Jamie Chambers 2017-08-25 05:26:14
GO RETRO USING CURVES Photos with vintage effects seem to draw attention. Adding a filter to your photos can be one simple click on your smartphone or tablet, but you don't always have control over the final look of the image. In a few quick steps in Photoshop, you can create the same retro effect to your satisfaction. 1.With your RGB photo open in Photoshop, go to Image > Adjustments > Curves. 2.Within the Curves dialog box, go to the Channel and select Red. In the lower left corner on the red line, select a section of the line and move it up. A point will be added to the line, which will create a curve in the line. You can adjust this point while the Curves dialog box is open. Go to a section of the top right corner of the red line and move it down. If the Preview button is selected, you can instantly see the changes you make to the image. Switch to the Blue channel and repeat the steps above. Go to the Green channel. In the middle of the green line, create a point and move it down within the dialog box. Feel free to move among the three channels, adjusting the placement of the points in the graph. Once you are satisfied with the effect, click OK. Depending on the color of your original image, you may need to make further adjustments. Many older photos contain overexposed areas as well as random washes of color. To add this effect: washes of color. To add this effect: Create a new layer. Select a dark red color and fill the layer. Switch the Blending Mode to Overlay and change the Opacity to 25%. Go to the Erase tool. With a large soft-edged brush, erase random sections of the dark red layer, focusing on the middle of the layer. Jamie Chambers has been a creative influence at Walsworth for 18 years, currently as Design & Creative Concepting Supervisor in the Marketing Department. For 10 years, as an artist and supervisor for the Creative Services Department, Jamie traveled to workshops to work with yearbook staffs to design their covers and develop their theme packages. He enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for and knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.
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