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In this Photoshop tutorial learn how to use a mix of filters and adjustments to a photograph to mimic the retro style airbrushed painted look associated with classic film posters. Imagine the poster art for original Star Wars trilogy, the Indiana Jones movies, and pretty much any action/adventure film from the 80s! They all feature incredibly life-like depictions of the the actors and characters, which are almost like photos, but they have a clear hand painted appearance with subtle brush strokes, outlining marks and quite high contrast with vibrant colours.

Western Cowboy Photo can be found here.
Old Paper Texture can be found here.

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Skill level: Beginner

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Time: 10 mins - 30 mins

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Software: Photoshop

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Author: Spoon Graphics

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Source Files: Free to Download

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