In this section we will introduce you how to modify a picture retro in Photoshop.
First, tale a look at the picture in Step01. This picture is before modification. You can see there is a big difference. The picture looks yellowish and old after modification.
You can create different types of pictures in Photoshop.
Open a picture in Photoshop. This can be anything you have.
First, we add blurrness to the overall picture to create retro effect.
Select [Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur] and open a dialog box.Set the [Radius] value using the example above.
(The value varies depending on the picture. Select value that fits your pictue.)
In order to add enhanced retro effect, we add some noise to the picture.
Select [Filter > Noise > Add Noise] and open the dialog box. Select [Spread Evenly] and set the [Volume] setting using the example above.
The impression has changed a little, hasn’t it?
Next, we turn the picture monochrome with color correction.
Select [Window > Color Correction > Hue/Saturation] and set the saturation using the example above.
The picture has turned more monochrome with the lower saturation.
Next, raise the contrast with Tone Curve.
Select [Window > Color Correction > Tone Curve] and a dialog box pops up.
Move ▲ (black triangle) and △(white triangle) closer to each other so that the picture contrast raises.
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Lastly, adjust the coloring with Color Balance.
Select [Window > Color Correction > Color Balance] and a dialog box pops up.
Slide the slider using the example above. In the example we used more yellow and the photo looks overall yellowish.
A regular picture has turned into a retro picture.
The key in this tutorial color correction. You can change the impression of a photo greatly by adjusting colors.
Try adjusting the color now. You can change a photo just by adjusting Color Balance and Tone Curve. Please try.