Photoshop Time Travel: 40 Retro and Vintage Effects For That Aged Look You Don’t Want To See In The Mirror

Vintage and retro effects, those that make images look dated, are common and beloved, while at the same time simple to create. It only takes a few steps in Adobe Photoshop to design that cool retro poster or that auld frame around the latest photo or to let that all too clean graphic age a few decades. The examples we dug up today will surely inspire, probably even impress you…

Rusty Vintage Tin Sign in Photoshop

Author: John Shaver

© John Shaver

How to Create a Retro Boxing Poster in Photoshop

Author: James Davies

© James Davies

Create an old map of your location

Author: Stefan Matei

© Stefan Matei

Creating a Stunning Old-World Look in Photoshop

Author: Collis

© Collis

Super Cool Retro Poster in 10 Steps in Photoshop

Author: Abduzeedo

© Abduzeedo

Create a Retro Photo and Background

Author: Tyler

© Tyler

Photoshop vintage effect

Author: Veerle Pieters

© Veerle Pieters

Vintage Typography Experiment in Illustrator and Photoshop

Author: Abduzeedo

© Abduzeedo

Reader Tutorial: Create Vintage Traveler Diary in Photoshop

Author: Abduzeedo

© Abduzeedo

Custom Hang Tag



Photoshop Fine Art Effects Cookbook
“Daguerreotypes – The Louis Daguerre Effect”



Creating a Space-Helmeted Future Retro Illustration

Author: James Davies

© James Davies

How to Design a Rockin’ 80ies Party Poster

Author: Eren Goksel

© Eren Goksel

Antique Ace Of Spades



Photoshop How-To: Make a New Image Look Old

Author: Felix Nelson Scott Kelby

© Felix Nelson Scott Kelby

Aging photos – quick and simple

Author: Kochubey

© Kochubey

Old photo, vintage effect



The Aging Photo




Author: Alex Roman

© Alex Roman

Apply a quick vintage look in Photoshop



Achieving a Vintage Look Through Color Tones in Photoshop CS

Author: Anna Gay

© Anna Gay

Photoshop tutorial: Vintage-look collage techniques

Author: Ciara Phelan

© Ciara Phelan

How to Make a Vintage Photo in Photoshop



Photoshop tutorial: Lighting effects for vintage photo looks

Author: Fabio Sasso

© Fabio Sasso

Photoshop tutorial: Give photos a retro distressed look

Author: Tigz Rice

© Tigz Rice

Vintage Badge in Illustrator and Photoshop

Author: abduzeedo

© abduzeedo

Quick Tip: Learn How To Create a Vintage Photo Effect in Photoshop

Author: Mahesh Kadu

© Mahesh Kadu

Create a Funky Retro Wavy Text Effect in Photoshop

Author: Tyler Denis

© Tyler Denis

Quick PSD Tutorial, How To Create A Simple And Effective Retro Logo With a Soft Grunge Background



How to Make a Worn Vintage Beach Ad in Photoshop

Author: Jan Cavan

© Jan Cavan

Adobe Photoshop Tutorial: Vintage & Retro

Author: InvisionModz

© InvisionModz

Photoshop Tutorial: Vintage/ Retro effect- HOW TO

Author: xHawtTutorials

© xHawtTutorials

How to Create a Faded Black and White Vintage Effect in Photoshop

Author: SLRlounge

© SLRlounge

Photoshop Tutorial: Vintage MW3 Video Game Start Screen

Author: EvanEckard

© EvanEckard

Using Vintage Textures in Photoshop

Author: GoMediaCLE

© GoMediaCLE

New Tutorial Released: Illustrating a Vintage Horror Film Poster in Photoshop

Author: DigitalTutors

© DigitalTutors

Photoshop Cs5 Tutorial: Light Leaks

Author: Justthisgood

© Justthisgood

Photoshop: How to Make an Outdoor Wall POSTER look Weathered, Aged and Torn

Author: bluelightningtv

© bluelightningtv

Photoshop: Part II – Make an ART DECO poster

Author: bluelightningtv

© bluelightningtv

Photoshop: FOLDED PAPER Effect. How to Make an Object look like Folded Paper

Author: bluelightningtv

© bluelightningtv


This article is originally published on Aug 27, 2013, and updated on Jan 26, 2023.
Dirk Metzmacher is a professional Photoshop trainer, book author and designed with over 10 years of experience. He is also a creative mind behind Photoshop Weblog, a blog about techniques, tutorials and resources related to Adobe Photoshop.

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