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  Tutorials Photoshop Photo Editing Vintage Analogue

Vintage Analogue

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In this tutorial I'll show you how you can achieve an old analogue camera style effect with washed out colours and light leaks, all in Photoshop.

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First open up your photo in Photoshop.

Click on the adjustment layer button at the bottom of the layers panel, and choose Curves.

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Choose Green form the dropdown box, and move the green line to a horizontal position as shown above.

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Then choose Blue, and move the blue line to a diagonal position as shown above (the red line can stay as it is).

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Now change this layer's blending mode to Soft Light.

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Next add a Solid Color adjustment layer, and set the colour to 927cff.

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Change this layer's blending mode to Screen and it's Opacity to 25%.

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Now add a Gradient adjustment layer.

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Set the Gradient as white to transparent and scale it to 150%. The Angle depends on what looks best for your image, I set mine to 45 degrees.

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Set this layer's blending mode to Soft Light, and it's Opacity to 75%.

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Next add another Solid Color layer this time using the colour ffdc7f.

Set the blending mode to Soft Light, and the Opacity to 50%.

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Finally we'll add some artificial light leaking using another Curves adjustment layer.

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Grab the RGB line and drag it upwards to the position shown above, then do the same with the Red line.

Then drag the Green and Blue lines downwards.

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This will have burned out the whole image, so use the paint bucket tool to fill the layer with black, masking out the effect.

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Set the Opacity to 60%, and use a large soft Eraser to paint areas of the light leak back onto the image.

And that's it!

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Your layers panel should end up looking something like this.

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And here's the final outcome.

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This works on all images.

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So try it for yourself!

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