In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a vintage and romantic scene of old memories, using a variety of photo manipulation techniques. You’ll learn how to combine different stock images into a cohesive scene, work with different tools, create brushes and use lighting/blending techniques.

We will start to create this photo manipulation with the work on the main stage – frames. Turn them into old photos, using a variety of filters and techniques. Then proceed to the main picture. I will tell you in detail how to make my “live photo” effect. The last step will be to work on the general atmosphere and entourage. This tutorial is designed for any level of knowledge of Photoshop. I used Photoshop 2014 for creation of this artwork. You can use any version of Photoshop.

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Step 1

First open Photoshop and let’s start! At this time we do not create a new document, and immediately open image of wood texture (wood_texture_4_by_rifificz-d38h68h, of course, if you did not rename the image :)). Go to File > Open and select image “wood_texture_4_by_rifificz-d38h68h”. This will be our background. We will not change its size. Also image resolution suits me.


Step 2

First we arrange a cards on the table. First, we add the central frame, because it is the main object of attention and everything else we add In accordance with this frame. Go to File > Place (Place Embedded), select image “old_frame_by_mariasemelevich-d7yx5ee” (Old frame 1).


Step 3

First you need to properly locate it. Use the Free Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd+ T or Edit > Free Transform) to resize the layer like shown in the image below. To increase in proportion from center of frame, hold Shift + Cmd/Ctrl on keyboard.


Step 4

Now add Old frame 2 in working document. Go to File > Place (Place Embedded), select image “Very_old_frame____by_GrandeOmbre” Place and resize (Ctrl/Cmd+ T or Edit > Free Transform) this frame like shown in the image below. Rotate this frame a little to the overall picture did not look so boring.


Step 5

To hide part of the frame under the previous, grab and drag it under the layer with first frame. Now let us make our picture more interesting. Duplicate twice this frame. Use Cmd/Ctrl+ J or Layer > Duplicate Layer. Remember that these layers with the frames should be under a layer of the first frame.

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10 responses to “Create a Vintage and Romantic Scene of Old Memories in Photoshop”

  1. Miguel 1952 Avatar
    Miguel 1952

    PSD erroneo. No corresponde

  2.  Avatar

    Nice tutorial!

  3. huyenchauthuc Avatar

    pin rosr stock, it is no

  4. Muriel Avatar

    Thank for this nice tutorial

  5. Melden Maunda Avatar
    Melden Maunda

    can you fix a picture with scratches. i have a hard copy and it has scratches

  6. PhotoshopdesaiN Avatar

    Nice Tutorial…

  7. Aaish Bajeen Avatar
    Aaish Bajeen

    pretty :)

  8. Vik Avatar

    Some screenshots are missing on the second page.

    1. Photoshop Tutorials Staff Avatar
      Photoshop Tutorials Staff

      Fixed… thanks for letting us know :)

    2. tyler Avatar

      in step two the imagine which ı place is missing when ı write this rates. how can ı solve it
      is the rates wrong?

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