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Old 01-09-2002, 06:18 PM
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At Grips with Engraving.

I've repaired old Victorian prints in the past but have never been happy with the results. These were taken from etched plates and appeared in framed form before photography took off in the late 19 century. The attachment is a joke submission from a Salon thread. What I'm getting at is how would you give the coloured insert the engraved look of the rest of the dollar bill. Thoughts anybody ?
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Old 01-09-2002, 06:40 PM
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You might try this:
(1) create a new blank palette
(2) fill with 50% grey
(3) add noise--a fairly hefty amount
(4) apply motion blur at 0 angle or whatever angle the engraving lines should run.
(5) tweak levels to get the tone needed
(6) drag and drop the new image onto the photo or whatever you want to add lines to and fiddle with blending modes to get the right look...probably overlay to start. Tom
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Old 01-09-2002, 09:00 PM
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OK I tried some things and here is the best I could do.
Selected center and copied to new layer
Desaturate and then Hue/ Sat and check color. Then adjust hue and saturation to match coloring of bill.
Levels to sharpen the contrast
Copy layer
Filter>Sketch> Conte' Crayon
Foreground level = 14
Background level = 10
Texture = canvas
Scaling = 9 %
Relief = 4
Light Direction = Top
Lower layer opacity to about 60% or until it looks right. I could have lowered it more but I left it high so you could see the pattern created by the filter.

It's about the closest I could get to matching the engraving of the bill.
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Old 01-09-2002, 10:53 PM
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the commercial sounds kind of like this:
come on down to dj's for all your counterfeitting needs!
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Old 01-10-2002, 05:55 AM
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DJ,
Your third class rail ticket Florida-Manchester is in the post !

I've got a couple of Turner Engravings which I kick about I'll do battle with them again using both your suggestions.

Thanks
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Old 01-10-2002, 12:08 PM
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Third Class Rail!!! Sounds like I might get my feet wet crossing the Atlantic that way. I would think with my engraving talents, I should at least rate a seat in the club car instead of strapped to the cow catcher.

Kathleen
Do you have change for a hundred?
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Old 01-12-2002, 01:33 PM
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I'm afraid on the final leg of the trip no cowcatchers are fitted to UK engines you'll have to make do with the buffers !
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Old 01-12-2002, 02:01 PM
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Oh good, at least they sound like they are more padded. Why no cow catchers in England? Don't want to catch a mad cow? OK bad joke.

So have you tried engraving any new Euro bills yet?
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Old 01-14-2002, 06:28 PM
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Euro bills !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we'll stick to the £ if you don't mind. I'm afraid my view of the European community is somewhat predjudiced especially when every Banana republic east of Berlin wants to join !
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Old 01-14-2002, 07:53 PM
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Never could figure out how they pulled that one off. Besides Britian, who else opted out of Euro bucks?
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