Learn how to create unique, beautiful vintage and distressed photo effects using Photoshop.
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(xylophone music) - [Voiceover] As photographers, we go to great lengths to make our photographs look as good as possible. But sometimes, the presence of obvious imperfections, and even damage can add intriguing qualities to an image and make it much more interesting than a more polished and perfect version. I'm Sean Duggan, and welcome to Creating Distressed and Vintage Photo Effects with Photoshop. We'll begin with a look at the visual components so we can identify what makes them look the way they do.
Then, we'll explore ways to re-create these so they can be applied for creative effect to your own images. We'll begin with techniques that alter tonal and color qualities to create an aged and vintage look. Next, we'll experiment with ways to add blurring, vignetting, and light leaks. Finally, we'll explore how to work with textures and edges to add a damaged or distressed treatment. Along the way, we'll use these techniques in several fun and interesting projects. So step aboard the photographic time machine and let's start time traveling with Creating Distressed and Vintage Photo Effects in Photoshop.
After reviewing the kinds of things that make a photo look old—fading, chemical deterioration, physical damage, and so on—Sean shows how to re-create those effects in Photoshop. He also explores other facets of vintage photography, from lens distortion to light leaks, and shows how to simulate them. The course concludes with details on adding texture and border effects to your finished photos.
- Understanding what causes a distressed look
- Aging an image
- Creating a sepia-tone effect
- Adding blur
- Transforming light-leak effects
- Creating a faded-color effect
- Adding texture with reference images and blend modes