What goes around comes around. An enduring trend in creativity is the option to make anything new by making it old. That method works in digital photography, too. Take a crisp and clear photo in a high quality DSLR camera and make it look old by adding tint effects.
One of my favorites to make old what is new is Hand Tint, an elegant, inexpensive Mac app which colors and tints photos with point and click simplicity.
Grab a photo and drop it into Hand Tint. Select the type of coloring or tinting you want from the tools and the photo is instantly transformed.
Each layer of tinting or color has additional granular controls for fine tuning. Photos can be turned to black and white while an object in the photo can retain its original color, or be enhanced using the color tools.
Hand Tint adds tinting and color techniques on your photo which gives them a soft, otherworldly look– almost like a hand painting.
Photos can be aged using textures, paper, fading, and other digital techniques. One feature you’ll absolutely love and rely upon is the Restore function. Don’t worry about adding enhancements to a cherished photo. The original is merely a click away.
That’s the good news. The bad news isn’t really bad, but you need to understand that better effects come through trial and error. Plenty of trial and error. Each style, layer, and overlay has additional adjustments. Combined, they can be overwhelming, but fortunately you can save a setting to be reused on other photos.