Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

In this tutorial I will lead you through the process of creating vintage coupon in Photoshop. We combine basic shapes, textures, filters and stock images to achieve the final design. Read on to see how to make this vintage coupon from scratch.

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Step 1

Fire up Photoshop and create new document (File > New) sized at 700x600px. Fill the background with #8eb072 color and add some noise.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Step 2

With Rectangle Marquee Tool (M) create coupon body and fill it white color.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Our next step is to create edge cutouts. Zoom in on your coupon, grab the Elliptical Marquee Tool (M) and create a circular selection – hold Shift to create a perfect circle – place it close to the left edge and hit Delete key.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

With the Elliptical Marquee Tool (M) still selected, move selection using arrow keys to create distance from the first hole then hit Delete key again. Repeat this for the length of the coupon.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Step 3

Next, we’ll create pattern and then apply to coupon body. Create new document using 1 pixel for the width and 5 pixels for the height, with transparent background. Using Rectangle Tool (U) draw small rectangle and fill it with black color.
Go to Edit > Define Pattern. Name the new pattern the way you want it.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Back to our design, open the Layer Style dialog window by double-clicking on the coupon body layer. Add Pattern Overlay effect using the pattern we created.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Step 4

Create a new layer group (Layer > New > Group), name it “coupon” and drag coupon body layer into this group. Cmd/Ctrl + click on coupon body layer thumbnail to make selection, then select “coupon” group layer and apply layer mask (Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal Selection).

Step 5

Grab Ellipse Tool (U) and draw small circle above coupon body layer, like on the picture below. Apply 2px stroke from Layer Style dialog window and set fill to 0%.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Duplicate this layer (Cmd/Ctrl + J), then using Free Transform Tool (Cmd/Ctrl + T) make duplicated layer a bit bigger.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Repeat this 3 more times.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Select all circle layers and group them in one group, then duplicate this group, and move it a bit down. Use image below as a reference.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Repeat this for the height of the coupon, then continue bottom, other side and top until your entire coupon has the same edge detail.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Select all those groups and group them in one group. Name this big group “edge”. Lover the opacity of this group to 70%. With Rectangular Marquee Tool (M), create slection

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

and apply layer mask to “edge” group (Layer > Layer Mask > Hide Selection).

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Step 6

With Rounded Rectangle Tool (U) draw rectangle (set Radius to 15px) and set the color to #e2151c.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Duplicate rectangle (Cmd/Ctrl + J), change the color to #17269b,

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

then pick up Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) and draw slection,

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

and go to Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal Selection.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Step 7

It’s time to add some text to our coupon. For the font choose League Gothic font.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Change font to Helvetica and add more text.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Download and install Franchise Bold font and add “Mr. Clean” using this font.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Cmd/Ctrl + click on “Mr. Clean” layer thumbnail to create selection around text, then go to Select > Modify > Expand and expand selection by 2px.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Create new layer below “Mr. Clean” layer and fill the selection with white color.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Using Helvetica for the font type “NEW!”.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Let’s add another line of text but this time we will use Lobster font.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

For the last line of text we will use Helvetica font again.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Apply Drop Shadow to this line of text.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Step 8

Draw red (#e2151c) rectangle with Rectangle Tool (U), then go to Edit > Transform Path > Skew and modify rectangle a bit and add text.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Draw another rectangle, but this time white,

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

add 1px stroke,

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

and type coupon number.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Here’s what we have so far.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Step 9

Download and open in Photoshop Stock photo: vaporizer. Now let’s grab the Pen Tool (P) and create a Path to define the label.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Instead of using this path as a mask for a single layer, we’re going to use it as a mask for an entire group. Create a new layer called background and fill the layer with #fbef4b color. With the new layer selected press Cmd/Ctrl + G to put it into it’s own group.
Select it, Cmd/Ctrl + click on the path to create slection, then go to Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal Selection to apply Layer Mask.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Using Custom Shape Tool (U) create 2 blue (#17269b) triangles and place it like on the picture below.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Grab Mr. Clean logo, cut out from the background using Pen Tool (P) and import to our design, and position below triangles.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Duplicate Mr. Clean logo, move duplicated layer above triangles,

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

grab Pen Tool (P), draw path, then create selection and apply Layer Mask (Layer > Layer Mask > Hide Selection). Use image below as reference.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Open Layer Style and apply Drop Shadow to this layer.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Let’s add some text.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Next, Cmd/Ctrl + click on “Clean” layer to create selection around text, go to Select > Modify > Expand and expand selection by 4px. Create new layer below word “Clean” and fill it with white color.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Open Layer Style and apply Bevel and Emboss and Stroke.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Do the same for the word “Mr.”.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Step 10

Clip out vaporizer from its background using Pen Tool (P),

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

and insert into our main canvas, scale it down (make it smaller), rotate and place it like on the picture below.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Cmd/Ctrl + click on vaporizer thumbnail to create selection around it, create new layer below vaporizer layer and fill it with black. Name this layer “vaporizer shadow”. Clear the selection (Cmd/Ctrl + D). Move the “vaporizer shadow” layer to the left a bit,

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

then give this layer 5px Gaussian Blur.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Create selection around red rounded rectangle (Cmd/Ctrl + click on red rounded rectangle layer thumbnail), select “vaporizer shadow” layer and apply Layer Mask (Layer > Layer Mask > Reveal Selection).

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Step 11

Draw circle using Elliptical Marquee Tool (M), create new layer on top, and fill selection with white color.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Duplicate this layer and scale it down using Free Transform Tool (Cmd/Ctrl + T). Open Layer Style window and apply Color Overlay. For the color use #e2151c.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Finally add text.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Create another one, using the same method, in the upper right corner.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

And add some more text.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Step 12

Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Gradient Map to add an adjustment layer above all the other layers. Set a gradient going from #480283 to #fbef4b, set the Blend Mode to Multiply and then lower Opacity of adjustment layer to 35%.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Cmd/Ctrl + click on “coupon” group layer mask thumbnail, Edit > Copy Merged and then Edit > Paste to paste resulting layer on top of all layers. Apply Noise Filter to this layer.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Set the Blend Mode to Muliply and Opacity to 60%.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Step 13

Import Paper11 texture, from wegraphics free 12 high-res paper textures pack, into main canvas, scale it down, desaturate (Image > Adjustments > Desaturate)

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

adjust Brightness and Contrats (Image > Adjustments > Brigtness/Contrast)

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

and set the Blend Mode to Multiply and lower the Opacity to 50%.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Download Film Texture and open it in Photoshop. Place it into our design.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Change the Blend Mode to Soft Light and Opacity to 50%.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Step 14

We are almost the there. It’s time for the final detail – we need to create shadow below the coupon. First, Cmd/Ctrl + click on “coupon” group layer thumbnail mask, to create selection around coupon,

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

then create new layer below “coupon” group and fill it with black color. Hide “coupon” group to see this layer.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Give this layer Gaussain Blur with 1.1px Radius and set Opacity to 40%.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

Next duplicate this layer, apply Gaussian Blur with 3px Radius and lower the Opacity of this layer to 30%,

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

and finally unhide “coupon” group.

Final Result

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop - Preview

We can change the background to get more interesting result like the one below.

Create Vintage Coupon in Photoshop

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Thanks for reading!

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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.

21 Comments

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  1. PRATEEK GUPTA

    Hi,
    Nikola Lazarevic sir its great i love to try this.thanks a lot.

  2. This is one awesome design! I love anything vintage because it is always a winnner ! :)

  3. Great tutorial and techniques well explained!
    Thanks for sharing…
    Bookmarked and Featured in Tutorials of the Week!!

  4. Really interesting and detailed post. Just wondering how long does this take you do?

  5. triefy

    I’m stuck on Step 5. How do you create a circle without fill?

    • Laury Wollery

      Make the circle with the Ellipsis tool and just set the fill layer style to 0% (its the one below opacity)

      You can still apply styles to a layer with fill set to 0

      • ScreenPrintR

        Laury, thank for that answer. Also Thank you Triefy for asking.

        I have CS3. So when you first open the Stroke Layer Style there’s no Fill layer. Just the Opacity. If you reduce that to zero the Stroke border goes away.

        What i did was create another layer. Use the Ellipsis tool to make a circle. Then, Fill with a contrasting color. In the new layer panel, I selected that layer, and double clicked the thumbnail box. Layer Style pops up. Before selecting the Stroke on the left, and within the Blending Options/Advanced Blending, I reduced the Fill Opacity to 0%. Then select Stroke. Changed the color to #17269b. Click ok. Now you can see the circle stroke of blue. Right click that layer and left click on Duplicate. Etc. etc.

        Thank you all. Sure I’ll need more help as i continue with the tutorial.

  6. vansk aldana

    is awesome design! and Really interesting!! ;) nice

  7. Laury Wollery

    The result is a work of art. I’m going to give the tutorial a shot to see what sort of result I get.

  8. Awesome design, and easy-to-follow tutorial. My result came out great aswell.

  9. Adam Cappuana

    this has made me love photoshop and i love mr philhower

  10. Sabrina

    Just done the tutorial, was so much fun and great result!

  11. Johnny

    This tutorial was well done, I spent numerous hours making this coupon. Mine of course didn’t come out the same, but still looks very good. Towards the end of the tutorial when you apply a shadow to the coupon, once done it cannot be seen, because it is aligned with the main coupon. I used my arrow keys to adjust both shadows. I’m assuming that you meant to mention this? Anyway, thanks for all the hard work and detailed instructions, great job!

  12. Nate

    Awesome Tutorial! I learned a lot while doing it.

  13. Looks like something from the old ad, which was on some channel.

  14. Great Skills..Thanks for taking the time for such a detailed Tuition…

  15. matt

    great tutorial it would be more helpful if you explained the layer orders better but i figured it out anyways. great tut thanks!

  16. Tommy Titt

    maybe that’s why they call it “vintage”???????

  17. Thank you for making this very step by step!

  18. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book
    in it or something. I think that you can do with a few pics to
    drive the message home a little bit, but instead of that, this is wonderful blog.
    An excellent read. I’ll definitely be back.

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