This is another one of those effects that has grown in popularity over the years, and it takes just a few steps to totally nail the look. By the way, you could add an optional Polaroid-look border when you’re done, place it into a frame from the Content palette, or download an antique-look frame border from a stock photo website to finish it off.
Start with the photo you want to apply the technique to (we’re going to use a photo of an old car here. You can download the same photo from the book’s companion website. In fact, you can download most of the key images used in the book, so you can follow right along. The Web address is in that introduction in the front of the book that you skipped).