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A vintage look preserves the natural feel of an image but adds a temporal dimension: it transforms a new digital image into an old, analog photograph. This effect is perfect for designers trying to add a textured or distressed quality to a photo. This Canva tutorial will teach you how to create a textured vintage photo effect in Canva, in just a few, simple steps!
How to Create a Textured Vintage Photo Effect in Canva
1. Add Your Desired Photo
The first step in creating a textured vintage photo effect in Canva is to add your original image. This can be any “modern” image (although, the effect may not work as well with ultra modern images).
2. Apply Duotone Option Coral
Go to ‘Edit Image’ and look for an option – DuoTone and select the ‘Coral’ option.
3. Adjust Duotone Highlight and Shadows
Go to the settings of the Coral Duotone and change the following colors
Highlights – F7E8D4
Shadow Color – Black
4. Duplicate Image & Add Frame
Now duplicate the page and search for the ‘Placeholder Frame Background’.
5. Insert Image Into Frame
Insert your edited image into the distressed frame.
6. Add Black Paper Background
Next, add a second frame. Search for the ‘Black Paper Background’ in the elements. Now adjust the image following these settings in the ‘Edit Image’ section.
Brightness – 5
Contrast – 5
Saturation – 100
Blur – -5
Clarity – 3
Highlights – -100
Shadow – 100
7. Place Paper Background Over the Image Frame
Place the paper background on the image frame.
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