test 1 Practical Photoshop - April 2018 UK | Page 9

4 THE WASHED- 5 SOLARIZATION OUT LOOK EFFECT To give an image a washed-out, vintage look of an old print, try adjusting the Tone Curve. Drag the very bottom of the diagonal curve line upwards, and drag the top right point downwards. This lifts the blacks and lowers the whites, reducing contrast for a retro feel. This is a classic darkroom efect that’s easy to recreate with the Tone Curve simply by plotting a V-shape on the curve line. Begin by dragging the bottom-left point up to the top, then drag the middle of the line to the bottom and add a few more anchor points to make the V-shape.