In this section we will introduce you how to create vintage style design using craft paper. The aged texture of the craft paper and the blurred texts give some nuances.
First, we will create a craft paper background texture in Photoshop and paste texts and design parts using the Illustrator to the Photoshop image.
In this tutorial, you can learn important techniques such as creating craft paper texture (Photoshop) and blurring texts (Illustrator). You have to go through many steps but you will be able to complete it if you follow each step carefully.
First, we will create the craft paper texture in Photoshop.
Open the [New] dialog box in Photoshop and set the size 800 x 600 pixel as shown above.
Click [Layer > New Paint Bucket > Fill] and set the color #958054.
Click [Layer > New > Layer] (or [Create New Layer] in the layer panel).Layer 1 is created.
Apply [Filter > Draw > Cloud 1] on the created layer 1. Next, apply [Filter > Draw > Cloud 2].
Click [Filter > Technique > Emboss]. Emboss is applied on the layer 1.
Change the draw mode of the layer 1 [Linear Light] with the [Layer Panel] (Window > Layer).
Linea Light is applied on the layer 1 and the creased craft paper like background texture is completed.
Next, we will create design parts using Illustrator.
Input text to be the base with the Illustrator. We use thick Arial font here.
For later tasks, outline the text (Right Click > Outline), ungroup, create compound path (Object > Compound Path > Create) and lock the layer.
(Retaled Articles:How to shape and modify texts using Illustrator)
Now we blur the text.
Draw randomly with rough brush on the text. We used [Art_Charcoal/Pencil] here.
Next, divide the appearance of the brush (Object > Appearance) and create Compound Path (Object > Compound Path > Create).
Move the brush layer behind the text (Right Click > Order > To Back).
Unlock the text layer and select the both text and brush layer.
Open [Pathfinder Panel] (Window > Pathfinder) and click [Trim Back Object].
The text is trimmed in the back object and now it is blurred.
Please see How to create blurred stamp illustration for further techniques about blurring texts.
Paste the text created in Illustrator on the craft paper texture.
Check [Pixel] when the [Paste Form] dialog box appears.
Change the pasted text draw mode into [Soft Light].
Activate the text layer and click [Soft Light] in the [Layer Panel].
[Soft Light] is applied on the text and it blended nicely on the craft paper texture!
Extract spilled ink image in Illustrator.
In Illustrator and click [Symbol Panel > Right Arrow Click, Open Symbol Library, Dark Vector Pack]. Drag and drop the [Dark Vector Pack 10] on the art board and copy it.
Paste the extracted [Dark Vector Pack 10] into Photoshop (pixel format) and change the draw mode into [Soft Light].
Similarly, paste other symbols on the craft paper and change the draw mode into [Soft Light].
Extract symbols from Illustrator using the example above and paste them (if necessary, reverse or resize the symbols).
Lastly, paste text under “Design Tips” and you are done!
By changing the draw mode into [Soft Light] in Photoshop, the text and symbol blend well with the craft paper texture.
Paper texture is often used in design. You can create different types of textures by changing the color, emboss settings and draw mode. Explore the possibility.