March 28, 2008

Retro Light Effects – Pixelmator Tutorial


So in this Pixelmator tutorial I will show you how to create a very fast retro design coming straight from that old Atari 2600 that we used to play Decathlon and get our hands full of blisters…

Fábio Sasso, Abduzeedo

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  • Wooster

    I’d bookmark this site if I were you guys. The Photoshop Tutorials are top notch here. There’s even another Pixelmator tutorial showing how to recreate the default Leopard Desktop.

  • C

    Very interesting. You guys should build stuff like this into the documentation.

  • Adrian Ziobro

    Pixelmator needs more tutorials like this. I can find many instructions for Photoshop, but I’m not interested in it. Maybe some Pixelmator (e)book? I’m a beginner and I can pay ~$25 for a Pixelmator guide. I know you’ve published Introduction to Pixelmator but it is not what I’m looking for.

    Never mind – Pixelmator is GREAT 🙂

  • Disco Stu

    Now where did I put those disco shoes….

  • Catherine

    Why do you guys have to put a HUGE text when im done editing on my pictures? =O
    it messes up EVERYTHING.

    What can i do?

  • Kercal

    Lovely looking tutorial, nice one.

    Shame it uses some Leopard specific filters though. Maybe it should mention that for us non-Lep users (I’m on an ibook 12.1 so can’t swap over). Must remember the filter for the future though when I do get the chance to do it top to tail.

    Apart from that: very cool.

  • Dave

    Very bad tutorial. It’s incomplete and doesn’t explain anything. May be “very fast” for someone who already knows what they are doing, but definitely not a tutorial for the rest of us.


  • NRB

    The tutorial is broken which is a great shame. I’m just trying out Pixelmator and the tutorial has left me very frustrated. Not a good experience.