How to age a photo in Photoshop

(Guest Post) You might want to age your photo. To do this, follow these steps provided in the tutorial to age your photo.
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Steps to age a photo in photoshop

1. Step Click Start >> All Programs >> Adobe Master Collection CS3 >> Adobe Photoshop CS3
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2. Step Click File >> Open and select the file you want to open and click Open.

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3. Step From the menu bar, click Layer >> Duplicate Layer.. and then OK. Alternatively, you can right click the layer in layer palette and choose Duplicate Layer.. and then OK

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4. Step From the menu bar, click Filter >> Texture >> Grain..

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5. Step Now in the Grain window, select Grain Type = Vertical, Intensity = 10 and Contrast = 15 and click OK. See the screenshot for details.

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6. Step Click Image >> Adjustment >> Hue saturation. Make sure the duplicated layer is selected in layer palette.

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7. In the Hue saturation window, select Colorize checkmar option and put Hue = 80, Saturation = 30 and click OK.

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8. Step Let’s add a bit contrast and brightness to the picture. To do that, Click Image >> Adjustment >> Brightness / Contrast..

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9. Step Then after a Brightness / Contrast window opens. Put Brightness = +10 and Constrast = +25 and click OK.

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10. Step Add a Gaussian Blur. Click Filter >> Gaussian Blur from the menu bar.

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11. In the opened Gaussian Blur window, put Radius = 1.5 pixels and click OK

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12. Lastly, add noise. To add noise, click Filter >> Noise >> Add Noise..

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13. In the opened Gaussian Blur window, put Radius = 1.5 pixels and click OK. That’s all!

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Conclusion

Sometimes, you may want to give a classic feel to your picture so that it look like it was taken in 70’s. Now you can do that by following these simple steps given in this tutorial.

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Published: Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 Last Modified: June 3, 2011

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