photoshop-iconThis is another high quality Photoshop tutorial that shows you how to create a really cool effect. The end product is an awesome dreamy vintage picture, using some simple, but effective, techniques in Photoshop.

The final result of this tutorial:

The first you open the original picture below:

Press Ctrl + B (Color Balance) and set numbers as below:

Your picture will look like this:

Use Selective Color:

The result:

After that, you press Shift + Ctrl + N to make a new layer and fill the layer with the color: #14317A

Change blend mode to Exclusion, opacity: 50%

This is the result:

Use the gradient as below:

Change blend mode to Screen, opacity: 40%

Use Brightness/ Contrast

The result:

Take this texture and place it on top of your picture:

Blend mode: Lighten, opacity: 100%

Continue to put this texture:

Change blend mode to Screen, opacity: 100%

Now, take the other texture:

Blend mode: Screen, opacity: 100%

Put the last texture:

Mode: Lighten, opacity: 100%
Eraser some areas:

You use this text brush to decorate for the picture:

Press Shift + Ctrl + E to merge all layers then go to Filter > Sharpen > Sharpen

You will get the final result:

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