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The Most Creative Vintage Items in the World

Following our previous vintage bundle (which was a smash hit), we’re back with a new vintage and retro bundle that’s even bigger and better! This collection is crammed with almost 5GB of amazing retro goodies. Keep reading, and see how invaluable these items will be for your design projects.

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Endless Variety, Stunning Quality: The Perfect Vintage Bundle for Designers

As a team of creative geeks, we have been geeking out over this collection all week long. We wanted to follow up our previous vintage bundle with something even more special, and this all new collection brings you some of the best vintage/retro design resources in the world, for a whopping 91% off.

This is our biggest design bundle yet, and we’re sure you’ll love it. Check out why it’s so special:

  • VARIETY: There is a ton of variety in this bundle, giving you essentially an entire library of design resources in a single deal. This collection includes textures, brushes, icons, clip art, logo/badge templates, hand-drawn vectors and much much more! All in all, there are well over 1000 amazing resources in this bundle.
  • QUALITY: We’ve focused entirely on quality with this bundle, ensuring that every item included is meticulously crafted. Every texture is incredibly high-res and sharp, many clip art items come in a range of variations/styles and the badges/vectors come in a variety of file types. In short, a ton of thought and time has gone into crafting each one of these items, and the result is that you get complete creative control when using them.
  • EXTENDED LICENSE: All 7 best-selling design shops involved in this bundle have agreed to a fully extended license. This means that not only are these items good for personal/commercial usage, but you can use them in work that you resell. This is the best type of design license, and usually ramps up the price massively. We’re including it at no extra cost to you.

Keep scrolling and check out the HUGE amount of vintage resources included. We hope you love these items as much as we do!

2 Lil Owls Brushes + Postcards

Grungy Photoshop Brushes

This is a collection of 15 grungy Photoshop brushes created from stuff that 2 Lil Owls found in the junk yard. These were scanned in at a high resolution and made into large brushes. Approx size 2500 px. This is an .abr brush file and will work in any version of Photoshop and Photoshop elements that take the .abr file!

Vintage Retro Design Bundle

Old Film Brush Set

This is a collection like no other. 2 Lil Owls have been scouring the antique world to bring you this collection of old film Photoshop brushes created from the fine art textures they have on their site. These were created with real vintage glass negatives, ambrotypes, and tintypes. These will add some real authenticity to your photographic art! There are 20 brushes in this set approx 2500 px. This is an .abr brush file and will work in any version of Photoshop and Photoshop elements that take the .abr file!

Vintage Retro Design Bundle

Vintage Ephemera Photoshop Brushes

This is a set of brushes featuring Vintage Ephemera images from old book engravings. This set includes 89 brushes- various large sizes. Vintage dirigibles , maps, some great old cameras and more! This is an .abr brush file and will work in any version of Photoshop and Photoshop elements that take the .abr file!

Vintage Retro Design Bundle

Vintage French Script Photoshop Brushes

This set of dozens of French scripting details have been originally scanned from rare French manuscripts, giving you a completely authentic brush set. This is an .abr brush file and will work in any version of Photoshop and Photoshop elements that take the .abr file!

Vintage Retro Design Bundle

Vintage Postcard Textures

This is a very cool collection of Vintage postcards that 2 Lil Owls have been collecting over the past year. There are 15 very unique, grungy, postcards in this collection scanned in at 600 dpi resolution! These are fantastic for tons of things and the large size make them really versatile. We use them in my photograph art as fine art textures, but you could also be creative and use them in background and templates. The possibilities are endless.

Vintage Retro Design Bundle

Vintage Postcard Textures 2

This is a very cool collection of Vintage postcards that 2 Lil Owls have been collecting over the past year. There are 15 very unique, grungy, postcards in this collection scanned in at 600 dpi resolution! These are fantastic for tons of things and the large size make them really versatile. We use them in my photograph art as fine art textures, but you could also be creative and use them in background and templates. The possibilities are endless.

Vintage Retro Design Bundle
Vintage Design Bundle

Vintage Design Co

6 Logo Templates From The Great Outdoors

6 editable logo templates that are perfect for giving your work a natural, vintage feel. This pack includes fantastic extras, take a look:

– 6 Illustrator vector logo templates – AI
– 6 Photoshop vector logo templates – PSD
– Vector and PNG texture file.
– Separate file of just the elements, like the axes, arrows, sunbursts, etc.
– Fonts file with links to the free fonts used.

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The Hipster Pack

A fantastic selection of hipster culture inspired graphics. These icons come in .eps, .ai and .png format.

Vintage Retro Design Bundle

Texture Armoury

This monster texture pack gives you endless vintage and grungy designs to authentically age your work.

What do you get in this massive set:

• Over 35 hi-res textures. Paint, canvas, wood, paper and gravel. Transparent PNG and Vector EPS.
• Over 30 vintage / grunge backgrounds.
• Cover PSD – to see how the textures are used.
• Infantryman PSD (Min CS4).

All of the textures are super high-res. The paint, canvas, wood, paper and gravel textures also come in .eps vector format, meaning that you can use them at any size without any loss of quality. They come with a transparent background, making them easy to drop over your design work, without even needing to adjust layer blend modes.

Vintage Retro Design Bundle
Vintage Design Bundle

Cruzine

Vintage Effects Volume 1

Very easy to use vintage grunge effects for your photography or graphic designs. These packs are totally new and different from our previous vintage bundle.

In this package:

– 30 vintage paper and book covers textures (300dpi, 2625×3375 pixels)
– 30 black&white textures for screen mode (300dpi, 2625×3375 pixels)
– Photoshop file with all instructions and settings

Vintage Retro Design Bundle

Vintage Effects Volume 4

Very easy to use vintage grunge effects for your photography or graphic designs. These packs are totally new and different from our previous vintage bundle.

In this package:

– 30 vintage paper and book covers textures (300dpi, 2625×3375 pixels)
– 30 black&white textures for screen mode (300dpi, 2625×3375 pixels)
– Photoshop file with all instructions and settings

Vintage Retro Design Bundle

Vintage Effects Volume 5

Very easy to use vintage grunge effects for your photography or graphic designs. These packs are totally new and different from our previous vintage bundle.

In this package:

– 30 vintage paper and book covers textures (300dpi, 2625×3375 pixels)
– 30 black&white textures for screen mode (300dpi, 2625×3375 pixels)
– Photoshop file with all instructions and settings

Vintage Retro Design Bundle

890 Handwritten Shapes

890 handwritten decorative vector shapes in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop (resizable shapes). These shapes are beautiful, and really add a nice handmade flourish to your work. This huge collection is a mega pack, containing nearly 900 hand-drawn graphics.

Shapes include ribbons, dividers, ornaments and corners.

Vintage Retro Design Bundle
Vintage Design Bundle

Offset

Distressed Vector Maps & Charts

This collection of distressed vector maps and charts is ideal for creating photo montages, illustrations and information graphics. The preview images demonstrate some examples of compositions that can be created using this collection.

Because they are vector artwork they are resolution independent so you can scale them to any size required. This makes them much more flexible than bitmap and pixel textures that have a limited maximum resolution.

Full editing of the source files requires a vector application such as Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW or Inkscape. You can also open each texture with a transparent background at any resolution required (rasterizing) in an image application such as Adobe Photoshop.

Vintage Retro Design Bundle

20 Halftone Vector Textures

This collection of 20 vector halftone textures is perfect for adding depth to a project. They work particularly well when layered above photographs to create a distressed grunge or vintage effects, as backgrounds or as part of montage style illustrations.

Because they are vector artwork they are resolution independent so you can scale them to any size required. This makes them much more flexible than bitmap and pixel textures that have a limited maximum resolution.

The complete collection is supplied as 20 individual Illustrator 8.0 eps files and so that they are compatible with all vector and bitmap applications. I’ve also included 20 individual high resolution PNG files with transparent backgrounds.

Vintage Retro Design Bundle

Vintage Polaroid Effects (Mockup Template)

Create textured, vintage polaroid effects easily with your own images, using this layered Photoshop mockup.

Transparent background for flexibility.

The document measures 400 x 470mm and 300dpi (4,724 x 5,551 pixels) so it’s suitable for large print projects or can be resized for any screen based applications requiring lower resolutions.

Includes 1 example image together with a simple text file that has instructions about how to use the mockup.

Supplied as a master layered Photoshop CS6 document that uses a Smart Object layer to easily edit content with both mono or colour photos or artwork.

An alternative layered version is also supplied for older versions of Photoshop that may not support the Smart Object layer.

Vintage Retro Design Bundle

Ghostly Pixels

30 Shield Badge Shapes – By Hand

What’s included in this hand illustrated 30-pack:

– 30 individual hand illustrated shields, with 2 variations of each shield (outline and solid), for a total of 60 shield illustrations.
– All 60 illustrations (30 solid, 30 outlined) are offered in both Vector EPS and PNG file formats (120 files total).
– Both file formats feature the isolated illustration in dark gray, with a completely transparent background.
– The PNG files are sized to approx. 3,500 x 4,000 pixels.

Vintage Retro Design Bundle

Halftone Textures – 10 Pack

This Halftone Texture pack includes 10 high quality vector EPS and PNG files derived from high resolution photos. These textures capture the feel of old school prints, and harken back to the day when you could easily spot the halftone textures in prints. They can provide an authentic and classic feel to most ay project. I recommend clicking on the larger view of each of the product images to better see the detail.

Vintage Retro Design Bundle

Badge Shapes – Hand Illustrated

This pack includes 11 Shapes with 5 style variations of each shape for a total of 55 individual vector EPS files. The 5 included styles of each shape are Solid, Solid with an Outline, Single Thick Outline, Single Thin Outline, and Double Thin Outline. These might come in handy for the next vintage badge project, retro t-shirt, band poster, or whatever else your hand-illustrated-shape-needs might be. These were drawn by hand on paper, and then scanned into the computer and converted to individual vector EPS files.

Vintage Retro Design Bundle

Vintage Textures – 10 Pack

This pack of 10 full-page EPS vector and PNG textures originated from high resolution photographs of various real life surfaces. The result is a collection of authentic feeling textures. A wide and diverse range of textures in the collection provide a wide range of textures from very subtle and organic noise/grain textures, to noticeable distressed/stamped textures. Whether you need a subtle touch on a clean modern project, or you need a more worn weathered look on a vintage/retro project, these high quality Illustrator textures are ready to deliver. Due to the vector nature of these textures, they can scale to any size that you need.

What’s included:

– 10 Individual Texture files in both vector EPS and PNG format. Both formats have transparent backgrounds.
– A PDF texture guide to provide a handy overview of the textures.

Vintage Retro Design Bundle

50 States – Hand Illustrated

This hand drawn set of all U.S. 50 states is ready for your next state project! Every state was individually drawn by pen before scanning into the computer and converting to a vector EPS.

All of the states were hand drawn in relative to scale to each other. As a result, the larger states have greater detail than the smaller states (compare the detail in the massive Alaska state to the the tiny and less-detailed Massachusetts state in the product previews).

Vintage Retro Design Bundle
Vintage Design Bundle

The Shop

Folded paper textures volume 01

Ever wanted to add fake folds to a poster design to make it look more genuine? Ever wanted to add a few lines through your composition for an increased dynamic effect?

Well, now you can! These 12 folded paper textures are the perfect tool to accomplish these goals, and much more. Add them to the top of your layer stack, switch the blending mode to screen, tinker with the opacity slider, and be done in no time. You could also experiment by inverting the texture and using other blending modes, like multiply, color burn, linear burn, and beyond.

All of these have been carefully folded and/or crumpled by hand, then scanned in at 600 dpi and edited to retain as much detail as possible, while offering an optimum level of contrast.

Vintage Retro Design Bundle

Folded paper textures volume 02

Vintage Retro Design Bundle

Metal dumpster texture pack

Back in October 2013, there was a big ol’ dumpster in a parking lot. Its surface was banged and worn by years of use, and the various rust and scratches patterns were beautiful.

Since no designer’s library of resources is complete without rust textures, I went ahead and snapped as many shots I could from the rusty beast. The result is a series of 45 textures sized at 3264×2448 pixels that go from subtle speckles in the paint to heavily destroyed and rusted metal.

Vintage Retro Design Bundle

Photocopy noise texture pack

These six textures have been lovingly crafted with an old laser copier with an increasingly faulty drum and toner combo, and a flat-bed scanner.

Each textures are scans of individual prints of a black document. They each have subtle variations in the dust and noise patterns, making them unique. The last texture of the set was the last print the drum and toner agreed to generate before giving up.

Each of the images are around 4750×6300 pixels @ 600 dpi.

Noise and dust textures are perfect to add a subtle depth to your designs. Using them is very simple: just switch your layer’s blending mode to “Screen,” and play with the opacity slider.

Vintage Retro Design Bundle

Make Media Co.

Hand Drawn Curls & Banners Vol. 4

Here’s an all new pack with over 170 individual, hand-drawn elements for your creative pleasure. This time, I’ve included more floral elements, leaves, arrows, branches, wine bottles, and of course, more banners and curls. The sky’s the limit with these elements!

Included in this .zip are both an .eps and .ai file which contain ALL the elements on a single canvas. both files can be opened with Adobe Illustrator CS or newer. Many of the elements are pretty small and it’s best if they’re scaled using vector editing software, so sorry, no .pngs. However, the vector files can be opened in Photoshop too. You’ll just have to use your lasso tool to select the ones you want, then just cut and paste into your new project. :)

Vintage Retro Design Bundle

12 Themed Badges

You are looking at twelve themed & textured badges! I’ve included the original .ai and .eps versions, as well as a Photoshop file (created with Smart Objects) that you will be able to edit if you have Adobe Illustrator CS4 or newer. If you just want to edit the vector files, you’ll only need Illustrator CS2. NOTE: These badges aren’t editable within Adobe Photoshop.

I’ve also include a set of simple instructions with all the FREE font links you’ll need. There are a bunch, so get ready to download! :)

Vintage Retro Design Bundle

Totally Texture Vector Creation Kit

Looking to add that hand drawn, vintage style to your next project? Well, look no further! I’ve put everything in one place to make your life easy!

SO WHAT DO YOU GET?

• 150 Specially Selected, Hand Drawn & Textured Elements
Now each element is textured with a scalable vector pattern that will automatically adjust no matter how you resize it. (To view all the elements, just click on the preview image and scroll down).
• 30 Simple Textured Vector Shapes + Outlines
• 5 Vector Burst Pattern Brushes
(To view these elements, just click on the Simple Shape preview image and scroll down).
• 12 New Vector Brush Patterns
• 6 Black Vector Texture Patterns
• 6 White Vector Texture Patterns
• 4 (2300 x 2300px) Seamless Texture Patterns (.jpg ) (NOT SHOWN).
• 8 (3600 x 3600px) Chalkboard .jpg Backgrounds in 4 colors to display your work (NOT SHOWN).
• 6 Predesigned Badges to get you started.
• Font List and quick tutorial (.pdf) on how to use Transparency Masks.

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Full Deal Terms & Licensing:

All 7 shops involved in this bundle have agreed to the following, very flexible terms for you guys:

You may use all of the resources in this deal for both commercial and personal use. Beyond this, all items have a fully extended license, meaning that you can use the items for products that are for sale (including prints). The only restriction is that you cannot directly resell the resources, or sell an item whereby the original resource may be extracted.

So specific examples of acceptable usage may include:

– Selling a photographic print where you have applied a texture over your photo

– Selling a poster where you have used various vintage resources to help construct the design

Forbidden usage would include:

– Reselling a texture or graphic ‘as is’

This type of license counts as an ‘extended license’ and is as much freedom as you can get with design resources such as this. We hope you guys will find this incredibly useful and that these awesome items will help you in your commercial and non-commercial design projects.

Create a Grungy, Retro Poster Design

WHAT WE’RE CREATING:

Aloha DesignCutters! Simon here today for a fun retro poster design tutorial. I’ll be showing you how to combine some of the resources of the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle to build a neat print.

PLEASE NOTE: This is quite an advanced tutorial, and isn’t aimed at beginners. We have lots of beginner tutorials in our tutorial archive if that is more your level. However, if you’re familiar with Photoshop, then this tutorial should teach you some great new techniques.
Here’s a look and what we’ll be creating:

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

We’ll make use of these three stock images, that are available for free.

Train tracks via Unsplash

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Sea scene via Unsplash

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

A shot from the Uncompahgre National Forest via the U.S. National Archives

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

You should note that the process below has been cleaned-up, and doesn’t include a lot of the back-and-forth of the trial and error process I’ve followed. I’ve been using both Photoshop and Illustrator to manipulate the elements of the bundle, but I’m pretty sure that you could get away with using only Photoshop. Finally, get yourself a cup of coffee, put on some music, and let’s dive in!

STEP 1: RESEARCH AND CONCEPTUALIZING

If you’ve read some of my other tutorials for Design Cuts (the owl, the typographic poster, the fake tube advertising poster), you know that I like to make some research before jumping into Photoshop and Illustrator.

For this specific tutorial, my goal was to demonstrate the possibilities offered by the resources of the bundle. I spent quite a little bit of time looking at the various promo shots for the resources, and it’s when I saw this image, used to showcase Offset Designs’ maps and charts, that it came together:

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

From there, the rest of the piece came together rather quickly: combining the two images as the background, editing them to blend together with post-processing and textures, adding and editing the centerpiece, blending all the elements together with textures, and that was it.

Let me walk you through it.

STEP 2: DOCUMENT SETUP

I’m working with an 18″x24″ RGB document, at 300 dpi.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

I added a series of guides to form a grid, that will help me later to correctly position my elements. I have put guides at the 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 16, and 17 inches marks vertically. I’ve then added guides at the 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 22, and 23 inches marks horizontally. It might be a bit much, but oh well.

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STEP 3: THE BACKGROUND

Placing the images

The first step for building our poster is to place our images. Let’s start by adding the train track image into our canvas. I’m positioning it at the bottom of my canvas, and centering it so the train track lines up with the middle of the frame.

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Next, let’s place the sea scene image into the canvas. Make sure the image’s layer is below the train track image’s layer. I’ve placed it upside down, to give a strange vibe to the composition.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

I’ve put the train track layer on multiply, so you can see how I’ve aligned the layers compared to each other.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

The next step is to mask the blue sky part of the train track image. I’ve simply used the magic wand (W) to select the blue pixels.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Once you’ve made your selection, just hit the Add a layer mask button at the bottom of your layer palette…

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

… And you’ll get yourself this weird looking result:

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Simply invert the layer mask’s content to go achieve our original intent. To do so, you can either highlight the layer by clicking on it, and using the invert shortcut (CTRL/CMD+I), or you could ALT/OPTION+CLICK to access the mask’s content, and repeat the inverting process there.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Finally, you could also finalize things by painting over the top part of the layer mask, to make sure that things don’t show.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Finally, let’s have a look at the junction of our two pictures.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

As you can see, the edge of our mask is so sharp that it creates some artifacts. The trick I use here is to simply blur the mask to soften the edges a bit. I’ve used Gaussian blur to do it, so I can control the amount of blur I’m generating.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle
Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

And our images are placed:

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Now, a little bit of house cleaning. I’ve created a bg layer group to include all of my background layers. I have also given our two background images their own layer groups. It will come in handy in a bit, when we start adding some adjustment layers and textures to the background.

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Sharpening using the high pass filter

Before we can move on to post processing, let’s sharpen our images a bit. I’ll show you the process on the train track image, but do it on both.

Start by duplicating the image’s layer, and clip it (CTRL/CMD+ALT/OPTION+G) to the original layer.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Then, go to Filter > Other > High pass. I’m using a 50 pixels radius.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

After that, simply put the layer’s blending mode to Soft light @ 50% opacity, and we have a sharpened layer.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle
Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Repeat the process for the sea scene, and we’re good to move on to the next steps.

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Some post-processing to blend the two images together

At this point, our two images aren’t really blending well together. Part of the problem comes from the fact that they’ve been processed into a different approach: the train track is a very vivid and saturated images, while the sea scene is a soft, faded image, a little bit like a VSCO Cam filter.

The solution I chose is to manipulate the train track image to give it that vibe. Luckily for everybody, I already wrote a tutorial on how to accomplish that VSCO Cam vibe in Photoshop back in October 2013. Since all the stuff is in that tutorial, I won’t go too much in details of the whys and hows of my process.

Keep in mind that all the adjustment layers we’ll be adding need to be clipped to the original train track image’s layer, just like the high pass filter layer.

First, we’ll add a Vibrance adjustment layer. I’ve set the value at 35.

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Second, and that’s the core of the effect, comes a Selective color adjustment layer. We’ll be touching up the yellows, the greens, the blues, and the blacks. See the values below:

  • Yellow: magenta +75, yellow +25
  • Greens: yellow +50, black +100,
  • Blues: black +25,
  • Blacks: black +10
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Next is the layer that creates the “faded” quality to the image. It’s a solid color adjustment layer, set to #4e4e4e. The blending mode is set to Lighten @ 75% opacity.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

The next step is to add a curves adjustment layer. Its preset is set to Cross process, and its opacity to 10%.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

After that, we’ll lower the saturation with a hue/saturation adjustment layer. I’ve set the value at -25.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Finally, we’ll lower the temperature of the image with a photo filter adjustment layer. I’m using the Cooling filter (80) at 25% density.

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And we’ve got our background ready for texture work.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Textures to tie the background images further together

Applying a series of textures to the both images at the same time will help us to visually link them together.

I’m starting with background-20.jpg from Ian Barnard’s backgrounds series of his texture armoury.

Place it into your canvas, rotate it 90° counter-clock wise, and resize it so it covers your canvas. I chose to actually crop out the black stain at the bottom left.

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Rasterize the layer if needed, and desaturate it (CTRL/CMD+SHIFT+U). You can also sharpen it a few times to keep it crisp (Filter > Sharpen > Sharpen). We’ll then use the levels palette (CTRL/CMD+L) to make the texture’s characteristics more preeminent. See my values below (150, 0.75, and 200)

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Once you’ve manipulated the levels to your satisfaction, simply change the texture’s blending mode to Soft light @ 10% opacity.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

The second texture I’m adding to the background is texture26.jpg. It’s from Cruzine’s flyer’s photo overlay 1 collection. Following the same workflow (resizing, rasterizing, desaturating it, sharpening it, and playing with its contrast through levels), I added a little bit of its paper grain to the piece.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

The blending mode I chose is Soft light @ 50% opacity.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Note also that I’ve given both textures their own layer group. And this concludes the work on the background. Next up, the center piece.

STEP FOUR: THE CENTERPIECE

Placing and masking the image

The centerpiece of the design is this beautiful image of vegetation from the U.S. National archives.

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On top of that, there’s one of the sweet old charts compiled by Offset Designs, the octagon-shaped badge shape from Ghostly Pixels, and one of Make Design Co’s burst in the background. Most of these elements have some texture magic happening in the layer masks, and we’ll get to that part soon.

First, place the plant image in your canvas, and make it at least 17″ wide. This will allow us to frame it in a circle without its black film border to show.

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Second step, let’s sharpen it using the high pass filter, just like we did for the background. Also, give the center piece layers their own layer group, for better organization.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Next, we’re going to create the circular mask around the image. Use your elliptical marquee tool (M) (do a long click on the marquee tool to access it if necessary) to draw a 16″ wide circle.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Once your selection is made, nudge it at the center of your piece, and make sure to highlight the original plant image layer.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Next, simple create a layer mask with that selection. It’s the same process than when we created a layer mask for the background train track image.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Make sure that the image and its layer mask can move independently from each other, by disabling the chainlink that links the layers’ thumbnails.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Adding the ornaments

The first element we’ll add to the piece is the 03.eps chart from Offset Design’s pack. I personally open my EPS files in Ai, and paste them in Ps as smart objects to retain their vector properties if needed.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle
Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Size the chart to fit the circle of the center image. Zoom in if necessary.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Once the chart is properly sized, switch its color to white. You can either add a color overlay through the layer style panel, or double click on the layer’s thumbnail to be able to edit the original vector element in Ai. I chose the later, because often times editing smart object in Ai makes much more sense.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

The next piece of the puzzle is Ghostly Pixels’ octagon.eps. I’m using the double thin outline version.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

This one is also to be pasted in as a smart object, and to be sized so the inner outline lines up with the edge of the circle. Once sized appropriately, switch its color to white as well.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle
Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Finally, we’ll be adding one of Make Design Co.’s star burst to the mix. I found it in the Totally Texture Creation Kit collection (CreativeMarket_TotallyTextureCreationKit_Shapes&Brushes_CS4.ai).

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

I’ve changed the burst’s color to white as well. Note that I’ve sized it so it extends a bit beyond the edge of the canvas.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Here’s my layer stack so far for the center piece. The star burst is behind everything else.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Now that we’ve got our center piece design in place, let’s grunge things out a bit, shall we?

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Pasting textures in the layer masks to weather things out

Let’s start by impacting the chart. Add a layer mask to it, and paste photocopy-noise-textures-sbh-006.jpg from The Shop’s Photocopy noise texture pack.

Here’s a preview of what the mask looks like. I placed the texture so the very heavy dark bottom wouldn’t impact the chart too much. Once pasted, remember that you can play with the levels to intensify or mute the impact of the mask on the element.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Here’s a close up to show you the subtle effect the texture brings.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Next, we’ll take care of the badge outline. Let’s locate and paste Cruzine’s screentexture26.jpg in the mask, from their flyer photo overlay pack.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Here’s what the texture looks like.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

And here’s a close-up of its effect.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

The last element we have to weather is the star burst. I used photocopy-noise-textures-sbh-005.jpg from The Shop’s photocopy noise texture pack. I’ve sized the texture to cover the whole mask, and inverted it before playing with levels just a bit.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle
Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

The effect of this one is a more visible, especially from up close.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

STEP 5: FRAMING THE PIECE

After looking through some of the other Make Design Co. resources, I spotted this simple ornament in the CreativeMarket_Curls&Banners4_Master.ai file.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

After pasting it four times in my document, change the elements’ color to white, and flipped it around a few times, I made a rudimentary frame with it. You can see the elements highlighted in yellow below below.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Here’s a close-up of one of the corbers, so you can see how it’s aligned compared to the rulers (still highlighted in yellow).

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Keeping the frame white makes it very subtle to the eye. It encloses the piece, yet still lets it breathe.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

The finishing touch for the frame was to give it its own layer group, to give this layer group a layer mask, and to paste photocopy-noise-textures-sbh-005.jpg in it. The texture was sized slightly bigger than the canvas, and rotated of 180°.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle
Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

STEP SIX: TYING THE PIECE TOGETHER WITH A LAST TEXTURE PASS

This is the last leg! In order to fully tie the piece together, I used a few more textures. I followed the same process than earlier: placing the texture, sizing it appropriately, desaturated it, and played with levels.

The first texture I’ve used here is Cruzine’s texture20.jpg from the flyer photo overlays series. It fills the whole canvas.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Its blend mode is set to Soft light @ 35% opacity.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Next on the list os The Shop’s metal-dumpster-textures-012-sbh.jpg from the metal dumpster texture pack. It covers the whole piece, and has had its levels altered quite aggressively. I like the “paint smears vibe” this texture can give.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Once put on Soft light @ 25% opacity, it helps to darken the piece and its mood quite nicely.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Next, and from the same pack, is metal-dumpster-textures-044-sbh.jpg. I simply placed, sized, and sharpened the texture a bit. I didn’t touch its color or contrast at all. Once set to Soft light @ 25% opacity, it brings just enough of its rust and blue hues to the piece to make it look a bit dirty or dusty.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

Our next to last texture is photocopy-noise-textures-sbh-005.jpg. Its job is to add some subtle artifacts to the piece.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

I placed it on Screen @ 50% opacity.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

And finally, the icing on the cake: a subtle halftone effect. I’m quite a sucker for these, and was super happy to see that the bundle gives us quite a few great options to choose from.

After some tinkering, I used Ghostly Pixels’ Texture-01.png from the halftone textures series. I used the PNG version because it’s faster to manipulate, but the EPS would work just as well. Since the texture isn’t very visible on the piece, I’ve highlighted it in yellow again.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

After placing it to cover the whole document, sharpening it, and inverting it, I used color dodge @ 25% opacity to fade it “just enough” with the piece.

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

And we’re done! If you feel so inclined, mock your new piece up:

Retro poster design with the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle

I hope you had as much fun going through this tutorial as I had writing it. I hope this convinced you of the incredible potential of the numerous resources included in the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle.

Questions? Comments? Ideas? Share them below in the comments! I’ll be watching for the next few days. Or tweet at me, @simonhartmann.

Until next time, cheers!

Create a Vintage London Postcard Design

WHAT WE’RE CREATING:

In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a vintage London themed postcard design. We’ll be using a wide range of resources and techniques in this tutorial, so you should learn a lot about vintage style design.

Hopefully by the end of today’s lesson you’ll be able to create your own cool postcard design, featuring your home city.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Follow along with this tutorial: Download the freebie + source file

This tutorial is accompanied by a fantastic freebie pack, taken from this week’s deal, offering you over 1000 vintage/retro design resources for just $29.

To give you a sample of the vintage goodies, we’re giving away 5 wonderful vintage postcards, courtesy of 2 Lil Owls. Enter your email below to download the free postcards pack, as well as the Photoshop source file for this tutorial, so you can follow along easily.

Step 1:

Create a new Photoshop document at 1694px x 1050px. This matches the dimensions of the vintage postcards we’ll be using later, so that everything fits nicely!

We’re diving straight in with a texture from the current vintage bundle for this tutorial. From your download page, go to Ian-Barnard > texture-armoury > Backgrounds and select background-05.jpg

Paste this onto your canvas, scaling to fit.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Create a new Hue/Saturation adjustment layer with the following settings:

Hue/Saturation
Colorize: selected
Hue: 25
Saturation: 15
Lightness: 0

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Whilst pressing ‘alt’ on your keyboard, hover your cursor between the two layers. You’ll see the cursor change to two overlapping circles, then click. This means the adjustment only affects the layer directly below it.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Step 2:

Download a simple image of the Union Jack. We’ve got this one via Wikipedia:

Union Jack Image

(Download the 2000px version for the best quality)

Scale to fit your canvas, then set the blend mode to Overlay and Opacity to 50%

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Create a new Hue/Saturation adjustment layer. Leave all the settings as default apart from the Saturation which we’ll reduce to -40:

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

As before, hold down ‘alt’ on your keyboard and click between the two layers to limit the adjustment effect to just the flag.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Step 3:

Let’s add our first screen effect. From the latest bundle folder, go to Cruzine-1 > flyerphotooverlays1 > screentextures and select screentexture24.jpg.

Rotate and scale to fit:

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Then change the blend mode to Screen:

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

To keep things tidy, create a new group called ‘Background’ to place all the layers so far in.

Step 4:

We’ll add the border next so we’re aware of the framing for the rest of the design needs to work within.

From the bundle folder go to Ian-Barnard > The-Hipster-Pack > Set 1. Open up the .ai file in Illustrator and select just the border:

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Copy and paste it onto your photoshop canvas, scaling to fit and making sure it’s all centered.

Create a new Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and apply it just to the border using the same technique as before. Leave all the settings as default apart from the Lightness, which we’ll take up to +100.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Rename the layer ‘Border’ and lock to keep it at the top for the rest of the tutorial.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Step 5:

From the bundle, install the 2 Lil Owls Vintage ephemera brushes.

Create a new layer called ‘Crown 1’. Select the ‘Heraldic crown’ brush, setting the size to 650px and colour to white. Apply it to the centre of the canvas so nothing gets cropped.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Reposition so the crown sits towards the bottom left corner and reduce the layer Opacity to 70%

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Create a new layer called ‘Crown 2’ and set the blend mode to Multiply. Select the Plume of The Price of Wales brush, setting the size to 370px and colour to #465e81.

Apply it towards the top right of the canvas like in the image below. We can reposition later if needed.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Step 6:

We’re now going to set the scene! Create a new group called ‘Circle’ to keep the layers for the upcoming steps.

Draw a circle and align in centrally to your canvas:

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

For this tutorial, we’ve used this photo of London Bridge by AlexVan, but you can choose any image that represents London for you :)

London Bridge Photo

Paste the image on to your canvas and reduce the Opacity to 90%:

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

From your bundle, go to Cruzine-1 > flyerphotooverlays1 > textures and select texture25. Paste it onto your canvas and transform to fit the height:

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Change the blend mode to Soft Light. Duplicate the layer and set the blend mode to Multiply and reduce the Opacity to 50%.

Select the photo plus two texture layers and right-click to create a clipping mask. With the layers still selected, reposition the image so that it’s framed nicely.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Step 7:

On a new layer, use the rectangular marquee tool to draw a rectangle the same height as the horizontal red strip of the flag and fill with the colour #97504b:

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Duplicate the layer and transform so it matches the width of the vertical red strip of the flag. Merge the layers and name it ‘Cross’.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Set the blend mode to Multiply and reduce the Opacity to 30%. Then right-click the layer to create a clipping mask.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Step 8:

We’re now going to use some of the awesome Maps and Charts graphics included in the vintage bundle to give a travel vibe.

From the bundle folder, go to Offset-Designs-1 > MAPS_CHARTS. Paste map 21.eps on to your canvas and resize to fit the central circle:

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Inverse the layer so the map goes white. Set the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the Opacity to 70%.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Again from the MAPS_CHARTS folder, paste chart 30.eps on to your canvas. Scale to fit centrally in the circle and inverse the layer to make it white.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

From the bundle folder go to Ghostly-Pixels > BadgeShapes-byGhostlyPixels > Thin_Outline.

Paste Circle.eps onto your canvas and scale so it creates a nice outline around the central images. Inverse to make it white.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Step 9:

From The Hipster Pack Set 1 we used earlier, select the rather impressive moustache on the fourth row. Paste it on to your Photoshop canvas towards the bottom of the circle then using the Fill tool, change the colour to #2e2e2e

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Step 10:

From the bundle folder go to Make-Media-Co > Totally-Texture-Creation-Kit and open CreativeMarket_TotallyTextureCreationKit_badges_CS4.ai in Illustrator.

We’ll be editing the following badge:

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Edit the text to reflect a travel-related theme. We’ve gone for ‘British Design Tourism – Jolly Good Graphics’ ;)

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Paste this on to your Photoshop canvas and scale down so it sits neatly in the lower right corner. Set the blend mode to Multiply.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Create a new Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and use the alt + click method so that it only affects the badge. Then apply the following settings:

Hue/Saturation
Colorize: selected
Hue: 216
Saturation: 25
Lightness: 0

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial
Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Step 11:

From the bundle folder, go to Ian-Barnard > texture-armoury > Textures – PNG > Canvas. Paste canvas-2.png on to your Photoshop canvas and transform to fit.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Set the blend mode to Soft Light and reduce the opacity to 70%

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Step 12:

Now let’s add a friendly message! From the bundle folder, go to Cruzine-1 > 890handwrittenshapes > 120vs4

Open the 120vs4.ai file in Illustrator. We’ll be using the ribbon shape marked below in black:

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

To make it easier to work with, copy and paste the shape into a new Illustrator document and change the fill colour to #293743.

Draw a line that echoes the ribbon shape, which we’ll use as our type path.

Select a font of your choice and type “Greetings” with the text aligned to centre. We’ve used Trend Hand Made Five, from a previous bundle.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Change the font colour to white and place inside the ribbon, then copy and paste on to your Photoshop canvas.

Transform so it looks similar to the image below:

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Back in Photoshop, type ‘From’ using a font of your choice with he text colour #293743.

Transform so it sits at an angle below the banner:

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Using another font of your choice (we’ve used Trend Five), set the colour to white and type ‘LONDON’ and apply a strong drop-shadow to make it pop out from the background.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

If you have the Trend set of fonts, you can take this effect further by selecting Trend Three (colour #2e2e2e), retyping the text on a new layer and setting the blend mode to Multiply and Opacity to 80%. Reposition so it sits nicely within the horizontal strip of the flag.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Step 13:

From the bundle folder go to Cruzine-1 > flyerphotooverlays1 > screentextures and select screentexture26.jpg.

Paste in on to your canvas and scale to fit.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Finally, change the blend mode to Screen.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

You can finish the tutorial here, or if you’re a hardcore Design Cutter and want to create a front/back mock-up using some more of the resources in this bundle – read on!

Step 14:

Open a new A4 Photoshop document (2480px x 3508px)

Go to Ian-Barnard > texture-armoury > Backgrounds and paste background-31.jpg on to the canvas, scaling to fit.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Go to Ghostly-Pixels > BadgeShapes-byGhostlyPixels > Thin_Outline and paste the Rectangle.eps on to your canvas, again scaling to fit.

Use the Fill tool to change the colour to white.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

From the 2 Lil Owls Vintage Postcards, select a design of your choice and paste it on to your canvas. We’ve gone for Vintage Postcard 1-3.jpg and added a basic drop shadow effect.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

Save the postcard design we just created as a JPEG and paste on to the canvas, applying the same drop shadow effect.

You can then rotate and arrange the two layers so they look casually stacked on top of each other, then scale to fit.

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

And we’re done!

I hope you had fun with this tutorial and that it’s given you some ideas on how to use the extensive resources from this bundle. Since we’re such an international community, maybe we can see some postcards you’ve created for your hometown? :)

Vintage London Postcard Design Tutorial

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67 Comments & Reviews

  1. Julie Meredith says:

    Just purchased… NOW I’m going to look and see what I bought. Yes I really did buy without looking as I am that confident in the deals Design Cuts offers :)

    • Julie Meredith says:
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      Kid + Candy Story = Me :)
      Holy wow… just took a quick peek at what I bought and… official happy camper here. THANK YOU for another great deal guys… would love to stay and chat but… gotta go cause I’m diving in now!

      • Tom Ross says:

        Wow, this is amazing Julie :). As always, we seriously appreciate all your support. More importantly, we’re so happy that you’re enjoying your new items. Please do let us know what you create using all your new vintage goodies.

  2. Roz Fruchtman says:

    OMG ~ I was waiting to see this week’s offering. I am SPEECHLESS and if you knew me well, not much makes me speechless.

    Like many others, I have been purchasing different packages that have ONLY ONE “similar” element of what you are offering AS … ONE OF MANY elements in ONE package!

    The possibilities are endless. The EXTENDED license makes it SCREAM to be purchased ;)

    I can’t wait to bring this to my community!

    THANK YOU “Design Deals” for making design so much easier for those with LIMITED budgets and BIG ideas! ~Roz Fruchtman

    • Matt Slightam says:

      Thanks Roz, great to see the latest bundle going down so well :D As a self confessed illustration addict I love the vector textures especially!

  3. Adam Binder says:

    Wow this bundle looks amazing. The design possibilities are truly endless.

    • Tom Ross says:

      Thanks so much Adam, we hope you love using your new resources. Please do let us know what you create with them, it would be great to see your work :).

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    Doggone it. You need to stop posting such wildly amazing bundles. I’m going broke.

    • Tom Ross says:

      Haha, thanks so much for the feedback Tianna. We’re working hard to step up the quality with each new deal we post. Please do let us know how you get on with this bundle.

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    Incredible bundle, probably the best one yet!
    Can’t wait to see what’s next!!!

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    Totes amazeballs.. again. I have no idea how you manage this, I’m just glad you do – keep up the AMAZING work chaps. Hitting the order button now.

    • Tom Ross says:

      Haha, that sounded very Made in Chelsea ;). Thanks so much from the whole DC team, we really appreciate all your support Tony.

  7. Desiree Young says:
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    Wow! This is my favorite bundle yet. I’ve got to stop opening your emails, because I can’t stop myself from purchasing every deal. INCREDIBLE stuff from your designers. Thanks so much!!!

    • Tom Ross says:

      Thanks Desiree! There are some incredibly talented people involved in this bundle, and we really feel it’s something special.

      I’m so glad that this is your favourite bundle, and I hope it has you feeling creatively inspired!

  8. rhett7660@gmail.com says:
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    Hello,

    I have purchased the above deal, however the link to download the files is not showing up.

  9. Julien says:

    A question : can we use this pack for creating creative design for “sales on demand” like zazzle, cafe press… ???
    thks

    • Tom Ross says:

      Hey Julien,

      Great question. This kind of usage is acceptable, under the ‘extended license’ for this deal. As stated in the terms, you may only not resell these resources directly, or as part of goods whereby the items can be extracted in their original form. Using them within wider creative designs is ok.

      I hope this helps, and we’d love to see what you use them for :).

  10. Marion Angelo Aristoki says:
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    wow!..thank you for this!

  11. Hans Hubers says:

    Hey,

    What are the differences between this bundle and ‘The Most Comprehensive Vintage Design Bundle of All Time’? Or are they completely different? Don’t know which one i should buy..
    Can you help me?

    Thank you,

    Hans

    • Tom Ross says:

      Great question Hans. This bundle is entirely new, and totally different from the previous Comprehensive Vintage Bundle. Both bundles are filled with best-selling vintage and retro design resources, but there is no crossover between the two. I hope this helps :).

  12. I just read how the dumpster textures came about…
    – What a world we live in LOL ~ who would think that one could go out and take pictures of rusting dumpsters and make money selling them! Art is really amazing to me! ;) I LOVE IT!!! I find it so exciting ~ REALLY!
    Thank You for bringing these magnificent textures and backgrounds to us and igniting our own creativity! I mean this sincerely! It’s absolutely fabulous!

    • Tom Ross says:

      Thanks Roz! Simon did a fantastic job with the dumpster textures. He definitely finds inspiration in every day life – he’s a true creative. I’ve just been working with those textures today on a new piece. They’re really versatile! Let us know what you create using them.

    • Simon H. says:

      I confess that I’m spending way too much time looking around for excuses to make new resources.

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    I’ve done my very very best to ignore this scrumptious bundle — it’s not as if I really really really need it after all! But having seen the tutorial of the London postcard my willpower turned to marshmallow and I’m downloading the bundle as I type this. How bad is that!! Goodness, do I have to thank you every week for your generous and super-lovely bundles? Well, here I go again — thank you.

    • Tom Ross says:

      Haha this is awesome. Thank YOU for the amazing feedback as always Ann, we hope that you love your brand new bundle. And don’t worry, we have zero control when it comes to lovely design goodies either! ;)

  14. Rachel says:

    Hi guys,

    I just have a question on the vector files. Do most of these come in both .ai and .eps format or just .eps? And if they only come in .eps, can they be opened with CS5?

    Thanks!

    • Tom Ross says:

      Hey Rachel, good question. Virtually all of the vector files also come in .eps formats too, and work great in CS5. The only vector files available in just .ai format are the Logos From The Outdoors pack.

  15. LVarella says:

    Do they come on CDs?

    • Tom Ross says:

      I’m afraid not. This a digital bundle, available for download. We have split the download into smaller parts to make it easier for you guys though.

  16. Julien Daunais says:
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    Wow this is insane.
    Again, thanks a lot!

  17. Joseph says:

    Wow, what an shockingly amazing bundle. There is so much awesomeness in this bundle they had to split it into TWO download files cause one couldn’t handle it.

    • Tom Ross says:

      Thanks so much Joseph! Actually we’ve split this into 11 download parts, to make it more manageable for people. We really appreciate your support :).

  18. LVarella says:

    How much hard drive space is required to download the entire bundle? Can I only download graphics as needed?

    • Tom Ross says:

      Around 5GB of space is needed for this bundle (it’s pretty huge!). We have split the download into sections, so of course you can download it in parts, or only download the sections you need at this time. I hope this helps, and please let us know if you have any other questions.

  19. Julie Meredith says:

    Great tutorial Simon… I keep trying to tell my friends that these items DON’T ALWAYS have to be used AS IS… once you start playing with levels, curves, adjustment layers, blend modes, resizing, cropping, etc., the possibilities are infinite and these deals become an even greater value. They often wonder/worry about what goes on in my head… it’s called an imagination people ;) and the deals from Design Cuts do an amazing job of inspiring and feeding that imagination.

    • Tom Ross says:

      Absolutely Julie! We love taking fantastic design resources, and then making them our own. As creatives we definitely shouldn’t just use all these resources right out the box, plonk them into our work and call it a day. They’re wonderful time savers, but I agree, we should let our imagination take them to the next level within our own projects. Thanks as always for all your support, you rock Julie! :)

    • Simon H. says:

      Thanks for the kind words. And yep, resources can (and probably should) be tweaked for the project at hand. They’re here to help you reach your objective, and shouldn’t be the design in themselves.

      That’s true of textures, but also of vector resources, bits and pieces of code, etc.

  20. Andrew says:

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  21. Su Hall says:

    This deal will be over before the first of the new month, eh? Aw, shucks! Maybe next time.

    Su

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    Ok, I gave up. I really tried to ignore this bundle over the last days. After I bought the last two deals I was convinced that this time I could resist the temptation.

    What then happened: I visited designcuts every day to take another look at the current bundle. Like a little kid that pressed his nose against the window of his favorite toy store, I checked out the items over and over again – with open mouth ;-)

    End of the story: the little kid in me is happy now and the “toy store” has another customer.

    Thanks for your outstanding deals! Keep up your good work and have a good weekend!

    BR,

    Michael

  23. Amy Evenson says:

    I’ve tried twice to purchase this deal and I don’t get a download link. Help?!?
    Also, I want to be sure that I haven’t been charged twice either!

    Amy

  24. Colby says:

    Hmmm….I think I might have to snag this one.

  25. Is this deal every likely to come back? I was away for a week without internet connectivity and am so sorry I missed this deal!

    Please please bring it back :)

    • Tom Ross says:

      Hey Zeana, thanks for asking. We do sometimes re-run old deals a special bonuses, attached to our newer deals. I’ve dropped you an email about this.

  26. Joe Butterell says:

    Hi Tom,

    This is great!!

    would love to get hold of this pack, will it be possible to get hold of it another way?

    Thanks

  27. Andrew Richardson says:
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    Tom I missed this too, but I think you need to take my money. Can I still purchase?

  28. Su Hall says:

    I would like to comment to Simon on this cool tut! Honestly, I saw it was by you and I wanted to see what your work entailed – how you do things. So, and I don’t usually do this, I stuck pretty much to the tut. I had actually figured out how to paste a texture onto a mask myself. I just never did it this often. I see that this adds up and really makes a big effect on the piece. I will start trying it more often.

    I like to interject either my own stock for some of the given or change it in someway so I am having to learn some of it myself. (Often, it is because the given resources are from paid stock sites, so, I find a similar sub.) Kind of like ‘the hard way’, but, I find it extremely effective.

    One question, though, when you do the ‘Levels’, ‘Desatutare, and ‘Invert’, do you do those with adjustment layers or directly?

    I just want to add that my file size was almost 2 gigs. Does that sound right? I did use adjustment layers for everything.
    You write an awesome tut! Thank you very much!

    And, a big thanks to Tom and crew for bringing us this awesome package!

    Su

  29. This looks fantastic! I would love to purchase. please let me know if there is a way.

    Kind regards,
    Klaas

    • Tina Muller says:

      Hey Klaas, I’m afraid this bundle is now well and truly finished, so I won’t be able to set you up with this. However we do sometimes re-run an older deal in conjunction with a new one, and as the Ultimate Vintage and Retro Design Bundle has not been re-run yet, the chances are very high that there will be a re-run in the near future.
      I will be sure to get in touch with you when this bundle is alive again.

  30. Kristen G says:

    I stumbled across this deal after it had already expired. So sad! Please let me know if it does re-run. It looks awesome. Thanks so much!

    • Tina Muller says:

      Hey Kristen, I’m afraid this deal is now well and truly finished. Sorry about that. We do however re-run some of our deals, so you should see this back in the game in the near future. :)

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