Photoshop Add a vintage tone
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%.