In this photoshop tutorial, learn to change a color photo into a old black & white photo with scratches in few simple steps.

Resources:

Beach Image

Rustscratches

Final Result:

Old photo effect in photoshop - tutorial

Step-1

Open the following  color photo in photoshop.

1

Desaturate it- (click Ctrl + Shift +  U ).

2

Add “Inner Shadow” from Layer style.

3

4

Add “Brightness and contrast” from the layers palette with following values.

5

Step2

For scratches, we use the following image.

6

Desaturate it. (Ctrl + Shift+ U)

7

Lets improve the intensity of the scratches using “levels” (Image>> Adjustment>>Levels or you get the option from layers palette or press Ctrl + L)

8

Step-3

Keep the “scratches” image layer on top of the main image.

Set the blending mode of the “scratches” image layer to “divide” and opacity to 80%

9

Final result will be like this..

Old photo effect in photoshop - tutorial

Hope, you find this tutorial useful.

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