Old photo effect tutorial in Photoshop. In this tutorial you will learn how to give any image an old picture effect using Adobe Photoshop. This tutorial works for any image you would like to work on in Photoshop. There are various methods to produce an old picture effect in Photoshop; which method you should go with depends entirely upon the final result it generates. In this tutorial, you will be using a combination of adjustment layers, textures, and filters to produce your old picture effect in Photoshop.
1. Open whatever image you would like to work on in Photoshop. This is the image we will be using for creating the old picture effect in Adobe Photoshop:
2. Create an Adjustment layer and choose Hue/Saturation. Then make the following changes:
3. Again, create another Adjustment layer but this time select Brightness/Contrast. Then make the following changes:
4. Once more, create an Adjustment layer and choose Levels. Then make the following changes:
5. One final time, create an Adjustment layer and choose Curves. Then make the following changes:
You can see now that the old picture effect is starting to show in your image.
6. Open a texture image in Photoshop. Click and drag this onto your document.
7. Change its Blend Mode from Normal to Overlay. Change the Opacity to 35%.
8. Create a new layer.
9. Fill (SHIFT + F5) this layer with Black color.
10. Now go to: Filter > Noise > Add Noise.
Make the following changes:
11. Change the Blend Mode of the current layer from Normal to Color Dodge, and then change the Opacity of the layer to 35%.
12. Open this texture image in Photoshop, and then click and drag it onto your document.
13. Change its Blend Mode from Normal to Overlay, and then change the Opacity to 60%.
14. Now open this texture image in Photoshop:
15. Next, go to File > Save As.
Ensure that the format is set to Photoshop .psd, .pdd.
16. Give this .psd file a name, and then click Save. We will simply be calling this file ‘image’.
You will be using this psd file that you just created later.
17. Create a new layer.
18. Select Rectangle Marquee Tool and draw a border as shown:
19. Fill in this selection with 10% gray color.
20. Deselect the selection. (CTRL+D)
21. Go to Filter > Distort > Displace.
Then make the following changes:
22. A dialog box will appear. Select the .psd file that you created earlier.
That’s it, babe.