Quick Tip: Retroize Your Photos in Seconds

Quick Tip: Retroize Your Photos in Seconds

Give your photos a professional retro look using a combination of color lookup layers in Photoshop CS6. This technique is extremely easy to do and you can do it in seconds. Give it a try!

Preview of Final Results


Step 1

For this tutorial, we’ll be using Color Lookup adjustment layers which is only available in Photoshop CS6. Color Lookup layers are used to simulate color profiles used in film and Photoshop includes . Start by opening any photo into Photoshop.


Step 2

Because this photo effect will be created with several layers, it makes sense to add them inside a layer group. Add a new layer group by going to Layer > New > Group.

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18 comments on “Quick Tip: Retroize Your Photos in Seconds”

  1. […] Quick Tip: Retroize Your Photos in Seconds […]

  2. Awesome, just what I was looking for. Works a treat. I've made an action for this now so I can apply it with just the click of a button :)

  3. Is there a tutorial on remove the rude and annoying comments?
    That "Draw an Owl" photo was hilarious

    1. It should be included in the dropdown menu without loading the .3dl files. You need Photoshop CS6 to use the color lookup adjustment.

  4. This tutorial is EXCELLENT due to the great step-by-step detail. It is greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.

  5. 1) Your way does not do anything
    2) To get anything decent you have to mess with each color setting and that is way more work than adding a few lookup layers
    3) It's not the same so dont be such a smartass

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