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photoblog image New or Old? Toronto Harbour.

New or Old? Toronto Harbour.

Well new obviously but I thought I'd try to do my best at making an image of Toronto Harbour appear a bit more 'historical'. Now any of you out there who are masters of black and white who have any tips as to how I might have done this better, please let me know! I'd love to learn. :)

Post: Channel mixer, Curves, Monochrome Noise, Crop. Oh, yea, and some diffusion for VV ;)

-sL

New or Old? Toronto Harbour.

Well new obviously but I thought I'd try to do my best at making an image of Toronto Harbour appear a bit more 'historical'. Now any of you out there who are masters of black and white who have any tips as to how I might have done this better, please let me know! I'd love to learn. :)

Post: Channel mixer, Curves, Monochrome Noise, Crop. Oh, yea, and some diffusion for VV ;)

-sL

comments (4)

Very good it does have that oldtime feel to it. I might have done it as a duotone with a yellow tone and added scratches to really get that old historical feel but thats me. I'm kind of a duotone junkie. I think you've accomplished your aim here though.

AP
Iain Myrans: What's this 'scratch' business. how does one do that?! I don't normally do images like this !
This is a success ! Maybe a little bit of s├ępia (10%) and some scratch (light) - Well done ;-)
Iain Myrans: Thanks zebigleb -- i don't usually do images like this. The tips are great!
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  • 28 Jul 2006, 21:29
Well personally, the channel mixer work is good, i would have gone easier on the diffuse glow ( tongue ), and used less noise and more of the 'dust and scratches' (you have to do this by hand, or find a good image of white dust and scratches on black.. (use google) and layer it over), and maybe a few uneaven colour shifts (select random areas with the lassoo and feather them ALOT and shift them yellow/red a tiny bit, then do some smaller mode defined blobs (still soft) and shift them as well, maybe just a tiny bit greenish... Then when you are totaly finished, a very subtle gausian blur (0.5 pixels or less) and ta da! one genuine old photo!.... I hope (this is all off the top of my head).

-V V-
  • Visual Vault
  • Just off the left side of the picture
  • 28 Jul 2006, 21:30
Also, paint out the tower crane on the left side of the shot, it's the one thing that really gives away that it's not and old photo.

-V V-

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