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Old Jan 18, 2009, 12:57 PM   #1
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took this picture today, its an old sewage plant, i decided to give it an aged appearance so had a play aound with photoshop, never done it before and was quite pleased with the results, i might have a go at adding a tear at some point.


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Old Jan 19, 2009, 5:03 PM   #2
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What's interesting is that there are books and tutorials for taking old photos and giving them new life, making them look like new. And here you are taking a new photo and making it look old. Instead of healing rips, you are adding them. It does look like an old photo by the way.
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That adds a lot of character to that structure. That could be very useful.

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Old Jan 19, 2009, 6:04 PM   #4
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thanks

id been wanting to photograph the building for a while, but when i did i just thought they didnt give it characterand theactual age of the building wasnt coming accross. thats why i decided to give it an aged look.


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Old Jan 20, 2009, 4:11 AM   #5
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very authentic looking
a tear would add more autheniticity i think
so keep trying at it


i use GIMP which has a coffee stain filter, does photoshop ?

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Old Jan 20, 2009, 5:01 AM   #6
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i cant finda coffee stain filter in photoshop, i didnt want to usemany of the preset stuff, im sure there arefilters you can get that willagephotos with a single click but i wanted to domyself as much as possible.The creases i got by screwing up a sheet of A4 paper, flattening it back out and then scanning it, same with the marks, only i scanned it in using the line at feature on the scanner.

maybe i should scan in a coffee cup stain


well ive done just that, scanned in a coffee stain (tea actualy, well i am english) and added a tear



maybe i should have impressed everyone by saying this was my start image and i had restored it to full colour hehe




by the way, does anyone know if its possible to save the layers i made as a kind of filter, so i could load in any pic and age it one click?

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Nicely done kazuya. I have never tried anything further than B&W conversion and your effort looks pretty convincing.

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You might want to try doing it as an action in Photoshop. I don't think you can save just the layers. You could save the picture as a photoshop document with the layers, then open the next picture, copy the new one and paste it to a new layer in your old one, just above the background layer. Do a save-as. I think an action would be better if the steps are such you could do them that way.
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thanks,

i was douptfull about saving it as a filter, i knew you would know better than me, i think ill save it as the photoshop document with the layers, that way ill have more scope to tweek the layers sizes and positioning of the creases, tears etc.

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tea is ok i am a tea drinker too
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can you make some of the effects into brushes ??

so you can put them whare you want and what size or colour you want too?

now how about a vignette

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