Creating a retro style photo effect in Pixelmator
Today i’ll cover a quick tutorial on how to create a retro style effect using Pixelmator. For those of you who don’t know what Pixelmator is, it’s a alternative to Photoshop and you can read a quick overview here: What is Pixelmator – Image Editing App?. There are many filters already built into Pixelmator but in this tutorial we will cover how to make some easy edits on your own to create a vintage feel.
First before we adjust the colors of our image to give it a retro feel we are going to create a curved border.
This gives it a pretty cool blueish tone and is starting to look like a vintage style. We can also go into the hue effect and take down the saturation a little bit and also raise up the lightness of the image. Also I like the tint of the image but want to go a little further so will go into the color balance effect and in the highlights up the green and also yellow to give it more of an aged tint.
There are lots of other things we can do to take this vintage effect further like adding a textured backdrop or some blur to the photo, but i’ll leave those up to another tutorial on a different day. Stay tuned for lots more with Pixelmator.
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