Step 11 Import a paper texture and place it on top of the other layers. The one I used is from Shutterstock and you will find it at bit.ly/eqOPPZ. Use Multiply for the blending mode.


Step 12 Select all layers and duplicate them, then go to Layer > Merge Layers to merge all the duplicated layers into one. You can use the keyboard shortcut Cmd/Ctrl + Alt + Shift + E to do this in one go.

After that, duplicate this layer again, so you have two layers. Call the top one ‘Color Halftone’ and the bottom one ‘Noise’. For ‘Noise’, go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise. Use 10% for the Amount, Gaussian for the Distribution and Monochromatic. After that change the opacity to 70%.


Step 13 For the ‘Color Halftone’, go to Filter > Pixelate > Color Halftone. Use 4 for the Max. Radius and 50 for the Channel Angles. After that, change the blending mode to Screen at 20% opacity. You’re done.


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 CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5
Time to complete: 2 hours