The weather’s been a gloomy lately in Cebu, this inspired me to make a vintage photoshop action that would suit overcast photos. :)
Step 1: Open desired photo of which you want to post-process.
Step 2: Duplicate background layer
Step 2.5: Blending Options. Set the blend mode to screen
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Note: It’s important to check the license of each action set you download and use…
This is a simple tutorial on how to get the retro polaroid coloring on your photo, one like I used today in my pictures…
- Open your image in Photoshop. Duplicate it once. Select the duplicate image on your layer palette and set the blending mode to Soft Light.
- Now, go to Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color. Choose a really dark blue. I use #070142. Set this Fill Layer to Exclusion.
- Then, go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels. Slide the black slider to the right a little bit to increase the intensity of the coloring. You can stop here if you already got the result you want. Or continue with the rest of the tutorial to see if you can get something a little bit more awesome.
- Add another Color Fill layer. Go to Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color. Choose a light orange. I use #de9b82. Set this Color Fill Layer to Soft Light with opacity of 75%. Again, you can choose to stop here.
- But if you decide to continue, go to Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color. Choose a light pink. The color code I use is #fed1eb. Then, set this Fill Layer to Soft Light with 50% opacity. You’ve got a nice polaroid effect already? If your answer is yes, then you can stop here. Otherwise, let’s continue to see if you can get a much better polaroid effect.
- Add another Color Fill Layer. Go to Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color. Select a dark blue. I use #070044. Set this Color Fill Layer to Exclusion, opacity 100%.
- Duplicate your original image. And bring this duplicate layer on top of all the layers. Set it to Soft Light. It should look awesome…
And because we are all lazy, I just have made the photoshop action for all of this… When you want to download it, just go on…
Since I’ve been asked how I process my photos, I’ve decided to share some of the photoshop actions, which I use to do it…
I’ve been asked about how I post-process my photos, so I have decided to give links to some nice photoshop tutorials…
- Photoshop Cross Process +
- Photoshop Fine Art Effects Cookbook “Cross Processing”
- Cross-Processed Lomo-Effect - Photoshop Tutorial
- How to make digital photos look like Lomo Photography
- Contrast Layers Photoshop Tutorial
- Natural Film Grain Photoshop Tutorial
And when you like it easier - means to use some ready photoshop actions, you can find some nice here in my blog…