DIY – Custom vintage style label | Tutorials

I love vintage labels. They are great to craft with. On Flickr you can find lots of pretty vintage labels but sometimes you want something with a specific, custom text. Today I want to teach you how to create a custom vintage label with Photoshop. If you don’t have Photoshop, Gimp is a good alternative.

1. First you need a good label to work with. I used this one that I found on Flickr. You need a label with the text on solid color background. This way it’s easy to remove the text and replace it by your own.
2. Now you have to remove the background of the vintage label. I like to use the ‘clone stamp tool’ in Photoshop. Gimp has a similar tool. Alt-click to select which part you want to want to clone. Right click to define the diameter and the hardness of the tool. Now you have to remove the letters from the label. You might have alt-click a few times to get it right.
3. Choose a good font for your label. You can find a selection of vintage fonts here. I used Bazar. Pick a color out of the labels color palette and insert your text.
4. Print the label and use it on your next project!

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