Photoshop: How to Create a VAPORWAVE Graphic.

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. “Vaporwave” is a microgenre of electronic music and its visual counterpart that emerged in the early 2010s. The visual aesthetic often styled as, ” A E S T H E T I C S ” with full width, uppercase characters is a mashup of early internet imagery, Read more…

Photoshop: Etch-A-Sketch! How to Create the Retro Look of Etch-A-Sketch Drawings.

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to transform photos into the retro look of the lineographic, mechanical drawings that were created on the classic toy of the early 1960s: Etch-A-Sketch. This is an update of a tutorial I did many years ago on an earlier version of Read more…

Photoshop: How to Design and Create a Vintage1970s, NEW WAVE, PUNK-ROCK Poster

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to design and create a 1970’s, vintage, New Wave, Punk-Rock poster. I provided this aged, stained paper texture background for you to download. Its link is in my video’s description below the video or in my project files. I also included Read more…

Nick Click: The 90s Nickelodeon Digital Camera Experience

Greetings and welcome to an LGR camera thing! This time it’s the Nickelodeon Nick Click, a digital camera costing $70 when it launched in the fall of 1999. Now, I’ve covered several digital cameras from the 90s on LGR already, many of which were sold as being highly affordable and simple to use. But the Read more…

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Make an Old West, WANTED Poster

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create your own vintage, Wanted poster from the “wild west”. This tutorial is an update to one I did on an earlier version of Photoshop. I provided this template, so you can follow along. Its link is located in the Read more…

Sony Digital Mavica: 1997 Floppy Disk Camera Experience

Greetings and welcome to an LGR thing! And this thing right here is the Sony Mavica MVC-FD5, released in 1997 at a suggested retail price of $599. This was not only the first of Sony’s FD Mavica line of digital cameras but it was the first digital camera to use 3.5″ diskettes as its storage Read more…

Canon RC-250 Xap Shot: 1988 Video Floppy Disk Camera

Greetings and welcome to an LGR camera thing! And this delightful example is the Canon RC-250 XapShot, released at $800 US dollars in December of 1988, as well as being launched as the RC-251 Ion in Europe and the RC-250 Q-Pic in Japan. And this is what was known as a “Still Video Camera.” Which Read more…

Nintendo Gameboy Camera & Printer

Welcome to another episode of the 8-Bit Guy. So, recently, a fan of mine sent me the Gameboy Camera. This would essentially be an early digital camera from the late 1990s. It did come out in 1998. But, don’t expect too much from it, it did sell for $49. So, let’s review it! It’s actually Read more…

Photoshop: How to Create a 1980s, Retro, “OUTRUN” Graphic from Scratch!

Hi. This is Marty from Blue Lightning TV. I’m going to show you how to create a nostalgic, 1980s, retro, “Outrun” graphic image. “Outrun” is 1980s-themed, retro-futuristic visual art and music style associated with the electronic genres of electro, synthwave, futuresynth, new retrowave and vaporwave. Create a new document by pressing Ctrl or Cmd + Read more…

Analog vs. Digital Cameras

( music playing )Marques:Today I’m going to talk with Rik Cordero,a filmmaker who’s directed music videoswith retro aesthetics for artists like Nas,Q-Tip, and The Roots.Rik is here to help me comparethe analog look of digital camerasversus the look of the original JVC camcorder.So, this is it. What I was usingwhen I was making these music Read more…