Step 13 Now let’s add a paper texture on top of everything to give a retro feel to the image. The image I’m using is from Shutterstock and you can get it from bit.ly/b66njS. Place the image on top of the others and change the blending mode to Multiply.


Step 14 Duplicate the paper texture layer and rearrange it so that it’s right on top of the cube pattern layer, and beneath all the other layers. Then change the blending mode of the cube pattern layer to Color Burn.


Step 15 Add a new layer on top of the others and fill it with black. Change its blending mode to Multiply. With the Brush tool (B), select a very soft brush, and choose white for its colour. Start painting in the centre of the image so the white will be transparent. The aim is to create a vignette effect.


Fabio Sasso

Who: Graphic and web designer Fabio Sasso is best known for his Photoshop artworks and tutorials. He is also co-founder of Zee, a web-design studio and runs a hugely successful digital arts and creativity blog, Abduzeedo.
Contact: abduzeedo.com
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 or higher
Time to complete: 1 hour