Photoshop Tutorial: Simple Vintage Color Photo Effect

In this Photoshop tutorial, I will be using Photoshop Cs5 to show you a very simple retro or vintage color effect to add to your photos with just one layer!


Create a new fill layer of a very dark purple/blue (I used color code 00075d), and set the blending mode to exclusion. Adjust opacity to your liking to adjust the strength of the effect!

As an extra optional step, you can duplicate your original layer and set it to soft light at 50 percent opacity on top of everything.

Bonus: Try this with a Very dark Red instead of Blue for an alternate effect!

Also, Try adding a vignette for added effect!

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