The VSCO effect (Visual Supply Company) also known as the faded effect is a very common effect in Photography made popular by mobile iPhone photo editing apps. In this tutorial I you will see one way of replicating such an effect using adjustment layers and blend modes.
It will show you one way of doing it but in Photoshop there are a lots of different ways of giving your photos this effect. This is a simple tutorial showing you my way of creating the vscocam effect in Photoshop. The stock photo used in this tutorial as well as the gradients used and original PSD file are inside the resources folder.