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The Book of GIMP by Karine Delvare, Olivier Lecarme

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2.5 Advanced Techniques

In this section, we consider various techniques that are a bit more difficult and less frequently used.

Making a Photograph Look Older

GIMP is a great tool for cheating time. In a previous section, we updated an old photograph to look more recent. In an upcoming section, we try to make someone look younger. In this section, we make a modern photograph look like it was taken over 50 years ago.

One of the most efficient ways to age a photograph is to remove the color and to give the photograph a sepia tone. We chose to age Figure 2-103, which lacks obvious modern features. If you’re feeling lazy, you can just try the filter (Image: Filters > Decor > Old Photo). The filter doesn’t have many adjustable parameters, so simply press ...

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