Freebie Spotlight: Quick Antique Image FX

A Soldier’s Sweetheart: Used a Sepia preset from Filter Forge’s Photo Effects with a Noise and Dust Through the Viewfinder frame

Resources for antiquing renders and photos, from one-click presets to a more DIY approach requiring only a basic knowledge of working with layers in Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro.

Stand-Alone Image Effects Apps:

I most often use the FF Freepacks within PS and PSP, but they can be installed independent of an image editor. Both of these applications allow users to alter included presets and save the results.

Photoshop/Paint Shop Pro Plugins:

Photoshop Actions:


The Noise and Dust Through the Viewfinder textures work best as a Multiply layer at 100% opacity. The Old Film II overlays usually work best as a Soft Light layer, and the rest of the textures can be used as either a Screen or Soft Light layer — experiment with opacity settings for the desired effect.

PSD/PNG Frames:


You can also right-click and open in a new tab to view. Credits beneath the cut…

A Soldier’s Sweetheart – Skirt from Noctia; chemise from Victorian Innocence; sleeves from V4 Buccaneer top; fabric tiles from Romantic Fabrics; Divine Braid Hair; Pearls V4; Old Fashioned Washstand backdrop; Botanicals: Carnation Bouquet; drape from Art Corner 2, and pedestal table from Flight of the Swan Elegance.

Courting #01 – Skirt from Noctia; shirt from V4 Buccaneer; Classic Rolled Hair; Crystalli Earrings; Wanted Dead or Alive; Mon Chevalier Hair; gunbelt from M3 Cowboy; Old West Badges, and Old West Mercantile.

What in Me is Dark, Illumine – Pants, boots, and gun from Jack of Hearts; jacket, shirt, and vest from Wonderland Mad Hatter with The Hatter textures; Zelene Hair; Nemed; My Princess with Belle of the Ball textures; Feliciana Hair; necklace and gloves from Victorian Innocence Accessories; morph from Aislinn; Ethnique Regina; Castle Creator, and background from Fantastic Backgrounds.

Edgar Allan Poe – See here.

Military OfficerChase; Aether Hair; jacket from TOA: Legendary; pants and boots from Regency M4; epaulettes from Fairytale Prince M4, sword from Jack of Hearts, and background from Abandoned Backgrounds.

Courting #02 – Various buildings from the Plat Club’s Old West series; misc props from the free General Store set; Colonial texture for V3’s MFD; both M3s wearing Legends of a Cowboy; Mil Cat with Pendraia’s fur preset (no longer available); Rocking Chair, chair from A Curious Tea; Botanicals: Black Eyed Susan; Dead Grass; Botanicals: Dead Bushes; skirt from Noctia; shirt from V4 Buccaneer; Classic Rolled Hair; Crystalli Earrings; Wanted Dead or Alive; cravat from Regency M4; Ysaris Hair; gunbelt from M3 Cowboy; Old West Badges; hat from M4 Cowboy; egg basket from Medieval Market, Mil Horse with CWRW’s Pro Textures 1, and Western Tack with CWRW’s Wild West textures (no longer available.)

Desperate HourInvader II and Invader III (I bought these, but they’re free now); Steampunk V4; 50’s Ponytail; Steampunk Communicator; Ron’s Birds; Ron’s Flames; Ron’s Smoke; and spyglass from Nautical Brick-A-Brack. I can’t remember what set of goggles she’s wearing — really old render — and the background is one I made myself.

SouksMarrakesh Souks 2012, doubled up.

Madness #01West Park Lobby, Urban Fae, and Lada Hair.

RosielleHr-044; Samil’s V4 Eyez, and background from Decadence. Character texture and morph my own. I have no idea what she’s wearing…again, from a really old render.

Vintage WashdayOld Shack; Botanicals: Sunflowers and Daylilies; fence from Cirque du Macabre: Entrance (no longer for sale); Volumetric Field; washboard and wagon from General Store; pump from 3 Raven Court Expansion; Ron’s Birds; 1930s Dress V4 with the Mildred textures; Deeta Hair; Working Man; Timeless Male Hair; Mil Baby 3 and baby diaper/shirt; Mil Baby 3 Booties; Cowpokes K4, and Sallie Mae Hair. Image effects include Vintage Action by bokehlie; Edith texture from Kim Klassen Cafe; Vintage Film texture, and Black Magick-5 from the Black Magic Textures.

Madness #02 – As above, plus the CoffeeShop’s Downtown PS action.


6 thoughts on “Freebie Spotlight: Quick Antique Image FX

  1. I love fun stuff like this! Maybe not always practical, but who knows when you may need to antique-ify your images?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s