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How to convert a bitmap image into a old type negative film Look ?


zoe20

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How to convert a bitmap image into a old type negative film Look ? Do they used any 3rd party plugins etc??? Or it can be achieved with Photoshop ? If it so a tutorial really helpful to all of us.

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Eggy

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The picture you uploaded is a negative already.
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Desaturate the negative image (shift+ctrl+U)
Put a 'scratch and dust' image on top of the negative. I used this one but google another I you wish.

dust and scratches film.jpg

Apply color dodge blend mode on this layer.
Adjust with curves.

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All in PS and no 3th party filters.

But I must say the old negative look conflicts a bit with this 'modern' image...
 

Tom Mann

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I could easily be wrong, but, if I had to guess, I suspect the OP meant that if one was given the attached image, how would one get to the image he posted in the 1st post in this thread, and THEN add the distressed look to that.

Tom M

PS - In other words, I think he is also asking about the very simple process of inverting the image and lifting the blacks to get the first image in this thread, then applying the scratches, dust, etc. to that, ie, a combination of Gedstar and Eggy's comments.
 

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Eggy

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@Tom Mann
Yes, maybe I was wrong assuming the posted image was already a negative.
@zoe20
If it is your posted image you want to turn into a old type negative film look you should start with inverting the picture:
Go to Image -->adjustments --> Invert (or shortcut ctrl+i)
Desaturate the picture (image -->adjustments -->desaturate) (or shortcut shift+ctrl+U)
Adjust with adjustment layer curves to lift the black color.
Then eventually put the scratch and dust layer on top of it and blend with color dodge.

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gedstar

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I assumed the OP posted the image as an example of the effect the OP wants to create e.g. a negative film look
We'll have to wait and see what Zoe had in mind
 

zoe20

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Hi Gurus sorry for the delayed reply.Yes i would like to know how to make the attached image effect . Please excuse me if i didn't expressed properly
 

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Hey Zoe.

Choose or sample the color you wish to use. I used (sampled) the color from your example.

Take your image.
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Apply a threshold adjustment.
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Invert, Cmd/Cntrl + I
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Go to the channels panel and click the "Load channel as selection" icon on the bottom left of the panel.
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Go back to your layers Panel.
Hit Cmd/Cntl + I to invert the selection.
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Fill the selection with the sampled color.
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OR.................

Set your foreground and background colors.

Foreground to white
Background to the sampled color.


Use the Graphic Pen filter from the filter gallery.

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