How to Create a Faded Black and White Vintage Effect in Photoshop

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Creating a faded black and white vintage looking image in Photoshop really isn’t as difficult as it sounds. In fact, neither is creating a Photoshop action that will recreate the entire effect on any photo you desire.
So, in this Photoshop video tutorial, I am going to teach you not only how to create the faded black and white vintage cross processed effect seen in the samples above, I am also going to teach you how to turn it into an editable action that you can easily apply to across any photo you like.
When creating our action, we are going to focus on making the action very universal, as well as making sure that every adjustment and layer is modifiable on an image by image basis. To download the exercise files and the completed action, please see the download section below.


Once you try out this technique on your own, be sure to upload your photos to the comments on this article, or to our Facebook page so we can see how you put these techniques into action!