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Feb 11

How do you add vintage textures in Photoshop?

By Amelia Hamilton | Fashion

Textures are invaluable resources to photographers. Vintage texture, in particular, can date back your picture in time, generating a vintage, dramatic effect.

For that reason, we have compiled this article to show you how you can quickly add a vintage texture to your image using Photoshop. Photoshop has several beneficial features that can help you increase your productivity and save you time.

Here is how to achieve a vintage texture in just a few simple steps:

Step 1. Select A Picture

You will need to select an image the appears convincingly vintage when adding this texture for photoshop. After selecting the image, proceed forward and open it with photoshop.

Step 2. Change the Colors

There are various tabs from which you can choose your alternative color effects. To give a vintage look to the image, select the Abstract tab.

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Then choose Gold-Crimson from the drop-down menu. You can try out various effects based on how you want your final picture to look like.

Step 3. Add a Vignette

Next, copy the background layer and name it as “Filter Effects.” Then, Right click the filter effects layer and choose the “Convert to Smart Object” option. That means that you can utilize multiple filter effects in a way that does not destroy your image.

To add a vignette, Navigate through Filter>Lens Correction. Under the Vignette tab, change the Midpoint and Amount to any figure of preference. Then click OK.

Step 4. Select a Blending Mode

Choose the mode for blending from the drop-down menu under the Layers panel on the right side of the screen. You can run tests with various blending modes until you get the one that suits your preferences.

Step 5. Add A Black and White Layer of Adjustment

Select the Adjustments panel and click on the Black and White button. You can also navigate through the following steps on the menu bar:

Image>Adjustments>Black and White.

Step 6. Add Some Grain

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To add some grain, navigate through Filter>Filter Gallery>Textures>Grain. Increase the intensity and contrast to the levels you want. Keep the Grain Type on Regular and then click OK for effect to get applied. Save your file as a PSD to keep your layers intact.

Step 7. Set the Opacity of The Vintage Texture Layer

Select your vintage texture layer and select Opacity. Adjust the slider till you get the desired effect.

Step 8. Remove the Unwanted Marks from the Picture

If you find that the texture is too much or little, you can always adjust your image further. You can get rid of the marks that obstruct the details of your image.

Highlight the texture layer, then go to your menu bar and navigate through Layer>Rasterize>Smart Object. After rasterizing your texture layer, select the Healing Brush button on the left (it has a Band-Aid appearance. Before fixing your picture, you will need to choose a “source point.” That is the point on your image that you need to utilize to repair the damaged area. To select a source point, click on the option and click on the image and drag your mouse over the area you wish to repair. You can try out with strokes to determine the method that works best for you.

Now go forth and add vintage textures to your images using photoshop!