Turn your pictures in to old photographs
Turn your pictures in to old photographs
Filters and effects
Creative
Photography
Intermediate

You don't have to wait to go to a theme park to take an old-timey photograph with your family. Instead, you can use Cloudinary to quickly and easily create this effect on any of your current images.

Old timey photograph

https://res.cloudinary.com/demo/image/upload/w_1000/l_torn-paper,w_1.0,h_1.0,fl_relative,fl_cutter/l_torn-paper,w_1.0,h_1.0,fl_relative,o_40/e_sepia/mac-bubbles.jpg

We'll start with two images to work off of:

A picture of a baby with some bubbles: Baby with bubbles picture

https://res.cloudinary.com/demo/image/upload/w_1000/mac-bubbles.jpg

An old piece of parchment: Old piece of parchment

https://res.cloudinary.com/demo/image/upload/torn-paper.png

First, we'll use the parchment image as a mask to crop the baby picture (more information here: https://cloudinary.com/cookbook/custom_shapes_cropping). Note that we're also resizing the parchment mask to match the width an height of the baby picture. Custom shape cropping

https://res.cloudinary.com/demo/image/upload/w_1000/l_torn-paper,w_1.0,h_1.0,fl_relative,fl_cutter/mac-bubbles.jpg

Next, we'll overlay the parchment on the entire image, making it semi transparent. This will transfer the weathered look over to the image: Adding the weathered look back to the image

https://res.cloudinary.com/demo/image/upload/w_1000/l_torn-paper,w_1.0,h_1.0,fl_relative,fl_cutter/l_torn-paper,w_1.0,h_1.0,fl_relative,o_40/mac-bubbles.jpg

Finally, we can add an effect to the end product to give it an enhanced feel (in this case, we'll apply the Sepia effect, giving the image a much more aged look): Sepia effect applied

https://res.cloudinary.com/demo/image/upload/w_1000/l_torn-paper,w_1.0,h_1.0,fl_relative,fl_cutter/l_torn-paper,w_1.0,h_1.0,fl_relative,o_40/e_sepia/mac-bubbles.jpg

Try using a combination of these effects to create a wide variety of styles:

Changed to grayscale to make it look like it was taken from a newspaper article: Grayscale

https://res.cloudinary.com/demo/image/upload/w_1000/l_torn-paper,w_1.0,h_1.0,fl_relative,fl_cutter/l_torn-paper,w_1.0,h_1.0,fl_relative,o_40/e_grayscale/mac-bubbles.jpg

Adding some overlayed text: Font overlay

https://res.cloudinary.com/demo/image/upload/w_1000/l_torn-paper,w_1.0,h_1.0,fl_relative,fl_cutter/l_torn-paper,w_1.0,h_1.0,fl_relative,o_40/o_80,b_white/e_sepia/l_text:Cedarville Cursive_50_bold_stroke:"Mad Dog" Mac,g_south_west,x_60,y_120,o_70,a_10/l_text:Cedarville Cursive_50_bold_stroke:South Dakota 1890,g_south_west,x_60,y_90,o_70,a_10/mac-bubbles.jpg

Post some of your variations!