Create a vintage photo effect in Photoshop

Today I was playing with Photoshop looking for some interesting photo effect and I found a quick and easy way to convert a modern photo in a vintage one.

I have already created an action to simulate this effect in Vintage colors effect action for Photoshop, but I am sure you’ll like this effec too.

Follow me through this very easy tutorial and you’ll find by yourself how easy is to achieve this effect.

1) Open your photo

Photoshop Vintage effect

2) Set your foreground and background colors respectively to #ff0000 and #00ff00

Photoshop Vintage effect

3) Duplicate the photo layer

Photoshop Vintage effect

4) With the newly created layer use a Gradient Map

Photoshop Vintage effect

5) On the same layer, use Blending Options

Photoshop Vintage effect

6) Select Blend Mode to Color and Opacity to 50%

Photoshop Vintage effect

7) Flatten the image

Photoshop Vintage effect

8) Apply an Add Noise filter to the only layer you should have

Photoshop Vintage effect

9) Set the filter with 2% Gaussian Monochromatic values

Photoshop Vintage effect

10) Enjoy the result

Photoshop Vintage effect

You may need to play with the last two steps values in order to fit the effect to your needs.

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