Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

In today’s tutorial, I will show you how to create a detailed vintage TV from scratch using Photoshop’s vector editing capabilities. The detailed step by step guide will help you to understand the process of its creation.

Preview

First, take a look at the image we’ll be creating.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Step 1

Open Photoshop and create a new document. I am using 1000×800 pixels. After that fill the background layer with white using the Paint Bucket Tool (G).

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Step 2

Set Foreground and Background colors to #4a0d04 and #9f2810. Use the rounded rectangle tool with radius of 5px to create a dark brown (#4a0d04) rectangle.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Rasterize this layer, then go to Filter > Render > Fibers. Set the Variance to 16 and Strength to 55, then apply.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Drop down colors a bit using Hue/Saturation (Cmd/Ctrl + U),

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

then apply following layer styles.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Name this layer “body”.

Step 3

Duplicate this layer (Cmd/Ctrl + J), position duplicated layer below original layer and move down a bit. Name this layer “base”.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

With Rectangular Marquee Tool (M), create selection like on the picture below, and apply Layer Mask (Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal Selection) on “base” layer.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Apply Bevel and Emboss to “base” layer.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create new layer above “base” and below “body” layer, give this layer a name “shadow”, Cmd/Ctrl + click on “body” layer to create selection around it, and fill selection with black color (#000000). Move “shadow” layer few pixels down,

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

apply Gaussian Blur with Radius set to 5px,

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Cmd/Ctrl + click on “base” layer mask to create selection, make sure you are on “shadow” layer, apply Layer Mask,

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

and finally change the Blend Mode to Multiply and Opacity to 70%.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Pick up Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) and with Radius set to 10px draw small rectangle – “foot”, below “base” layer and apply Gradient Overlay from Layer Style.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create new layer just above “foot” layer, create Clipping Mask (Layer > Create Clipping Mask), fill it with black color, and add Noise.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

With Rectangle Tool (U) draw small rectangle and give this layer following layer styles.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Repeat the process to create the other foot.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

With this we have finished basic TV shape.

Step 4

It’s time to move on. Go back to “body” layer, duplicate this layer and scale it down using Free Transform Tool (Cmd/Ctrl + T).

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Cmd/Ctrl + click on layer thumbnail to create selection, go to Select > Modify > Contract and contract selection by 10px,

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

hit Backspace on keyboard to delete selection.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Set Fill to 0% and apply Inner Shadow, Bevel and Emboss, and Color Overlay.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Step 5

Now, we will start work on the screen. Using the Rounded Rectangle Tool with Radius of 100px draw black rectangle.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Go to Edit > Transform Path > Wrap, from drop down menu choose Inflate and set Bend to 15%.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Open Layer Style properties by double clicking on screen layer and apply following layer styles.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create new layer, apply Clipping Mask, fill the layer with black color and add Noise (Amount: 3%, Uniform, Monochromatic) and lower the Opacity to 80%.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Step 6

Let’s create frame around black screen. Cmd/Ctrl + click on black screen layer thumbnail to make selection, go to Select > Modify > Expand and expand selection by 4px. Create new layer and fill selection with white color.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Apply following layer styles to this layer:

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Cmd/Ctrl + click on layer thumbnail to create selection, then go to Select > Modify > Contarct and contract selection by 4px, and finally apply Layer Mask (Layer > Layer Mask > Hide Selection).

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Step 7

In this step we will make the main TV screen. Duplicate black screen layer, drag it on top of layers, scale it down (Cmd/Ctrl + T), change color to #6c6c6c,

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

and add layer styles.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

It’s now time to add the reflections. You can get the image that is reflected on the screen here.

Open it in Photoshop and drag it into your document, then scale and place over the main TV screen.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Go to Edit > Transform > Wrap, choose Inflate and set Bend to 50%.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Next, give this layer Gaussian Blur with a Radius of 1.5px, adjust Brighness and Contrast to -70 and 81 (Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast),

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Cmd/Ctrl + click on main TV screen layer to load selection, make sure you are on reflected image and apply Layer Mask (Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal Selection),

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

at the end change the Blend Mode to Overlay and set Opacity to 4%.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Duplicate reflected image and move it couple pixels to the right. Change the Blend Mode to Color Burn and set Opacity to 8%.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Cmd/Ctrl + click on main TV screen layer to load selection, create new layer on top, make sure that Foreground color is white, get the Gradient Tool, set the Gradient to Foreground to Transparent

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Pick Elliptical Marquee Tool (M), draw ellipse like on the image below,

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

apply Layer Mask and set Opacity to 35%.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Grab Brush Tool (B), and with large soft brush dub one white spot,

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

give this layer a Gaussian Blur with Radius set to 20% and finally drop down the Opacity to 50%.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create new layer on top, load selection around main TV screen, set the Foreground color to black, and go to Edit > Stroke.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Apply Gaussian Blur with radius set to 10px and set Opacity to 80%

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Step 8

Using Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) draw selection and fill it with black color on new layer.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Give this layer Drop Shadow, Inner Shadow and Bevel and Emboss from Layer Style panel.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create new layer on top, add Clipping Mask (Cmd/Ctrl + Alt + G), reset Foreground and Background colors to black and white by pressing D on keyboard, fill the layer with Foreground color (Alt + Backspace) go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise, set the Amount to 5%, for Distribution choose Gaussian and make sure that Monochromatic is checked.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Cmd/Ctrl + click black rectangle, set the Foreground color to white, click Layer > New Fill Layer > Gradient.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Step 9

Let’s add speaker hole. Start by drawing one small circle.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Select its path, hit Cmd/Ctrl + Alt + T, and move it to the right.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Duplicate again with Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + Alt + T. Repeat this until we have a row of holes.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

We still need more holes. Select all paths, hit Cmd/Ctrl + Alt + T, move it down. Repat this until we have a lot circles.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Add Inner Shadow and Color Overlay from Layer Style.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Draw a black circle.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Cmd+click small circles to create selection.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Add Layer Mask so the black circle will be inside the holes.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Step 10

Set the Foreground and Background colors to #adacac and #4e4e4e respectively, with Rectangular Marquee Tool (M), create selection like on the image below and fill with the Foreground color,

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

and add following Layer Styles.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create new layer on top, add Clipping Mask, fill layer with #adacac color, and then add noise by choosing Filter > Noise > Add Noise from the main menu with settings of 30%, Gaussian and Monochromatic.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

To create the brushed metal effect, blur the noise by choosing Filter>Blur>Motion Blur with an angle of 0 and a distance of 55 pixels.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Next, grab Rectangular Maqruee Tool (M) and draw 2 selections like shown on the image below, then go to Layer > Layer Mask > Hide Selection.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Step 11

In this step we will create our command buttons. With the Ellipse Tool (U) create a grey (#969696) circle and add drop shadow.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Select the Gradient Tool (G) then click on the color preset. Change the colors so you have something like the image below.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Click holding Cmd/Ctrl on the thumb of the circle layer to create a marquee selection, cretae new layer above circle layer, then go to Layer > New Fill Layer > Gradient, select the Angle Gradient type and fill the layer with the gradient preset we created.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Change the Blend Mode to Overlay and Opacity to 50%.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Duplicate the circle layer and fill it with white. Change the order so it is on top of the other layers. After that change the Fill Opacity to 0% and add Layer Styles:

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Duplicate the circle layer and move to the top, make sure it is white. After that go to Filter > Pixelate > Mezzotint. Use Fine Dots.

Create a Marquee Selection of the circle and then go to Filter > Blur > Radial Blur. Use 60 for the Amount, Spin for the Blur Method and Best for the Quality.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Set the Blend Mode to Multiply and Opacity to 50%.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

With the Rectangle Tool (U) create a square holding Shift, then rotate the square (45 degree) and position it like the image below.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Open Layer Style properties and apply layer styles.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

With the Rectangle Tool (U) create grey (#e5dcdc) rectangles, rotate them and position like on the image below, and add some text.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Select all layers used to create the button, then go to Layer > Group Layers. Duplicate the button group to add more buttons.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Step 12

In this step we will add Volume and Frequency buttons. To do that duplicate the button group again,  and hide grey rectangles.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Then duplicate the button base, resize it and drag below the original button base.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Select the layer with Layer Styles, and change the Color Overlay to Black.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Do the same for the Frequency button.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Step 13

Draw a dark grey (#373737) rectangle using the Rectangle Tool (U) to create the button, then open the Layer Style panel and add some styles to this rectangle.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create new layer, add a Clipping Mask, fill layer with a black color. Add Noise by going to Filter > Noise > Add Noise, set the Amount to 20%, use Uniform for Distribution and tick Monochromatic. Set the Blend Mode to Soft Light.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Duplicate this button, change the shape color to #a31f1f and lower the Opacity of the Noise layer to 50%.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Finish this step by adding a company logo.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Here’s what we have right now.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Step 14

It’s time to add a model name using DymaxionScript font. I added Ambasador and then with rasterized the layer and stretched the end of the A and the O to fill the black box.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Then I added layer styles.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Step 15

We will finish our TV by adding a Channel Selector Button. Duplicate the Volume button, make it a bigger, then select the layer below the base button layer, and resize it even more.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Make sure you are on the bigger circle, Cmd/Ctrl + click to create a selection, then go to Select > Modify > Contract and contract selection by 2px.

Create a new layer just above the big circle and fill the selection with a black color.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Add Gradient Overlay from the Layer Style window.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Type a number 1 and add a small Drop Shadow and Inner Shadow to make it more readable.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Now we need to add more numbers. Hit Cmd/Ctrl + Alt + T. Hold alt and move transformation pivot (crosshairs in the middle of transformation box) to the middle of the button. Shift + drag to rotate number 30 degrees. Repeat the transformation and duplication by pressing Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + Alt + T. Finally, change the number.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Draw a grey (#cac8c8) rectangle in the middle of the circle to create a channel selector. Add layer styles as shown below.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

Finally add a shadow below TV and we are done!

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

You can play around with the background to get a more attractive result.

Create a Detailed Vintage TV from Scratch in Photoshop

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Nikola Lazarevic

Nikola is a Web Designer, Blogger, and M.Sc in Electronic Engineering from Nis, Serbia. Nikola is the founder of a small design blog called webexpedition18 that publishes graphic design and web development tutorials, articles about inspiration and posts on graphic design, web design and photography.

32 Comments

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  1. Jeez, that’s pretty awesome… very in depth :)

  2. Amazing detail Nikola!

  3. Woaw. Just woaw.

  4. Holy Cow. That was amazing.

  5. it looks very realistic, nice tut!

  6. The living room graphic is the best part of this tutorial — how many authors would just leave a blank screen? Probably most. Heck, I wouldn’t have even thought about it on my own but it makes a huge difference in the realism.

    Great result!

  7. Thank you guys, I’m so glad you liked tutorial. I really tried to achieve realistic look.

    • nikola vokic

      zdravo imenjace zanima me imas li mozda facebook da me poducis nekim trikovima u photoshopu posto ga obozavam a zeleo bih da znam malo bolje da radim sa njim ako imate dodaj me prijatelja pa da mi objasnis neke cake…http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1127470956 unapred hvala :)

  8. Great tutorial, I’ll retweet this!

  9. Abduzeedo is a hot-dog seller beside you, awesome tutorial !

  10. JC

    Spelling should be “Ambassador”

  11. great instructions very easy to follow.

  12. Nate

    While this looks fantastic, how do I make a rectangle with a radius of 5 pixels?
    Weird to get tripped up at the easiest step.

  13. Thanks for this great tutorial!

    • I much prefer infoamrtvie articles like this to that high brow literature.

  14. This much work is appreciated

  15. Nice, thorough tutorial

  16. Reyna

    Wow that was really awesome! great job.

  17. Usefull tutorial. Really nice, congrats.

  18. Great tutorial, I designed a tv for my website a few years ago http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/053/f/5/terrybarriff_com_by_Techytez.jpg but mine is more of an 80′s model.

    Thanks for sharing!

  19. Very nice. The channel dials I remember (in the US at least) went from 2 to 13.

  20. I really, really dig what you did with the room reflection on the screen. Good job!

  21. Holly

    I can’t figure out the how to do the mask on the circle and the speaker holes for the life of me. I select them all and then select the circle layer and choose layer mask. I’ve tried all the options under layer mask and it’s not turning out like the picture. What am I doing wrong?

  22. Nic that was an superb tut, i really loved it, it is so realistic, especially the reflection upon the tv screen gives it an extra boost. Thanks for the tut,

  23. Dougieladd

    What an awesome tutorial. Brilliant.

  24. ra!mzy

    you are creazy

  25. QuaizyWabbit

    Wow. Jaw dropping. The thing that caught my eye was the reflection in the screen and then you start to see the amazing attention to detail reading the tutorial. Brilliant and inspirational.

  26. Frederico

    Nice tutorial, i just one problem now,the Step 9,can you help me or anyone who already did the TV, I create the balls with brush tool and Ctrl+Alt+T to copy and move i do 15 balls and merge all the layers duplicate after this and put down more 15 lines after this i have create a new layer above the balls and put a big black circle after this CTRL+Click in the balls layers and i do a Clipping mask? in what layer? The Balls layer or Big Black Circle layer?

    See how looks my TV:

    http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/914/tvpt23.jpg
    Thanks for the tutorial and help.

  27. thank his tutorials

  28. This TV just can not tell from this! Wonderful quality and detailed tutorial. Thanks to the author!

  29. CosmicD

    Wow! thank you soo~ much for this tutorial! It was so awesome, easy, and descriptive. Thank you ^^

    I just changes some stuff to help fit my theme:

    http://i43.tinypic.com/14t1mjk.jpg

  30. bht

    I cannot seem to properly apply the gradient at the end of step 8. I am trying to add color steps, adjusting them my results are far from it. i cannot give it the effect of a slightly shining metal. Can anybody help me with this?

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