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Old Jun 11, 2005, 4:42 PM   #1
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Hi all, This is a pic of Newcastle Post Office in Australia. I have tried to make it look old by using 'Antique' filter and also added some water. To finish it off, could somebody add torn edges and creases. Any help greatly appreciated.
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Old Jun 12, 2005, 3:38 PM   #2
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Well, I didn't tear the edges but I gave it a bit of graininess ...


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Old Jun 13, 2005, 1:33 PM   #3
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added some tears and a couple of blemishes. You can go crazy with these. another nice option is the aged film filter by digieffects,
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Old Jun 13, 2005, 1:33 PM   #4
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as above but with the age filter (I knew I had it someplace)
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Old Jun 13, 2005, 2:31 PM   #5
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Hi cock3tail

Is this going to be the Great Flood of 1850 or something like that?

I think it looking pretty good, in a 19th century sort of way...

Caroline.
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Old Jun 13, 2005, 4:38 PM   #6
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Thanks for everyones effort. This is exactly what I was after. And Caroline, I just wanted a talking point, I think. It would be just about impossible for Newcastle Post Office to flood, given that it is raised a good bit and it is situated near the entrance to the harbour, and any flood would quickly escape into the open waters of the ocean.

Just a little extra info, this beautiful old building is sitting idle and at the hands of vandals and grafiti 'artists'. Despite public outcry,nothing is being done to protect or preserve it.
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Old Jun 14, 2005, 2:14 PM   #7
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Once I got home I was able to add a few finishing touches.
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Old Jun 14, 2005, 9:31 PM   #8
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Wow! Very nice work, what do you use to accomplish these effects? Photoshop? What kinds of filters?


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Old Jun 15, 2005, 6:25 AM   #9
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Yes it was all done in photoshop, the tears were done manually, needing a foreground layer and slight different background or paper layer for the white section of tear. Each piece is on a different layer to allow it to be moved and rotated slightly. A few folds were added with brushes and layer blends, then noise added with a few larger dust or hair type specs. Finally the edge of an exsisting old photo used to give it a more authentic feel.
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I've just seen the final product :O. Amazing! Well done!!!

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