Adding Vintage and Distressed Effects with Photoshop


Certain projects call for a 'roughed up' look and feel. Whether its for a t-shirt graphic that seems like its been washed a million times or a poster print that appears intentionally old, this class will teach you how to achieve a vintage and distressed look.

Brandon Rike has designed band tees for some of the biggest names in the business. In this class, he’ll show you how to apply distress to your designs using Illustrator and Photoshop. 

You’ll learn about:

  • Methods for creating distress effects
  • Applying the right photoshop brushes
  • Understanding and using layer masks

Brandon will help you understand the different types of distress and why it happens so you know exactly how to accurately mimic it. He’ll also show you how to use blurring, texture, and contrast to make your work more interesting and complex.

If you want to get that perfectly worn-in look, Adding Vintage and Distressed Effects with Photoshop is your opportunity to learn it from a guy who does it for a living.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.2.2