Retro - Photoshop Contest [16 entries]

Retro-Spectrum Picture

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Here is a collection of various "Retro" tutorials for Photoshop

It's your task to to create a Retro Photo Manipulation. Take any "legal" photo source image, and using the techniques from one or more of these tutorials, create an entry. You cannot simply recreate the image taught in any of the tutorials. Your image must be your ORIGINAL creation. You must also list the tutorial(s) for the effect(s) you use in your entry.

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!
Suggested by: MossyB

wazowski: Mmm....'Take any "legal" photo source image' or can you also take a bunch of images, combine them till you got something cool and then add the retro look&feel? ( 5 years and 2361 days ago )
DanLundberg: If you're going to highlight the notion of 'legaI' and put it inside quotes to boot, I support wazowski's implied principle that one's starting point for retro-ization can be anything that might be legitimately posted in response to any other contest on this site. ( 5 years and 2361 days ago )
Drivenslush: Do we HAVE to follow a tutorial? ( 5 years and 2358 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Yes Drivenslush you do need to use one or more of the tutorials in making your entry. You don't have to follow them step by step but your finished entry must show some influence from one or more of these tutorials. ( 5 years and 2358 days ago )
Drivenslush: ah poop.. LOL (sheeplishly taking an entry in my active desktop and storing it away to use later) ( 5 years and 2358 days ago )
Drivenslush: It was a very cute bumble bee by the way ( 5 years and 2358 days ago )
Contest Moderator: Any entry submitted after 2000hrs GMT Friday 19th August will be removed. ( 5 years and 2353 days ago )

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Retro-Spectrum - created by Robart523

Favs: 10SBS: 19Hi-resRank: 1/16Score: 67.1% (38)16123 views

This is my beautiful sister :) I made her this for her birthday (it was actually yesterday but this took longer than I thought it would) I did go to the link on the contest description and scrolled down through all the different images for some inspiration!! I ended up using this one ( to create a brush and achieve some great effects! Other than the image of my sister, I used no other outside sources. (5 years and 2358 days ago)

Retro Poster - created by CorneliaMladenova

Retro Poster
Favs: 9SBS: 9Hi-resRank: 2/16Score: 66% (31)19117 views

Used Illustrator and Photoshop

As guidelines used also these 2 tuts:



(5 years and 2354 days ago)

2 Sources:

Ace-of-Spades - created by CorneliaMladenova

Favs: 5SBS: 8Hi-resRank: 3/16Score: 64.8% (25)22963 views


for texture:

tutorial guideline: (5 years and 2354 days ago)

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Dancing in the dark - created by imnicole

Dancing in the dark
Favs: 2SBS: 7Hi-resRank: 4/16Score: 61.1% (20)8013 views

(5 years and 2353 days ago)

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Retro-Stang - created by lchappell

Favs: 1SBS: 7Hi-resRank: 5/16Score: 61% (15)6144 views

Tutorial imitated (5 years and 2358 days ago)

3 Sources: