Create a retro postcard
PhotoPlus : The Canon Magazine|October 2021
Age your photos with textures, borders and colour shifts for that old print look with James Paterson
James Paterson

THE MISSION

Transform a photo into an old print by combining several images together

Time needed 15 minutes

Skill Level Intermediate

Kit needed Affinity Photo

There are lots of popular retro phone filters, apps and effects that make it very easy to make photos look like an old print. But their popularity means that they often get overused. If you want to craft a refined, original retro effect then you need to tailor it to the image, and this sort of control can only be achieved in proper image editors, like Affinity Photo. In this project, we’ll show you how to transform a pristine image into a battered old print with a range of vintage tricks, using our free images (see a link to download them below).

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