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GIMP effect: creating an old photo
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Posted on Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 21:32 IST (last updated: Sun, May 10, 2009 @ 16:42 IST)
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Take any image you wish and create a copy of it. Then,
- Go to the Filter -> Artistic -> Photocopy. Play around with it until you get this kind of a result:
My settings for the effect were: Mask radius: 41.67, Sharpness: 0.962, Percent black: 0.595, Percent white: 0.278. Of course, you might want to vary this, depending on the image you use and the contrast you wish to obtain in the end.
- Then apply the Script-Fu -> Decor -> Old Photo effect. Have a 0 border and select the Defocus and Sepia effects only. Don't select Mottle. Here's the result:
- To get a deeper shade (and older effect) apply the same Old Photo script again, but this time without selecting defocus. Only choose Sepia again. You should get something like this:
- Now for some added effects. Choose Script Fu -> Decor -> Coffee Stain. You should play around with it until you get the required effect and you won't get the same effect each time. So keep trying it till you get that perfect stain. Here's my try:
- Now to get a border for this photo. Choose Script Fu -> Decor -> Round Corners. I chose the settings: Edge Radius: 2, Shadow offset x: 2, Shadow offset y: 2, Blur Radius: 4.
Cool, ain't it?