Old picture effect tutorial in Photoshop. In this tutorial you will learn how to give any image an old picture effect using Adobe Photoshop. This tutorial works for any image you would like to work on in Photoshop. There are various methods to produce an old picture effect in Photoshop; which method you should go with depends entirely upon the final result it generates. In this tutorial, you will be using a combination of adjustment layers, textures, and filters to produce your old picture effect in Photoshop.