Create a Vintage Design Using Illustrator and Photoshop



Make a Vintage Design Using Illustrator and Photoshop

The last couple of days I have shared some resources for creating retro and vintage design work. The two posts were “14 Free Retro Fonts for Vintage Designs” and “Free Vector File: Free Vintage Vector Elements“. In this video, I show you how to use the resources from these two posts to create a vintage design using Photoshop and Illustrator together. Mixing and matching different fonts and shapes from these 2 posts will enable you to create many different styles of vintage and retro design work.

How to creat a vintage design

Above is a preview of the type of vintage design you will be creating in this video. Any of these elements will add a vintage flair to any of your designs. They key is to go against everything that your were recently taught about design and make your vintage design as decorative and ornamental as possible. Creating a tight pattern of flourishes and swirls will help to make your vintage design look more authentic. Arranging the different vector ornaments at different angles, while creating a symmetrical design will help you create a great vintage design. You can do all of this very quickly inside of Illustrator.

Check out the video below:

Conclusion

So how did your vintage design turn out? An alternative to creating a mask using a copy of an image, you could also download a grunge brush pack from a website such as Brusheezy and paint of the layer mask using any of those types of brushes. The distressed look works great when made as a layer mask, because if you mess up (like I did in the video) and chose the wrong method, you can just fill the mask with white and start all over again. Was this vintage design easy for you to create using Illustrator and Photoshop? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.





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