4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 22, 2017 2:53 PM by Trevor.Dennis

    Vintage Look

    simonl73253510


      Hi everyone!
      Im rather new to photoshop and have been looking all around to find a guide on how to colour-grade pictures and clips in a vintage style, but has found nothing that looks anything like what I want to achive.
      The through-hike documentary  As It Happens: Pacific Crest Trail - YouTube  ( watch it, it truly is amazing) features a few scenes that has the exact style Im looking for.

       

      So what I am wondering is simply how to achive the look as the picture below?
      Thanks a ton for any help:)

       

       

       

       

       


        • 1. Re: Vintage Look
          Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

          Do you have a source image you'd like to match with the above?  The problem is that the source image's lighting is important, and not all images would grade like your example.  The image above has the look of heavy overcast and low light, like shortly after dawn or before dusk.  If the view angle was wider, I suspect we'd see a dark, non reflective ground.  It all makes a difference to the 'look' of the image.

           

          Paste in an image (at a good size) for people here to work with, and I am sure you'll get a few people join the thread.

          • 2. Re: Vintage Look
            simonl73253510 Level 1

            Hi Trevor!
            I dont have a specific image that Im working on, just wanted to ask for some general techinques or information.
            Will see if I can find some image that is appropirate.
            Thanks for the insight, I dont not think about the lighting and such

            • 3. Re: Vintage Look
              jharsem Adobe Community Professional

              Hiya,

               

              in line with Trevor's comment it looked like a slight shift to blue light (dawn light) and blacks pushed a little especially from the bottom (similar effect as non-reflective ground or black "reflector" below the subject) - as for the rest there's a fair number of tweaks you could apply to get close (grain, lens blur, etc). Graduated filters like those that are available in Adobe Lightroom might make it a little easier =).

              • 4. Re: Vintage Look
                Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

                jharsem wrote:

                 

                Graduated filters like those that are available in Adobe Lightroom might make it a little easier =).

                I don't use Lightroom, but I have seen some interesting Lightroom Preset packs.

                50+ Best Lightroom Presets of 2016 | Design Shack