Photoshop

How to Turn a New Picture into an Old One in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to turn a new picture into an old one using a few simple steps. You can use the same technique with other pictures.

turn new to old

You’ll need:

Step 1

Open the bridge picture and reduce its size to 750px height and 1000px width by going to Image > Image Size.

 turn new to old bridge

Step 2

We’ll now create a noise effect. Create a new layer, press D to set default colors and select Filter > Render > Clouds.

 turn new to old noise clouds

Step 3

Now, go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise and use the settings shown below.

 turn new to old noise

 turn new to old noise result

Step 4

Change the layer blending mode of the current layer to Soft Light.

 turn new to old noise soft light

Step 5

We’ll now create a light sepia effect. Create a new layer and fill it with the color #e6e1cc.

 turn new to old sepia color

Step 6

Change the current layer’s blending mode to Color.

turn new to old color

Step 7

Create an adjustment layer by going to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels.

 turn new to old levels adjustment layer

Use the settings shown below.

 turn new to old levels

 turn new to old levels result

Step 8

Now, let’s add scratches to the picture. Again, create a new layer, press D to set default colors and select Filter > Render > Clouds.

 turn new to old scratches clouds

Step 9

Select Filter > Render > Fibers and use the values shown below.

 turn new to old fibers

 turn new to old fibers result

Step 10

Now, go to Image > Adjustments > Threshold and keep the following values.

 turn new to old threshold

 turn new to old threshold result

Step 11

Select Image > Adjustments > Levels and use the following settings.

 turn new to old levels adjustment

 turn new to old levels adjustment result

Step 12

Now, select Filter > Blur > Blur More.

 turn new to old blur

Step 13

Change the layer blending mode to Soft Light and reduce its opacity to 70%.

 turn new to old scratches soft light

Step 14

Create a new layer, select the Gradient Tool, choose some appropriate colors such as #e5e5e5 and #000000 and drag a radial gradient.

 turn new to old gradient

Step 15

Finally, change the current layer’s blending mode to Overlay and that’s it!

 turn new to old

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