # 2E2D2A.

Hold ‘Alt’ and click between layers in the layers palette to convert the filled layer to a clipping mask.

Reduce value Fillings (Fill) for this layer up to 40%, and also change the blending mode to Bright light (Vivid Light).

Step 12

Create a new layer. Choose a soft round brush, brush color is black, opacity (Opacity) brush 20%.

Using a brush, add shadows to the model’s body:

Hold ‘Alt’ and click between layers in the layers palette to convert the layer to a clipping mask.

Result.

Step 13

Next, merge all layers with the model, including the layers with a shadow, into one group (hold CTRL ’, select the desired layers, then hold the left mouse button on the selected layers, drag them to the icon Create a new group (Create a new group) at the bottom of the layers panel).

Rasterize a new group. To do this, on the layer with the group, press the keys (CTRL + E) to merge the group.

Next, with the tool Rectangular area (Rectangular Marquee Tool (M)), create an active selection, as shown in the screenshot below.

Right-click inside the created selection and select the option in the menu that appears. Transformationselected area (Transform Selection). Using the selection transformation, tilt the selection as shown in the screenshot below:

Hold ‘Ctrl’ and double-click inside the selected area to exit the transformation mode. Next, with the tool Move (Move Tool (V)), shift the cut selection.

Press the button Add layer style (Add a layer style) at the bottom of the layers panel and in the window that appears select the layer style Inner shadow (Inner Shadow).

Apply layer style Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay):

Click on the gradient scale to open the window. Gradient editor (Gradient Editor). Set the gradient colors as shown in the screenshot below. Click the ‘OK’ button to close the settings window Gradient editor (Gradient Editor).

Result.

Step 14

Using the same technique, cut out more stripes on the model’s body, applying the same layer styles that we applied to the first selected strip. Arrange the strips one behind the other, as shown in the screenshot below.

Step 15

Create a new layer and use the tool Fill (Paint Bucket Tool (G)), fill with # 283A26.

Change the blending mode for this layer to Chromaticity (Color).

Step 16

Create a new layer. Choose soft round brush, brush color # 343841.

Using this brush, paint over the image as shown in the screenshot below.

Reduce value Fillings (Fill) for this layer to 0%, and also change the blending mode for this layer to Lightening basics (Color Dodge).

Step 17

Create a new layer, select the soft round brush we used earlier, the brush color is white, opacity (Opacity) brush 15%. Add highlights to the model’s body.

Reduce value Fillings (Fill) to 77%, and also change the blending mode for this layer to Overlap (Overlay).

Step 18

Create a new layer, select a soft round brush, brush opacity 40%, brush color blue and purple. Paint over the image as shown in the screenshot below.

Change the blending mode for this layer to Soft light (Soft Light).

Step 19

Create another new layer using the same brush we used earlier, # 6EAF6A brush color, opacity (Opacity) brush 15%, paint over the edges of the image.

Change the blending mode for this layer to Chromaticity (Color).

Step 20

Create another new layer, using a soft round brush, brush color # FFC78C, brush opacity 15%, paint over the model’s face.

Step 21

Press the button Create a new adjustment or fill layer (Create new fill or adjustment layer) at the bottom of the layers panel. Select adjustment layer Curves (Curves) for a little color correction. Set the curve as shown in the screenshot below.

The result after the correction of the correction layer, you can see in the screenshot below.

Step 22

… Press the button again Create a new adjustment or fill layer (Create new fill or adjustment layer) at the bottom of the layers panel. This time select the adjustment layer. Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation). Move the slider to the right to increase Brightness (Lightness) color range, and move the sliders to the left to reduce Color tone (Hue) and Saturation (Saturation).

Result.

Step 23

Now we draw a triangle, select the tool Pen (Pen Tool (P)), in the control panel of this tool, set the mode to Layer layer (Shape Layers). Draw a triangle shape as shown in the screenshot below.

Reduce value Fillings (Fill) for a layer with a triangle up to 0%. Press the button Add layer style (Add a layer style) at the bottom of the layers panel and in the window that appears select the layer style Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay):

Click on the gradient scale to open the window. Gradient editor (Gradient Editor). Set the gradient colors as shown in the screenshot below. Click the ‘OK’ button to close the settings window Gradient editor (Gradient Editor).

Result.

Step 24

Next, with the tool Pen (Pen Tool (P)), draw a white light edge on the triangle.

Reduce value Fillings (Fill) for a layer with a white edge up to 43%.

Step 25

Merge all the layers related to the triangle into one group (hold the ‘CTRL’ key, select the desired layers, then hold the left mouse button on the selected layers, drag them to the icon Create a new group (Create a new group) at the bottom of the layers panel).

Rasterize a new group. To do this, on the layer with the group, press the keys (CTRL + E) to merge the group. On a layer with a rasterized group, click Add layer mask (Add layer mask) at the bottom of the layers panel. Choose a soft round brush; brush color is black. Paint over the layer mask to hide the bottom of the triangle.

Result.

Step 26

Next, we add an outer stroke to the right side of the model image. Choose a tool Pen (Pen Tool (P)), in the control panel of this tool, set the mode to Layer layer (Shape Layers). Draw a shape as shown in the screenshot below.

Reduce value Fillings (Fill) for this layer to 0%, and also reduce the value Opacity (Opacity) up to 73%. Press the button Add layer style (Add a layer style) at the bottom of the layers panel and in the menu that appears, select the option Overlay options (Blending Options), and then go to Extra options (Advanced Blending) to select an option Layer Mask Hides Effects (Layer Mask Hides Effects).

Apply layer style Stroke (Stroke):

Result.

Add a mask to the last layer that we created. To do this, click the button. Add layer mask (Add layer mask) at the bottom of the layers panel. Choose a soft round brush in black, 40% opacity.

Paint a black brush on the layer mask to hide part of the stroke, as shown in the screenshot below. Leave a stroke only along the right edge of the model image.

Step 27

Choose a tool Arbitrary shape (Custom Shape Tool (U)), in the control panel of this tool, click on the icon Figures (Shape) to open a window of arbitrary shapes. Select the following shapes at the bottom of the menu.

Using these figures, add a variety of musical keys, as shown in the screenshot below, varying the value Fillings (Fill) for each layer with a musical key.

Step 28

Next, we will add light effects to the stripes that make up the model. In this case, we will create a selection by the size of the strips using the tool Rectangular area (Rectangular Marquee Tool (M)).

Now right-click inside the active area and select the option in the menu that appears. Transform selected area (Transform Selection) to create a slope, as shown in the screenshot below.

Using a soft round brush, the color of the brush is white, paint over the bottom edges inside the selected area. Do the same with all stripes.

Result.

Reduce value Fillings (Fill) for a layer with light effects up to 66%, and also change the blending mode to Glow (Luminosity).

Step 29

Merge all layers into one group (hold down the ‘CTRL’ key, select the desired layers, then hold down the left mouse button on the selected layers and drag them to the icon Create a new group (Create a new group) at the bottom of the layers panel.

Rasterize a new group. To do this, on the layer with the group, press the keys (CTRL + E) to merge the group.

Next, on the rasterized layer, apply a filter Contour sharpness (Unsharp Mask), for this we go Filter – Sharpness – Contour Sharpness (Filter> Sharpen> Unsharp Mask).

Result.

Step 30

Next, we will add a pattern to the background, download the Micro Patterns on the Deviantart website. I would like to thank the author for these patterns:

Using tool Rectangle (Rectangle Tool (U)), draw the next rectangle, as shown in the screenshot below.

Add the downloaded file with the patterns in your Photoshop program, for this we go Program Files \Adobe \Adobe Photoshop X \Presets \ Patterns folder (Program Files \ Adobe \ Adobe Photoshop X \ Presets \ Patterns folder (where Adobe Photoshop X is your version of Photoshop).

Reduce value Fillings (Fill) for a layer with a rectangle up to 0%, then press the button Add layer style (Add a layer style) at the bottom of the layers panel and in the window that appears select the layer style Pattern overlay (Pattern Overlay). Click on the window Pattern palettes (Pattern Preset Picker), and then download the file from the Program Files \ Adobe \ Adobe Photoshop X \ Presets \ Patterns folder. Apply the following settings to the layer style. Pattern overlay (Pattern Overlay), which are shown in the screenshot below:

Result.

Step 31

Now rasterize the patterned layer, right-click on the layer in the layers panel and select the option in the menu that appears. Rastrirovat layer (Rasterize layer). Duplicate the new layer and then select the tool. Free transformation (Free Transform (Ctrl + T)) to rotate the duplicate layer. Set the value Fillings (Fill) for this layer by 50%, and then change the blending mode to Overlap (Overlay).

Set the value Fillings (Fill) for the second layer at 20%, and then change the blending mode to Overlap (Overlay).

Step 32

Create a new layer, select a soft round brush, brush color is white, opacity (Opacity) brush 20%.

Using the selected brush, paint over the canvas as shown in the screenshot below:

Change the blending mode for this layer to Overlap (Overlay).

Thank you for being with me during the lesson. I hope that this lesson was not difficult for you.

The final result:

PSD lesson

?Author: Designstacks

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