How to Make a Retro Space Pistol in Photoshop

How to Make a Retro Space Pistol in Photoshop

The space race between the Unites States and the Soviet Union gave rise to steady stream of radio programs that glamorized adventure and exploration of the cosmos. 

This fueled demand for science fiction themed books, magazines, and consumer packaging — all in need of eye-catching illustrations.

Making these kinds of illustrations isn't as hard as you think. The pistol is made of simple shapes (squares, circles, and triangles) and a three color palette. 

Follow along with these easy tutorial and create a great looking sci-fi illustration fast!

This illustration was made using the SpaceRanger Brush and Tutorial pack. It includes all the Photoshop brushes used in this tutorial plus three more in-depth step-by-step tutorials to up your illustration game!

The SpaceRanger Brush Pack is a perfect kit for creating classic children's illustrations with bold shapes and gritty analog textures.