Add a vintage effect on a photo in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a vintage effect on photos in Photoshop using a simple technique. I added the effect of the old frame on the photo using the filter Ripple (Ripple), and also added a torn paper effect to give photos a vintage look. If you want to add a torn paper effect to your photo with a single click, then you can use the Torn Corner Generator paid action.

You can create an old-fashioned effect with simple filters, adjustment layers, and brushes. Vintage effect can be applied to any photo and get a great result. There are many lessons on the Internet for creating a vintage effect on a photograph; if you want, you can also search for them; You can also view the best lessons on how to create an old-fashioned effect on a photo here

The final result:

Step 1

The vintage effect can be applied to any photo, so you can also use your own photo, but in order to make this lesson more visually interesting, I used a beautiful photo of a pin-up girl, which you can download from the deviantart website at the link at the beginning lesson. So, open the source image of the model, name the layer with the model Original image (Original Image). Duplicate the model layer, name the duplicate layer Girl (Girl).

Step 2

The first thing we need to do before starting the process of aging a photo is to add a vintage frame. If you look at old photos, all these photos, as you will notice, have a white frame: sometimes it is a simple frame, and sometimes a frame with torn edges. I will select the second box to make the lesson more difficult and so that we can learn something new and interesting.

Double click on the layer Girl (Girl) to apply layer style Stroke (Stroke), install the size The (size) stroke is approximately 15 px, the size of the stroke will depend on the size of your photo (my photo is 550 px). Set the following settings for the stroke layer style, the stroke color is white:

Step 3

For the next step, we need to rasterize the layer style so that the stroke becomes part of the image with the girl. There are several ways to merge a layer with all layer styles. If you apply layer styles to text or shapes, and then rasterize the layer, you will notice that only the text or shape is rasterized, and the layer styles are not rasterized, but they can be edited. This means that you cannot apply filters and other effects to the entire layer.

To rasterize and reduce the contents of the entire layer, you can create a new layer below the current layer, and then merge both layers (Ctrl + E). Or you can choose a better method, for this convert the layer into a smart object. This way you can apply smart filters and still be able to edit old layer styles.

In this tutorial for rasterizing effects, we will create a new layer, and then merge it with the layer Girl (Girl). Name the merged layer Photo Frame (Girl Frame).

Step 4

Hold down the CTRL key and click on the layer thumbnail. Photo Frame (Girl Frame) to load the active selection. Next, go Allocation – Modification (Select> Modify) and in the menu that appears, select the option The border (Border). Set the value shown in the screenshot below.

Step 5

Without removing the active selection, go Filter – Distortion (Filter> Distort) and in the appeared menu select the option Ripple (Ripple). Set the settings to create a distortion effect, which are shown in the screenshot below. Now you can see the effect of torn edges along the outline of the frame.

Step 6

Filter again Ripple (Ripple Filter) using the same settings. You should get a photo with the same torn edges effect.

Step 7

Fill the backing layer with a dark color tone, and then add Old Paper texture. Place the texture of the old paper on top of the layer with the background, change the blending mode for the layer with the texture of the old paper on Multiplication (Multiply). You can choose any texture of Old Paper from the collection. I used the texture of old paper, which you can download from the link at the beginning of this tutorial. To the old paper texture layer, add an adjustment layer. Brightness / Contrast (Brightness and Contrast) as a clipping mask. To convert an adjustment layer to a clipping mask, click the button that is highlighted with a red circle in the screenshot below.

Step 8

Now we are starting to create a vintage effect on the photo, but before we begin, I want to create a torn-off effect in the upper right corner of the image to add authenticity to the photo. Choose a tool Lasso (Lasso Tool), select the upper right corner on the layer Photo frame (Girl Frame). Try to make the selection look as realistic as possible.

Step 9

Without removing the active selection, first press the keys (CTRL + X) and then (CTRL + V) to get a fragment of a torn-off piece of the photo on a separate layer. Next, just slide the torn off piece, and then slightly rotate the corner to get the effect of the torn photo. Name this layer Torn corner (Torn Corner).

Step 10

The effect looks great, but we still need to add depth to the edge of the torn corner, because the photo paper is not so thin. If you want to learn more about creating a torn paper effect in Photoshop, you can view these lessons. So create a new layer on top of the layer. Torn corner (Torn Corner) and with a brush, brush color is white, paint over the edge of the corner. Use the standard Spray brush or look for a grunge edge brush on the Internet. Name this layer Severed edge (Torn Edge).

To layer Severed edge (Torn Edge) apply layer style Inner shadow (Inner Shadow) to add depth. Apply the settings for this layer style, which are shown in the screenshot below.

Step 11

Now you can add a realistic effect on a ragged edge on the layer. Photo frame (Girl Frame), here you can apply Eraser (Eraser Tool), and use the same Spray brush as a brush to add realism. Our photo should look like in the screenshot below:

Step 12

Select three layers: Severed edge (Torn Edge), Torn corner (Torn Corner) and Photo frame (Girl Frame) to combine them (CTRL + E). Name the merged layer Old photo (Old Photo) and then add the following layer styles to this layer: Shadow (Drop Shadow), External glow (Outer Glow) and Internal glow (Inner Glow).

Step 13

Now we can begin the process of aging photos. As you may know, old photos are usually monochrome, in most cases, made in sepia. We will add two adjustment layers. First let’s add an adjustment layer. Hue / Saturation (Hue Saturation) to reduce the saturation level. Do not forget to press the button Attach to layer (Clip to Layer) so that the effect of the adjustment layer is only applicable to the layer Old photo (Old Photo).

Step 14

Next, add an adjustment layer. Photo filter (Photo Filter) to reduce the saturation level. Do not forget to press the button Attach to layer (Clip to Layer) so that the effect of the adjustment layer is only applicable to the layer Old a photo (Old Photo).

Step 15

I once again use the texture of old paper, this time only to the layer Old a photo (Old Photo). So, copy / paste the texture of the old paper on our working paper, place the texture on top of all other layers. Name the texture layer of the old paper. Old Paper Texture (Old Paper Layer). Change the blending mode for the layer with this texture to Multiplication (Multiply). Create an active selection, for this, hold down the key (CTRL), click on the layer thumbnail Old photo (Old Photo). Now add a layer mask to the layer. Old Paper Texture (Old Paper Layer).

Step 16

Add the second texture of the Old Paper to our working paper. Change the blending mode for this texture layer to Soft light (Soft Light) and then add an adjustment layer Hue / Saturation (Hue Saturation) as a clipping mask so that the correction affects only this layer with the texture of old paper.

Create an active selection. To do this, hold down the CTRL key and click on the layer thumbnail. Old photo (Old Photo). Now add a layer mask to the second layer with the texture of old paper.

Step 17

If you want, you can add a few scratches and chips; To do this, select all the layers, and then group them into one group. Rasterize the group to flatten the layer styles. Add a layer mask to the new layer, and then apply a filter to the mask. Add noise (Add Noise filter), Effect (amount) 100%. Apply filter Watercolor (Watercolor), for this we go Filter – Filter Gallery – Imitation – Watercolor (Filter> Filter Gallery> Artistic> Watercolor). Apply the settings for this filter, which are shown in the screenshot below:

Step 18

To enhance the aging effect, you can apply brushes of coffee and brushes of duct tape, including scratches, as well as other effects that enhance the vintage look. I used Adhesive tape shapes, which can be downloaded from the link at the beginning of the lesson, but you can also try other brushes.

You can see the final result in the screenshot below. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! I will be glad to see your work.

The final result:

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