Sunday, November 18, 2012

Vintage Photography


Mouse over photo to see the 'before' image.

Today I spent a little time playing with a new 'recipe' that Kim Klassen shared in Beyond Layers.  It allowed me to transform this modern snapshot of my friend Carol and her loveable dog, Molly, into a vintage photo.  In addition to using Kim's 'Kristen' texture, I also added a mask overlay to give me the softer edges.

If you want to learn how to do the mouse over technique, read my previous post here.

These photos are being linked to Our World TuesdayTexture TuesdaySweet Shot Tuesday, and Photo Show Off.

38 comments:

  1. Your processing really gave the photo a more sentimental and engaging feel to it...I love the candidness of your friend as her dog shows her some love...priceless.

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    1. Thanks Danielle. I really love how it turned out. So much softer...

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  2. I really like your progress with the photography. It makes me want to give it another try. Everytime I try to manipulate anything on photoshop, I feel like I want to toss the computer to the curb.

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    1. Thanks Leah. You should look into Kim Klassen's free Skinny Mini online workshop. It's a great way to get comfortable and learn a few Photoshop tricks. Here's the link:

      http://www.kimklassencafe.com/elements-skinny-mini-ecourse

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  3. cool pic! ... yes neuhausen is not far from us :)

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  4. It was interesting being able to 'mouse' the picture and see the original.

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    1. Yes, it's a great technique. Did you notice the link to a 'how to' for it?

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  5. What fun! I love the feelings expressed and the mouse-over morphing.

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    1. Thanks colleen. It's a fun candid shot of my friend.

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  6. I really must try to experiment a little more with my photos. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad I could be your inspiration today :o)

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  7. That is absolutely darling!

    Erika B

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  8. Kim, is such a sweetie teaching us all these wonderful tricks isn't she? I love the ray of sunshine coming thru.
    Laurie

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    1. Absolutely! I've learned so much from Kim! Thanks Laurie.

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  9. Really lovely transformation - love the bright light!

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  10. You did a fabulous job with this shot. I love the processing, and I adore the love in this shot.

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    1. Thanks Mary. You can really see that Molly loves her 'mom'!

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    1. It truly is! Thanks for your visit today.

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  12. Interesting!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  13. just the sweetest image. so much love there. love the texture work and the beautiful golden light.

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    1. Thanks Rosemary. Hopefully you'll be able to use it yourself now.

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  15. What a neat effect. And thanks for the link to the mouse over - very useful info!

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    1. Thank you and you're welcome Susie! I love using the mouse over and I'm hoping to see it on your work now too! :o)

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  16. I love the edit! It's a really cute shot too.

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  17. You've captured a priceless moment between your friend and her dog :) Beautifully processed too! I'm really lagging behind in my Beyond Layers assignments!
    xo

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    1. Thanks. I can't say I'm managing to keep up and do every lesson, but I'm trying to make time for most of them. Besides, these photo edits fit into my 'Art Every Day' motto!

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  18. I love the vintage look! I admire your skill, especially with making the edges soft. Just beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Sharon. I'm really happy with how it turned out.

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  19. Fun and so apropos!! I have a 4-legged love who loves loving on everyone and falls into LOVE at least once each day with someone new-to-her. this just makes me smile. I am sure Gracie would LOVELOVELOVE to have her photo taken in such a rapturous moment!!

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    1. Thanks Currie. Yes, these 4-legged darlings are just so loving!

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