How to Create an Old Fashioned Postcard Effect with a Photo in Photoshop Elements Expert Mode

How to Create an Old Fashioned Postcard Effect with a Photo in Photoshop Elements Expert Mode

02.05.2020
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Here is a fun Photoshop Elements Expert Mode trick that can work with lots of different photo types creating a look that is reminiscent of an old fashioned postcard. This Photoshop Elements Old Fashioned Post Card Effect tutorial takes you step-by-step through the complete process from beginning photo clear through to the final image. This training demo was recorded in Photoshop Elements 2020 but the techniques used will work just as well in most versions of Photoshop Elements clear through the latest version.

00:00 Photoshop Elements Expert Mode Old Fashioned Postcard Effect Intro
00:38 The pictures used in the project
00:57 Converting the photo into Black and White
01:40 Making a duplicate layer and inverting into a Negative
01:58 Changing the Blend Mode of the negative layer
02:16 Modifying the negative layer to show the line drawing effect
03:26 Merging the layers into a new layer
03:41 Bringing in the Lettering image
04:10 Adding a darkening vignette to the lettering layer
04:39 Blending the Castle photo into the lettering layer
04:53 Duplicating the photo layer to improve the effect
05:08 Using a Layer Mask to control the blend of the two photo layers
06:03 Bringing in the Ivy texture layer and converting to Black and White
06:50 Adding a vignette to the ivy layer
07:04 Blending the ivy layer into the photo layers
07:27 Using a Layer Mask to control where the ivy shows
07:58 Adding a Levels Adjustment Layer
08:56 Adding in a Gradient Map layer to add some color to the image
09:53 Using a Layer Mask to control where the color shows
10:28 Like, Share, Subscribe

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This Photoshop Elements Old Fashioned Postcard Effect video is just one of my numerous Photoshop Elements YouTube tutorials. You can view more Photoshop Elements Tutorial Videos in these YouTube Playlists:

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