Retro Text in Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop is a great software, and, as Ive discovered, it is good not only for editing pictures, but to create amazing fonts. As a far as I am keen on retro style text, this application appe...
Adobe Photoshop is a great software, and, as Ive discovered, it is good not only for editing pictures, but to create amazing fonts. As a far as I am keen on retro style text, this application appeared to be a great tool in design of retro typefaces that fit in every piece of article devoted to history topics and old-fashioned designs. Therefore, the process takes several steps to het a retro style text.
1. To start, create a new document with a white background. Then, in a palette of choose any pastel color. For example, a pale yellow # fdffdd. Tile the entire document surface with it. Then add canvas texture on. To do this, follow Filter - Texture - Texturiser. In drop-down menu choose the filter Canvas. The nature of texture and direction of light can be experienced. Add a new layer and put some bold text on it. Choose a bright color. Then it is always possible to light it up.
2. In order the text did not seem to float above the surface of the sheet add some depth to it. Click on the fx icon in the Layers palette and choose Inner Shadow effect here with the following parameters: Blending options Inner Shadow, Blend mode multiply, Opacity 60%, Angle 180 degrees, tip Use Global Light, Distance 3px, Choke 3%, Size 3px. Note the shadow color you need to take is not black (default) exclusively, it may be similar in tone to the selected color for your text.
3. It is necessary to apply the filter Texturiser for the font, the same applied before to the background. Thereby the first layer with the font should be transformed in a raster. Click on a layer name with the right mouse button and from the drop down menu choose Rasterize Type. After that, apply a filter with the same parameters as before.
4. In the toolbar, select the Dodge Tool dodge-tool.gif, in the settings of which you should choose a soft brush sufficiently large. With this tool, "wipe" the letters of the text. As a result, it looks like a scratched paint, giving the necessary attrition to letters.
5. There are some details left. Clean up a little the font brightness by setting the opacity to 70 - 80%. Impose a new layer on top of the whole picture, for instance, of the old paper texture. Set up its opacity of 20%.
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