How to Turn a New Photo Into an Old Photo

In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial i will show you how to turn a new photo into an old photo.

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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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