Although the world is all about modernization these days, people still long for the touch of something aged, vintage and well, old! Old photographs always give you that sense of history and all the great memories that come along with it. They are our most immediate link to the past. Sometimes a photo would look very normal and boring, but when you apply the right filters and make the right adjustments, you end up with a great final output. And if you really wanted to make things interesting, try making your photo looks old and vintage.
I’ve been taking photos for quite some time now, and the truth of the matter is that people are simply drawn to that antique, vintage touch. Therefore, I advise you to apply some of the tutorials and use some of the great Photoshop actions we have for you.
Below are great tutorials that will help make any photo look old and vintage. As well as some free and helpful textures and Photoshop actions just for you.
How to make a crisp digital photograph look like it was taken decades ago.
How do we make an aging (old photo) effect to our photographs using Photoshop.
This is a tutorial for those of you who love the sepia, vintage, washed out look but don’t know how to achieve it.
This is step by step Photoshop tutorial that teaches you how to create a vintage effect for your photo using simple tools, filters, levels and layer styles.
Create aging photo on the fly with Filter Forge plugin.
Turn your travel photos into vintage postcards. This technique works best on colorful photos that have good contrast and lots of detail, especially architectural detail.
This tutorial will show you how to create a stunning vintage Polaroid effect. It’s fairly simple to make and can be used in many different types of projects.
Create a retro/ vintage look for your photographs.
A quick and easy way to convert a modern photo in a vintage one.
Create a smooth vintage effect for your photos using Adobe Photoshop.
The tutorial will show you how to turn your digital image into a vintage looking image. All done in a non-destructive way. This was done in Photoshop CS2, although it may work in older versions.
This tutorial is for adding a vintage or an old photograph look to your photos.
A step-by-step guide on how to make your photos or pictures look old, antique and vintage.
In this tutorial you are going to take a regular, boring photo and liven it up using with some effects to give it more of a retro feel to it. You are then going to take the photo and create a background for it to lie on.
Are you missing the old times? Well, this Photoshop tutorial allows you to go back in time and give your pictures that old vintage look.
This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create a cool old photo transfer edge effect using a piece of stock photography, an alpha channel and the burn and dodge tools.
Some Great Video Tutorials
Instructor Richard Harrington shares some techniques on how to age a photograph in Photoshop.
Using a mixture of filters and blending modes, Corey takes a stock photo and transforms it into an old, classic 1950’s pin-up poster.
Helpful & Free Vintage Textures
Contains 5 high quality vintage and grungy textures. Total file size: 16.1 MB
Contains 2 large vintage textures. Total file size: 12.7 MB
Contains 5 rusty large stock images. Total file size: 18.8 MB
Contains 6 high resolution vintage and grunge textures. Total file size: 24.2 MB
Contains 2 large vintage textures. Total file size: 2.1 MB
Contains 5 textures in 1000x750px resolution in JPG format. Total file size: 4.3 MB
Contains 4 high quality vintage paper textures. Total file size: 3.9 MB
Contains 3 very large textures. Total file size: 2.6 MB
Contains 6 high quality old paper textures. Total file size: 3 MB
Contains 20 textures in 750x1000px resolution in JPG format. Total file size: 22.8 MB
Contains 2 textures in 1000×660 px resolution in JPG format. Total file size: 1.1 MB
Contains 5 high quality textures of 2000 x 3000 px in size. Total file size: 539 KB
Contains 14 hi resolution textures of old paper taken from old books. Total file size: 9 MB
Contains 5 high quality vintage paper textures. Total file size: 3.3 MB
Helpful & Free Vintage Effect Photoshop Actions
Contains a set of 4 Vintage Textures and 5 Photoshop Vintage Actions. Total file size: 1.7 MB
Contains vintage effect Photoshop actions. Total file size: 16 MB
Contains 11 Photoshop actions. Total file size: 397 MB
Contains 2 wonderful actions, a dark one and a light one. Total file size: 1.4 KB
Contains 10 great vintage Photoshop actions. Total file size: 7.2 KB
Contains 12 Photoshop actions. Total file size: 612 KB
Contains a set of 7 actions that will give your photos sepia tones. Total file size: 11.2 KB
Contains 8 Photoshop actions. Total file size: 494 KB
Contains 6 vintage Photoshop actions. Total file size: 2.1 KB
Contains a great Photoshop action. The color effects are all in separate adjustment layers so they are very easy to edit. Total file size: 6.1 KB
Contains 4 Photoshop actions. Total fie size: 147 KB
Contains 5 different Photoshop actions. Total file size: 16.3 KB
Contains 8 Photoshop actions. Total file size: 468 KB
Contains 4 vintage Photoshop actions. Total file size: 333 KB
Contains 6 actions created in Photoshop 7, but they should work with later versions as well. Total file size: 536 KB
Contains 8 Photoshop actions. Total file size: 397 KB
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