Chapter 9

Antique Effects

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When you look at this image, the last thing you’re likely to think of is a hairdryer. I imagine that proves true with a thermal fax machine as well. However, as weird as it may sound, those two very things are essential ingredients in creating the antique sketch effect you see here. Alongside Photoshop, unlikely and technologically inferior tools can prove quite useful when you’re trying to create an authentic antique effect.

When you think about very old works of art like the sketches of Leonardo da Vinci, it isn’t just the beauty of the drawings and the subject matter that captures your attention. Equally beautiful ...

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