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Jesse Goldsmith

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Hi all,
I'm trying to make a custom 12" record label. I've got a template, and am using a background which I found online. I simply need to make my added text look like it came from the original label. Here is an image of what I am trying to recreate:
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Any suggestions/ tutorials/ ideas for creating that "old pressed" look on my text?

Thank you!
 
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ALB68

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Hi Jessie,
Always willing to help. I'm sure you have gotten permission from SUN to use their material. I case you haven't you should look into that before you sell anything with their trademarked stuff. Anyway, that would just be a stroke and drop shadow on the text. If you are going to make it radius then use the pen tool, make a path and with the text tool hover over the path and start typing.
 

Jesse Goldsmith

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Not planning on selling anything, just making something for a friend :). Thanks for the reply. I am actually trying to build the more plain looking text (where it says the track name/ artist) and I want to try to recreate those imperfections and grain along the edges of the text, as opposed to having nice clean text. Sorry for the confusion!
 

Tom Mann

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Check out this thread from 2013:
https://www.photoshopgurus.com/foru...ffects/43550-adding-printed-effect-fonts.html
...especially posts #3 and #5. It gives a simple way to sorta-kinda simulate the bumps and lumps on the edges of each character in conventional printing.

This "Sun" example you provided looks like it was done in the pre-Linotype period, maybe by a letterpress technique(?). If so, the guy doing the compositing would occasionally / accidentally get one of the letters slightly out of alignment. Also, the kerning of commercial printing in this period was primitive, at best. Both of these features are easily simulated in PS or AI.

You may also be interested in how to physically distress (age) the labels you print on modern equipment to make them seem older:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Aged-Paper-Labels/step4/Aging-the-Paper/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Aged-Paper-Labels/step5/Distressing-the-Label/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Aged-Paper-Labels/step6/Burn-Marks/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Aged-Paper-Labels/step7/Sealing-and-Applying/

All of the above small factors, as well as choice of paper will contribute to an overall credibility of your effort. It's up to you to decide on just how accurate do you want it to look.

HTH,


Tom M
 

Tom Mann

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Glad to have helped. If you have an other questions that you think we might be able to help with, just ask.

Best regards,

Tom M
 

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