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How to Reproduce "Authentic" Photo Borders - B&W (Impressed by Arbus Exhibition)

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Old 04-23-2006, 10:25 AM
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How to Reproduce "Authentic" Photo Borders - B&W (Impressed by Arbus Exhibition)

I went to see Diane Arbus Revelations Exhibition not so long ago and have been since thinking of how to reproduce B&W prints in PS that mimic the edges of the prints in the exhibition.

Is anyone familiar with:

The photos
The "Wet-Dark-Room" techniques that produce prints like it
What it's called
If/How to reproduce it

I was reminded again of this today after a promo from this photographer: www.pfisterphoto-art.com/pjddrv2show/. Some of his actions come close to what I remember of the Arbus prints. But the actions seem a bit expensive.

Anyway, that's what I want to learn this week!

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Old 04-23-2006, 09:06 PM
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Easy--> Photographic Edges.. There are literally 100's of film type and acid type film borders..
Check it out...
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Old 04-23-2006, 09:30 PM
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Easy--> Photographic Edges.. There are literally 100's of film type and acid type film borders..
Check it out...
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Is this a menu somewhere in Photoshop or Paintshop Pro?

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Old 04-23-2006, 09:48 PM
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Adobe studio exchange has a bunch of stuff you might check out. Here are some links to some brushes I found there that you might be able to use as the basis for an action. I only spent a couple of minutes looking around, so you might find something even better.

http://share.studio.adobe.com/axAsse...41&submit1.y=9
http://share.studio.adobe.com/axAsse...=0&submit1.y=0

Another simple thing you can do is create a basic rectangular mask in a raster layer and then experiment with filters to distort and blur it (use the filter gallery). Then transfer the mask to the alpha channel of your image.

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Also look at Photo Frame from onOne. Thousands of borders, mattes and frames. Use them multiples, with options to add directly to the photo, as mask or on a separate layer. Download free 30 day demo. View QuickTime tutorials and overviews.
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:47 AM
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I was reminded again of this today after a promo from this photographer: www.pfisterphoto-art.com/pjddrv2show/. Some of his actions come close to what I remember of the Arbus prints. But the actions seem a bit expensive.
do you have a link to his actions...i can't seem to find them
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Old 04-29-2006, 11:02 AM
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do you have a link to his actions...i can't seem to find them
http://www.pfisterphoto-art.com/pjddrv2/info.html

That should do it!

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Old 04-30-2006, 06:24 AM
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thanks...wow they are expensive.
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Old 04-30-2006, 06:32 AM
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Back to the original post....

If anyone knows the photos (Arbus), can you say what the original process was and what the technique is called? I see that there are hundreds of frame/border techniques and I have found myself trawling through them without actually finding what I am looking for.

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I cannot find a sampling of her work that has any kind of consistent style of edge. Some have a white messy border, some a vignette with no border, some with a dark edge. Which look exactly are you trying to achieve? You can post up a sample of the edge of one of the images as long as you are not posting a copyrighted image in its entirety. Here is another link to some edges/borders where you can see examples. Some of them are pretty neat.
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http://www.atncentral.com/download.htm#Frames
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