Aug 27 2013

Photoshop Time Travel: 40 Retro and Vintage Effects For That Aged Look You Don’t Want To See In The Mirror

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Vintage and retro effects, those that make images look dated, are common and beloved, while at the same time simple to create. It only takes a few steps in Adobe Photoshop to design that cool retro poster or that auld frame around the latest photo or to let that all too clean graphic age a few decades. The examples we dug up today will surely inspire, probably even impress you…

Rusty Vintage Tin Sign in Photoshop

Author: John Shaver
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How to Create a Retro Boxing Poster in Photoshop

Author: James Davies
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Create an old map of your location

Author: Stefan Matei
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Creating a Stunning Old-World Look in Photoshop

Author: Collis
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Super Cool Retro Poster in 10 Steps in Photoshop

Author: Abduzeedo
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Create a Retro Photo and Background

Author: Tyler
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Photoshop vintage effect

Author: Veerle Pieters
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Vintage Typography Experiment in Illustrator and Photoshop

Author: Abduzeedo
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Reader Tutorial: Create Vintage Traveler Diary in Photoshop

Author: Abduzeedo
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Custom Hang Tag

Author: pshero.com
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Photoshop Fine Art Effects Cookbook
“Daguerreotypes – The Louis Daguerre Effect”

Author: photoshopsupport.com
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Creating a Space-Helmeted Future Retro Illustration

Author: James Davies
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How to Design a Rockin’ 80ies Party Poster

Author: Eren Goksel
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Antique Ace Of Spades

Author: pshero.com
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Photoshop How-To: Make a New Image Look Old

Author: Felix Nelson Scott Kelby
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Aging photos – quick and simple

Author: Kochubey
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Old photo, vintage effect

Author: alfoart.com
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The Aging Photo

Author: wacom-asia.com
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breathtaking-dreamy-vintage-photoshop-tutorial

Author: Alex Roman
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Apply a quick vintage look in Photoshop

Author: creativebloq.com
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Achieving a Vintage Look Through Color Tones in Photoshop CS

Author: Anna Gay
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Photoshop tutorial: Vintage-look collage techniques

Author: Ciara Phelan
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How to Make a Vintage Photo in Photoshop

Author: phlearn.com
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Photoshop tutorial: Lighting effects for vintage photo looks

Author: Fabio Sasso
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Photoshop tutorial: Give photos a retro distressed look

Author: Tigz Rice
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Vintage Badge in Illustrator and Photoshop

Author: abduzeedo
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Quick Tip: Learn How To Create a Vintage Photo Effect in Photoshop

Author: Mahesh Kadu
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Create a Funky Retro Wavy Text Effect in Photoshop

Author: Tyler Denis
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Quick PSD Tutorial, How To Create A Simple And Effective Retro Logo With a Soft Grunge Background

Author: pvmgarage.com
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How to Make a Worn Vintage Beach Ad in Photoshop

Author: Jan Cavan
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Adobe Photoshop Tutorial: Vintage & Retro

Author: InvisionModz
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Photoshop Tutorial: Vintage/ Retro effect- HOW TO

Author: xHawtTutorials
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How to Create a Faded Black and White Vintage Effect in Photoshop

Author: SLRlounge
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Photoshop Tutorial: Vintage MW3 Video Game Start Screen

Author: EvanEckard
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Using Vintage Textures in Photoshop

Author: GoMediaCLE
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New Tutorial Released: Illustrating a Vintage Horror Film Poster in Photoshop

Author: DigitalTutors
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Photoshop Cs5 Tutorial: Light Leaks

Author: Justthisgood
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Photoshop: How to Make an Outdoor Wall POSTER look Weathered, Aged and Torn

Author: bluelightningtv
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Photoshop: Part II – Make an ART DECO poster

Author: bluelightningtv
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Photoshop: FOLDED PAPER Effect. How to Make an Object look like Folded Paper

Author: bluelightningtv
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About the Author

Dirk Metzmacher is a professional Photoshop trainer, book author and designed with over 10 years of experience. He is also a creative mind behind Photoshop Weblog, a blog about techniques, tutorials and resources related to Adobe Photoshop.

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Comments and Discussions
  • Allen, 27 August 2013

    Thanks for the list of vintage and retro tutorials! Abduzeedo provides some of the best tuts.

  • Mac @ 36creative, 28 August 2013

    The vintage look and feel is always a fun approach to graphic design. A good design can really be timeless.

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