In this tutorial we’ll take a look at a way to get retro colours in Photoshop.
For this I chose the nice Turquoise R4 2 by sugarplumk :
Fine car, but the lighting is very modern.
First, we’ll have to make a gray version, and in this case, we’ll do that in image > calculations
I won’t dwelve too much about your options here, but for this tutorial, just select red, Blending: normal and Result: New document.
OK, so we have a gray car. Now convert the document to grayscale and reconvert it to RGB afterwards.
First we need to give the gray picture a warmer look. Go to image > adjust > selective color
Select neutrals and adjust Cyan to the left and Yellow to the right. 15% will do for both of them, but just experiment.
After Neutral, do the same for blacks.
Now the car looks like this:
Drag this version over the original car as a new layer and choose a blending method.
Now the fun starts!
A lot of them will work really well and give different results.
Now, if you combine this with some aging techniques, you can get a really good result.