New from Mister Retro: Permanent Press PS filters
~ 23 September 2008 ~
If you’re keen on making your flawless photography and carefully crafted typography look like a cheaply printed handbill or gig poster (who wouldn’t?), you best be checkin’ out Mister Retro’s Permanent Press Photoshop filters.
Four years ago I reviewed Mister Retro’s Machine Wash Photoshop Filters as part of my Wicked Worn series. The aptly named Permanent Press filters fall into the same category as Machine Wash and fit nicely with the Mister Retro line of distressing software and vintage merchandise.
Much like Machine Wash, Permanent Press is really easy to use. Download and install the filters package, open up your artwork in Photoshop, and then open the Permanent Press filters from the Filter menu. A dialog box opens with preset filters and the ability to adjust the offset of the plates, halftone dot shape, ink viscosity, and much more.
Using the photo from Friday’s off-topic post about drum kits, following are several examples of the filters. All of these filters were used with their default settings.
CMYK Pro filter
Concert Poster filter
Halftone Spot Two filter
Printed in Taiwan filter
Text and illustrations can also be modified with effects such as intentional misregistration of colors, halftone scaling, and more. Here are a few samples from the Mister Retro website:
Permanent Press filters can be purchased and downloaded from Mister Retro for just $99.
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