CREDIT: Tim Daly

Photoshop Vintage Editing Styles

Event info

Maximum 10 participants.

This brand-new course is delivered online and is designed to introduce you to several innovative methods for mimicking vintage print styles with Adobe Photoshop software. Using the full range of Photoshop’s features including hand-tinting with blending modes, grain and texturizing an Autochrome lookalike, plus the wonderful Duotone editing mode, Tim will demonstrate each technique and provide you with sample files so you can practice during or after the workshop. No experience necessary!

The course uses Adobe Photoshop software for both Mac and Windows PC users.

The workshop is run using Zoom video conferencing software and you will be able to watch and interact with your tutor during each topic presentation and ask questions throughout the day. All notes and sample files are provided to you before the event starts, together with tips on how to use Zoom, if you’ve never used it before.

We encourage you to share questions and work in progress images with other delegates, although this is entirely optional.

10.00 Outline schedule

Welcome and outline of the day

Topic 1: Get inspired by history. In the first part of the workshop we’ll look at inspiring examples of vintage prints and learn how to access rare collections online. From this Tim will show you how to unpick a vintage look and devise a digital workflow to faithfully mimic it.

Topic 2: Hand-tinting and Autochrome. In this second part of the workshop, we’ll learn how to apply delicate colour treatments using Photoshop’s painting tools, layers and layer blending modes. We’ll explore different palettes and colour swatches too.

13.00 Lunch break

Topic 3: Cyanotype & Gum Bichromate using Duotone Mode. Learn how to manipulate Photoshop’s hidden Duotone curves to produce images with a unique colour palette. We’ll mimic the look of the most characterful vintage print styles – cyanotype and gum bichromate and achieve the brushed-on look.

Topic 4: Papers, layers and output. In this final session we’ll learn how to export and print our vintage edits onto a wide range of sympathetic art papers and prepare them for online use too.

Recap of the day

16.00 End


Live seminar requirements:

A Mac or Windows computer or laptop with Adobe Photoshop installed.

Internet access

A webcam or microphone for interacting (your laptop may have these built-in already)

Speakers to hear the presentations

You will need to install the Zoom app, but full instructions will be provided.


Please look out for the attachment in your confirmation email, as the Zoom joining information is there. If you don't receive it, please email  

Tim will need access to your email address to enable him to send you any workshop information. We will presume that by booking this course you are giving permission unless you contact us to state otherwise. 

Overseas participants - Please check the time of the workshop if you are outside the UK. This link which will help you to calculate the timing of the online workshop:

The Tutor: Dr Tim Daly is Senior Lecturer in Photography at Chester University.

His specialist subjects are photography production and artist's publishing. Tim teaches on all levels of the BA Photography programme with special responsibility for practice based modules, and also contributes to the MA Fine Art programme. Tim has had many photography books published, and has been teaching RPS workshops for a number of years.

Image: Tim Daly

Event Organiser

Emma Delves-Broughton


Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.




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