Pho­to­shop Add a vin­tage tone

Practical Photography (UK) - - Creative Self-Portraits -

The true hall­mark of an old child­hood photo, be­yond the ques­tion­able fash­ions of the time, will be the colours in the pic­ture. Your orig­i­nal print will in­evitably have faded over time, caus­ing the colours to look recog­nis­ably ‘vin­tage’ in tone, while the colours in your newly shot im­age will look bright and vivid. Don’t worry – the aged look is very easy to achieve in Pho­to­shop. Go to Cre­ate new fill or ad­just­ment layer and choose Curves. Open the RGB drop­down menu, se­lect Red and push the curve up slightly. Then cre­ate a new Lev­els Layer and use the Out­put Lev­els slider to take out some of the black. Click on your back­ground Layer and go to Fil­ter>Blur>Gaus­sian Blur. Set the Ra­dius to 2 Pix­els and click OK. Go to Fil­ter>Noise>Add Noise and type in about 17%.

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