It’s been a busy week this week and I didn’t get around to doing the Week 4 photo until today, so I’m dreadfully late, but here it is nevertheless. I went for an antique look version of the pharmacy today. Taking a bit of a hint of Daguerreotype photo and a big chunk of old fashioned postcard, I hope it’s hit the mark.
To do this, I took the straightened photo into Lightroom reduced the saturation about half way and put a sepia coloured filter over it in both highlights and shadows. Then I upped the contrast and clarity as well as adding a large amount of grain and a vignette, making it look very similar to an old postcard.
I took it into Photoshop where I added a rusted metal texture on top of it as an overlay and took the opacity of that layer right down. Then adding another layer, I painted spots of orange and blue over it and brought the opacity of that layer right down. The reason I used those two colours is in deference to the Daguerreotype photography as the chemicals would affect the metal leaving traces of those colours.