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Aging Photos Digitally

From victorian era to present time, discover some aging technics for you photographs, using automated actions for Photoshop.

Usefull for props, LARP, or simply for fun, well all needs, someday, to make photos look old… You can find tons of tutorials on the net to learn how to do, but, most of them don’t offer goods quality result. That’s why I shared an automatic solution, hand made, that could respond to your needs. If I’ve try to make renders photorealistic, it can’t be ass good as manual work, and are not made to be “the truth”… But some kind of “cliché” to make people or LARP’s player fell the era from the photos they had in hand…

First, you must have Photoshop installed on your computer, then you should download and install my Action’s pack (at the end of this article). For users that aren’t not familiar with Photoshop, I recommend you this link, that explain you how to do that…

1890's

1890's

1890′s

This action is a little bit manual… Don’t care ! You will be guided during the action ! It’s render the pic as a old attic Collodion process, with true grundge effect, to make your pic look weird. Blur, stains, emulsion’s effects, all in one !


00's

00's

1900′s

Fully automatic, this action offer you a best looking then 20′s, at the first look only, in fact, borders are blured, hudge lost of details into the pic. This is due to the lesser noise in the render…


20's

20's

20′s

Automatic, it brings a light sepia color to the pic, as well as noise and dust. It’s also render a kind of “silent” effect that can be found in old photographs of this era. Even more? Quality lost offer you the capacity to increase the size of the pic, so you can print it, even if the initial size’s small!


30's

30's

30′s

Here we are! True B&W pics, still with “silent” effect, but leff noise and dust, and black even darker… As before, quality loss offer capacity to increase resolution.


40's

40's

40′s

Automatic, B&W, less photo grain and best details (black isn’t so dark) then 30′s. No resolution increase, the pic will be the same size as before the action.


50's

50's

50′s

Automatic hollywood or polar script. Hudge contrast will make black really dark, and white as well. No grain at all, just a little blue and green virage to tint the pic a very little…


60's

60's

60′s

Color began’s to be massively used, but the quality is bad… It’s silent and saturated in the high… Quality lost offer you the capacity to increase the size of the pic, so you can print it, even if the initial size’s small!


70's

70's

70′s

Camera was everywhere, as well as perticular film and cheap lens… Yellow, magenta, grain, some “cliché” tint that caracterise this era, made to quickly increase a modern photo in a vintage stuff…


80's

80's

80′s

Bring your photo back to the eighties with this action that make a light color virage, dark a little the borders and re-saturate it, with a very little pink tint… Output resolution will be still the same as input.


90's

90's

90′s

Here is the last action of the pack. Difference between an nineties and today pic is not hudge! But it the last days of argentic photography, that’s why this action exist. I’ve had some grain and a very little virage, to make 90′s pic really “cliché”!


- Download the action pack -

Please, leave me a word, or click on the like button above if you’ve like this tutorial. I’ll be fine !
Those action are born after a long graphist experience, and different inspiration sources, made by talented graphists that leave us they’re own actions… If I must write only one name, it would be rawimage. He made a fantastic job around color virage, and inspired me a lot when making this action. Pic used for the demonstration is CC licenced, and is from paul:74
20 Comments
  1. Ouahouh!! C’est super! déjà plein d’idées pour les GN…

  2. Nous vous devons une reconnaissent éternel…:-) depuis le temps que je cherche un script qui fait ça .

  3. superbes !
    le 50′s refuse de fonctionner sur ma machine, mais pour les autres c’est vraiment bien foutu.

  4. Ben… chapeau!
    ça fonctionne à merveille et le résultat est vraiment impressionnant!
    Merci beaucoup pour ce site vraiment très agréable!

  5. J’avais utilisé un de tes scripts avec Tutoshop… c’est toujours aussi génial !

    Merci !

  6. les effets sont géniaux!! mais…. Commet les installer!! je saison peu nul ms bon….il faut bien avancer….. Merci merci merci bcp ;)

  7. Je crois que le billet à du bugger, car à la place du script, il y a l’article du coffre fort.

  8. l’effet à l’air o top, mais dommage que le lien de téléchargement des scripts ne fonctionne pas :-(

  9. salut j’m les rendu… mais ou télécharger les scripts

  10. Hi, I downloaded this today and tried a few of the settings. I keep getting an error “Fusionner les calques not available”. I’m just wondering if this only works on French editions of Photoshop?

  11. je decouvre votre site et j’ai essayé les scripts, c’est bluffant! merci de les avoir fait partager!

  12. Bonjour,

    le lien ne fonctionne pas….

  13. Bravo et un grand merci pour ces scripts si aimablement partagés et fort utiles.

  14. Vraiment, les meilleurs scripts que j’ai vus jusqu’à présent ! Merci infiniment !

  15. merci, j’ai jamais vu rien de semblable avec un seul click. Bon travail. Je suis très impressionée.

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