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Old Barn

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Old Barn
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monique gresser
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    Very nice! What effects did you use?


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5/6/2011 10:53:54 AM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Monique, I blended layers, first with a brown layer, then with a charcoal texture background. I got these free from http://shadowhousecreations..com/2010/04/4-layer-masks-set.html
His texture layers usually work better than mine. Thanks!


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5/6/2011 1:06:53 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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WOW, this looks like a TIN photo. Excellent editing and presentation! 8o)


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5/6/2011 2:20:20 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Extraordinary artistry, Phyllis.


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5/7/2011 3:07:48 AM

 
Lyn Darlington
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Fantastic effects and presentation!


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5/7/2011 4:39:38 AM

 
John Rivera
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Beautiful work here Phyllis!


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5/7/2011 5:14:24 AM

 
Kerry Hill
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Beautifully done Phyllis!


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5/8/2011 12:00:17 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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This is a wonderful piece with such a nostalgic mood to it. Thanks for the info. BetterPhoto is a wonderful sharing community.


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5/9/2011 6:21:23 AM

 
Irene Colling
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Expert use of textures and effects to create the illusion of an aged photo.

The barn, of course, is the perfect subject for this kind of effect. Excellent work Phyllis.

(It is kind of funny; I have spent hours restoring old photos to make them look new and you are taking new photos and making them look old.)


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5/9/2011 10:39:49 AM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Thank you so much. Nancy
Michelle
Lyn
John
Kerry
Heather
Irene

You've made my weekend.


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5/9/2011 4:28:31 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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I have so many albums that have aged through the years, and I wish that they looked this good. This would be fun to try. Thanks for the information on how and what you used to achieve this wonderful aged photo. You are such an expert detail person.


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5/9/2011 5:11:50 PM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Thank you Merna. You are way too kind.


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5/9/2011 9:27:56 PM

 
Misty Blue
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Love the aged feel of this photo. You did a great job!


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5/10/2011 12:08:58 PM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Thank you MistyBlue. I just discovered textured backgrounds and love working with them. I love your work with textures too.


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5/10/2011 2:40:26 PM

 
Laura D. Greene
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The textured layers really compliment and set this image apart as fabulous!


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5/10/2011 6:25:02 PM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Thanks again Laura. You make me smile big!


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5/10/2011 8:35:15 PM

 
Lori Carlson
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Love Love Love!!!! =)


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5/12/2011 7:07:22 PM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Thanks Lori. I like seeing your name as I have a daughter Lori.


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5/13/2011 10:45:41 AM

 
Karen Kessler
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Your use of the different textures really give this the "old photo" look! WOW! Excellent blending!


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5/14/2011 8:35:16 PM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Thank you, Karen!


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5/15/2011 11:20:47 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Hi Phyllis;
This image displays an aged technique perfectly. The barn as it is set against the green hills is perfect for this effect. Perfect tones and a wonderful image.
;) CC


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5/16/2011 7:33:46 AM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Awesome work Phyllis :-)


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5/18/2011 4:37:06 AM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Thank you very much Carla and Kim. Now to look at your albums!


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6/7/2011 12:00:06 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Great old time feel to this Phyllis. Congratulations on your DD feature!


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7/13/2011 5:26:32 PM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Thanks Donna. I went through your album and loved revisiting it. You do an incredible job.


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7/14/2011 10:45:54 AM

 
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