Old Photo

Want to make your own old photo? Just add noise and some tinting and you're there! The technique can even be turned into a layer style or action for quicker processing.

Step 1. Open the target photo.

Step 2. Desaturate it by pressing

Step 3. Duplicate the photo by pressing |

Step 4. Blur this copy using Gaussian Blur (Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur). I used a 6-pixel blur.

Step 5. Add some Film Grain (Filter>Artistic>Film Grain).

Step 6. Select the Move tool by pressing Q. We need a tool without blend modes for the next shortcut to work.

Step 7. Cycle through the blend modes by pressing or

0. Adjust the opacity of the layer to taste. I used the Multiply mode.

Step 8. Add a Solid Color adjustment layer set to the tint color you want to use. Place this layer in Color or Soft Light mode for different results. Alternately, you could use a Gradient Map in a similar way.

To see this effect, open Ch10_Old_Photo.psd.

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.

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