Thursday, May 30, 2013

Vintage Linen Postcard Style Image in Photoshop - New or Improved Skill Day 30

Cairn made of rocks from Canada

I was playing with filters and discovered this really cool way to make an image look like an old postcard. It would look good with appropriate text and grunge on the surface.

Place an image in Photoshop.
Change the color to Lab mode. Image > Mode > Lab Color.
Click the Lightness Channel in the Channels Palette.
Filter > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask. Amount 500,  Radius 100 pixels, Threshold 0. OK
Look at the image with all the Channels visible.

It reminded me of old linen postcards so I added a canvas texture.
Filter > Texture > Texturizer. Texture canvas, Scaling 200%, Relief 15.

Cairn made of rocks from Canada

Photoshop screen shot of channels palette

Photoshop screen shot of unsharp mask

Cairn made of rocks from Canada

photoshop screen shot of textures filter

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