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34 Retro Photoshop Tutorials for Skills Improvement

34 Retro Photoshop Tutorials for Skills Improvement

Photoshop is one of the most used graphic editing program all over the world. It’s popularity has increased a lot, being used by tens of thousands of designers, creative persons, or just novices that try to overhelm this incredible software. With other graphic competitors from Adobe Inc, such as Fireworks and Illustrator – the Adobe Photoshop program is surely the leading one. In the round-up below, we have compiled more than 30 stunning retro tutorials that can not only be created for skills improvement but can also serve as a source of inspiration.

Create a Retro Pop Style Wallpaper

This tutorial shows how to create a beautiful, vibrant, retro-pop abstract wallpaper. Along with this, you’ll also learn how to add a wonderful texture to your design and make some abstract shapes

Design a 3D Retro Strip

This quite simple but stunning tutorials, shows you how to create some simple but effective 3D objects that can POP your layout. The tutorial also shows how to create a beautiful layout with the help of those 3D shapes.

Retro SunFlower Design

This tutorial shows you how to create a retro sunflower poster in Photoshop. The tutorial also contains tehniques on using brushes, multiple images and different blending modes.

Mix Cool Retro Curves into Your Photographs

The current beautiful and stunning tutorials will show you some tehniques of playing with colors and geometric shapes inside your photos!

Design some Retro Stars in Photoshop

This tutorial shows how to create a very cool retro effect that can be used on groovy templates or just on oldschool layouts.

Design a Scene with a Muscle Car and Hot Chick

This tutorial shows how to turn an image of a Muscle Car and a picture of a hot chick and transform it into one cool retro postcard design. The tutorial is teaching some brush, texture and layer techniques as well.

Craft a Vintage Fifties letter

This tutorial shows how to create a fifties love letter with stamps, bent corener, and a retro border using the brush engine, rectangle tool, layer styles, blend modes and other intermediate techniques.

Create a Gig Poster Design

This tutorial teaches how to create a militaristic grunge and vintage poster, with a character as the main element.

Creating a Retro Grunge Poster

Rhe current photoshop tutorial, teaches how to create a retro/grunge style poster using the pen tool with some textures.

Create Burnt Parchment from Scratch

This tutorial shows how to create a realistic decayed burnt piece of parchment by imitating a physical object from scratch.

Retro/Vintage Illustration

This beautiful and stunning photoshop tutorial shows you how to give retro-style graphics to your own modern-day spin.

Creating an Awesome Retro Collage

This complex and long tutorial teaches how to make an abstract photo collage. It contains a lot of images with exciting stunning effects. You’ll be using different blend modes, filters and some advanced adjustment layer techniques.

Creating a Stunning Old World Look in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you are going to create a sort of old-worldy composition featuring a compass and making use of some awesome vector artwork.

Creating a Space Helmeted Future Retro Illustration

This intermediary but awesome and stunning tutorial teaches how to make a beautiful and vintage illustration just in photoshop.

Creating an Old Collage Effect Poster

The current photoshop tutorial teaches how to create a beautiful, vintage and grunge old-collage effect poster, that is suitable for begginers and intermediars aswell.

How to Create a Stylish Retro Text Effect

This tutorial teaches how to design a cool retro text effect, which popularity is growing very fast.

Create a Retro Grunge Apple Wallpaper


This beautiful and stunning photoshop tutorial teaches how to create an apple-inspired wallpaper with grunge and vintage elements.

How to Create a Retro Boxing Poster

The current photoshop tutorial shows how to create a retrograde look along with adding some vintage, grunge elements with using texturing techniques.

Create a 60s Psychedelic Style Concert Poster

The current photoshop tutorial will teach you how to create a retro 1960s psychedelic concert poster. It relies heavily on the use of Warp Tool, including some other techniques as well.

How to Design a Rockin’ 80s Party Poster

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to design a poster for an 80′s anthem party. Throughout this tutorial, you will create some textures for background, manipulate a photo to give it a stylish lok, and make some some color variations.

Design a Vintage Car Poster with Grunge Texture

This tutorial will show you the processes involved in making an old-looking, vintage car poster with grunge texture, font and brushset in photoshop.

Design an Old Style Safari Map

This tutorial will teach you how to create an old-school safari map, using a range of Photoshop techniques. The tutorial explores some basic photo manipulation and blending techniques.

Give Your Photos a Retro Comic Book Effect

The current photoshop tutorial will show you how to add a fun effect for your incredibly boring photo albums.

Design a Retro 3D Text Effect

This photoshop tutorials teaches you how to createa a beautiful colored retro and some-how vintage 3 dymensional text effect.

Old School Type Line Gradients

The current photoshop tutorial will teach you how to create a old-school vintage and retro text effect.

Create a Retro Cosmic Design

This tutorial will teach you how to recreate the Retro Cosmic designs. All you need is a copy of Photoshop and some time on your hands. In this particular example you’re going to create a retro cosmic rainbow but the techniques explained can be used in combination with any shape and colour.

Make a Vintage Magazine Ad in Photoshop

The following photoshop tutorial will teach you how to create a vintage magazine advertisment in photoshop.

Photo Transfer Edge Effect

This photoshop tutorial will show you how to create a cool old photo transfer edge effect using a piece of stock photography, an alpha channel and the burn/dodge tools.

Design an Old World Wax Seal

The current business card is a multi-colored, well designed piece of art. Also, the additional colored splashes placed on it – increase the beauty of the card.

Create an Old Envelope

The following photoshop tutorial will teach you how to design a textured/vintage old envelope.

TCreate a Simple and Effective Retro Logotype

This photosop tutorial will teach you how to create a super-simple way to create a nice retro logo with an appropriate background.

Have some Retro Photoshop Fun

In the current photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create a retro/vintage digital photography with a “sweet old school” album cover.

Create a Funky Retro Wavy Text Effect

In the following photoshop tutorial you are going to create a retro-colored psychedelic background, which you’re then going to apply to some text.

Design a Super Cool Retro Poster

In this photoshop tutorial you are going to learn how to create a very cool poster in just 10 steps. The following tutorial requires Adobe Photoshop as well as the Adobe Illustrator.


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About the Author:

Stelian is a design enthusiast from Republic of Moldova. Right now he is working on his new design-related blog called Rocket Graphics. Visit RocketGraphsor follow his twitter account @rocketgraphs.

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4 Comments:

  1. Good tutorials very useful collection. Thank you.

  2. DJ Ben says:

    As always awesome, thank you! I’m normally last to find the good articles, for once it looks like I’m one of the first!!!!

  3. Pretty good studying material, thanks!

  4. @_JJunior says:

    veryyyyyyyyyy good!!!

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