I love learning new Photoshop techniques. Lately I’ve been spending some time scanning old family photos to help preserve them. Once I have them digitized, I can go in and restore them to their original, or sometimes better than original, state.  After spending so much time looking at old instamatic snap shots and Polaroids, I find myself  in a nostalgic mood of late.  So I was happy to run across a tutorial on how to give a retro feel to my modern digital images.

I picked up the technique I’m using today from webdesingfact.com.  I found the tutorial easy to follow.  Here are a couple of my first experiments applying the retro effect: