Create A Vintage Stamp Poster In Photoshop


Create A Vintage Stamp Poster In Photoshop

Today we are going to create a vintage stamp poster in Photoshop. This design can be customised to fit any purpose. For this tutorial I am going to design the stamp for a Vodka brand as an example.

Section One: Creating the plain stamp design.

Start by creating a 800 x 800 pixel RGB document in Photoshop.

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Next set a centred vertical and horizontal guideline to assist with the stamp design alignment. Now create the curved titles around the stamp. To achieve this, select the circle shape tool and be sure to set the tool mode to Path. Click the center of the document and choose your circle size. (I used 600 x 600 pixels).


After that, select the text tool and click on the circular stoke path just created. Writ in your text around the path and make sure the text colour is set to black.


Similar to the path step, use the circular shape tool again to crate a shape path with no fill but instead, a 6px stroke weight - use image for reference.


Next, using the eraser tool, erase the right and left sides of the circular path. Capp each of the 4 line ends with small black circles using the shape tool. After this, merge the circular path and circle layers into one shape naming this 'Circular-Path'.


Select the text tool and type out your main text logo in the centre of the shape. Using the shape tool create two more circle dots aligning them horizontal to each other with space for a date between them. make sure the horizontal dots and date are centred. Use image for reference.


Now you've completed the plain stamp, merge all the layers and save the file as a PNG with no background.

Section Two: Designing the vintage poster.

Open a new Photoshop document, and place your saved stamp design in the centre. Add a new layer and fill it with black, this will will be used as the background. With a layer style, apply a white Colour Overlay onto the Stamp.


Next, group the black layer with the white stencil and convert it to a smart object. Apply a Gaussian Blur, go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Use 4 pixels for the Radius.


After this, go to Layer>New Adjustment Layer>Levels. Edit the values until you cannot see the blur effect anymore. Then, make sure the Adjustment Layer is clipped to the layer (Layer>Create Clipping Mask).


Create a new layer on top of the stamp design name it 'Roughness'. With a dirty brush add some of the texture to show roughness in the stamp design.


Group the stencil layer with the brush layer and then change the Blend Mode of the folder to Lighter Colour. Also add an image for the background.


Depending on your image brightness, you may need to edit some photo settings to lower the this. Go to Image>Adjustments>Hue and Saturation. Reduce the Saturation a little bit and also the Lightness.


Finally you can maek the poster appear more vintage by going to Image>Adjustments>Levels. Change the Output Values and also the grey Input value to make the image much darker. After this select your stamp group and slightly lower the opacity to make the stamp seamlessly integrate with the background image.


Overall we've created a poster design that is simple and effective at showing off your stamp in a vintage style. Please comment if you get confused at any points.

Create A Vintage Stamp Poster In Photoshop