Whether it’s grainy stills from an early ’70s flick or iconic black-and-white images of world events, seeing photos from bygone eras can feel like traveling through time. But retouching an image to achieve that vintage look can take hours, even for photo editors who know their way around Photoshop.
Luckily, these inexpensive film emulator Photoshop actions can mimic the look of vintage film stock, giving you ultimate control over the way your images look.
A photo editor’s time machine
PsdFilm is a tool that’s laser-focused on re-creating the distinctive feel of professional film stock from different eras. And PsdFilm’s latest bundle is a treasure trove for both amateur and professional photographers. It essentially turns Photoshop into a film lab where you can make your favorite pics “time travel” with just a click or two.
Want to turn your wedding photos into a 1950s romance? Or change your vacation snaps into a psychedelic ’60s romp? The filters in this mega bundle are the way to do it, even if you have minimal experience with photo editing.
In fact, many pro photographers note how well this software allows users to transform digital images into vintage photos, giving modern pictures that special and poetic visual quality found in film photography.
If you’re looking for filters that are truly unique, this is the package for you. You can easily replicate the texture of photos from the Kodak Portra 400, Fuji Superia 1600, other classic film varieties — and even from the golden age of the instant camera.
128 retro looks—and then some
This bundle comes with four volumes, each packed with 32 film stock filters — and all compatible with Photoshop editions of CS5 or higher. There’s even a bonus volume with 20 film grain patterns.
Get the PsdFilm Emulation Mega Bundle now, which is available for $19.99 (regularly $39).
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