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I did this tutorial in Photoshop CS3 Extended which is why some of you may have problems. However, that does't mean this tutorial won't work in other versions of Photoshop. Just try it out.

Tired of having your photos look so... modern?! Well now's your chance to fix that. I will teach you how to make them look retro. Here's the before:

Here's the after:

Let's start!

001.First, open up your photo.

002.Create a new layer by clicking on the "Create a New Layer" button in the layers palette.

003.Select your Rectangular Marquee Tool (M).

004.Make a selection on half of the picture.

005.Go to your Swatches, select a red, & fill the selection with the red by pressing atl+backspace.

006.Now go Select>Inverse.

007.Do step 5 but instead of selecting a red, select a lime color.

008.Make your "Layer 1" invisible & select your "Background" layer.

009.Do a ctrl+d & go Image>Adjustments>Match Color.

010.Apply the following settings:
Color Intensity: 150
Fade: 75
Layer: Layer 1

011.Press Ok & your have your retro looking photo!

If you got lost or have any questions, comment the tutorial & I'll get back to you as soon as I can. :D

Tutorial Comments

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I love this! thanks so much! =]

By jasminemr on May 22, 2009 10:34 pm

My Photoshop is ancient && doesn't have 'match color'...
Great work, though;

By Z0MGsz on Feb 17, 2009 9:00 pm

i dont have match color

By randomnessz92 on Sep 28, 2008 4:18 pm

That is AWESOME. Thanks! :D

By TheOn3LeftBehind on Aug 15, 2008 9:41 pm

how do u make the layer invisible??

By cityprincess205 on Jun 17, 2008 10:04 pm

omggg this was badass!

By toyming on May 4, 2008 10:47 pm

Nevermind, I need PS3.

By Aoi on Mar 19, 2008 2:13 am

Finally did I find this tutorial! xD Thank you so much.

By Aoi on Mar 19, 2008 2:11 am

really need this for PS7!

By 1000dreams on Feb 28, 2008 2:53 pm

where is Swatches found?

By heartbreaker_ on Feb 28, 2008 11:50 am
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Author manny-the-dino View profile
Submitted on Dec 11, 2007
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Reviewer themarkster View profile
Approved on Dec 12, 2007

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