Realistic Photo Aging


Adobe® Photoshop® Intensive


Lesson Info

Realistic Photo Aging

So in the last part of the day, what we're going to do here is we're going to be creating and I'll give you this a little bit of a teaser, we're going to do some aging two photos and we're also going to create a crazy person what we're going to do is we're going to use the displacement filter team, map the curves and contours or map one image rather to the curves and contours of another image ok, so that's one of the things we're going to create and I'm also going to show you next how to apply realistic aging to a photo, which is a lot of fun to do okay, so here's our original and this is what we're going to create. I'll turn on the layers individually, so there's the fear of the things that we're going to do this after names I'll go ahead, turn these off and open up our first photo here ok? So here's a photo this is another great product that use your photographer can sell to your clients if you're taking a new photo that needs to match an aged photo, you can apply your own ageing aft...

er the fact after the shot so here's our original image but she can see is not old at all it's in perfect condition and what we're going to do is drop the color out of it by using either a black and white adjustment layer or degrading at map adjustment layer like we did yesterday, then we're going to add some streaks, then we're going to download some special brushes from the photo shop exchange website did you know? Did you know that the faux shock community is so wonderful that when they create custom brushes, custom shapes, custom actions, custom, anything they like to give it away for free? So adobe has a website where people can upload all of these special things that they've created for other people like you to download and news. Okay, so that's how I created this damage layer, and when I turned that on, you'll see the shape of the brush that I use so there's the before and there's the after. And if I zoom in a little bit, you can see the outline of that brush. It looks like a torrent piece of paper that was a brush that I downloaded from the photo shop exchange side completely free. Somebody else made it years and years ago. I think back in the nineties was when this brush was uploaded. It's really something so that's what we're going to look at first, somebody go ahead and close this image and open up the original. Named I stopped girls and if you've purchased the course course, you have the download files and we are in day for folder number nine realistic photo aging and we're gonna open up. I stopped girls once again we're going to do this technique twice on different images, so our first technique is to lose the color because if we want to realistically age a photo, we need to get rid of the color so you can do that and method of your choice. I'm going to use a great at math adjustment lakes that's my favorite method? She could just as easily use a black and white adjustment layer, so we're going to click the circle half black, half white circle at the bottom of the layers panel this guy right here and that's just a short cut to our adjustment layers we don't want to harm the original image in this quite destructive, visually technique, our original image is going to stay padlocked even we're not even gonna double click the background later to make it editable, so we're going to choose grady at math from that menu and if you need teo, you khun single, click this grading it preview and then choose the third pre set in the list to get a black and white in that a beautiful black and white I just love great map adjustment layers the next thing we're going to do is we need to give the photo some streaks to make it look old because old photos look, streak it well, we don't want to do that on the original layer, so let's add a new image layer a new empty layer and we're going to create streaks on that layer by using a filter so let's, go ahead and create a new layer of money use keyboard shortcuts shift command in on the mack let me turn my shortcuts on shift command in on a mac or shift control in on a pc and let's name this layer streaks because we're going toe create several layers and we're going to do each level of destruction of this image on different layers so that we can back out of it if we go too far so named this one streaks click ok now we need to set our color chips to the colors that we want to use for our streaks. Well, if you think about vintage photos, they look like they have a brown overlay ok, so we're going to create our foreground colored ship. We're going to make it brown and we're going to set our background color cipto white okay, so single click your foreground colored ship and we need something in the brown realm, so I'm going to grab my slider on my rainbow range of colors far here and I'm gonna go up a little bit into the orange area and then I'm going to click on this brown right here and I'm just using an arbitrary brown hey doesn't really matter which brown used you just wanted to be brown and click ok my background color chip is already why it? If it's not, you can give it a click and set it to white once you have brown is your foreground color chip and why it is your background colored ship, then you may proceed up to the filter menu and you're going to choose render clouds this filter is going to take your four grand in your background color and it's going to push him around and it's can create what looks like clouds and we're going to blur that that's going to create our streaks so go ahead and cheese filter render clouds and immediately photo shop is going to make those colors together looks like the sky kind of a frightening sky since it's brown but a sky near the list I mentioned earlier that you can really run the last filter you've ran at the same settings by either going into the filter menu and choosing and again from the very top of the list or by pressing command f or control f on a pc so that's what we wanted you now we want to get we want to mix up our clouds a little bit more so I'm in a press command f or control f and he would just want to keep clicking it just to kind of mix up that pattern a little bit more doesn't really matter how many times you end it you just want to run it a few more times now we're going to go back to the filter menu and we're going to apply a motion blur to this modeled brown and why thing we've got going on and that's going to make it look like streaks so we're gonna go back it to the filter menu choose blur and this time we're going to choose motion blur because motion blur is going to give us the ability to tell photoshopped what direction we want the blur to occur in so we're going to choose motion blur and in the resulting dialogue you're in the type ninety degrees into the angle field case that we want a straight up and down blur next we want to take the distance slider and drag it all the way to the right if you want your streaks to be uniform you know pretty much the same up and down then you can leave it the distant set a nine hundred ninety nine you can leave that all the way the right but let me show you what happens if you back off of that distance just a little bit see how your streaks become kind of uneven so depending upon the look that you're after, you don't necessarily have to keep that all the way and nine hundred ninety nine for distance okay that's applying the max in the motion blur that we can, so just use your own judgment on this go ahead and drag the slider all the way the right and then start coming back off of it and stop when you think that looks more like the vintage streaks you would see in an old photo, go ahead and click ok and again don't get caught up too much on exactly where that slider ends up just dragging around until it looks good to you and click ok now in order to see through to see through this layer to the other layers we have, we can change the blend mode of this layer ok, so we're going to choose hard light so from the pop it many of the top of your layers panel go down to the overlay category and we've decided we've been talking about these the whole week that anything in this section will darken your overall image. Anything in this section will lighten your overall image in anything in the overlay section does a little bit of both a little bit of lightning, a little bit of darkening think of those is your contrast modes, so we're going to choose a hard life and how did I figure out hard light works really well for this I went through and I clicked on every blend mode so already we have a vintage photo look going on here so here's our before and after with our streaks really looks like we've tourney at the image and we haven't now I'm going to go show you uh, the brushes and show you what I did with him ok, so now I want to press b to grab my brush tool and I'm gonna come up to my brush preset picker and here I've already downloaded them for you and this is where you can see that set of brushes, ok, so it's thiss one that guy in this whole row right here so you can see the brushes themselves actually look like a piece of paper that has had a corner burned off um a hole in it scratched up, scratched heavy, wet paper and plastic wrap so all kinds of really fun stuff you can even download brushes it looked like a coffee mug stain like rim of a coffee mug stain you can plop down on top of an image there's no end to the things that you can download, okay, so what we're going to do is we're going to choose this brush right here the one that's got the corner burned out of it if she does you choose one of those funky brushes mouse back over to your document your cursor actually takes on the shape of the brush okay so but keeping in creating each level of destruction on its own layer we're going to create another new empty layer onto which we're going to paint with this brush set toe white and that's going to give us what looks like a paper tear course our image isn't tornado all so let's go ahead and create another new layer by pressing shift command in their shift control in and list type uh paper damage and click ok so now we've got a new empty layer on which we're going to pay now we need to set our foreground color cipto white which is easily done if we press the ex key to flip flopper color chips because we had what is our background color ship when we created our clouds for our streaks so press the ex key now we have white on top and now we're going to position this brush I'm going to make it a little bit bigger because I'm gonna zoom in so you can see we suddenly try to zoom in so you can see the edge of the brush it's not gonna let me ok anyway down here on the left hand side of the brush you can see how it has a straight edge okay that's meant to be on the left edge of the document at the bottom right of the brush, you can see how it has a flat edge that's meant to be flat against the document, okay, that's the kind of shape that the creator intended you'd have ok, so we're going to click one time with it and that's it, so because the brush is so funky, lee shaped the white paint on lee appears within the little crevices and you've got a little bit that's happening on the top part of the image. So all toggle the visibility off and on, so it really gives your photo the look of being very, very old, and if this was a little bit too strong for you, you could back off the opacity of the paper tear if you wanted, you could also drop the opacity of the streaks if you wanted, you know you can take what I'm showing you how to do and make this technique your own by adjusting those different pieces and parts so let's do it one more time on another photo everybody needs a little what mariachi band in their life? Yeah, so we're going to turn off the visibility of the layers that I created for you I want to go ahead and switch back to the move tool just so we don't keep that huge brush cursor flying all over our screen sold distracting so I'm gonna go ahead and delete these layers I've already got the top layer activated someone a shift click the layer on the bottom that I want tio also activate in order to delete them on with one fell swoop of the delete key that is a new feature and cs for if you're using cs three you cannot delete layers of the delete key you have to activate them and then choose layer delete or drag them to the microscopic trash can at the bottom right of your layers panel okay so first step let's drain the color from the image okay so click the little half black half white circle the bottom of the layers pain will choose either grady it map or black and white doesn't matter which one which every one of those you like best well go ahead and do black and white because we did grady it map last time now if you wanted to you could go ahead and add a color tint here but that that cpi a cullerton is gonna happen when we create our streaks layer so it doesn't really matter if you add it here I'm gonna go ahead and turn it off okay so I'm gonna double click in the gray area to the right of this panel to collapse it's you can see my layers panel now we need to add a new layer onto a children add those streaks so shift command in on the match of control and on the pc named this one streaks now we need to set our foreground color chip to brown and our background color chips or white, you will get different results if he flip flopped those and it won't work quite as well, so I can press thie ex key to flip flop my color kit my color ships because I already have brown. If you didn't have brown, give that foreground colored ship a click, position your target range of colors somewhere within the orange realm in this click and drag around until you find a nice brown you don't want a chocolate brown, but you don't want a real light brown and what kind of a medium brown so with brown is your foreground color chip? Why is your background color ship case? You're colored? Ships need to look just like that, then you want to try it up to the filter menu? Choose, render clouds if you want more severe clouds, you can choose difference clouds, but I like the way clouds works, so now we're going to run that filter fee more times we're just going to mix up this model color that we've got going on here, it doesn't really matter how many times you and it used one and running a few more times. Now we need to blur it so it looks like a streak, so we're going to go back up to the filter menu choose blur motion blur because motion blur is the one that lets us set a direction for the blur and angle from the angle field you want to type in ninety degrees and for distance I'll move this out of the way a little bit. This is experimentation nine times out of ten I usually just drag it all the way to the right, but you see what kind of streaks you like to create so when you get it looking good, go ahead and press ok and then you want to change the blend mode of the streak layer toe hard light, so click the little pop up many of the top of the layers panel, but feel free to experiment with anything in the overlay category. Ok, you could look at soft fly that doesn't work so well hard light works really, really great they would like not so much linear when your light might work, but that's awfully contrast e penlight hard mix I still think hard light works the best now if you if you want to you can stop here if you want to add another level of realistic destruction to your photo, you're going to add another new layer by pressing shift commander shift control in and you're going to call this one paper damage, and now we're going to pass him press bead, activate our brush tool, and if you have downloaded the other set of paper damage brushes from the photo shop exchange side and since we couldn't find them on the photo shop exchange side and minute ago, the recommendation from our in studio audiences to do a google search for footage shot paper damage and that you can find them that way. So once you have gotten those brushes, then you can activate them by going up to your brush preset picker, and you can either click the flyout menu to the top right and say load brushes and navigate toward those brushes are or you can simply take that file that you'll download and it's just a single file with the extension, not a br on it, and you can drag that into your photo shop environment, or you can just double click the file itself, and that will trigger photoshopped to load them so you won't even have to go into this menu so soon as they're loaded. You want to come down and choose one of those brushes, so we're going to choose that number ten twenty three again when that has the corner burn in it, go ahead and click the pre set menu again to close it up. Now you want to set your former and color cipto white so we can do that by pressing the ex key norman eczema out of my image, so I can see the whole thing, and now I'm gonna make my brush even bigger so that I can position that horrors. Ana left edge of the brush on the left edge of the photo or the vertical edge, right in the horizontal edge of the bottom, right of the brush on the bottom of the photo, and then I'm in a single click one time and there's our photo brand spanking new photo that we just toward the heck out of to make it look vintage so that's a great technique to have in your bag of tricks when you're taking a new photo that maybe your client wants to frame with older family photos and you want to make it look similar. Uh, I see that all the time with with grandchildren, you know, you're the parents might have photos of themselves as a child, but they look really, really old because they were taken quite a while ago. Well, then they have grand kids, they want to make this really beautiful framed collage, they can take photos of the grandchildren and apply an ageing effect like this to make the photos look similar, even though they were taken recently, and the older ones were taken years ago. So it's a handy one toe have in your bag of tricks. Ok, let's couple of just a couple of quick questions, one was from matt. What if what can I do with my picture? Is larger than the maximum brush side twenty five hundred pixels, because the brush can't cover the photo. Oh, and you might want to use a different brush there's, a slew of brushes that'll work in their bruce f was wondering if you could talk a little bit about managing your brushes, managing your brushes? Well, I hadn't really planned on that, and I got some really cool dagney that I want to go over with you, but what you can do, you know you've got that when you've got the brush still active and you click that brush preset picker this menu ever hear the little fly out many on the right hand side? You can have reset brushes with that menu. Khun low brushes, you can save brushes, you can replace brushes. She can also use the preset manager to create sets of brushes, so you could. If you had several brushes that you really likes for aging, you could click to activate them and give them a set, okay, so you can kind of divvy up your brushes for grady and presets, or presets of any nature, all can all be managed in this preset manager. Okay, so what you can do to get to it is again. Choose the tool. This case is the brush tool. Click the downward pointing triangle from the brush preset mini, and then click that right, pointing triangle to open the flyout menu and open the preset manager and that's, where you can divvy some of your presets up into categories. That lets you get to them a little bit more easily, said having to hunt for him.

Class Description

In this special photoshop tutorial, you'll dig into Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 with Lesa Snider, author of Photoshop® CS5: The Missing Manual. There is so much to cover in Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 that we need almost a week to cover everything. In this special 4-day workshop you'll dig into Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 with Lesa Snider, internationally acclaimed instructor and author. Lesa is informative yet entertaining with a unique way of explaining difficult concepts so you understand the "why" behind the "how". Get ready to spend a fun, high-energy week digging into the power of Photoshop.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1


1Introduction: Nitty Gritty Basics + Layers 2Workspace Overview 3Q&A: Workspace 4The Truth About Resolution and File Formats 5Changing Resolution Without Changing Quality 6Q&A: Resolution and File Formats 7Resizing with the Crop Tool 8Cropping with the Ruler Tool 9Resizing with Content-Aware Scale 10Resizing for Print/Web 11Layers and Layer Types 12Duplicating, Moving, and and Aligning Layers 13Q&A: Layers 14Creating Reflections 15Layer Alignment Tools 16Simple Slimming Technique (Resizing Layers) 17Colorizing a Black and White Image 18Creating a Solid Color Fade with Fill Layers 19Layer Masks: Hand Painted Image Collage 20Layer Masks: Gradient Mask Collage 21Layer Blend Mode Collage (Include Load Images as Stack) 1Using Selections Part 1 2Using Selections Part 2 3Q&A: Selection Tools 4Color Selections: Fixing Animal White Eyes 5Tightening Up Layer Masks 6Painting Selections with QuickMasks 7Using Vector Drawing Tools 8Vector Shapes: Creating an Oval Vignette 9Vector Shapes: Rounded Edges to Photo 10Use Channels to Create Selections 11Tough Selections Around Hair & Fur 12Refine Edges Part 1 13Refine Edges Part 2 14Creative Edges on Photos 15Embellishing with Vector Art 16Creative Vector Photo Frames 17Editing Smart Objects 18Smart Objects Template: Creating Dark Edge Vignette 1Smart Objects: Selective Blurring 2Smart Objects: Selective Sharpening 3Sharpening with the High Pass Filter 4Q&A: Sharpening 5Auto Color Adjustments 6Shadows and Highlights 7Using Levels 8When to Use Smart Objects 9Using Curves 10Lightening and Darkening with Blend Modes 11Enhancing Eyes and Teeth 12Changing Colors with Hue/Saturation 13Changing Colors by Hand Painting 14Faux Dodge/Burn: Reduce Wrinkle 15Color to Black and White 1Healing Brush 2Content Aware Fill 3Using Text in Photoshop 4Designing with Baseline Shift 5OpenType Fonts 6Placing Text Behind an Object 7Barely There Text: Faded and Hollow Text 8Pushing Photos Through Text 9Adding Texture to Your Text 10Convert Text to Paths 11Combine Images using Advanced Blending 12Realistic Photo Aging 13Faking HDR 14Wrapping Texture Around an Object