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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.

If you like to join in the One Four Challenge head on over to Robyn’s Captivate Me blog to get all the details.

Week 4

June Week 4

Week 3

Week 3

Week 2

Week 2

Week 1

Pharmacie de la Bourdonnais - Week 1