Introduction:

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Todays technology is amazing, and it continues to grow better in quality, speed, strength, and so on, but, don't you remember the old days? Those old pictures you still have that now have that overlay of a tint of red or light orange? Ever wanted to give that effect to a new image? Well, you will now learn how to.

 Step 1:

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Open up your image in Photoshop. I chose this car which I also used in the "Image Extraction tutorial.



 Step 2:

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Now do the following:

- Hit [Shift+Ctrl+U] or (Image > Adjustments > Desasturate)
- Then hit [Ctrl+L] or (Image > Adjustments > Levels...)

Now use these settings:



 Step 3:

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Your image should now look like this. "Hold your horses...", we aren't done yet.



 Step 4:

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Now hit [Ctrl+U] or (Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation...)

Now use these settings:



 Step 5:

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Now your image should look like this:


Still pretty new looking, eh? Let's continue onto Step 6.

 Step 6:

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Duplicate that layer two times bye right clicking the layer, and selecting "Duplicate Layer...". Name your first layer (one on the bottom) "Color Burn". Now your second one should be named "Linear Burn", and the Third "Lighten". This will help you to understand which layer I'm talking about when we continue. When you have completed this, add a layer by clicking the "New Layer" button, located at the bottom of the layers box. Drag that layer to the bottom of all the layers. You will be adding some color there later.



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Now, remember when we named the layers? Well select the one called "Color Burn". Now look up in the layers box, you should see a drop-down box with the word "Normal" in it. Go to each of the layers we named above, and apply the setting we named the layer to that drop down box. Example: Layer = Linear Burn -- Drop Down = Linear Burn. Now that you have applied all the effects in the drop down box to all the named layers, go to both the "Linear Burn" and "Lighten" Layers. Set the "Fill" Mode To "50%". Now go to the bottom layer, called "Layer 1" in the image below. Fill the background in with the color "#AEAEAE".



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Well, there you go, and image that seems to be at least 20-30 years old, or however yours comes out to be. I hope this works good for you. Have fun.