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How to Create a Vintage Photo Look – Photoshop Tutorial

How do you give your images that vintage look? How do you use blending modes in Photoshop? In this design tutorial, Matthew Encina walks you through the simple process to give any image that weathered, textured look. Take Matthew’s Styleframes Course ?

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0:00 – INTRO: How to Give your Images That Vintage Look
0:20 – Starting with the base artwork
0:32 – Step 1: Add Paper Texture
1:22 – Step 2: Add Dust and Dirt Textures
3:27 – Step 3: Add Scratches
4:43 – Step 4: Sun fading with soft light
6:45 – Step 5: Color grading the image with curves
8:40 – Step 6: Add soft edges using an iris blur
9:39 – Step 7: Add film grain
10:51 – Before and after results

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  1. I came here to know about the tutorial, but I just loved the way you speak, your english, and as I'm studying and practising listening, I'm very proud cause I could understand every word you said.

  2. Really enjoyed this! I am curious though when working with projects like these that aim to have a vintage look, would you do anything different if the end result would be printed?

    I am currently working on a project where there will be a physical print that people can potentially have. The trouble I have at times is making printed work that is meant to feel vintage, but when printed is by all means fresh and clean, where the design is just made to look worn down. Is it overkill to give actual weathering to a piece that is printed, or should the design suffice enough that it's no big deal? By all means this is overthinking it, but I like to assume I'm not the only one who wrestles with this.

  3. Guys can you take some of the best poster designs ever, from very known and best designers, and like review it, reconstruct the idea, that would be awesome to see… 🙂

  4. So, I didn't need an old film vintage look tutorial, but I watched it anyway and learned so much! (to be frank, I don't know much lol) It makes me want to try it, just for the heck of it and learn! Thank you!

  5. Hello Matthew!

    The thing that i'm thinking right now for "futur" content is about Filters and effects in Photoshop.
    I heard that it's necesary to explore those features, but sometimes i feel like overwhelmed with them.

    Maybe you can make a "top of" or "most useful" video about this.

    Thanks anyway for all your content, take care!

  6. Absolutely love this. Wow. As someone who is wanting to go full into vintage style design and typography (obviously nailing down any one style is difficult), this tutorial greatly greatly helped me. I've been using most all of those techniques—all the way until Matthew started painting yellow and blue….i was like, what are we doing here, then he hit the soft light and my mind just went ?. Thanks Matthew!

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