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Retro Lighting – Ford Mustang

I love to draw cars. I get inspired by retro magazines and 70’s lifestyle. My works are powerful, stylish and full of bright colours. I love to work with vectors, I think vectors can create amazing images with a clear and modern look.

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Create Retro Lighting - Ford Mustang in Photoshop CS3

Begin by creating a new file (File>New) that would have 1024×768 px and 72 dpi. Apply on this layer the Paint Bucket Tool (G) for coloring it in the next presented color – #FCF5ED

Create Retro Lighting - Ford Mustang in Photoshop CS3

Using the Custom Shape Tool (U), it’s possible to select the next shape as it is demonstrated below.

Create Retro Lighting - Ford Mustang in Photoshop CS3

The shape must be changed a little with the Free Transform selection by stretching it, as it is shown next picture.

Create Retro Lighting - Ford Mustang in Photoshop CS3

We need also to apply for the shape the Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create Retro Lighting - Ford Mustang in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Retro Lighting - Ford Mustang in Photoshop CS3

Create Retro Lighting - Ford Mustang in Photoshop CS3

The new processed layer should have Opacity of 29%.

Create Retro Lighting - Ford Mustang in Photoshop CS3

Choosing the Polygonal Lasso Tool (L) now, we need to represent 5 rays, filling each of them with the appropriate color, applying in this case the Paint Bucket Tool (G).

Create Retro Lighting - Ford Mustang in Photoshop CS3

Select again the Custom Shape Tool (U) and represent an arrow, colored with #FF9403, inclining it with the Free Transforme option. Its shape may be corrected with the Convert Point Tool.

Create Retro Lighting - Ford Mustang in Photoshop CS3

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