Create an Old picture filter Vintage Effect

Hi there! In this video tutorial I will show you how to easily create an old phot look from your color digital photos.

If you want to use the photo for practicing click here: vintage photo edit

Old Picture Filter (Effect)

Using an old photo effect is very popular in social media and among photography enthusiasts.  The concept is to transmit that vintage photo effect despite of picture been shot recently.

The aim of this tutorial is to modify the color, tone, and overall mood of the photo.  What I mean is that I will help you create that “vintage photo editing” style or look and not the aged, stained, and creased paper look.

How to create a vintage photo effect in Luminar Neo

The workflow of a vintage photo editing process is very simple.  You will need to focus only in five things:

  • Contrast:  Old photos tend to be low in contrast, so we will be reducing contrast to a point that it looks faded enough.
  • Saturation: Apart from lowering contrast, de-saturation is another trait of an old photo style. Typically, you will want to desaturate the photo completely to black and white.
  • Film grain: film noise or grain was always present on pictures shot in the old times. We will add a touch of this effect to the photo.
  • White balance: This is, in my opinion, the most important adjustment.  In this tutorial I will adjust the white balance toward the warm/yellow side because I want to display the yellowish color cast of the chemicals used during developing.
  • Vignette:  In this tutorial I used black vignette, but if you like a white fade vignette will also work.
vintage effect photo, vintage photo editing
Before editing
vintage effect photo, vintage photo editing
After Luminar Neo photo edit

Let me know in the comments below if are going to use this effect in your photos.  Remember that to have a great photo the clothing and scene setting of the subject should match that of an old style.

Until the next straight to the point tutorial!



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