1970′s Snapshot Tutorial
Skill Level: Beginner
Learn how to give modern photo’s a 70′s look using simple adjustment layers in Photoshop.
The photo I’ve used for this tutorial can be downloaded here.
With your photo open in Photoshop, go to Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur.
Set the Radius to 0.5 pixels, and click OK.
Now duplicate the Background layer, and Gaussian Blur the copy at 2.0 pixels.
Give the copy a layer mask by clicking on the button at the bottom of the layers panel.
Select the Gradient Tool, and with the layer mask thumbnail selected, draw a radial black to white gradient from the middle of the photo outwards.
Next click on the adjustment layer at the bottom of the layers panel, and choose Hue/Saturation.
Take the Saturation down to -35.
Now add a Solid Color adjustment layer, and use the colour #ff0030.
Set the layer’s blending mode to Screen, and it’s Opacity to 25%.
Then add another Color adjustment layer, and use the colour #a26334.
Set the blending mode to Hard Light, and the Opacity to 20%.
Next add a Gradient adjustment layer, and use a red (#ff0030) to transparent Linear gradient at 180 degrees.
Set the blending mode to Screen, and the Opacity to 25%.
Finally, add a new layer above all the others, and call it ‘grain’.
Fill the layer with 50% Gray, then go to Filter>Noise>Add noise, and set the amount to 100%.
Set the blending mode to Overlay, and the Opacity to 10%.
Here’s the final outcome.
You can see some more examples of this effect below.
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