FREE! – This awesome action script for Photoshop creates a dramatic vintage & distressed monochromatic look, perfect for shirts, book covers, etc.
Install it it by loading into Photoshop – (Open the “actions” palette menu in the upper right corner of it, and choose “load actions”. Then load your image, click on the first step of the action and press “play”.)
Make sure that your photo is a single, flattened, RGB image named “Background” (in case your Photoshop is in different language, just rename it). It works with all kind of image, light, dark, hires and loses.