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Vintage Photo effect

Vintage Photo effect using Photoshop

This tutorial shows you how to get a vintage photo effect with burnt edges using Photoshop.

How To apply Vintage effect to photos:

Step 1:

Start with the image of your choice. Below is the image I’v chosen.

Vintage photo effectStep 2:

To blur the image a little, go to Filter > Blur > Surface Blur.

VintageStep 3:

To change the colors of the photo, choose Image > Adjustments > Gradient Map


Set the gradient:


Step 4:

Go to Image > Adjustments > Levels.

VintageStep 5:

Repeat the above step but now for the Red channel instead of RGB.


Adjust the levels based on the picture chosen.


Step 6:

Go to Image > Adjustments > Curves.

VintageStep 7:

Now got to Image > Adjustments > Photo Filter.


Step 8:

Create an elliptical selection on the image covering the whole picture using the Elliptical Marquee Tool as shown.

VintageStep 9:

Go to Select > Modify > Feather (Shift+F6).


Step 10:

Hit Select > Inverse.

Step 11:

Go to Filter > Blur > Lens Blur.


Now hit Ctrl + D to remove the selection made using the marquee tool.

Step 12:

Go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise

VintageStep 13:

Duplicate the current layer (Ctrl + J)

Step 14:

Apply Filter > Artistic > Film Grain.


Step 15:

Set the blending mode of this layer to Overlay with an opacity of 50%.

Step 16:

Create a new layer and add some scratches in white color to this layer using an appropriate scratches brush or texture.

Step 17:

Set the Blending Mode of this layer to Soft Light and set an opacity of 80% to this layer.

Step 18:

Merge the two layers on top.

VintageAt this step, the image could look similar to the below.

Vintage Photo effectStep 19:

To this merged layer, add an Inner Glow effect (Go to Layer Style > Inner Glow)

VintageStep 20:

Create a new layer with a dark old paper texture in it. Make this as the lower most layer.

Step 21:

vintageStep 22:

Erase the edges of the top layer as required.

Final Result:

Vintage Photo effect

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