Vintage styles have so many applications in design, from poster designs with vintage typography, to vintage styled Polaroid photographs, and vintage backgrounds in web design.
Mastering the use of vintage effects in design is almost a job by itself, but luckily, there are a lot of Photoshop tutorials out there to help guide you on your way.
In this post, I’ve gathered up 30 high quality vintage Photoshop tutorials that will teach you how to do everything from vintage typography to photographic effects and icon design.
Let us know which tutorials are your favorite by leaving a comment.
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Create a Cosmic Sci-fi Poster Design in Photoshop
This Photoshop tutorial teaches you how to apply photomanipulation and techniques from Cinema4D and Illustrator to create a great poster.
Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop
This tutorial will lead you through the process of creating vintage coupon in Photoshop. Combine basic shapes, textures, filters and stock images to achieve the final design.
Space-Helmeted Future Retro Illustration
Call it Future Retro for the sake of this tutorial. Catch the artist’s take on the style in pitching a poster and overall look for a night at a local club. This tutorial goes over the meat and potatoes of its creation!
Breathtaking Dreamy Vintage Photoshop Tutorial
Vintage effects can often have a dreamy feel to them, and this tutorial teaches you how to create a cool dreamy vintage effect.
Iconic Poster Design w/Video Tutorial
This tutorial will teach you how to create the following poster using great vintage vectors.
Create a Vintage Traveler Diary in Photoshop
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a stylish travel diary in Photoshop by using some vintage styles, stock photos and blend modes.
Create a Vintage DIY T-Shirt Design
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create authentic collegiate t-shirt designs using some fun techniques.
Create an Antique Ace of Spades
This tutorial teaches you how to create an aged ace of spades using several layers and blend mode tricks.
Create a Sweet Old School Album Cover using a Dull Digital Photo
Sometimes, you end up with dull looking digital photos that you don’t have much use for…until now. In this tutorial you’ll see how to take a dull photo and make it into a sweet, old-school album cover.
Creating an Abstract Watercolor Wallpaper
Watercolor effects can be created in Photoshop pretty easily, but most of them look cheesy. Here’s how to create a vintage poster using a watercolor effect that looks great.
Make a Worn, Vintage Beach Ad in Photoshop
This tutorial will show you how to make an inspirational vintage ad with a worn feeling to it.
Design a Vintage Clock Radio in Photoshop
Photoshop can be used to create lots of icons and other interesting UI elements, and here you’ll learn how to make an old, vintage clock radio using simple techniques.
Imitating ‘A Scanner Darkly’
A Scanner Darkly is a film based on a Philip K. Dick novel, and is renowned for it’s almost bizarre film technique called rotoscoping. Here, you’ll see how to emulate this style for an almost vintage feel.
Create a Retro/Vintage Summer Poster Illustration
Vintage styles always seem to work really well for poster design, and in this tutorial, you’ll see how to create a summer poster illustration.
Create a Stunning Old World Look in Photoshop
This tutorial will teach you how to create an old-world composition with a compass and some vector artworks.
How to Mix Cool Retro Curves into Your Photographs
Retro and vintage styles often go hand in hand and the styles can easily be applied to your photographs, here’s how to do it.
Create a Simple, Effective Logo with a Soft Grunge Background
This tutorial will teach you how to make a nice logo with a soft grunge background in a vintage/retro style.
Use Cross Processing to Achieve a Vintage Film Style Photograph
Cross-processing achieves an effect similar to darkrooms used in older photographs, where chemicals could cause a distinct shift in color. Here’s how to do this with Photoshop.
Colorize a Photo for a Vintage Style Effect
This short tutorial showcases a method for colorizing a black and white photo to achieve an aged, vintage look.
Create Detailed Vintage Typography
Using Photoshop and Illustrator, this tutorial will teach you how to create detailed vintage typography.
Design a Vintage Poster using Vector Packs
Vector packs like those from GoMedia can be useful, and this tutorial shows you how to use them for a vintage poster design.
Create a Vintage Squid by Combining Photographs and Illustrated Elements
Combining photographs and illustrated elements is a common design technique, and here you’ll see how to make a vintage squid design using these techniques.
Design a Typographic Concept Poster
Using vintage styles combined with typography, it’s possible to create some great poster designs, such as the one in this tutorial.
Create a Retro/Vintage Apple Wallpaper
Vintage and retro wallpapers can look beautiful because the minimal aspect combined with a texture can really bring out the wallpaper’s detail while not being distracting. This tutorial teaches you how to make an Apple wallpaper with these styles.
Secret Photoshop Technique: Typography Art Design
This tutorial will show you how to combine colors, typography and vintage styles for a great piece of typographic art.
Create a 60’s Style Pyschedelic Concert Poster
In the 60’s, pyschedelic styles were all the rage, and you’ll find out how to create this vintage style in this tutorial.
Retro Car Vectors
Learn how to draw a retro illustration in Illustrator using vector brushes and a solid workflow, which uses a photograph as the basis for creating a vintage style artwork. Using vector brushes you can add loads of style, such as paint splatters, vary the vector linework, and layer the coloring. This is a versatile workflow to use for creating retro vector illustrations with loads of detail and personality.
Craft a Vintage Postage Stamp in Photoshop
In this easy, step-by-step Photoshop tutorial, learn how to craft a Realistic Vintage Postage Stamp. This is a pretty simple tutorial making use of basic to intermediate Photoshop techniques and features such as masking, creating your own custom brush, configuring brush presets and color adjustments.
Design a Vintage Grunge Poster in Photoshop
This tutorial will show you how to use patterns and visual organization with Photoshop guides to create vintage grunge poster.
Create a Texture Based Vintage TV Poster
Textures are one of the fundamental parts of vintage styles, and this tutorial teaches you how to apply textures to their maximum.
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