Retro Curves Photo Manipulation – Tutorial Review

I worked my way through this rather annoying tutorial not once, but twice to finish it!

You begin with this image:

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Photo by Gözde Otman from FreeImages

And eventually, your final image should look like this:

Retro Curves Tutorial Final
Created by Darkside Creative

I had real issues with this tutorial to begin with which I blogged about here. But I’ve had a lot of practice since then and I finally got the hang of creating my brush to create this awesome technique.

The original tutorial adds a couple of steps that I did for completion which I edited afterwards for the final image above. I prefer the image like this, and I like how it looks compared to the original, so I’m keeping it!

***EDITOR’S NOTE*** I decided to add some animation to this one because I liked the colours so much. Enjoy!

Retro Curves Photo Manip Motion Art
Created by Darkside Creative

Final Summary


Time: 30 minutes

Level: Definitely not beginner unless you’ve had extensive time to learn how to create custom brushes in Photoshop.

Comment: Not all of the resources were available either so you will have to find a texture image of your own to create the final “old retro paper” effect.

Rating: 5/10

Let me know what you think? Have you tried using customer brushes in Photoshop before? How’d you find it? Let me know in the comments!

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