This simple tutorial is an alternative method (from many others available on the Internet) for making a photograph look aged. Suitable for Photoshop beginners.
Let us start off with a normal full-color photograph. I am using the "Young Teenage Girl" from ShutterStock.
Select the photo layer, go to Filter > Noise > Dust and Scratches. Set the Radius to 2 and Threshold 0.
Duplicate the photo layer. Select duplicated photo layer, go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Set Radius to 4.
Make a Layer Mask on the duplicated layer. On the mask, create a Radial Gradient as shown in the screenshot below.
Download "Vintage Background" from ShutterStock. Resize it to cover the photograph nicely. Go to Image > Adjustments > Desaturate.
Set the Blend Mode of vintage background to Soft Light.
Download "Grunge Background" from ShutterStock. Resize it to cover the photograph nicely. Go to Image > Adjustments > Desaturate.
Set the Blend Mode of grunge background to Multiply. Go to Image > Adjustments > Brightness and Contrast. Set the Brightness to 50.
Create a Levels Adjustment Layer. Set the values to 15, 1.48, 255.
Create a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer. Check on Colorize. Set the Hue to 38, Saturation to 22 and Lightness to 0. And that is all! I have you find this tutorial useful for your future works. Cheers.