Inthistutorial,Iamgoingtoshowyouhowtoturnaneworrecentphotointoavintage?

photo,onethatlookslikeitwastakenmanyyearsago,andIwillfollowfewstepstodoit。

Iwillbedoingitbycombiningseveralseparateeffectstocreatethefinalresult。

Soitwillbequiteeasierforyoutogiveanoldlooktoaphotobyfollowingthesesteps?

HereIamusingaphotoof“SteveMcCurry”。

IamusingthisphotobecausethecolorofthisphotoisquitegoodandwhenIamgoingtoturnthephotointooldphoto,thechangeswillbeveryeasytoget。

Here’stheimagewhichIamgoingtoturnintoanoldversion。

Photographer:SteveMcCurry

Andhere’stheoldlookwhatIamgoingtodo。

AddAHue/SaturationAdjustmentLayer

WithmyimagenewlyopenedinPhotoshop,thefirstthingIamgoingtodoisreplacethephotosbrightcolorswithaclassicsepiatone,andyoucandothateasilyusinga?

“Hue/Saturation”?

adjustmentlayer。

Clickonthe?

“NewAdjustmentLayer”?

iconatthebottomoftheLayerspalette。

Thenchoose?

“Hue/Saturation”?

fromthelistofadjustmentlayersthatappears。

Thisbringsupthe“Hue/Saturation”dialogbox。

Clickinsidethecheckboxtotheleftofthe?

“Colorize”?

optioninthebottomrightofthedialogbox,thendragthe?

“Hue”?

slidertoaround?

40?

foranicesepiatone。

Clickonanyplacewhenyouredonetoexitoutofthedialogbox。

Ifyoulookinmylayerspalettenow,youcanseethe“Hue/Saturation”adjustmentlayerthatIveaddedabovethe“Backgroundlayer”。

MergeBothLayersIntoANewLayer

Forthenextstep,youneedtohaveoftheexistinglayersmergedontoanewlayerabovethem。

Todothat,withtheadjustmentlayerstillselectedintheLayerspalette,holddownyour?

“Alt”?

thenwhileholdingthekeydown,gouptothe?

“Layer?

menu”atthetopofthescreenandselect?

mergevisible。

Youcanalsousethekeyboardshortcutforthis,whichis?

“Shift+Ctrl+Alt+E”。

NormallywhenyouselecttheMergeVisibleoption,PhotoshopmergesallthelayersontoanexistinglayerintheLayerspalette,whichisusuallynotwhatyouwanttohavehappensinceyoulosetheoriginallayersintheprocess。

ByholdingdowntheAlt/Optionkeywhileselectingmergevisible(oraddingittothekeyboardshortcut),wetellPhotoshoptocreateabrandnewlayerforusandmergeeverythingontothatnewlayerwhilekeepingouroriginallayersintact。

IfyoulooknowintheLayerspalette,youcanseethatsureenough,Photoshophascreatedanewlayerabovetheprevioustwolayersandhasmergedtheothertwolayersontoit。

youcanseemysepiatoneimageinthenewlayerspreviewthumbnail。

RenameTheNewLayerGlow

Iamgoingtouseourmergedlayertogivemyimageanicehighcontrastglowtoit,andsinceI’llbeaddingafewmorelayersafterthat,letskeeptrackofwhatIamdoingwitheachlayerbygivingthemmoreinformativenamesthansimplyLayer1,Layer2,andsoon。

Double-clickdirectlyonthenameLayer1intheLayerspaletteandrenameittoGlow。

ApplyTheGaussianBlurFilterToTheMergedLayer

Tocreatethehighcontrastgloweffect,youneedtobluroutthemergedlayer。

Todothat,withtheGlowlayerselectedintheLayerspalette,gouptothe?

Filter?

menuatthetopofthescreen,choose?

Blur,andthenchoose?

GaussianBlur。

WhentheGaussianBlurdialogboxappears,dragthe?

Radius?

slideratthebottomofthedialogboxtowardstherightuntilyourRadiusvalueisaround?

6pixels。

Imworkingwithalowresolutionimageforthistutorial,butifyoureusingahighresolutionimage,youllwanttotryaslightlyhighersetting。

Youwanttoapplyjustenoughblursothatyouremovemostofthedetailfromtheimagewithoutgoingsofarthatyoucantmakeanythingoutatall。

ClickOKwhenyouredonetoexitoutofthedialogbox。

ChangeTheBlendModeOfTheBlurredLayerToOverlay

NowthatIveblurredoutmymergedlayer,gouptothe?

“BlendMode”?

optioninthetopleftcorneroftheLayerspalette。

ItdoesntactuallysayBlendModeanywhere,sojustlookfortheselectionboxthatiscurrentlysettoNormal。

Clickonthedown-pointingarrowtobringupalistofavailableblendmodesandselect?

“Overlay”?

fromthelist。

Ifyoulookattheimageinthedocumentwindow,wecanseethatitnowhasasoft,highcontrastglowtoit。

LowerTheOpacityOfTheGlowLayer

Ifyoufind,andyoumostlikelywill,thatyourgloweffectappearstoointense,youcanadjustitbysimplyloweringtheopacityoftheGlowlayer。

The?

Opacity?

optionisdirectlyacrossfromthe“BlendMode”optionatthetopoftheLayerspalette。

Imgoingtolowermineallthewaydowntoabout70%。

Add?

ANewLayerAndNameIt“Noise”

Nowaddanewlayerbyclickingthe“Createnewlayer”optionatthebottom。

Thengotothe“Edit”optionattopandselect“Fill”。

Adialogueboxwillappear。

Select“Black”andpressokay。

Youwillseeablackbackgroundimage。

Nowgotothe“Filter”menuandselect“Noise”,then“AddNoise”。

Iadd125%formypicture。

Youcanalsochangeit。

Butdon’tworryitwillbefine。

Sotomakeitlookgoodclickonthedown-pointingarrowtobringupalistofavailableblendmodesandselect?

“SoftLight”?

fromthelist。

Changethe“opacitylevel”to25%。

Nowitslookingprettygood。

AddALEVELAdjustmentLayer

AddanewleveladjustmentlayerandadjustthelevelasIdid。

Icanchangeaccordingtopictures。

Butyoucanusemine,Itworksgood。

SelectTheHue/SaturationLayer

NowagaingototheHUE/Saturationlayeranddecreasetheopacitybyslidingitleftuntilyougetthecolorlikeoldphotos。

Iused60%opacitytogetmyoldphoto。

NowIfyouarelikethatoldcolorthenyourworkisalmostdone。

Clickonthe“Layer”onthetopandfattentheimagebyselecting“Fattenimage”。

Here’stheviewofmyimageinitsoldversion。