Design A Old Style Photo Effect using Photoshop


Design A Old Style Photo Effect using Photoshop
Today I am going to show you a useful tutorial. In this tutorial you can learn how to create old style photo effect with interesting accent. So let’s have a try…
At first you need to find some appropriate picture for our tutorial. Actually you can find pictures in Google search or use this picture. Open our original picture and apply Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation with next presets to change hue and saturation:

Design A Old Style Photo Effect using Photoshop
See the difference now:
Design A Old Style Photo Effect using Photoshop
Duplicate this layer with Ctrl+J and apply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur with similar settings to these:
Design A Old Style Photo Effect using Photoshop
After that mess with the layer mode & opacity/fill. I tried multiply with a fill of 60%.
Design A Old Style Photo Effect using Photoshop
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Now use Image > Adjustments > Levels with next presets to make the color correction:
Design A Old Style Photo Effect using Photoshop
See the result below:
Design A Old Style Photo Effect using Photoshop
Ok, now I would like to add the dark areas along the picture edges to create focus for the future accent. To do this create a new layer and fill it with black color. Then select the Eraser Tool (Opacity: 50%) and a soft round brush about 300 px and clear the inner area as shown on my picture:
Design A Old Style Photo Effect using Photoshop
Set layer opacity to 70% up:
Design A Old Style Photo Effect using Photoshop
Okay, we are done with background. Now it’s time to add an accent to ourpicture. I got it from another picture. You can find it using Google search or usethis one. Open this file, then select the Polygonal Lasso Tool and select the boy’s body as on picture below:
Design A Old Style Photo Effect using Photoshop
Use Ctrl+C to copy selected part of image from this photo and paste copiedfragment to the main document. Then use Ctrl+T to miniaturize this fragment a little bit and move it down as shown on my picture:
Design A Old Style Photo Effect using Photoshop
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Tweak contrast of the fragment using Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast with with similar settings to these:
Design A Old Style Photo Effect using Photoshop
See the difference:
Design A Old Style Photo Effect using Photoshop
Okay, now time to add some shadow under the boy. Go to the layer under the boy and create a new layer. Then select the Brush Tool and a soft round brush about 15 px and draw black spot as below:
Design A Old Style Photo Effect using Photoshop
Now it’s time to add bigger shadow from boy’s body. Create a new one layer, then select the Brush Tool with the same parameters and create bigger spot on the floor as on my picture:
Design A Old Style Photo Effect using Photoshop
I think it will be better to make this shadow a little bit sparse in the end. For this effect select the Eraser Tool (Opacity: 30%) and a soft round brush about 45 px and make a couple of clear strokes. Now shadow looks better, isn’t it?
Design A Old Style Photo Effect using Photoshop
To finish off the tutorial I think we need to do a little burn work with the boy’s picture.
Now, using the Dodge Tool with moderate settings (Brush: 250 px, Range: Shadows, Exposure: 25%) do a little bit of dodge-work on this layer.
Design A Old Style Photo Effect using Photoshop
Now duplicate this layer with Ctrl+J and apply Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur with next presets:
Design A Old Style Photo Effect using Photoshop
After that change layer mode to Soft Light and set opacity up to 65%.

Design A Old Style Photo Effect using Photoshop
Final Result
Design A Old Style Photo Effect using Photoshop

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