Tutorials Photoshop Photo Editing Create Cool Old Photo Effect

Create Cool Old Photo Effect

At first, open the photo you want to modify.

I used this one link.
And here are the paper textures link.

Let's start.

image 1

Make the photo black and white Image-Adjustments-Desaturate.


Place the first texture over the photo.

Filter-Sharpen-Unsharp Mask: Amount 50% Radius 1.1 Threshold 0.

Blending Options: Hard Light + Fill 38%.

Merge layers. Create a new layer.

Gradient tool (Reverse) - black to white - Radial. Hold "shift" key and stretch from center to the left.

Blending options - Soft Light.

Now place the third texture, unsharp it. Blending options-Multiply-Opacity 78%

image 2

We need to add some scratches. Download the brushes from here link and another link. Install them.

Create a new layer, pick this color #000000 and add some scratches. A little bit sharp them. Blending options-Soft light

Old Photo Effect

That's all.

Download psd from here.


Let me introduce myself. My name is Andrey Igorevich Chernov, or just Andrey. I was born on March 25 1990 In Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia (near China and North Korea). Started to experimenting with Adobe Photoshop and Corel Draw since 1998. Yes, it was very amusing. Now I work as a web designer and run my Photoshop tutorials blog at
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