Video tutorial: Create a vintage toy camera look in Photoshop

The toy camera aesthetic is a great way to practice image-editing in Photoshop, since it really encourages you to push your use of colour processing and blended textures, and to be deliberately spontaneous and careless. While the looks you come up with might seem too heavily stylised for much of your everyday photo-editing work, they can always be toned down and mixed in more subtly where needed, using the opacity controls.

In the first half of this two-part tutorial, we’ll look at colour processing – particularly focusing on how you can use the Selective Colour tool to complement the Curves tool. In the final part we’ll look at various ways to blend in a selection of textures and complete the look.

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