Give your Photos a Vintage Look

Is your boyfriend growing a moustache for the cause? Pay tribute to him by giving a vintage feel to your photos. A few different options are available when it comes to turning back the clock on your photographs. Go ahead—add a touch of authenticity and a dash of je ne sais quoi to your photos.

Is your boyfriend growing a moustache for the cause?

A touch of vintage

No introductions necessary when it comes to Instagram and the vintage filters it offers! Take advantage of the fact that Instagram is accessible on all cell phone models. Toy around with Instagram’s numerous filters and the effects they offer. Choose either a saturated or washed-out effect, or opt for a sepia tone and there you have it—your pictures take on a 1970’s Polaroid effect! Other lesser-known apps can also add a vintage feel to your photos, such as Pixlr-o-matic (available from the App Store) or Lomo Camera (available on Google Play). All these applications allow you to instantly share your photos directly from your phone. Be careful not to over do it with the special effect filters, as they have a tendency to alter the quality of a photo!

A touch of vintage

Websites that let you go vintage

Are you clueless when it comes to using photo-editing software such as Photoshop and Lightroom? Fret not—the Internet is here to help! Websites such as Rollip (http://www.rollip.com) or Cheapstamatic (http://cheapstamatic.se) add vintage effects to your photos for you. Simply upload your photos to the site, select which filters and effects you want applied and then choose which final prints you like best. The only downside to these sites is that you cannot instantly share your photos like you would when using a cellphone app.

Websites that let you go vintage

Touch-up your photos... retro style

Photo-editing software such as Photoshop is still the easiest way to add a touch of vintage to your photos. By watching one of the numerous tutorials on the Web, you can soon start adding awesome effects to all of your photos. With a bit of practice, you will be able to play around with the exposure settings and colour correction. You’ll even learn how to "blur" your photos by using the numerous filter options available. Be sure to take your photos in RAW format and not JPEG, so as not to alter their quality too much.

Touch-up your photos... retro style
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Give your Photos a Vintage Look

Is your boyfriend growing a moustache for the cause? Pay tribute to him by giving a vintage feel to your photos. A few different options are available when it comes to turning back the clock on your photographs. Go ahead—add a touch of authenticity and a dash of je ne sais quoi to your photos.
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