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TonyCooper

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I wanted to add a deckled edge to a photograph to give it the appearance of
an old print. There are a zillion tutorials online on how to do this that show
several different methods.

I chose one that works, but I wonder what is your favorite in CS 2014?
 

IamSam

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Hey Tony C, I have never had reason for using this type of effect so I really don't have a favorite. I assume that not all the tutorials produce the same out come. I would consider which deckled effect looked the best in my opinion and then view as many of the tutorials that cover that effect.
 
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This one was most used in my country around 1950. So sometimes if I need an effect like this, I work with this deckled edge effect, scanned from old fotos of my parents.

Hochzeit_Hedwig_und_Franz_.jpg

carlwellenschnittmesser.jpg
 

ALB68

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I just always downloaded a brush, Rare occasions
 

TonyCooper

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The reason I want this effect is that I have a number of old family
black and white photos that I've scanned in. Some of the prints
have deckled edges the way prints used to come, and some don't.
I like the deckled edge for these.

What I ended up doing was scanning one with a deckled edge and
then made a selection with the marquee tool of the image and deleted
that leaving only the deckled edge border. This is now a template
for other photos. It's like a frame.

I can bring in any old photo and free transform it to fit in behind the
template. Any photo can be quickly made into a deckled edge photo. Much
faster and easier process than following any of the tutorials.

I may continue to tweak the template, but here's one I just tried
of my father, my younger brother, and me in the early 1940s.
2014-11-1OLD.jpg

 

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