The author of the video lesson: Elena Vinogradova
Mobile applications that provide the ability to stylize photos under vintage have recently been provoked by a craze of film cameras, like this -lomography.com
Among these applications, Hipstamatic and Plastic Bullet Camera are the latest, based on color correction technology developed for Hollywood-quality Red Giant’s video and Photoshop plug-ins. As well as applications have earned the location of designers and hipsters.
In this tutorial, Fabio Sasso will show you how you can create vintage-style lighting effects using Photoshop without resorting to plug-ins. And not even by trial and error, such as in the iPhone, but in full control of the process. It is also desirable to work with a high-resolution photo, then the result will be of higher quality.
The final result.
Step 1. First, we need an image that resembles an era that we are going to emulate. The author opted for the hippie, and chose one of the retro images that matched the idea, which is also creative. You can download this image from Shutterstock – bit.ly/f4mD4m. (Image paid).
Step 2. So, let’s begin! Let’s give photos a faded, bleached look. To do this, go to the menu Layers – New Adjustment Layer – Curves (Layer- New Adjustment Layer- Curves). Modify the RGB curve, as well as the red and blue channel curves, approximately as shown in the screenshot.
Step 3. Go to menu Layers – New Adjustment Layer – Levels (Layer- New Adjustment Layer- Levels) and set the output value for the black slider to 42. The idea here is to reduce the contrast and give the image a blurred look.
Now go to the menu Layers – New Adjustment Layer – Color Balance (Layer- New Adjustment Layer- Color Balance). AT Middle tone (Midtones) change the value for purplish green to -8. For Of shadows (Shadows) change the values for the three sliders to +25, -2 and -11. For Sveta (Highlights) Change the values to +12, -21, and -25. Please note that you have increased the red and purple values, thereby giving the image a warm effect.
Step 5. We do not need the whole image to look warm and bright. To make it more dynamic, add some contrast. First, go to the menu Layers – New Adjustment Layer – Hue / Saturation (Layer- New Adjustment Layer- Hue / Saturation) and set such settings as in the screenshot. Remember to check the box Toning (Colorize).
Step 6. The previous step gave the image a sepia tone. Adjustment layers always have a layer mask, which is very convenient for correcting correction. Activate the mask, select the tool Brush (Brush) with a soft brush of black color. Now draw the face area of the model, hands, neck and bubble to hide the effects of this adjustment layer on them. These areas will be in full color, and all images will retain a sepia tone.
Step 7. Select all layers and duplicate them in the menu. Layers – Duplicate Layers (Layer-Duplicate Layers), then use the key combination Ctrl + Shift + Alt + E to create a merged layer.
Activate the created merged layer and go to the menu Image – Correction – Discolor (Image-Adjustments-Desaturate). Then go to the menu Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur (Filter- Blur- Gaussian Blur) with a radius of 20 pixels. After that, change the layer blending mode to Soft light (Soft Light) with Opacity (Opacity) 100%.
Step 8. Once again make a merged layer from the layers created before step 7, position it at the very top in the layers palette, and apply to it Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur (Filter- Blur- Gaussian Blur) with a radius of 20 pixels. Set the blending mode for this layer to Screen (Screen) and then, instrument Eraser (Eraser Tool), remove the areas on the model’s face, hands, neck and the soap bubble.
Step 9. Create a new layer and fill it with black. Change the blending mode for this layer to Linear dimmer (Linear Burn) and reduce Opacity (Opacity) up to 30%.
Create a layer mask and use a soft black brush to erase it in the center of the image. So we will make a vignette effect.
Step 10. Now it’s time to create a light colored light effect. It is quite simple. You can use different colors, depending on the shades of your image, and the process itself is always largely the same.
And so, first create a new layer, activate the tool Brush (Brush) soft and red and start to put big spots, as shown in the screenshot.
Step 11. Now again create a new layer, reduce the size of the brush and put the yellow spots in the center of the red. After that, go to menu Filter – Blur – Motion Blur (Filter- Blur- Motion Blur). Move the slider all the way to the right and use 90 degrees for the angle.
Note translator: The slider until it stops, in the Blur in motion filter, will need to be moved if you have a high-resolution image, that is, a very large one. In the case of a small image, the slider setting will be much smaller.
Step 12. Group two layers Ctr +G with colored spots and change the blending mode for the group to Screen (Screen). Now you have a beautiful glowing color effect.
Step 13. Let’s repeat the process to create a bright color flash above the model’s shoulder. Use the same methods, that is, create two layers with red and yellow spots, apply Filter – Blur – Motion Blur (Filter- Blur- Motion Blur) for a layer with yellow spots, group the two layers Ctr +G, changing the blending mode for the group to Screen (Screen).
That’s all the wisdom that Fabio Sasso has shown us, and we will end the lesson with this result, and you can go ahead and come up with a lot more interesting things for your work