How to Achieve Retro Instagram Effects with Levels or Tone Curves

Retro effects are one of the most popular ways to stylize your photo and give it a nostalgic feeling. There are many ways to create these effects but not all of them are as simple as this one. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create your own retro effects with just one adjustment layer using a technique called Channel Contrast. You’ll also learn how to use Channel Contrast to analyze the color grading of other photos and use them on your own. Video Tutorial Download the Example PSD See a comparison between a retro effect created with many layers (Read more...)