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09/08/2008 12:29:03 PM · #1
I have seen some people take a pic and make it look like one of those old work/crinkled/cracked tin prints that your grandparents might have hanging in their house... can anyone do that to this pic and tell me how they did it? thanks, I would greatly appreciate some detailed steps... I have photoshop CS3 extended... so anything using that,,,

Thanks soooo much!!!

here is the pic

719362.jpg

and here is the original... all I did was screw around in camera raw and then clone out the metal fence:

719422.jpg

09/08/2008 12:35:23 PM · #2
ill have ago a bit later on, if nobody else has :)
09/08/2008 12:45:04 PM · #3
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Thanks, the more edits the people do the better, because everyone has their own take on it and I'm sure that I will not be the only one to benefit from this, =)

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09/08/2008 12:48:18 PM · #4
Very quickly done with no adjustments.

[thumb]719426[/thumb]
[thumb]719427[/thumb]
[thumb]719428[/thumb]
[thumb]719429[/thumb]
09/08/2008 12:53:18 PM · #5
cool! how did you do them?
09/08/2008 01:09:08 PM · #6
Here's my version:

th_oldphoto.jpg

*edit:
I used one of these paper textures (//lassekorsgaard.deviantart.com/art/10-Old-Paper-Textures-50532722) on Multiply Mode. And I also added some additional texture with a dumpster brush (//dubtastic.deviantart.com/art/Grunge-Brushes-for-PS-73275965) on Overlay mode. Burned the edges, too.

Message edited by author 2008-09-08 13:18:51.
09/08/2008 01:12:34 PM · #7
that's cool, did you add a textured layer? (of a wrinked piece of paper?

Can you please post some editing steps for me? thanks

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Message edited by author 2008-09-08 13:12:41.
09/08/2008 01:16:56 PM · #8
Originally posted by DianeS:

Here's my version:

th_oldphoto.jpg


I think he wanted the other one done though. oops! He removed the fence in the other one.
09/08/2008 01:21:41 PM · #9
Have a look at some of the work in this thread Layers

It might be the direction you were thinking on.
09/08/2008 01:26:48 PM · #10
[thumb]719447[/thumb]
My very quick take on it, using cs3 and NIK

Message edited by author 2008-09-08 13:27:10.
09/08/2008 01:35:00 PM · #11
Heres my attempt;

Original
719422.jpg

719444.jpg
Just basic levels and curves done by selecting the sky seperately from the rest of the picture.

719445.jpg
Overlayed with a texture and blending accordingly.

719446.jpg
Added noise and a vignette using photoshops filters.

719448.jpg
Converted to black and white using gradients

Few different versions and stages

JayA.

ETA: Sorry didnt realised that you had cloned out the fence on the other version !

Message edited by author 2008-09-08 13:46:06.
09/08/2008 01:53:52 PM · #12
You did a nice job cloning out the fence!!

If I were you, I would run this through a photoshop action called "gum bichromate"... you can find it at atncentral.com. Look through the various actions listed for free download and you'll find it. Really gives it an 1850s/1860s look.
09/08/2008 02:17:23 PM · #13
Originally posted by JayA:

Heres my attempt;

Original
719422.jpg

719444.jpg
Just basic levels and curves done by selecting the sky seperately from the rest of the picture.

719445.jpg
Overlayed with a texture and blending accordingly.

719446.jpg
Added noise and a vignette using photoshops filters.

719448.jpg
Converted to black and white using gradients

Few different versions and stages

JayA.

ETA: Sorry didnt realised that you had cloned out the fence on the other version !


Sweet!!! ok, I have a couple questions... what do you mean by "selecting the sky seperately from the rest of the picture. " when you did the levels and curves? did you make a duplicate layer, and do different curves on each, one for the sky and one for the rest, then erase through?
09/08/2008 02:22:08 PM · #14
i used the magic wand tool to select the sky seperatly which is usually hard when there are trees buts iits okay on this pictures. Then ajust the levels and curves of the sky and then the ground, i left them as the same layer on this picture at first but did blend a few varations in later on
09/08/2008 02:39:09 PM · #15
ok... now that texture... did you make it? or get it off the web? I have been making my own textures so far, but i haven't been able to make one like that...

Message edited by author 2008-09-08 14:39:18.
09/08/2008 02:44:43 PM · #16
Used these three :)

719459.jpg719460.jpg719461.jpg
09/08/2008 02:46:41 PM · #17
Here is my quick crack at it .. I converted the image to b&w and used 2 different overlays.

[thumb]719462[/thumb]

09/08/2008 03:16:58 PM · #18
I really like all these overlays!!!

interesting... ok, well the middle one is just a piece of white paper with lemon juice on it baked in the oven, but how about the other two? how do you make them?
09/08/2008 03:21:59 PM · #19
Originally posted by Shutter-For-Hire:

I really like all these overlays!!!

interesting... ok, well the middle one is just a piece of white paper with lemon juice on it baked in the oven, but how about the other two? how do you make them?


the first one is a old poloroid photographgy with the image cloaned out and the last one i didnt make but its just made by using scratch brushes onto a black background.
09/08/2008 03:38:11 PM · #20
i am very intrigued... what are scratch brushes?
09/08/2008 03:46:08 PM · #21
try here for textures textures
09/08/2008 03:46:11 PM · #22
Originally posted by Shutter-For-Hire:

i am very intrigued... what are scratch brushes?


You can download a few sets here :)
09/08/2008 04:40:10 PM · #23
sweet, ok well, I couldn't find exactly what i was looking for... so i took the starter strip from some old film I had in my room, scratched and marked it up and photographed it with my nikon 55mm macro lens... then monkeyed around in photoshop for 15 minutes and here is what I got...

Any suggestions on this result? (Thanks again everyone!!!... especially JayA!!!)

719475.jpg
09/08/2008 05:04:10 PM · #24
Few negitive overlays
719479.jpg719480.jpg719481.jpg719482.jpg

Message edited by author 2008-09-08 17:04:21.
09/08/2008 05:04:55 PM · #25
Nice!!!

here's the one I made

719483.jpg
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