Over the years I’ve shared several tutorials showing how to create retro text effects mostly using Adobe Illustrator, so today I thought I’d mix things up and show some techniques for creating retro striped text effects with a 70s vibe using tools in Photoshop. Photoshop’s Layer Style tools are the natural place to start, but as we’ll discover they don’t quite cut it. Instead, we’ll make use of the ‘Step and Repeat’ trick to generate an extended drop shadow effect that can then be divided up into coloured stripes. This kind of retro text effect is ideal for creating T-shirt designs, so stick around until the end to see how my ‘Washed & Worn’ textures pack can easily make your artwork look like an old cracked T-shirt print.
This Greatest Hits Photography Bundle contains the best of the best! It’s a collection of the most popular resources from previous photography bundles to provide you with a second chance to acquire these amazing tools at a heavily discounted price of $29 (91% off). Inside you’ll find an array of Photoshop actions, photo overlays and effects packs to take your photos to the next level.
In today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how to create detailed pixel effects just using Photoshop’s Bitmap conversion tool. By configuring a few simple settings, you can easily create retro-style artwork just like old 8-Bit game screens. I’ll first show you how this effect can be applied to photographs, but stick around until the end to also see how this effect helps to create some really cool digital text effects.
Access All Areas members have a great new font to download this week, courtesy of Design a Lot. Coastly is a relaxed, handwritten font that was inspired by the Amalfi Coast in Italy and its lemons (which explains its name and colour palette) with thoughts of limoncello, granita, ice cream, the beach and ferry trips. It’s ideal for headlines, posters, product design, quotes, branding, marketing materials and more. The font supports all major characters and punctuation, and even comes bundled with 10 bonus quote designs with a Summer theme.
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Access All Areas members have a great collection of Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets to download this week, courtesy of Hydrozi. This set of Clean Tones effects transform your images with a bright, clean and warm look. A variety of file formats are supplied, making these photo effects compatible with Adobe Photoshop, the mobile and desktop versions of Adobe Lightroom, and the Adobe Camera RAW tool. These 15 actions and presets can be applied with a single click to instantly enhance your photos. All the settings can then be customised should you want to tweak the result.