Design a Retro Typography Poster in Photoshop

Design a Retro Typography Poster in Photoshop
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Draw another selection and fill it with a nice pink color #f50d58.
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Create another shape. Create a selection and create a Layer Mask from the selection.
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Fill the layer with #f50d58.
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Repeat the above process.
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Step 16 : Creating Striped Pattern

Create some horizontal stripes. Make a rectangular selection and fill it. Duplicate the layer and finally merge into a single layer.
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Duplicate the pattern. Resize the pattern. Apply color overlay #ffffff.
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Reposition the other copy and rotate slightly.
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Apply gradient overlay.
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Erase hard edge using a mask.
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Step 17 : Checker pattern

You can create it in a couple of ways but I will show how to create it using Pencil tool. Select the Pencil tool and right click to load brushes palette, load square brushes into the palette.
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Create a black and white pattern painting alternatively. After you create the pattern Duplicate the pattern a couple of times.
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Make it circular using a mask.
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Step 18 : Creating colorful orbs

Let's create a colorful orb shape. Create a new layer, draw selection with Elliptical Marquee tool click on Add Layer Mask button. Then we can start drawing. Follow the steps below. However you are not limited just to this, you have freedom to come up with your own cool shapes but here you can see how I did this.
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Here is the finished one.
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Create some more shapes.
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Step 19 : Back to Illustrator

We will create some more line work in Illustrator. Let's start by creating a couple of blend objects.
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Colorize.
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Paste into Photoshop.
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One more blend.
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Bring into the composition. Apply Color Overlay.
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Here is the fun part. Put some little squares randomly and connect them.
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Paste into Photoshop, apply Color Overlay.
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Create yet another blend. Bring it into Photoshop, apply Color Overlay.
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Create circular blend.
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Bring as Smart Object.
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Reduce Fill Opacity to zero. Apply Gradient Overlay. This hides the object partially.
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Duplicate the object. Flip Horizontally and modify the Gradient.
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Step 20 : Adding skyscraper

Open up the Skyscraper image. Apply Halftone Pattern filter to the image. Go to Filter > Sketch > Halftone Pattern. Press "D" key to reset the colors to default before you apply the filter.
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Your image should look like this.
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We need to select the black tones and separate them. Go to Select > Color Range. Make sure your background color is black. This will select all the blacks.
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Press Ctrl+J to create new layer from the selection. This looks like pop art.
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Drag & drop this layer into our main composition. Place it above the Characters group.
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Double click on the layer icon. Adjust blend settings. This will blend the image based on the values of the underlying layer.
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Step 21 : Background pattern

Create a new pattern that we will use to apply to the background. Create a new document and create square pattern. Turn off the background layer, marquee the area and go to Edit > Define Pattern.
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Create a new layer and press Shift+F5. Choose the pattern you just created and press OK.
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Place this layer just above the background layer.
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Zero the Fill Opacity. Add Gradient Overlay to the layer. This gradient hides the center portion of the pattern and reveals at the edges which is what we need.
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Step 22 : Adding texture

Drag & Drop the paper texture into the composition. This will add more character to the design. Resize it to cover entire canvas. Change the blending mode to Multiply. Reduce the opacity to 90%.

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