If you just took a picture and want to make it look old and vintage, Photoshop has a great and fast way to reproduce the effect:

  1. Open your document and make a duplicate of the layer (Ctrl+J).
  2. Click on the Styles palette to put it in front of the other palettes from the group. If you don’t see it, open it by going to Window, Styles.
  3. Click on the top right corner of the palette and choose Photographic Effects.
  4. Click on the Sepia tone, that  is the second icon in the Styles palette.
  5. If you notice in your Layers palette, the copy of the image shows that Effects have been applied to it. Click on Color Overlay shown under the Effects, to open the Layer Style window. Click on the color swatch to change the color applied to the picture.  Also, you can change the Blend Mode and Opacity of the effect from here.

This is a very straightforward way to produce a vintage look in a photograph.

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2 Responses to “How to Make your Photo look Vintage”

  1. Keeron says:

    Hi Glenda 🙂
    I really like your PhotoShop tutorials. Can I use them for PhotoShop Elements 7?

  2. Glenda says:

    Photoshop Elements 7 is a little bit different but you can still use the concepts. Please let me know if you have any specific question about Photoshop. Have a wonderful day!

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