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  1. OPTRICE

    OPTRICE TPF Noob!

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    Hi, im still fairly a newbie in this forum, and this is actually my first photo post. Tell me what you think. :mrgreen:

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  2. Randog

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    I like it in fact I like it a lot. I wish I knew a little more about how you created this image. It does have an antique feel to it. I love the grain, sepia and blown out effects. What processes did you apply to this image?
     
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    i'm with randog on the antique feel of the photo, but i find myself distracted because I want to see the whole sign and the left edge is cut off
     
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    very cool, love the effect, and the mystery with the sign, well done
     
  5. OPTRICE

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    Thank you all for your replies. The picture was taken in northern California where old faithful is located. The sign on the left actually read “This is a capped geyser used to heat the home and for domestic purposes”. I could have included more of the sign, but this way it create a yearning to go back in time to see what the sign said feel to the picture. The vintage effect took a while to figure, but I was pretty satisfied with the out come. Neways, here are the steps: First I change the color to grayscale. Then by using the brush tool, I change the brush size to about 400-500px, the opacity to about 10% and the foreground color to white. Next I painted the left and right sides of the image to create the worn out look. Then by using the curve window, I changed the white to a light gray by lowing the bottom left tab up and bringing the top right tab to the left so the black becomes darker. I also worked with the mid tone by clicking on the middle of the line and with the new tab; drag it down to the bottom right to make a small curve. I blurred the picture a bit, and created a new layer so I can add the grain effect. The grain effect for my picture was about 40 for intensity and 50 for type. After combining image by flattening them together, I added the sepia tint. First change the image back from grayscale to RGB and open the Hue/Saturation and enter about 35 for Hue and 10 for saturation.

    [font=&quot]I hope my explanation helps, and hope to get more comments on my next post[/font]
     
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    ...You left out the part where you ask your subject to wear a fedora.. very period-appropriate!

    Nicely done! :thumbup:
     

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