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Old 07-29-2007, 05:01 AM
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How was this done?

I'm not sure which forum to post this on, but this photo c. 1900 has a couple effects I'd like to try on a modern portrait. I think I can do the vignette and the page curl, but how do I replicate the pin effect?
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Old 07-29-2007, 08:42 AM
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Re: How was this done?

the pin has so little detail that i would think you could just draw it in. and, that's coming from someone who doesnt draw worth a darn
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Old 07-29-2007, 09:31 AM
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Re: How was this done?

Look for a picture of pin, or take one yourself. Cut it out using the 'pen tool' to make a 'selection'. Once you have your 'selection', 'copy' and 'paste' into your working image on a new 'layer'. To get the bit in the middle were it looks like its going through the paper - this is done with a 'layer mask'.

Hope this will help.
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Old 07-29-2007, 09:32 AM
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Re: How was this done?

Hi Sharynideas...... I'd just copy and past a pin, then I'd mask over it and just paint back the end with the head, skip the middle section and paint back the pointed end..... add a little shadow and, viola..... here's a link to some pins that would be perfect.... over at Stock Xchange..... it's free.... http://www.sxc.hu/photo/795397

Beth
Oops..... sorry, molecule..... just saw your post.....
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Old 07-29-2007, 10:03 AM
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Re: How was this done?

Hi Sharynideas,
Make a copy of the pin that's in your photo. Then add dirt, shadow,etc.
Ray
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Old 07-29-2007, 12:49 PM
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Re: How was this done?

The curled page in early photography indicated that the person was deceased. I'm not sure what the pin meant, but I bet it means something!

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Old 07-30-2007, 04:22 AM
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Re: How was this done?

Dumb question, but since the person was obviously alive when the photograph was taken, does the curled page mean that the photo was a copy of another photo?
Thanks to all of you. I'll give it a try and see what I come up with.
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:05 AM
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Re: How was this done?

Yes, they took another photo and had it redone as a memorial.

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