Add a Summer Vintage Effect.

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

Don't you just miss the summer time? I sure do. Hopefully just thinking of summer will get you to try out this tutorial. I'll teach you how to achieve that "summer vintage" look. The lucious Eva Mendes will be my subject this time. Here's the before:

Here's the after:


001.Open you picture.

002.Create a new fill layer by going Layer>New Fill Layer>Solid Color.

003.Click ok & enter this number for your color: #B1D1E3.

004.Set it's blend mode to Soft Light & opacity to 70%.

005.Make another fill layer but this time use this color: #FAF0AA

006.Set it's blend mode to Color Burn & opacity to 45%.

007.Okay make yet another fill layer. Last one, I promise! :D But use this color: #F4E862.

008.Set that layer's blend mode to Multiply & opacity to 60%.

009.Do a ctrl+j with your Background layer selected & bring that layer up to the top & set it's blend mode to Soft Light.

010.Now go Filter>Sharpen>Sharpen More.

011.Go Image>Adjustments>Brightness/Contrast.

012.Enter 7 as your brightness & 11 as your contrast.

013.Press enter & you're done!

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

Tutorial Comments

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Thank you :-)

By aaaaaa000000 on Feb 20, 2010 5:09 pm

so beautiful and i got in on the first go too =]

By AutumnSky on Jun 15, 2008 3:59 am

good!! i got it!

By checkeredandstripes on Apr 20, 2008 7:54 am

it didnt work for me, i pushed ctrl + j and it made it even more yellow..?

By AndiiBoo on Mar 3, 2008 1:29 am

yeah it's just that i sharpened the picture when i first saved it & i forgot that i had to sharpen it in the tutorial so i over-did it.. "/

By manny-the-dino on Jan 14, 2008 12:15 am

i don't think you should've sharpen the image. it looks like it's bad quality. apart from that, nice tutorial.

By twodreamlovers on Jan 11, 2008 7:08 pm

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Author manny-the-dino View profile
Submitted on Jan 4, 2008
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Approved on Jan 5, 2008