Tutorial 3. Vintage And Aging Photo Effect (For Beginner Level )

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If  you really love the vintage look pictures You can create it in a few easy steps, using  different ways, fortunately there are too much! While the word vintage means old, old and vintage are relative terms. For one person, a vintage could mean one specific era, at the same time for other it means another. Sure, this is a huge and broad topic, so I’ll go back to it again and again, every time I’ll try to present the different applications.

Old and vintage photographs always give you that sense of history and all the great memories that come along with it. Sometimes a photo looks soooo boring, but when you run it in the right applications and apply the right filters and adjustments, finally you can get a great final output.

Today I am going to explain/clarify how to create a vintage effect for your ,  going in two different ways at once.

1)Select original image. I used a photo that I shot with 645 PRO app. (selected T3  Color Settings).
If you select a color photo, then you get rid of the color and turn it into a BW.

2) To remove some (background) details that would go against the vintage photo style, to soften up the photo and give it just a little blur which will add to the old photo effect I have several different , but here I used the BigLens app. It has a great settings:
Basic mode to work with template mask or Advanced mode to manually define your Focus area, define Focus area using  Brush, Eraser or Lasso to roughly define your focus area or advanced, using Auto to autofocus the target.  Also you can apply effects (Adjust Aperture to increase the background blur, Filter Effects to apply special tones and atmospheres and Special Lenses to change out-of-focus light points into blurred shapes, add instant Focus and Blur to fine-tune your target area.) Note, that you can choose shared Image size using settings! (be sure, selecting Full size;)
I created two images, using different settings specially

3) As well as in the previous step I process my two images using the Strut Type app. that develops the effects of turn-of-the-century Strut folding camera. Renders authentic Edwardian-era portraiture and landscape shots. Recreate images with the look of the first dry-plate that emerged from 1875 to 1920.
I must say, pretty good app… though it has some bugs … while saving your picture with high resolution, it crashes (that certainly is annoying) :/

4) Further, I choose different ways for each of these images:
a) Go in Iris app. and play around with it a bit until you get the look you are going for.
Here is my result:

b) Go to the Blender app. and merge with texture, which has a vintage – oldie look, using the application settings

…result of merging

…finally, to complete my  work I use ScratchCam app, …chosen the app settings for my taste
So, here is my result:

That’s all! Just try making your photo looks old and vintage.

All the Apps Used In This Tutorial:

Big Lens
Strut Type
Iris
Blender
ScratchCam

Comments (3)

  1. kim martino i (2012/10/31 18:57)

    thanx for another great tute! AND another kool app! (Strut Type looks awesome :) ) <3

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