View Full Version : Ideas needed for old-fashioned styles!
4th March 2009, 09:14 PM
I'm currently processing a bunch of photos from a steampunk LARP, which will also potentially be used for promotion... I have total free rein over the processing (the ppl are very happy I offered!) but I'm getting bored of just doing the vintage look on them... Can anyone suggest any fun and stylish effects for photos that might make them look a bit older, but not be the same old aged grain?
Actions (and preferably free) would be good! Here's a sample of the style of photo that I'm playing with...
4th March 2009, 09:28 PM
Paintshop Pro has a nifty "time machine" which simulates early photo printing techniques. I ran the image through it and these are my fave's. You may not be able to use the same filters, but it might give you some ideas for older style looks without the normal sepia..
1. Daguerrotype 1839-1855
2. Cyanotype circa 1840 onwards.
3. Cross processed - modern
PHIL THE FRAME
5th March 2009, 02:51 AM
this is my small effort
5th March 2009, 08:33 AM
"wanted dead or alive" lol
5th March 2009, 01:33 PM
Nice edit Phil. That's different!!
5th March 2009, 01:51 PM
Phil - how did you do that one? :) I like it! :)
Here's a few of my other edits...
PHIL THE FRAME
6th March 2009, 01:16 AM
Hi Xarra, sorry for taking so long to reply, first of all i opened your image in lightroom 2,adjusted the exposure,blacks,clarity and vibrancy, then adjusted the amount in the post crop slider to the left until it suited the image, then opened in cs3, did a pro and tonal contrast in nik effect colour pro(plugin for cs3)used another plugin called virtual photographer and allied sepia,back to nik pro and added some film grain effects and viola:)glad you liked it, thanks:icon_nice
6th March 2009, 10:33 AM
That is one awesome photo i love the old feel with a space age type gun!!
photo restoration retouch
11th March 2009, 01:25 PM
hi I have done an old image for you, have a look when you have a moment
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