did i pull it off...or just blow it?

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by paigegreen916, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. paigegreen916

    paigegreen916 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    136
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern California
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    i added grain and lowered qulity
    going for an "old newspaper" theme
    did i pull it off...or just blow it?
    [​IMG]
     
  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    37,416
    Likes Received:
    10,678
    Location:
    Victoria, BC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    You didn't blow it, but it doesn't say 'old newspaper' to me. It's got to be contrasty black and white (not sepia) and it needs to be half-toned. That's the beauty of digital, you can go back and try again, and it costs nothing but time.
     
  3. Puscas

    Puscas TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    1,885
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Brooklyn NY
    well, if you were going for 'old newspaper that was left in the window and got yellow' kinda look, sepia is not the worst choice. But tirediron is right, this could use another go. I'm curious to see what you come up with.





    pascal
     
  4. Stan

    Stan TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Out... Exploring!
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    The sepia looks good to me. But it seems like you added a little too much grain - it shows up a bit on the hand. Otherwise, while it doesn't strike immediately as an old newspaper look unless it is mentioned, it looks great. :)
     
  5. macdsean

    macdsean TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Yeah, too grainy. It is still possible to make the photo look old or antique without sacrificing so much quality.
     
  6. Bryant

    Bryant TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Messages:
    225
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Connecticut, United States
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    It does look good, just not newspaper style. I'd suggest going back and reshooting it and turning it into black and white because I bet you didn't shoot that in raw so you can't go back. The vignette looks good, but tone down the grain and try and see if you can get the dots into the picture (tiny dots that was used to print back in the day).
     

Share This Page