photoshop-iconThis is another high quality Photoshop tutorial that shows you how to create a really cool effect. The end product is an awesome dreamy vintage picture, using some simple, but effective, techniques in Photoshop.

The final result of this tutorial:

The first you open the original picture below:

Press Ctrl + B (Color Balance) and set numbers as below:

Your picture will look like this:

Use Selective Color:

The result:

After that, you press Shift + Ctrl + N to make a new layer and fill the layer with the color: #14317A

Change blend mode to Exclusion, opacity: 50%

This is the result:

Use the gradient as below:

Change blend mode to Screen, opacity: 40%

Use Brightness/ Contrast

The result:

Take this texture and place it on top of your picture:

Blend mode: Lighten, opacity: 100%

Continue to put this texture:

Change blend mode to Screen, opacity: 100%

Now, take the other texture:

Blend mode: Screen, opacity: 100%

Put the last texture:

Mode: Lighten, opacity: 100%

Eraser some areas:

You use this text brush to decorate for the picture:

Press Shift + Ctrl + E to merge all layers then go to Filter > Sharpen > Sharpen

You will get the final result:


  • Tony Mathew
    Really Excellent work.!!!
  • Joy
    amazing…it’s great tutorial thanks!!!
  • MKB
    Really enjoyed this one, thanks!
  • Anastasia
    Really funky design, given me tons of ideas for myself!
  • bintek
    Awesome Tutorial, Really nice outcome ;)
  • David Leggett
    Awesome effect! Keep it up :D
  • Chris
    Awesome and pretty complete tutorial, well done! Although not many “new” stuff is learned here, the combination of several awesome techniques like this makes the outcome absolutely stunning. Keep up the great work!
  • Kevin
    That looks so sick. You did a really great job. Good work.
  • allan
    Very simple tutorial! Nice one mate :p
  • Huwa
    awesome..nice combination.
  • Niko
    this really very helpful and explained in a very simple way
  • ss
    cool !! try yours:D
  • David
  • Zine Creative
    Very cool! Keep em coming..
  • Alexis
    this is absolutely stunning, great job !
  • Ada
    Thank you, its amazing!
  • admin
    Download that photo (Right Click > Save As), next go to Photoshop, to "File" menu, and select "Place", now just browse where you saved the image.
  • Josh
    Awesome tutorial. I kind of got the effect, but I dont know where to find the "Selective Color" option. Sorry for being a noob, but could someone tell me where it is!?!?!?
  • Preston Racette
    This is a very well written post! Keep them comming!
  • cyn
  • Stuart
    Who took the original photograph? Link?
  • EQ13
    ok maybe im just totally new to this but how do i get the textures u use in this turial cuz i really wanna try and use this. i love the end results?
  • juana
    I LOVE YOU ! Thanks SO much
  • AVR
    Brilliant tutorial, great explanations, perfect examples, and the fact you add the screens only to be pasted over the pictures enhances this material. Congratulations!
  • Francisco
    Ok, just fantastic, very helpful.
  • Callien
    I use this on a photo from my wedding, and did a little bit different, but thank you so much!! You inspired me and helped me create a great image to remind me what I was feeling that day!
  • Dana
    Fabulous! Learned a ton!
  • Ryan
    this was EXACTLY what I was looking for, thank you so much!
  • George
    wow dude wow. saw this tutorial and im going to check out the rest on this site.. im kind of curious how you came up with this tutorial, especially the color shifting in the beginning. plz feel free to email me! :)
  • NoName
    Til the gradient step it was easy to follow. Then it was impossible.
  • Janine
    It seems that the image you use has to be small cuz when I put the textures in it and enlarge them you see big pixels.. and thats ugly? Or am I doing something wrong??
  • dutz
    im not sure about After that, you press Shift + Ctrl + N to make a new layer and fill the layer with the color: #14317A
  • Charlie
    My picture looks amazing :D thanks for the tutorial!
  • Andrea
  • iicocuk
    Looking for this, thanks a lot.
  • Jasa Pembuatan Web
    Cool... love this tutorial
  • nicole
    Wow, amazing tutorial, super easy and great step by step instructions
  • Maja
    Thank you so much!!
  • Viktor
    Thank you! Great Tutorial!
  • Dhaval soni
    This is awesome ... i cant believe that....really..
  • Blake Dashed
    Very nice, thank you! (:
  • Miranda
    How to download it?
  • Mary Ann
    ooooohhhh simple image can look so awesome...some do some touches and editing and it will be a high quality and breathtaking cover.. COOL !!!! <3
  • Raouf ELMEDDAH
    wow amazing tutorial thank you very much
  • Guru MTs
    a simple and usable tutorial. I like it.
  • Klik Heboh
    a simple and amazing tutorial. I like it. thank you very much.
  • bendol
    i like it . . .. amazing result
  • toro
    good job .. . . . .really nice tutorial