Monday, June 13, 2011
 
As a follow up to our Picture This: Giving Your Pictures that Vintage Look blog post, we're going to go over an easy Photoshop tutorial to give your photos a soft vintage look.

Before
After
 

Step 1
Start by 1st creating a new layer. Click on the adjustment layer button ( looks like this) and select Hue/Saturation. Adjust the Saturation to +25 or +30 and the lightness to +10 or +15 (depending on how light the original image is).

 

 

Step 2
Next create another adjustment layer using the Color Fill option. Select a pale yellow, set to Multiply at 80% Opacity and 80% Fill (adjust opacity and fill to your liking).

 


 Step 3
Create another Color Fill layer. Select a pale purple color, set to Lighten at 50% Opacity and 50% Fill (adjust opacity and fill to your liking).

 

 

Step 4
Create one more Color Fill layer. Select a light blue, set to Color Dodge at 50% Opacity and 50% Fill (adjust opacity and fill to your liking).

Step 5
Create a Gradient adjustment layer. Set the gradient from transparent to white, adjust the angle to your liking. Set to Soft Light at 80% Opacity.

 


Save and Enjoy. Remember that these are just guidelines, every image will be a little different. Don't be afraid to tweak, adjust or omit some of the steps as you see fit.

(Tutorial Source: The Design Nocture)

xo,
Ruche


Comments (4)
  • awesome post thank you!

    Posted on June 13, 2011

  • Thanks so much for going step by step! I really appreciate it!

    Posted on June 13, 2011

  • what a pretty look! (: this reminds me to play around with photoshop a bit more often.

    Posted on June 14, 2011

  • Loving this

    Posted on November 14, 2011

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