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Old May 29, 2005, 2:17 AM   #1
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I tried to make this look like an old photograph. Not sure I succeeded.
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Old May 29, 2005, 6:37 AM   #2
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Hi lucky! The photo looks old to me, good job!

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Old May 29, 2005, 8:06 AM   #3
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Your photo certainly does look old.

How old were you trying for? I hope you don't mind, but I had a go at making it look slightly older still.



Maybe I've gone over the top :-)
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Thanks, Bob. (Btw, great avatar!) Paul, with the sepia desatured a bit, that would be veryclose to the look I wanted but didn't know how to create. Good job!
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Hi Lucky,

That's my sort of house! (I just love old places...)



Paul,

Somewhere on the forum I tried to follow up a link you kindly gave for some grunge brushes - which I think you used to age your 'lightening tree' pic. Sadly by the time I got to it, it wasn't working.

It looks as though you probably used the same brushes here.

Do you have any other sort of ref for them?

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Old May 29, 2005, 2:07 PM   #6
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Hi Lucky,

That's my sort of house! (I just love old places...)



Paul,

Somewhere on the forum I tried to follow up a link you kindly gave for some grunge brushes - which I think you used to age your ' lightening tree' pic. Sadly by the time I got to it, it wasn't working.

It looks as though you probably used the same brushes here.

Do you have any other sort of ref for them?

Best wishes

Pawpaw
Well this is where I got the brushes from.

http://photoshopbrushes.com/brushes.htm

It's seems to be working ok now.
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Old May 29, 2005, 2:12 PM   #7
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lucky2505 wrote:
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Thanks, Bob. (Btw, great avatar!) Paul, with the sepia desatured a bit, that would be very close to the look I wanted but didn't know how to create. Good job!
I used a couple of layers of sepia to make it look patchy and faded in parts. I think it could so with it toning down a bit.

I think I need to look at some real old photos to get a better idea of what to do.
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Old May 29, 2005, 2:16 PM   #8
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Caroline, make sure to have a look at the tutorials section. Lots of them, including how to make your own brushes from photos or parts of.

Nice one Paul for bringing this siteto our attention.

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Old May 30, 2005, 2:19 PM   #9
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Hi Paul & Stevekins,

Many thanks for the link Paul.... Regrettably the brushes don't cover PS Elements, but I read enough of the tutorials (thank you Stevekins...), to realise I could go a long way towards achieving a grungy look, by photographing different textures, lines, torn pages etc, and thencopying these imagesonto various layers as needed, at different levels of opacity, to get a grunge-ish effect. It would be 'textures' rather than 'brushes', but the end effect should be similar enough.

It wasextremely helpful to visit the site. Thanks a lot! .

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Canna there are also several actions out there and some do work with elements (use as recipe) one is Old Film V1 at adobe exchange another is very vintage. The first should work as it was designed for PS 4 and above. There is no documentation on what will and will not work in elements so it is trial and error with actions. Brushes, another site is h**p://veredgf.fredfarm.com/vbrush/thearchives2.html

Remember: Brushes created in Photoshop 7 or later will not work in Photoshop Elements 2 and earlier. Any Photoshop brushes should work in Photoshop Elements 3 and later. But there should be plenty of them out there and making your own is so simple. Take any texture image and select by color to get a range not create brush and instant grunge.

A tutorials for PS and elements: h**p://www.graficalicus.com/news_index48.html

h**p://www.photoshopbrushes.com/tutorials/aging-photographs.htm(also links to grunge brushes has grunge lines, corners etc)
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