This tutorial shows you how to get a vintage photo effect with burnt edges using Photoshop.
How To apply Vintage effect to photos:
Start with the image of your choice. Below is the image I’v chosen.
To blur the image a little, go to Filter > Blur > Surface Blur.
To change the colors of the photo, choose Image > Adjustments > Gradient Map
Set the gradient:
Go to Image > Adjustments > Levels.
Repeat the above step but now for the Red channel instead of RGB.
Adjust the levels based on the picture chosen.
Go to Image > Adjustments > Curves.
Now got to Image > Adjustments > Photo Filter.
Create an elliptical selection on the image covering the whole picture using the Elliptical Marquee Tool as shown.
Go to Select > Modify > Feather (Shift+F6).
Hit Select > Inverse.
Go to Filter > Blur > Lens Blur.
Now hit Ctrl + D to remove the selection made using the marquee tool.
Go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise
Duplicate the current layer (Ctrl + J)
Apply Filter > Artistic > Film Grain.
Set the blending mode of this layer to Overlay with an opacity of 50%.
Create a new layer and add some scratches in white color to this layer using an appropriate scratches brush or texture.
Set the Blending Mode of this layer to Soft Light and set an opacity of 80% to this layer.
Merge the two layers on top.
To this merged layer, add an Inner Glow effect (Go to Layer Style > Inner Glow)
Create a new layer with a dark old paper texture in it. Make this as the lower most layer.
Erase the edges of the top layer as required.