Make any picture look like it was once in an old newspaper
Old newspapers have a very distinct look. The photos are always black and white, over saturated and very bad looking all around. No matter how bad they look, the look is novel and I wanted to see if I could do it. So here goes
Since this is a longer tutorial- I'm gonna rush the easy stuff.
(if you have problems with this part try my "Editing antique ads tutorial" 1st
4. My result
This is what I have after the 1st 3 steps
5. Desaturate your photo
click on "Image > Adjustment > Desaturate" or "shift+CTL+ U"
6.Change blending mode on layer 2 to Multiply
This basically substitues white to your background color which in our case is the newspaper pattern
a. Goto "Image > Adjustment > Brightness/Contrast"
I used -5 and +56 to take out some of the gray areas and make the picture look like it had been printed on an older printer
8. Filter: Film Grain
Goto "Filter > Artistic > Film Grain"
My settings were " Grain: 8, Highlight: 1, Intensity: 4
At this point you should have a pretty good looking pic. From here you can do a few things.
Outcome 1: My Personal Fav
Jagged Border and Flaws
Use a brush to add flaws to the photo. Make sure to use a palette that has smudges and ink spatters in it to define the flaws.
If you don't have a set of brushes like that you can download some in my Resource section
Here is my finished product.
Half tone pattern and flaws
Use a marker brush to add a jaggedness to the border of your pic (I did this on another layer). Once this is complete use a halftone filter over everything but the smudges and newspaper background. It should look like this. However you need to make sure that your color are Black/Brown cuz otherwise your pattern will look jacked up. Here's the break down and the result
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