Photoshop Tutorial: PART 2 – How to Make a Vintage, Car Logo August 13, 2019 16 By Peter Engel Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. This is Part 2 of my tutorial showing how to create own, cool-looking, vintage, vehicle logo. Picking up from where we left off, reduce the Fill of your logo to 0%. Making the Fill 0 makes the logo invisible, but will retain the visibility of all the effects that we’ll be adding to it. Double-click on the thumbnail of your logo to open its Layer Style window. Click Gradient Overlay and change the Blend Mode to Color Dodge. If your gradient bar isn’t black to white, open your gradient presets and click the black white thumbnail. The Style is Linear. Make the Angle: 90 degrees and drag the Scale slider all the way to the right. Click Bevel & Emboss. The Style is Inner Bevel and the Technique is Smooth. Make the Depth: 20%, the Direction: Up and the Size: 7 pixels. Soften is 0. Uncheck Global Light. Make the Angle: 135 degrees and the Altitude: 37 degrees. Open the Gloss Contour presets and click the double-ring thumbnail. Make the Highlight opacity:35% and the Shadow opacity: 100%. Click “Contour”. Open the presets and click the half-round thumbnail. Change the Range to 33%. Click Inner Glow. Change the Blend Mode to Linear Dodge and slide the opacity to 100%. Click the color box and pick a medium color that compliments the color of your vehicle. I’ll type in a medium blue: 3B8FED. Then click OK or press Enter or Return. Make the Choke: 80% and the Size: 6 pixels. Click Stroke. Make the Size: 1 pixel, the Position: Outside and the Blend Mode: Screen. Click the color box and pick a rich color that that fits within the color scheme of your logo. For mine, I’ll type in 1858FC. Click Drop Shadow. Change its Blend Mode to Normal and click the color box. Pick a very dark shade of your color. I’ll type in: 010103. Make the Opacity: 100%. Uncheck Global Light and make the Angle 90 degrees. The Distance is 5 pixels, the Spread is 100% and the Size is 10 pixels. Then, click OK. Next, we’ll add a soft drop shadow. Make a copy of your logo by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + J. Hide all the effects except Drop Shadow. Double-click Drop Shadow to see it in the Layer Style window. Change its Blend Mode to Multiply and reduce its opacity to 25%. Make the Distance: 24 pixels, the Spread: 18% and the Size: 18 pixels. Then, click OK. Next, we’ll add a reflection on the middle of the logo. Click the New Layer icon to make a new layer. Ctrl-click or Cmd-click on the thumbnail of the logo to make a selection of the inside of its shape. Go to Select, Modify and Contract. Contract it 6 pixels and click OK or press Enter or Return. Press “Q” to make the selection into a quick mask. Open your Pen Tool. We’ll create an arc path like you did earlier. Click to the left of your logo approximately a third of the way up from its bottom. Release your cursor, go to the right of your logo and press and hold Shift as you left-click to make a horizontal path. Release your cursor and go to the middle. Press and hold Alt or Option as you left-click to add an anchor point. Then, press and hold Ctrl or Cmd as you drag the anchor point up approximately this much. Complete the work path surrounding the bottom of your logo. Right-click directly on the path and click “Make selection”. We don’t want to feather it, so type in 0 pixels. Press Ctrl or Cmd + Delete to fill it with the background color, which is black and then press “Q” again to make the quick mask back into a selection. Press “B” to open your Brush Tool and increase its opacity to 100%. Reduce the brush size by pressing the left bracket key on your keyboard. Keep your brush mostly below the selection and brush across your logo. Then, deselect it. Reduce its opacity to 70%. The last step is to add a lens flare. To do this, first, make a composite snapshot of your image by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E on Windows or Cmd + Shift + Option + E on a Mac. Then, go to Filter, Render and Lens Flare. Make the Brightness: 80% and the Lens Type: 50-300mm Zoom. Drag the lens flare to a point on the top of your logo that’s vertically aligned with the sunset. If you’re using a different background, drag the lens flare to any point that looks good to you. Then, click OK or press Enter or Return. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. Thanks for watching! CategoryArticles BlogTagsadjustment layer Adobe and blend mode blur brightness brush brush preset car classic car color overlay contrast copy Design distort fill folder gradient graphic design group hue kerning layer mask lens flare Levels light Logo metal metallic new document path pen tool photoshop Photoshop CC 2014 quick mask rasterize Reflection retro saturation selection size Smart Object spherize sunset text text effect the transform tool tropical typography vintage work path your 16 Comments Pedro Ortiz Najera says: December 3, 2014 at 1:15 am first! great job as always Reply XxCBXxX says: December 3, 2014 at 2:52 am Photoshop GENIUS!!! Reply GUS750 says: December 3, 2014 at 5:36 am Shut up and take my money…..greeting from Venezuela Reply françois francois says: December 3, 2014 at 8:32 am fantastique merci Reply This Random Dude says: December 3, 2014 at 6:08 pm I love this channel <3 😀 Reply Smonman says: December 3, 2014 at 6:13 pm Could you please make a video how to put this logo on a car? Reply Alvaro Rodríguez says: December 4, 2014 at 5:13 am Thanks !!!! Reply Max Vasques says: December 4, 2014 at 6:39 am Marty you make great tutorials they are quick and easy to understand. My question is can I use CC tutorials for CS6? Reply Paul Schendel says: December 4, 2014 at 2:49 pm Thanks for this video. I am constantly amazed at how you manage to figure out all the steps to your solutions. Keep up the great work Reply SALAH . B . A says: December 4, 2014 at 4:07 pm Thank you Dear Genius Reply Resin Piece says: December 4, 2014 at 7:32 pm my layer window is different from what you show. it only shows advanced blending and general blending optionsno gardient angle and scale.. why is that? tnx Reply Sleekgraffics says: December 6, 2014 at 7:47 pm Hey, im new to youtube and i was hoping you can look at my channel. and maybe subscribe to me. i do photoshop and gaming. Reply djforklift says: December 9, 2014 at 6:17 am A very inspiring tutorial as always. But coffee seems to be more for women. Maybe next time you do a tutorial about branding a name or a logo into a peace of meat or a steak 🙂 thank you and thumbs up! Reply Phil B says: December 20, 2014 at 1:18 am nice one marty… Reply ابن العراق says: January 5, 2015 at 6:11 pm شكرآ جزيلا على هذه الشروحات ونتمنا لكم التوفيق ونرجو ان يكون هناك شرح دمج الصور يعني اكثر من صوره 5 او 6 صور بحترافيه موفق Reply Roffa 5311 says: April 7, 2015 at 10:08 pm How can you zoom in when your in Lens Flare? Hard time finding a good spot for the sun reflection 🙂 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.