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aladyforty Nov 26, 2005 3:16 AM

I want to make this look old and rustic, apart from going sepia I dont know where to start. Maybe a old map pirate look or an aged newspaper look, I dont know. It is a whale chaser from the days when our town was a whaling town (the last whale town in Australia that closed in 1977) and I'd like to get some Ideas to make it into a gift for an old timer.

VTphotog Nov 26, 2005 5:30 AM

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Interesting picture to start with. Tried a couple effects with this. The first is using the Virtual Photographer plugin- setting Old Newspaper, with the effects turned down just a bit.


VTphotog Nov 26, 2005 5:32 AM

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Got this with Photoimpact. Converted to monochrome, added some grain, and used duotone effect.


VTphotog Nov 26, 2005 5:36 AM

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Ror something really old looking, I used the halftone effect. My older Photoimpact used to be able to do true half-tones, but that is no longer availabe, Maybe I'll have to reinstall v4.2


aladyforty Nov 26, 2005 5:58 AM

Thanks, these give me some Ideas, I like the first shot the best:cool:

CanonFodder Nov 26, 2005 6:23 AM

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Found a tutorial for creating parchment at this link:

And here is my attempt

Edit Ignore the whit background please :angry:

aladyforty Nov 26, 2005 6:34 AM

Thanks, I will take a look at this link now:-)

CanonFodder Nov 26, 2005 9:20 AM

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I tweaked the levels and brightness and contrastand got rid of the ugly white (I hope)

limeyg Nov 26, 2005 10:39 AM

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Here's my attempt

aladyforty Nov 26, 2005 11:03 AM

Thanks for all the great Ideas, gives me something to think about:-):cool:

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