50 Beautiful Retro and Vintage Photoshop Tutorials

May 2 2010 by Tomas Laurinavicius | 29 Comments

50 Beautiful Retro and Vintage Photoshop Tutorials

Retro and vintage designs are valued for nostalgia and sentimental memories. You can notice that retro and vintage design is created by using rich colors, grunge elements and various textures. In this collection, you’ll find 50 retro and vintage related Photoshop tutorials. These tutorials are useful and unique, so you will learn some new techniques that you can use in your next projects.

1. Make a Retro-Space Typography Poster with Colorful Lights

Make a Retro-Space Typography Poster with Colorful Lights

2. Create a Funky Retro Wavy Text Effect in Photoshop

Create a Funky Retro Wavy Text Effect in Photoshop

3. Design a Retro Styled Poster

Design a Retro Styled Poster

4. How To Create a Retro Apple Wallpaper in Photoshop

How To Create a Retro Apple Wallpaper in Photoshop

5. Design a Colorful Retro Futuristic Poster in Photoshop

Design a Colorful Retro Futuristic Poster in Photoshop

6. Design a Retro Summer Poster Illustration

Design a Retro Summer Poster Illustration

7. Create a Mock-Retro Poster Concept

Create a Mock-Retro Poster Concept

8. Super Cool Retro Poster in 10 Steps in Photoshop

Super Cool Retro Poster in 10 Steps in Photoshop

9. Design a Retro Futurism Space Scene

Design a Retro Futurism Space Scene

10. Retro Wallpaper Photoshop Tutorial

Retro Wallpaper Photoshop Tutorial

11. Create a retro grunge typographic poster in Photoshop

Create a retro grunge typographic poster in Photoshop

12. Create a Stunning Retro Futuristic Typography

Create a Stunning Retro Futuristic Typography

13. How to Make a Worn Vintage Beach Ad in Photoshop

How to Make a Worn Vintage Beach Ad in Photoshop

14. Tutorial: Create A Retro Cosmic Design in Photoshop

Tutorial: Create A Retro Cosmic Design in Photoshop

15. Create A Retro Typography Design

Create A Retro Typography Design

16. Creating the new retro

Creating the new retro

17. How To Create a Retro Grunge Apple Wallpaper in 5 Easy Steps in Photoshop

How To Create a Retro Grunge Apple Wallpaper in 5 Easy Steps in Photoshop

18. Retro Modernist Poster Design with 3D Typography

Retro Modernist Poster Design with 3D Typography

19. Create a Retro Design Poster in Photoshop

Create a Retro Design Poster in Photoshop

20. Create a Texture Based Vintage TV Poster in Photoshop

Create a Texture Based Vintage TV Poster in Photoshop

21. Create an Abstract Retro-Pop Wallpaper

Create an Abstract Retro-Pop Wallpaper

22. Amazing Retro Rainbow Curves

Amazing Retro Rainbow Curves

23. Design a Stylish Retro Game Boy Poster in Photoshop

Design a Stylish Retro Game Boy Poster in Photoshop

24. Creating a Space-Helmeted Future Retro Illustration

Creating a Space-Helmeted Future Retro Illustration

25. How to Create a Retro Boxing Poster in Photoshop

How to Create a Retro Boxing Poster in Photoshop

26. Retro Geometric Vectors in Space with Illustrator and Photoshop

Retro Geometric Vectors in Space with Illustrator and Photoshop

27. Creating an Awesome Retro Collage

Creating an Awesome Retro Collage

28. Create a Retro Pop Art in Photoshop

Create a Retro Pop Art in Photoshop

29. Create a Retro Photo and Background

Create a Retro Photo and Background

30. Creating A Retro Grunge Poster

Creating A Retro Grunge Poster

31. Craft a Vintage Fifties Letter

Craft a Vintage Fifties Letter

32. Creating A Cool Vintage Collage Design In Photoshop

Creating A Cool Vintage Collage Design In Photoshop

33. How to Design a Rockin’ 80′s Party Poster

How to Design a Rockin' 80's Party Poster

34. Hot Chick on a Muscle Car

Hot Chick on a Muscle Car

35. Gigposter Design: The New Sex

Gigposter Design: The New Sex

36. Photoshop Serigraphs

Photoshop Serigraphs

37. Super Retro Game Cartridge Design

Super Retro Game Cartridge Design

38. Mix Cool Retro Curves Into Your Photographs

Mix Cool Retro Curves Into Your Photographs

39. Retro SunFlower Design

Retro SunFlower Design

40. Retro Lighting – Ford Mustang

Retro Lighting - Ford Mustang

41. Retro Text

Retro Text

42. How to Quickly Create a Stylish Retro Text Effect

How to Quickly Create a Stylish Retro Text Effect

43. How to Make a Planet Terror Style Poster in Photoshop

How to Make a Planet Terror Style Poster in Photoshop

44. Create A Simple And Effective Retro Logo With a Soft Grunge Background

Create A Simple And Effective Retro Logo With a Soft Grunge Background

45. Creating a Stunning Old-World Look in Photoshop

Creating a Stunning Old-World Look in Photoshop

46. Create a Wicked-Worn Vintage Pop Art Design

Create a Wicked-Worn Vintage Pop Art Design

47. Create Vintage Traveler Diary in Photoshop

Create Vintage Traveler Diary in Photoshop

48. Designing a Typographic Concept Poster

Designing a Typographic Concept Poster

49. Create a Vinyl Record with Retro Photo Sticker in Photoshop

Create a Vinyl Record with Retro Photo Sticker in Photoshop

50. How to make a Typographic, Retro, Space Face

How to make a Typographic, Retro, Space Face

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Tomas Laurinavičius is a blogger and designer from Lithuania who’s currently studying Multimedia Design & Communication in Denmark. Check his work at his personal portfolio site and follow him on Twitter.

29 Comments

seeshell

May 2nd, 2010

Nice work your very talented

Richie

May 2nd, 2010

Thanks for featuring two of my tutorials. I really appreciate the effort you put into collecting such awesome retro tutorials.

Cheers,
Richie

Dan

May 2nd, 2010

Retro seems to be coming in strong these past few months in web design, I love it!

Tom Ross

May 2nd, 2010

Great article Tomas! I’d seen quite a few of these, but thankfully there are several new tutorials that I’m keen to check out. Thanks for including several articles from PSDFAN btw! :)

Nikola Lazarevic

May 2nd, 2010

Great roundup!

Thanks for including my tutorials:

- How To Create a Retro Grunge Apple Wallpaper in 5 Easy Steps in Photoshop

- Create Vintage Traveler Diary in Photoshop

inspirationfeed

May 2nd, 2010

Nice inspiration!

Matthew Heidenreich

May 2nd, 2010

great looking list. Will note that all the psdbase tutorials aren’t up anymore as the site no longer exists

skyje

May 2nd, 2010

Amazing and worth reading tutorials, thank tomas

claudio Lopes

May 2nd, 2010

Amazing collection, congratulations 4U!

Shaimifch

May 2nd, 2010

I’m a big fan of vintage designs :)

Thanks for the awesome compilation!

Marcell Purham

May 2nd, 2010

Great roundup! Thanks for including Webdevtuts Retro text effect

Andrew

May 2nd, 2010

Great roundup Tomas! It’s good to have these all in one place to go back and reference.

sean farrell

May 2nd, 2010

Wow these are great, really useful for an upcoming design. Thanks for the inspiration!

cleawalford

May 3rd, 2010

yes, i am also a fan of vintage design and using rich colors! thanks for the great collection.

Beben

May 3rd, 2010

never say finish for creatifity photoshop…
thanks

advance web

May 3rd, 2010

nice designs dude. I like all of them. But of course, I should give credit to the retro Apple icon.

paul

May 3rd, 2010

I love retro and retro futurist styles

Jordan Walker

May 3rd, 2010

I have started to like Retro more and more. Thanks for the article.

Beau

May 3rd, 2010

Wow, love the list of tutorials. I especially like the vintage boxing poster.

fireRoxy

May 4th, 2010

i love retro and vintage styles. very good post.

Grün Weiss

May 4th, 2010

cool links for vintage style

Najam Siddiqi

May 4th, 2010

I have started to like Retro more and more. Thanks for the article.

steven

May 6th, 2010

I just love retro pictures. My first ever photoshop tutorial was number 10. Classic retro but relatively easy to do for a beginner.

Rachel

October 17th, 2010

Great work and very inspiring. My Google search led me to your site and I have bookmarked it for more future tutorials and jumping off points for designing. Cheers of Joy!

Akash

May 15th, 2011

Great Collection. Keep Posting .

maria

May 26th, 2011

Excellent, I add your blog to my bookmarks…

Jason Lonon

May 27th, 2011

Good stuff!! I wish I had tutorials like these when I started!

rejis

September 21st, 2011

went back to the retro and vintage age. Thanks nice collection.

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