Aging photo

In this lesson we will learn how to change a photo in such a way that it will become similar to those that lie with grandmothers in old dusty albums.
Let’s get started
Open your photo and make sure that it is in
mode Rgb (Image> Mode> RGB).

To begin, we’ll add a small frame around the image,
but before that, turn it into a regular layer.
To do this, double click on the layer Background (panel Layers),
then in the dialog box that appears, click OK.
Background turned into a layer (Layer 0)

Moving to Image> Canvas Size (Ctrl + Alt + C in CS2).
Here you can experiment with the values
Width and Heigth. I took these settings:

As a result, you should get something like this:

Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N) and move it under the layer
with a picture. Set the primary color # F5EBDF, you are taking Paint bucket
Tool (G) and fill the new layer.

The time has come to remove the colors from the photo and add a sepia tint.
Select a layer with a picture by clicking on it.
We go to Image> Adjustments> hue / saturation (Ctrl + U):
Hue: 23
Saturation: 13
Lightness: 0
Colorized: marked

Let’s make our photo more rough.
Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N).
Select a rectangular selection (M) and highlight the top half of the image.
Set the primary color # C7B299,
select the fill tool (G) and fill in the highlighted area.
Go to Filter> texture> grain:
Intensity: 40
Contrast: 50
Grain Type: Vertical
Next Filter> Brush Strokes> Spatter:
Spray Radius: ten
Smoothness: five

Remove selection (Ctrl + D). Choose Edit> Transform> Scale (Ctrl + T).
In the options panel set the point
ratios up and down the center and set H = 200%.

Click Enter.
Go to the layers palette and set the blending mode to Soft light.

Add some noise Filter> Noise> Add noise:
Amount: 3-6%
Distribution: Gaussian
Monochromatic

You can make the image a little lighter.
We go Image> Adjustments> Brightness / Contrast Here you can experiment with the settings.
In this example, I installed Brightness+13, Contrast+ten.

Now let’s add the kink effect.
Switch to the channel palette and create a new channel by pressing the corresponding
button at the bottom of the palette Channels.

Click D, to reset colors and X, to set black to primary color.
Choose Gradient tool (G).
Move to the options panel and set the gradient
Foreground to background – Reflective – Lighten mode.

Make several strips in one of the corners. To do this, you need to postpone a small segment of the gradient width of approximately 0.5 cm. The volume strip will turn out. Repeat the operation, changing directions.

Refer to the palette Image> Ajustments> Levels (Ctrl + L).
Move the black arrow input to white as shown below.

This is how your channel should now look.

Ctrl + left mouse button on the channel Alpha1, then select Rgb channel.
Move to Edit> Copy Merged (Shift + Ctrl + C).
Then Edit> Paste (Ctrl + V).

Now we need to add style to the new layer. To do this twice
click on the layer in the Layers palette or click the corresponding button below (“f”).
Select BevelEmboss and apply the following settings:

To complete our work, it remains to slightly brighten the effect.
Go in Image> Adjustments> brightnesscontrast, here you can play with sliders to achieve the best effect.
If the kinks are still obvious, reduce the transparency on the palette. Layers.

After performing all the above actions, you should get something like this:

Do you recognize your photo?

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