Retro Style illustration in Photoshop

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Step 1

First of all create a new document. Image size: 2480 by 3508 pix and 300 dpi. Name it Retro Stile poster.
Open the Texture, drag it to Retro Stile poster:

retro style illustration

Make a new layer over and fill it with #a8b9b8:

retro style illustration

Change Blending Mode to Color; merge layers (ctrl + E).

retro style illustration

Step 2

Open file with Girl. I used Pen Tool (P), then make selection as shown below:

retro style illustration

retro style illustration

Extract the girl into your document. Transform her and place as shown:

retro style illustration

Copy layer with the girl two times:

retro style illustration

Step 3

Now make layer Girl invisible, select layer Girl copy2, go to Filter>Other>High Pass:

retro style illustration

Change Blending Mode to Color. Merge with layer Girl copy (Ctrl + E). Apply High Pass one more:

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Than go to Filter> Blur > Gaussian Blur, radius about 2, 3 pixels. Using Lasso Tool select her eyes as shown below and press Delete.

retro style illustration

Go to Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask:

retro style illustration

Change Blending Mode to Overlay, Opacity 74%. Merge with layer Girl:

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Step 4

Copy layer Girl two times and place as shown below:

retro style illustration

Now we need to draw some elements. I used Pen Tool (P) and draw all elements on separate layer, fill with black, than merge all layers with elements and name the layer Pieces. Make selection as shown:

retro style illustration

Select the layer with girl and press Delete. Make layer Pieces invisible. And now we need to apply Hue/Saturation (Ctrl + U) as shown below:

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It must be look like here:

retro style illustration

Step 5

Select layer Girl Copy. I used Smudge Tool (R) and make her hires more dynamic:

retro style illustration

retro style illustration

The next used Blur Tool, as shown on the screenshot below:

retro style illustration

retro style illustration

Now the girl looks more dynamic and really ready to start:

retro style illustration

Create a new layer over, and add some splatters:

retro style illustration

Select the splatters (Ctrl + Click over icon in the pallet of layers) make a new layer via cut (Shift +Ctrl +J). Transform the layer as shown on the screenshot:

retro style illustration

Now create a new layer over and add some white splatters as shown:

retro style illustration

Make layer Girl Copy and Splatters invisible.

Step 6

Make layer Girl visible. Using Lasso Tool select the girl as shown below:

retro style illustration

Delete selected part. Create a new layer over and add splatters as shown on the screenshot below.
You may experiment with brush size; angle, opacity. I changed a bright Green color, because it’s more visible on the girl and background. Now she looks rather strange:

retro style illustration

Select Splatters (Ctrl + Click over icon in the pallet of layers), than select layer Girl, and press Delete. The next Delete the layer with green splatters.

Step 7

Now make all layers visible. You need transform and place layer Pieces as shown on the screenshot:

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The pallet of layers must look like this:

retro style illustration

Select layer Pieces and apply Hue/saturation (Ctrl + U):

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The next you need to apply some layer styles:

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Set color of Shadow for Bevel and Emboss #025053

retro style illustration

Set color of effect for Satin #d9e8e9

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Go to Filter> Blur>Gaussian Blur:

retro style illustration

Now the Poster must look like here:

retro style illustration

Step 8

Crate a new layer over, using Pen Tool (P) draw a stripe as shown:

retro style illustration

Make selection, and take rather big soft brush paint the stripe as shown below:

retro style illustration

retro style illustration

Make all stripes on separate layers and place them as shown on the screenshot:

retro style illustration

Add some colorful stripes over:

retro style illustration

Step 9

Create a new layer over layer Pieces, name it Stars, and apply white Diamond Gradients:

retro style illustration

retro style illustration

Create a new layer over layer Girl and apply black Radial Gradient as shown:

retro style illustration

retro style illustration

retro style illustration

Step 10

First of all create a new layer over layer Splatters, name it Texture Overlay and add some elements from Midnight City pack, I used color #e0faf5 for the texture. Change Blending Mode to Overlay. Create a new layer over Radial Gradient and add Strips from the same pack of brushes:

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