Old Time Photo Effect

Here’s how to take your brand new, crystal clear, $400 digital camera photo and make it look 50 years old.

We’ll obviously start with the photo we want to edit. I used this one courtesy of PhotoSpin.com (PhotoSpin #1450003 ).

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First duplicate your background layer [Ctrl + J]. Desaturate the color from your duplicated layer with [Ctrl + U]. Then duplicate the desaturated layer [Ctrl + J].

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Now we’re going to run Find Edges [Filter > Stylize > Find Edges]. Adjust the the Levels a little bit [Ctrl + L] by sliding the far-right slider towards the left to get a more outlined effect.

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Set your “outline” layer mode to Overlay. In your Layers Palette, select your background layer, duplicate it [Ctrl + J], and drag it to the top of your layer order.

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Now we’ll run the Cutout Filter [Filter > Artistic > Cutout]. Change the settings to: Number of Levels: 8; Edge Simplicity: 0; Edge Fidelity: 3;

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Before you do anything else, Fade the Filter [Ctrl + Shift + F] down to around 65%, to reduce the filter effect slightly.

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Set the Layer Mode to Multiply. Drag the Opacity of your “outline” layer down to around 45%.

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Your photo might appear too dark now, so we’re going to add a Curves Adjustment Layer at the top, and drag the dark-end up a little bit, to lighten the dark areas.

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And now we’re done:

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  1. March 13, 2009 6:01 pmAltes Foto

    [...] der Zeit zu verwandeln, sollte man zuerst die Farben verblassen lassen, wie etwa in der Anleitung Old Time Photo Effect zu sehen. Dann könnte man das Rauschen verstärken, da bei analogen Filmen weitaus mehr [...]

 
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