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Distressing Images to make them look aged

Posted on Thu, 23 Sep 2004 at 10:55



Hello

I'm wondering if anyone has a clue as to a simple way to "distress" an image (one color) in photoshop to make the image look aged. I see prints like that in old navy, and they look great, and I'd like to start doing some work like that. I've tried every filter that I could find and nothing is giving me the effect that I need.

Any advice would be welcome with open arms!!

Aaron

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Anonymous says: Aaron, the filters are the way most printers do this. Before the filters were popular the artist in my shop made his own. He printed out the design on vellum, then crumbled the film into a tight ball. ...

Aaron, the filters are the way most printers do this. Before the filters were popular the artist in my shop made his own. He printed out the design on vellum, then crumbled the film into a tight ball. He then flattened it back out and rescanned the image. The technique worked exceptionaly well. We would then burn a higher mesh count screen than normal, thin down he ink some with soft hand and print away. We were doing this 12 years ago before the trend cought on. Hope this old school technique works for you.

posted on: Fri, 09/24/2004 - 9:19am
Anonymous says: Wow! That is hilarious, who would have thought? Thank you very much, I will try that within a couple of weeks :D posted on: Fri, 09/24/2004 - 10:00am

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