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How to I edit a photo to have a old vintage look?

How to I edit a photo to have a old vintage look? I'm looking to achieve this sorta of vintage film like look. I'm looking for a way to achieve this without purchasing a "auto" effect program by using ...
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What swirly bokeh technique is this and how can I achieve it?

What is the technique used to capture this image? How can the result be achieved? I know that it can be achieved in a digital darkroom but how can I replicate the effect straight out of the camera?
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How to get a vintage/dreamy look?

How to get a vintage/dreamy look like this photo? It has some yellow color cast and seems like extra blur added in post process?
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What is this soft curved brushstroke-like effect?

I can call myself as nerd but this time I'm stuck, I couldn't find any information about a filter or effect. All I know is; there is a Photoshop brush set. How can people do that effect like one in ...
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How is the circular motion blur created in this Instagram image?

How is the circular motion blur created in this picture? Is it a result of rear-curtain sync? If so how does one accomplish this? Original image
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Is there a camera which can superimpose a subject onto a predefined background?

Let's say I have an image of the Taj Mahal. I want set the above image as my background image when taking the picture. Something similar to Photo Booth effects available in OS X, where you'll be ...
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How to make the subject look smooth and plasticky as seen in a lot of stock photography?

An image of a flower from Pixabay almost looks like an illustration. I see the same kind of thing in this picture of a woman on 500px. I've been told in the past that it is a specific effect, but I'...
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Best way to create fog outdoors?

I really like the look of fog outdoors, in forests and such. I have seen a few behind the scenes videos with photographers using different methods (but I can't seem to find them now). The best one was ...
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Is this photo showing lenses apparently hanging in the air a Photoshopped composite, or was some other trick used?

Is this image showing a photographer surrounded by apparently-floating camera gear Photoshopped, or was a special technique used?
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