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Video Tutorial: How to Turn Anything into Gold in Photoshop

In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to turn anything into gold using this simple combination of Photoshop filters and tools. The effect smooths out the details of a regular image and adds an array of shiny reflections to mimic the appearance of a polished metal statue. A gradient overlay gives the effect the yellowy tones of gold, then a few finishing touches add some bright highlights.

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Video Tutorial: How to Create a Glitch Effect in Photoshop

In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial we’re going to have some fun creating a trendy glitch effect, that we’ll apply to a photo some accompanying text. The effect combines digital distortions such as screen tearing, RGB splitting and scanlines to simulate the visual errors associated with digital video footage. Much like how analogue effects help to give your artwork a retro look, this glitch effect helps to achieve a modern or futuristic high-tech vibe.

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Video Tutorial: How to Add Retro Print Effects in Photoshop

In today’s Photoshop video tutorial I’m going to show you a series of filters and adjustments you can apply to your artwork to give it an old, aged print effect. The aesthetics of low-cost printing methods in the mid-20th Century is associated with retro comics, magazines and matchbook prints. Ink bleed, misregistration and visible halftone dot patterns are all side-effects of cheap offset printing on cheap paper stock, but those visual traits that were once defects from the printing process are now desired effects to give modern artwork the appearance of a retro print. Follow these steps in Adobe Photoshop to turn your crisp digital designs into nostalgic retro prints. We’ll add filters that replicate the appearance of high ink absorption with irregular edges and bleeding corners, convert all colours into halftone screens, separate and offset the black areas as if the printing plate is misaligned, then we’ll finish off the effect with worn ink and paper textures to add the fine details of pulp grain and distressed areas where the print has worn away.

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Video Tutorial: Distressed Halftone & Engraved Photo Effect

In today’s Photoshop video tutorial I’m going to show you a combination of filters that produce distressed halftone effects, which gives an image a high-contrast, newsprint-style appearance. The main effect is made of halftone dots, but I’ll also show you some additional tweaks you can apply to produce other pattern effects too, like the kind of engraved illustration style you find on bank notes.

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Video Tutorial: How To Create a Retro Cereal Box Design with a Mascot Character

In today’s video tutorial, I’m going to take you through the process of creating a mascot character to go within a retro cereal box design, using a mixture of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. We will begin in Illustrator to draw the character, using simplified shapes based on the old mid-century style of cartoons and mascot designs with basic hand-drawn strokes and limited colours. We’ll then move over to Photoshop to construct the retro cereal box design, where I’ll show you some useful tricks to producing misregistered print effects and paper textures to give the artwork an aged appearance.