Retro Poster Design in Pixelmator
In this tutorial I will show you how to create Retro Poster Design in Pixelmator. The whole process won’t take more than 45 minutes.
Open Pixelmator and create a new document. I’m using 850×1300 pixels for the size. Fill the Background Layer with light beige color. Create a new text layer and write text like in the image below. Use Arial Black as the font and 120pts as the font size.
Denote words ‘After’, ‘Comes’, ‘Before’, ‘Comes’ and use for these words Baskerville as the font and set the font style to Bold.
Denote words ‘After’ and ‘Before’, then change their color to red. Words ‘Comes’ and ‘Comes’ color change to blue. After that change words ‘This’, ‘That’, ‘That’ and ‘This’ color to white.
Go to Layer > Convert into Pixels. With Rectungular Marquee Tool denote word ‘After’. Go to Edit > Transform and transform it like in the image below. After that do the same thing with word ‘This’ and other words.
Text have to look like in the image.
Click Eraser Tool. In the Brushes palette click on the Action button and choose the Abstract brush and erase some text places.
With Rectungular Marquee Tool create a square, fill it with blue color and move under the text layer.
Using the same technique like in the Step 7 create other squares. Fill them with red and blue colors.
Go to Layer > Duplicate Layer. With Eraser Tool erase some places like in the image below.
On the other layer with Eraser Tool erase some places and change the Opacity to 68%.
Add a Hand, go to Edit > Transform and transform it like in the image below. After that go to Image > Colorize. Select red color and choose 50% to the Saturation and 15% to the Lightness. Go to Layer > Duplicate Layer and put the hand next to other red square.
Now add other Hand, go to Edit > Transform and replace it like in the image below. Go to Image > Colorize, select blue color and choose 46% to the Saturation and 22% to the Lightness. Duplicate the layer and put it next to blue square.
Add a Texture. Change the layer Blending to Multiply and reduce the Opacity to 60%.