By using curves to manipulate the reds, greens and blues of an image, by messing with blend modes, linear dodges, opacities, gaussian blurs and adding noise, we have transformed “perfect” digital images into aged, sun-bleached images with a retro influence.
Original image –
Final image –
It appears the secret to creating the best photographic effects is to be subtle. Little changes have big effect.
Novice photo manipulation? Done!