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    Making vintage watch photos look old.

    I was in Photoshop playing around with my Soviet vintage watch photos. I added some film grain to make it look like they were shot with fast film. Then added a tad of blur because most photos back then were not razor sharp. On the color I added a little bit of red color cast. How do they look?

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    Re: Making vintage watch photos look old.

    Those look pretty good SeikoAutomatic_01!
    I would only suggest trying to make the grain a bit coarser so you have a stronger contrast between the black and the white grains or even blurring slightly the grain layer afterwards to make them a bit more fuzzy.
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    And regarding the colour one, I think the tone is nice but how about fading it slightly as well and desaturating it a bit?
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    But overall nicely done! :)

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    Re: Making vintage watch photos look old.

    You mean like this?

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    Re: Making vintage watch photos look old.

    I think the tools in Adobe Camera RAW are useful for 'aging' images. Try some split toning too.
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    Re: Making vintage watch photos look old.

    Quote Originally Posted by jideta View Post
    I think the tools in Adobe Camera RAW are useful for 'aging' images. Try some split toning too.
    I don't have Camera Raw. I am using Photoshop Elements 11.

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    Re: Making vintage watch photos look old.

    you could try to add some vignette in 'lens correction.' I believe elements has split toning also, or I think you can at least add sepia tint the bw.
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    Re: Making vintage watch photos look old.

    Quote Originally Posted by jideta View Post
    you could try to add some vignette in 'lens correction.' I believe elements has split toning also, or I think you can at least add sepia tint the bw.

    What is split toning?

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    Re: Making vintage watch photos look old.

    Shot this in my studio a day or so ago. Applied the "vintage" based on what I used to use and see as a photographer. First step was to match the colors of vintage film, for this I chose an older Kodachrome setting with a slide film border. Next I added light leaks because those old film cameras lost their seals over time. Now we all know those old slides eventually just got tossed into a drawer or a box and got scratched, bent, water damaged, mouse poo, so I added some damage. The result, a modern reissue of a classic, Turtle 775, shot and processed like it was shot on Vietnam era equipment. I hope anyway. :)

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    Re: Making vintage watch photos look old.

    Quote Originally Posted by mharris660 View Post
    Shot this in my studio a day or so ago. Applied the "vintage" based on what I used to use and see as a photographer. First step was to match the colors of vintage film, for this I chose an older Kodachrome setting with a slide film border. Next I added light leaks because those old film cameras lost their seals over time. Now we all know those old slides eventually just got tossed into a drawer or a box and got scratched, bent, water damaged, mouse poo, so I added some damage. The result, a modern reissue of a classic, Turtle 775, shot and processed like it was shot on Vietnam era equipment. I hope anyway. :)
    That's looking really nice mharris660, well done! :)

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    Re: Making vintage watch photos look old.

    Thank you!
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    That's looking really nice mharris660, well done! :)

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