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:
Old Photo and Sepia filters from Filter Forge Freepack 2: Photo Effects
- Vintage Photo preset from FotoSketcher
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:
- Sepia Filter from PhotoFreebies
- BW-Plus and G-Spot from Fotomatic
- Radial Blur preset from Photo-Plugin’s Gradient Blur
- Basic Grain option from Natural Grain 2.0 by Mehdi
- Brownie, Classic, Old Newspaper, Paparazzi, and Sepia presets from virtualPhotographer
- The Black Widow – Albumen Prints 1.0
- Black and White
- Old Photo
- Gum Bichromate Print
- Lithprint Action
- Actions – Vintage
- Noise and Dust Through the Viewfinder (check for TOU on each image)
- Old Film II and 11 Old and Grungy Film Textures
- Destroyed Screen Texture Pack
- Black Magic Texture Set
- Noise Texture Overlays
- Black Textures
- 14 Vintage Film Textures
- Old Film Textures – Color Edition
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.
- Vintage Frames
Vintage Paper Photo Frames Set 1 Layered Vintage Paper Photo Frame
- List of Storyboards and Frames
- Vintage Frame Set 1
- Vintage Frame Set 2
- Damaged Photo Mattes
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 Officer – Chase; 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 Hour – Invader 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.
Souks – Marrakesh Souks 2012, doubled up.
Vintage Washday – Old 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.