scratches and dust

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chrisfritsche
Oct 21, 2005
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I know there is a filter for removing scratches and dust, however I am in the opposite boat. I have a nice high res clear in focus crisp pisture, that I need to look like it was taken 150 years ago.
I have changed it to sepia and added a layer of noise, subtle, but notical, but I really need to "add" some scratches and I think something else as well, any suggestions?

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Thee_DarkOverLord
Oct 21, 2005
use a small grey pencil and draw some scratches on, use a darker brown brush to add some coffee stain type blobs of age, use the dodge and burn tool on a very lo setting to darken or lighten random areas of the photo
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chrisfritsche
Oct 21, 2005
Ok, I thought someone might sya that, so there isn’t a good "filter" combo to simulate this..???
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Thee_DarkOverLord
Oct 21, 2005
you could try the filter texture/grain
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chrisfritsche
Oct 21, 2005
yeah that really just looks like a better "noise" filter Photoshop needs a "old picture" filter
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T_Mike_Hyndman
Oct 21, 2005
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Thee_DarkOverLord
Oct 21, 2005
Photoshop needs a "old picture" filter

I hate to say this when you are asking for advice, but i would say, Photoshop does not need more filters, but you need to know how to how to use Photoshop better, experiment and learn. These kinda answers do not have quick fixes, you should be the artist, not Photoshop, Photoshop is the tool you use.
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deebs
Oct 21, 2005
Polite applause to TDOL
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Dana_Gartenlaub
Oct 23, 2005
Ditto. The Add Noise filter and some displacement mask work might do just as well as adding a new filter!

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