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Old Venice - making of

This tutorial will show you one idea about how you can make your photo look old. As always, start with new image, fill background with solid color.


Apply a bit of Noise effect (Effects - Noise - Add Noise), about 3-4%


Fade effect, so that amount of noise is reduced (Ctrl-Shift-F).


Add a bit of Sponge effect (menu Effects - Artistic - Sponge). Tweak effect settings to your liking. After effect is applied, use Fade (Ctrl-Shift-F) again to make Sponge less visible, and let a bit of Noise come through.


I found this nice old paper image in stock photos - you can also scan it  if you have it. Paste image in your document, then desaturate (Ctrl-Shift-U).


Set layer blend mode to Overlay, adjust opacity as needed (i set it about 30-40%). Now our old paper is ready, lets put a photo in it!


Here is the original photo that I took in  my travel to Venice.Paste it into our document...


..and then simply change its layer blend mode to Overlay! That is all!


If you want to make image darker, duplicate layer with photo and change its blend mode to Multiply and set opacity to 40-60%.


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Comments {36}

trozeli long ago

Ravish long ago
was it really that gonna try my hand at it too...cheers!

sergei long ago
Î÷åíü êðàñèâî è îðèãèíàëüíî Âëàä, ïðåâîñõîäíî.

ahahahaha long ago

DeaDman long ago
Íèïëîõî. Ïðîñòåíüêî, íî ñî âêóñîì :)

Diane Lachance long ago
Wow......beautyfull as allways!!!! d'ont stop your good work........from Canada....Québec!!!!!

concentric long ago
good job.

Rebe long ago
WOW...Simple but effective :-)

Michael (in Miami) long ago
Perfect wallpaper! Can you also put up the original one please ;-) Bravo Vlad (Y) Ciao, Michael

Duy long ago
Nice work!

Orsolox long ago
COolll!! I have it! ThankS

orsolox long ago
from Hungary... ;)

ibrahim(Turkey) 20 February 2008
it's very effective.Thank you vlad...

Siva 27 May 2008
Your work rocks!!! and am blown away!!

Irem 14 March 2009
mmmm.. i couldn't imagine that my photos can look so cute after some transformation)) thanks.. you are really the best teacher!

sanjeev 16 May 2010

Artem Zabolotnyi 3 June 2011

сергей 4 January 2014

Genio Creativo long ago
Excelente!!! sencillo pero espectacular! Excellent! simple but spectacular!

Pedro long ago
hmmmm, bardzo ciekawe, proste, przejżyste. Gratulacje !!!

ARITRA long ago

King Fiqi long ago
That's coooooooooooooool

J long ago

Luciola long ago
Great Tut! Thank you so much, you're man of genius :)

loocsim long ago
simple but elegant

Nemesis long ago
Wery simple and cool i'll try make something like this

Cynthia long ago
Awesome! That's wonderful! Thanks heaps Vlad! You're a legend!

Dámaris (Mexico) long ago
Vlad Rocks (Y) :-O

duda long ago
Predivno je Vlado. Tako si Dzo Moleru napravio korice za knjigu, zar ne. Pozdrav tebi !

Luke long ago
That is so cool. I tried that with my nana and she looked all wrinkly!

Stephanie long ago
From Northern Ireland I love your work, keep it up, Brilliant! I'm going to do this with some of my photographs

Roustem 6 May 2008
Your tut is easy and realy useful. Thank you! / Roustem from Kazan, Russia

Gearspec 21 August 2008
That is just so cool and so wow.. all your!

Hi Hero! 21 October 2009

moinci 28 December 2009!

28 October 2011
is this forreal ? this sucks, who doesnt know how to do this? noooooobs!!!!!!!

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