I thought it might be nice to take a break from Sketchy February this week. It’s a break for you, not for me. For me, the sketching continues!

For those of you who know me well, you know that I LOVE tutorials. I’m not picky. Any Photoshop or Illustrator tutorial will do. (There might be something in there I learn that I can use to make something else…even if I already know how to create the effect the tutorial is explaining.) Because of this, I have a folder on my computer FULL of tutorials to try. Being as busy as I have been, it’s become more of a collection I need to go through more than anything. So I have very slowly been making my way through the folder. (And probably adding 20 for every one I go through!)

I had some extra time tonight, so I thought I would try an antique photo tutorial. And what better photo to try it on, than one of some friends that I haven’t seen in a long time! (This photo was taken by my husband. I don’t want to take credit for his work!)

One thing that I have been finding when going through these tutorials, is that it’s really disappointing to get a dud, and that’s what I got tonight. The person who wrote the tutorial came out with a really believable antique-looking photo, and I came out with a textured, less-saturated photo. I think a few steps were missing.

Below is the original image and the “antique” image. I ended up going rogue from the tutorial when my results were drastically different. Oh well. Although it doesn’t look believable to me as an old photograph, it’s still fun!

eve_lawrence_original ever_lawrence_aged

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