How to Create Retro Square Push Buttons in Photoshop

How to Create Retro Square Push Buttons in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, we’re going to create a simple set of square push buttons that can be useful in your user interface (UI) designs. The aesthetic of these buttons is inspired by Braun industrial products made during the 60’s, which were designed by the legendary designer, Dieter Rams.

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How to Make a Knob/Dial UI with Photoshop

How to Make a Knob/Dial UI with Photoshop

Using a knob (or dial) user interface is currently prevalent in mobile device and touchscreen app interfaces. You’re probably wondering how to make one. In this Photoshop tutorial, I’ll show you a quick and easy way to make a knob/dial user interface that you can build on and modify to suit your needs.

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How to Give Your Photos a Retro Effect with Photoshop

How to Give Your Photos a Retro Effect with Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to apply a retro effect to your photos. We’ll use adjustment layers, Photoshop brushes, the Gradient Tool, the Brush Tool, Photoshop filters, etc. to mimic the colors, light leaks, film edge burns, overexposure and other characteristics of an old, retro photograph.

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Create a Slider UI Design with Photoshop

Create a Slider UI Design with Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a simple slider user interface (UI) using Photoshop. We’ll use basic (but powerful) Photoshop features — shapes and layer styles — to achieve our goal.

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How to Create Simple Gold Text in Photoshop

How to Create Simple Gold Text in Photoshop

In this short tutorial, I’ll show you how to create gold text using one of the most powerful features of Photoshop: Layer Styles (read this guide on Layer Styles if you’re not familiar with this feature). Once we’re done, we’ll be able to save our layer style and apply it every time we need gold text in our designs.

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Create a Shiny Stereo Receiver in Photoshop from Scratch

Create a Shiny Stereo Receiver in Photoshop from Scratch

In this tutorial, I’ll lead you through the process of creating a detailed stereo receiver from scratch using Photoshop’s vector-drawing capabilities. We’ll use fundamental Photoshop tools and techniques such as shapes, layer styles and filters (just to name a few). So fire up Photoshop and let’s get started!

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Create a Glamorous Vintage-Style Poster in Photoshop

Create a Glamorous Vintage-Style Poster in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will walk you through a process of creating digital work inspired by older magazine fashion ads. You will learn how to use basic shapes and brushes to create an abstract background, see how layers react to one another with Blend Modes, how to create trendy abstract shapes, how Gradient Maps can be used to influence the overall design and more.

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Create a Vintage Memorabilia Poster

Create a Vintage Memorabilia Poster

This tutorial will show you how to create a conceptual vintage-themed poster of the Design Instruct South Expedition to Cape Horn in 1975. We will be mixing images, grunge brushes, textures and more to achieve the final design. The design process involves Photoshop filters, layer masks, trendy typography techniques as well as the use of Adobe Illustrator to create a stylish circular badge logo.

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How to Make a Funky Retro Music Poster in Photoshop

How to Make a Funky Retro Music Poster in Photoshop

This step-by-step Photoshop graphic design tutorial involves designing a retro-inspired music poster for the hypothetical music event called "Get On That Funk Train," which was held in New Orleans at the Design Instruct Club, in July 1974. The process involves creating a vinyl record from scratch (which will be part of our centerpiece) and combining various images, textures, brushes and a bevy of Photoshop techniques to arrive at the final design.

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Design a Vintage Baseball Card in Photoshop

Design a Vintage Baseball Card in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will take you through the creation of a realistic vintage baseball card. You will learn how to add color to a black and white photo, how to reproduce an illustrated effect using Photoshop filters, how to create an "old print" effect, and all sorts of other goodies. We will be mixing images, textures, blending modes and adjustment layers to achieve the final design. Sound interesting? Let’s get to work!

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Create a Wild Western “Wanted” Poster in Photoshop

Create a Wild Western “Wanted” Poster in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a Wild West (also known as Old West) "Wanted" poster using some awesome Photoshop techniques. You will learn how to roughen and burn edges, how to create realistic nail heads (for pinning up the poster), how to mix different textures to reproduce aged paper and more. If you’re ready, let’s start!

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Create a Realistic Vintage Ticket Stub in Photoshop

Create a Realistic Vintage Ticket Stub in Photoshop

In this Photoshop graphic design tutorial, I will show you how to create a ticket stub for the imaginary Design Instruct Graphic Design World’s Fair, which was held in New York City in 1949. We will use fundamental Photoshop tools and techniques in the process of creating the ticket — brushes, using textures, the Burn Tool and the nifty Gradient Map adjustment layer, just to name a few.

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