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How to Turn a New Photo Into an Old Photo in Photoshop

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In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial i will show you how to Turn a New Photo Into an Old Photo in Photoshop.

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Step 1

Start by opening photo. Go to Image > Image size to reduce photo size to 1000px width and 750px height.

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Step 2

We are going now to create noise effect. Create new layer, press D to set up foreground and background colors as black and white and then apply Filter > Render > Clouds.

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Step 3

After that apply Filter > Noise > Add Noise with next presets:

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Step 4

Change layer mode to Soft Light for this layer.

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Step 5

Now we are going to create light sepia effect. For this purpose I created new layer above and fill it with color of #e6e1cc.

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Step 6

Then change layer mode to Color and you should get next effect.

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Step 7

After that create additional layer with Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels:

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And set up following levels presets:

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Step 8

To add scratches to the photo create new layer, press D to set up foreground and background colors as black and white and then apply Filter > Render > Clouds again.

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Step 9

Apply Filter > Render > Fibers:

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Step 10

Now apply Image > Adjustments > Threshold:

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Step 11

Now apply Image > Adjustments > Threshold:

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Step 12

Apply again Filter > Blur > Blur More.

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Step 13

Change layer mode to Soft Light and you will see the difference.

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Step 14

Reduce layer opacity to 70%.

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Step 15

Create a new layer. Select Gradient Tool, select some appropriate colors, for example colors of #e5e5e5, #000000 and drag a radial gradient.

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Final Image

After that change layer mode for this layer to Overlay and tutorial is complete.

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5 Comments

    • Mickey just right click on your layer you will see the option called Blending option in that select gradient property, check out the options there you will find the redial gradient in the dropdown menu

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      • I’m using CS3. Attached is a screen shot of what I see when I select Blending Options. Don’t see Radial Gradient in any drop down menus. I want to put a spot of light in the middle so that I can erase the part over the model.

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