Design a Retro Futuristic Poster in Pixelmator

This futuristic poster is very fun to do, and you can play with colors and sizes, so this is easy to do!

Step 1

Open Pixelmator and create a new document. For size I’m using 1200x1000px. After that fill the Background Layer with Gradient Tool with red and light yellow colors, like in picture below:

Step 2

Use a large soft brush to dab two spots of color onto a new layer. I’ve chosen a bright pink and yellow. After that just change Opacity to 85%.

Step 3

Add a new layer then hold the shift key throughout to constrain the axis to 45 degrees.

Step 4

Now fill it with color you like. Then repeat earlier step just this time use different sizes and colors. You can use Gradient Tool too.

Step 5

After that repeat it and create a cross with various rectangles, play with colors and sizes, then it should look like in picture below:

Step 6

Now just change this layer Blending to Soft Light.

Step 7

Go to Layer > New Layer > Choose picture… and choose grunge picture. Go to Edit > Rotate 180° and transform the picture. After that just change Blending to Overlay and Opacity to 60%.


Final Result: