Now let’s add another texture: this one will be an aged paper texture that will sit on top of the other layers. You can buy the one I used from Shutterstock at tinyurl.com/nek9xh, or use a similar one of your own. Import it into your document, resize and place it suitably, and change its blending mode to Multiply.
Creating light streaks is easy: add another layer and use the Rectangular Marquee tool (M) to create a rectangular section, as shown here. Then use the Gradient tool (G) to create a gradient from black to white, and fill the selection with the gradient. Change the blending mode to Color Dodge, and in the Eraser tool (E), use a very large, soft brush to delete the edges of the light.
Move the light streak and duplicate it, then rotate and position the streaks using the Transform tool (Cmd/Ctrl + T) to create a triangle, as shown here. Add a new layer on top of the others – but beneath the paper layer – and use some grunge brushes to distress the image (I’ve used one created by Eduardo Recife: tinyurl.com/598zgm, or you can browse the free grunge brushes here: tinyurl.com/l3o4kb).