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Sunday, May 21, 2006

Image Editing: Give an old, faded, weathered, and antique look to images


Give an old and faded look to images with Adobe Photoshop.

Open the image in Adobe Photoshop.

Original image - We will make it look old, faded, and antique with Adobe Photoshop

1. Add a new layer. Layer 1 - Noise

a. New Layer - Noise - Mode Overlay - Fill with overlay neutral color

b. Filter -> Noise -> Add Noise - Amount 9.5% - Gaussian - Monochromatic

Add a new layer - Noise

2. Add a new layer. Layer 2 - Grain

a. New Layer - Grain - White background color
(Use the keys D+X+Alt+Backspace to get a white background colour for the Clouds layer)

Add a new layer - Grain

b. Filter -> Texture -> Grain - Intensity 75% or more - Contrast 50 to 55% - Grain type - Vertical

c. Layer Blend Mode - Multiply

Apply Filter -> Texture -> Grain

3. Add a new layer. Layer 3 - Clouds - Insert between Grain and Noise

a. New Layer - Clouds - White background color
(Use the keys D+X+Alt+Backspace to get a white background colour for the Clouds layer)

Create a new layer and name it Clouds

Give a white background color to the layer Clouds

b. Filter - > Render -> Difference Clouds

c. Filter -> Pixelate -> Crystallize - Cell size between 25 to 30

Apply Filters - Render -> Difference Clouds and Pixelate -> Crystallize

d. Filter -> Stylize -> Find Edges

Apply Stylize -> Find Edges filter to the Clouds layer

e. Layer Blend Mode -> Multiply

Apply Multiply mode to the Clouds layer

4. Give a brownish Hue/Saturation to the Grain layer and save the image.

Here's what it looks like. Compare the original image and the image with a faded, old, weathered, and antique look.

Compare Original image and photoshopped antique, old, faded, and weathered look

Read and watch Adobe Photoshop tutorials on PlanetPhotoshop.