Let’s turn back the hands of time! In this fun tutorial, add a vintage looking effect to any photo just like grandpa’s time. We’ll use a combination of Layer Blend Modes and Brushes to create this super realistic antique look. Great for beginners too, let’s begin!
Software: Adobe Photoshop CC Difficulty: Beginner Completion Time: 1 hour
Images Used For This Tutorial: 32035027 © Ysbrand Cosijn
Setup The Photo Step 1 Open your reference in Photoshop. For this effect, it helps if you use a subject that can be easily adaptable to an olden style. Here, I’m using a picture of an older man in the perfect vintage attire that you can get here: Bearded man portrait
Step 2 Next, add a New Adjustment Layer for Hue & Saturation. De-saturate the photo by adjusting the Saturation to -100 and the Lightness to +31.
And that’s it! The final result leaves you with an antiqued photo full of character and charm. Have fun trying out this old photo effect on your pictures, and let us know how you liked this tutorial in the comments below!