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  1. captain-spanky

    captain-spanky TPF Noob!

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    just experimenting with 'aging' but has it worked?
    Too much? not enough?
    Have i managed to make the photo much more interesting or was it a boring shot in the first place?
    any suggestions on impreoving the shot in any aspect?

    :)
     
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    mad_malteaser TPF Noob!

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    I like your altered version a hell of a lot. I personally think you should leave it as it is! Looks really good.
     
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    Is that an action? How did you do that?
     
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    excellent result! :thumbup:
     
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    Hi , It wasn't an action...

    1 Firstly i tweaked the curves a little and sepia toned the image with hue/saturation
    2 copied the layer > gaussian blur > adjust opacity to about 48%
    3 new layer > black 'grunge' paintbrush (see here for some freeness http://www.photoshopsupport.com/tools/brushes.html ) painted edges and random areas
    4 set layer to colour burn
    5 new layer > white 'grunge' brush - painted random areas
    6 set layer to lighten or something
    7 adjusted opacity of the painted layers

    and that's pretty much it... just played with it till i was happy really...
    Oh and i cloned out the sign to the right as it made it look too 'modern' for the tone of it...
     
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    Looks good captian. I like the aged photo alot and I like that you cloned the back sign out.
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    NICE WORK!
     
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    wonderfully done!!!Very impressive.. You have definitely made this photo much more interesting. Perfect aging...: )
     
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    chroix In Latin it's "spikius conius thingonius"

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    very nice. reallly nice PS work. looks very natural..
     
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    well improved, love the sepia tone you've given it, i noticed what appears to be a slight reflection on it (top right) was it taken through glass or has the cloning produced those lines?, because it does'nt appear on #1...
     
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    captain-spanky TPF Noob!

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    lines? :confused:
    are you looking at the marks i made as if it was smudged deveopling fluid or something? I can't perceive a reflection myself as such...
     
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    dalebe TPF Noob!

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    sorry! that's how many ageing photos i look at, cancel my previous post, exept the"like it" part.
     

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