[Photoshop Tutorial] Creating a Vintage Look Part 1: An FS PPT by Sean Armenta

Hello Fstoppers! My name is Sean Armenta, and this is my little spot on Fstoppers called The Post Production Tutorial. If you enjoy these videos, feel free to subscribe to my new Fstoppers PPT Youtube Channel for the latest updates. Feel free to connect with me on the right side bar and I’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have about retouching.
 
This time around we have a new post production project to work on - and that is how to create that popular retro/vintage/hipster look using Photoshop. Now we are all familiar with mobile apps such as Hipstamatic and Vignette that easily create cool-looking snapshots, and I'm sure there are tons of actions and plugins that can achieve this look. However, you can create a totally unique look to your photographs with some curves adjustment layers, custom brushes, and a little elbow grease. Let's start with the first in this mini-series - how to add a faux cross-processed, vintagey color palette to your photograph.
 


 
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As always, I truly appreciate all the emails, and I am glad these tutorials have been helpful to you.
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8 Comments

I'm a huge fan of Sean's vintage processing. It's not over-done like most people do. Can't wait to watch the next episodes! 5 stars.

Awesome i've been waiting for this type of tutorial.  I asked you about this effect on your website Q&A last month and seems you was already on it :).  

If you want to improve your post production skills to a professional level i can't recommend Sean's videos enough.

Cool. It's hard to make a good tutorial that keeps your attention. I would say make it a little more fast paced while still keeping all the important information. Just my two cents. Looking forward to the next part.

Not to be a smart Aleck, but that is why I love to shoot film - the (now) unique look. Not only do the colors look different, but out of focus areas seem to blend together differently too. That being said, even a digital Rebel can out-resolve 35mm film in most real-world situations.

..and I will agree with Sean, the curves tool is very powerful and handy!

I am always anxious to see all of his tutorials regardless of how simple or complex it might be, you break it down well so that anyone can understand and follow your steps.  thanks ! keep em coming, 

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As much as I usually love his videos, in this case I feel like this was a real let down. Where's the instructions or recommandations on the grungy look ? Where are the comments throughout the whole process ? The indications that the curves adjustements tools is great could last 1 minute. Not 6 !

Ok I'm ready for part 2!!!  I would love to see lots about light leaks and lens flare effects.  Love your videos Sean and I thank you for doing them!