Today I’ll show you how to create an easy vintage effect. Remember to use non-destructive adjustment layers so that your photo stayed in tact and you can add another photo to recreate the effect.
Step 1: Adding Adjustment layers on Photo.
- Black-White. The values for this photo are: Red: 34, Yellow: 57, Green: 77, Cyan: 206, Blue: -116, Magenta: 263.
- Hue/Saturation: set it on colorize and the values for Hue: 35, Saturation: 20 and Lightness: -11. Set the blend mode to Soft light.
- Curves: give the photo more contrast with the curve. Play with it until it looks good for you.
Step 2: Second layer as border.
Create a new layer (transparent) and take your brush. I used a brush set that makes it look like paintbrushes. The opacity of every stroke is different. Make sure you don’t paint away to mush of the subject, stay in the border . Set the blend mode of this layer to Overlay.
Step 3: Adding texture.
The texture I chose for this effect are film grain and dust. The textures are black with white dust and grain. I used two textures, the blend mode for the two textures are Screen and set the opacity for the first one around 65-70% and for the second around 80%.
And you’re done!