How to create an old worn image using Photoshop

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The Footy Show Cast/Courtesy Nine Network Australia

Here is a really simple way to make photos look old and worn using Photoshop. I created this image as part of a promotion for the Nine Network’s coverage of the Ashes. The cast of The Footy Show had dressed up as cricketers from last century and I wanted to make the image look old and worn too. Here’s how I did it in six easy steps.

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1. Start with a colour image you would like to turn into an old worn image and convert it to a black and white image

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2. Make or download a textured background. I bought mine from a stock library but you could easily wrinkle a piece of textured card and stain it with an iron and coffee.

 

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3. Open both the black and white image and the textured paper image in Photoshop.

 

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4. Drag the textured image onto the black and white image

 

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5. In Layers palette select blend mode “ overlay”

 

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6. Reduce opacity to desired level. In this case I’ve reduced the opacity to 67%.

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