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haggis63
11-15-2002, 02:49 PM
I've always enjoyed trying to give photos an aged look. This one was a good candidate.

Original
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Nov-2002/apv1.jpg

Aged Version
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Nov-2002/apv2.jpg


Method

In PSP:


add 40% random noise
Soften
Colorize - Hue 30 Saturation 50


About the Photo

This photo was taken at the "Australiana Pioneer Village" north-west of Sydney, Australia. It's a reconstructed village but the buildings are all originals which have been saved from destruction and rebuilt on the site.

Alan

jsr88
11-15-2002, 02:55 PM
SUPAH DUPAH!!! I love it, Alan!

Excellent project...and I think it's easily translated from the PSPv7 you are using to PShop as well as many other programs.

Thanks for the info...and thanks for the beautiful example!!
:)

RAE99
11-15-2002, 05:29 PM
A nice coincidence. I was playing with the filters in Photobrush and tried out the "aged photo" filter under "stylize". It gives it a nice brownish, faded patina and some good vertical stress lines. (You can apply the filter more than once for different effects.)

(This is the same pic as the watercolor and pencil sketch versions...)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Nov-2002/Pate-house-and-corn0624-age.jpg

;)

Ron

jsr88
11-15-2002, 10:03 PM
:clap: ~ RON...I have a FAVORITE now!! ~ :clap:

You guys are really GOOD at this. Now, I *gotta* TRY *BOTH* of these techniques...I just love the results!

AriadneArts
11-16-2002, 04:04 AM
I love this technique, Alan. Just lovely!

Seems simple enough even for me (famous last words :rolleyes: ). Gonna try it tomorrow and report back.

geckonia
11-16-2002, 01:32 PM
Very nice, Alan...this is the perfect image for the effect. I like yours too, Ron.

TeAnne
11-16-2002, 06:51 PM
woohoo very professional looking oldie. Looks great. :)

BeyondTheNineSquares
11-16-2002, 08:16 PM
Nice work!:clap:

SunnyJon
11-19-2002, 07:53 AM
Alan-Now there's a photo that was crying out for aging if I've ever seen one and was done beautifully I might add! Looks like an old tin-type now!:cool: :clap: :clap:

Ron-Maybe a little less color would make it more authentically aged. I would do the B&W step first and then the aging as there aren't too many oldies with colors other than sepia tone. Nice pic though! :cool:

Bobby D
11-19-2002, 12:30 PM
Well done Alan :clap: they remind me of the old cowboy films I used to go and see at the Saturday matinee.