Classic Coloring Effect on Your Photo

Ever look into a fashion magazine and wonder how they got that classic coloring look on the model? Well, this tutorial can show you how. It might not be the most accurate answer, but it'll give you an idea on where to start. This is a simple 5-step tutorial because we all need a little simplicity sometimes, when we live in the world where things are getting more and more complicated. Start with a good image and you'll get a nice effect. PSD file included.

Download psd file for this tutorial: Classic Coloring PSD

Classic Coloring Effect - Before and After Image

1. Open your image in Photoshop. Duplicate the image and go to Image > Adjustment > Desaturate to get a black and white image. Set the duplicate image to Screen.

2. Then, go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Brightness and Contrast. Use the settings below. Or later, you can always go back and change the setting, depending on what look best for your image.

3. Set the Brightness/Contrast layer to Multiply.

4. Now, we're gonna add that brownish tint to our photo just to give it a little classic look. Go to Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color. Type the color #020921 in the box shown below and click OK.

5. Set the Color Fill Layer to Exclusion and adjust the opacity accordingly. Mine is set to 65%. And we're done!


Big Bang Brazil said...

Thank you for sharing!!!

Lidia ZuniReds said...

que bueno que nos compartes el truco de como hacer las fotos clasicas gracias!!!

Anonymous said...

Excellent! Thank you

angelo said...

wow!!!tnx for sharing...i love it

Anonymous said...

Do you finish by "flatten image" or "merge visible?"
(btw, what exactly is "merge visible"? Thanks!)

*aCe* said...

merge visible - Merges all layers with the eye icon (visible) into one layer

flatten image - flattens all layers into one layer.

Normally, I just hit CTRL + Shift + E to merge all the layers into one.

JATomlinson said...

Thanks for the tutorial.