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Age A Modern Photograph Using Three GIMP Scripts
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Age A Photograph Using Three GIMP Scripts

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This GIMP (GNU) tutorial demonstrates how to Age a Modern Photograph using three GIMP Scripts. To work along, you are welcome to download the Start Image I am working with HereUnzip the file and open the image onto GIMP’s workspace.

Notes
You can quickly Undo a step at any time by pressing Ctrl then Z. Alternatively, click a previous Undo History snapshot - Windows then Dockable Dialogues then click Undo History. In addition, to Zoom in (or Zoom out) of your image; from the top menu choose View then select a Zoom Tool from the subsequent drop-down list.

Understand Layers
Launch GIMP & Organise Its Workspace & Palettes

1/
Open your choice of Start Image onto GIMP’s workspace - File then Open - Ctrl then O.

Note
Ensure the Layers and the Undo History Palettes are visible, and then drag them into position over your workspace - (Windows then Dockable Dialogues - then click Layers and Undo History).



2/
Now, from the top menu, choose Filters then choose Decor and then choose Old Photo. And from the subsequent Script-Fu Old Photo dialogue box, enter settings of your choice, and then click OK.

Note
I am not working on a copy.



             

3/
Then, from the top menu, choose Filters then choose Decor and this time choose Rounded Corners. And from the subsequent Script-Fu Rounded Corners dialogue box, enter settings of your choice, and then click OK.

Note
I am not working on a copy.



Background Colour Tip
If you mark Add Background a Background that represents the Background Colour Swatch will be applied to your image. In this instance, a White Background will be applied to my Rounded Corners Image.



Drop Shadow Note
If you mark Add Drop-shadow, a Drop Shadow Layer will be added to your image.

Note
For personal results, experiment with the Rounded Corners settings.

            

4/
Now, activate the Background Layer - as illustrated below.

5/
Then from the top menu, choose Filters then choose Decor and choose Coffee
Stain
. And from the subsequent Script-Fu Coffee Stain dialogue box, enter settings of your choice, and then click OK.

       



Change The Black Background: Tip
To remove the White Background: left-click to remove the Background #1 Layer’s Visibility (Eye) Icon. This temporarily hides the Layer’s Contents - as illustrated below-right
 
           

Fill Layer Tip
Now you have removed the White Background, you can create a Fill Layer, and Fill it with either a Solid Colour, Pattern or a Gradient - as demonstrated by my Create A Fill Layer
Tutorial Here.

           

Tip: Reposition The Coffee Stain (S)
To reposition a Coffee Stain, first activate the Stain’s Layer. Then, activate the Move Tool, and drag the Coffee Stain to a different position.

  



Tip
To preserve your Layers, save your Layered Image as a
GIMP XCF Image.

6/
To finish, from the top menu, choose Image and then choose Flatten Image.



7/
Congratulations, your Aged Photograph Conversion is complete,
and is ready to Optimise and Save.

Age A Photograph Using Three GIMP Scripts



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