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Katto
03-20-2011, 03:25 PM
I've stumbled on a nice tutorial today. It's a quick way to imitate old book drawings. Quite useful if you want to make atmospheric player handouts.

EDIT: the original link is dead, download timallen's PDF version (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/14081-ps-imitation-old-book-drawings-3.html) instead, post #23

Redrobes
03-20-2011, 07:05 PM
That is well groovy. Nice techniques there.

Steel General
03-21-2011, 06:30 AM
Great find...

Sapiento
03-21-2011, 06:50 AM
Looks very useful!

ravells
03-21-2011, 07:30 PM
Great tutorial, thanks!!!

Vandy
03-31-2011, 07:40 AM
Hello, All.

I am reposting this message after modifying how this tutorial is linked.

I sent an email to forcg administration requesting permission to put up the PDF document I created of this tutorial. To date, I have not received a reply from them.

Consequently, I have linked this tutorial directly from its source. It is now available in the Tutorials in PDF Format (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?4987-Tutorials-in-PDF-Format&p=56614#post56614) thread.

You can find the link on Page 1, in the PHOTOSHOP-RELATED TUTORIALS section of Post 2.

Enjoy.

Regards,

Vandy

FrancoisGoulet
03-31-2011, 01:21 PM
I tried a very (very) quick test with a picture of a medieval house to see how it would turn out. Promising IMO

Took about 45 sec.

34756

I tried with a Google map too... funny.

Ascension
03-31-2011, 04:09 PM
I tried it as well, seems to work best on smallish images where the smart blur/surface blur works best at blurring the boundaries between colors so that the find edges filter doesn't produce a lot of extraneous lines.

inservo
11-13-2011, 06:24 PM
unfortunately the color burn and motion blur effect does not work anymore (which is the thing that made this look intersting). Applying color burn blending mode to the pattern overlaid layers has no effect whatsoever.

Instead you can apply what I call Ascencion's technique:

CTRL+click the original graphic for selection
apply filter noise /add noise... (Amount 400% monochromatic)
apply filter blur / motion blur



proceed with the tutorial from the original source (step 9 I thinK)

hope that helps

ravells
11-13-2011, 07:02 PM
I've just tried it again (thanks for reminding me about this tutorial!) and it works great on character portraits too.

ChicagoMay
11-14-2011, 02:09 PM
Very interesting, I'm gonna have to try it out with something in the future.

vardekrom
02-27-2012, 02:40 PM
link dead? or is it me?

Katto
02-27-2012, 04:24 PM
Hm, the site seems to be down at the moment. Try again tomorrow or send a me PM.

vardekrom
02-28-2012, 12:30 PM
well, I'll have to wait or post more messages in order to send you a pm ;)

Engris
03-03-2012, 03:08 PM
Yah somethings wrong with the whole website :(

timallen
06-26-2012, 05:00 PM
Still down.

Can some kind soul send me a copy of this How To? I'd love to try it but I have no idea where to start.

ravells
06-27-2012, 06:12 AM
If you look at post #6 in this thread, it looks like Vandy has reproduced the tutorial and posted a link to it.

Poison
06-27-2012, 09:04 AM
Website is still down, but I managed to track down an old snapshot of it. Here it is (http://web.archive.org/web/20110605014419/http://forcg.com/tutorials/drawing/how-to-create-an-old-drawings-imitation/), I hope it is useful to someone.

rahta
06-27-2012, 10:57 AM
Wow. Thanks man, that was very useful (: The tutorial is awesome, so I'm glad it's not really lost. Just in case I made some screenshots of it as well.

timallen
06-27-2012, 11:58 AM
Aha! Thanks. I got it copied now as a word doc and a pdf. Now to try it out! :)

dramamine
06-30-2012, 10:33 PM
Website is still down, but I managed to track down an old snapshot of it. Here it is (http://web.archive.org/web/20110605014419/http://forcg.com/tutorials/drawing/how-to-create-an-old-drawings-imitation/), I hope it is useful to someone.

Ha! As soon as I saw people mention it was down, I immediately thought 'Archive.org to the rescuuuue~!" Thanks. :)

dramamine
06-30-2012, 10:44 PM
Aha! Thanks. I got it copied now as a word doc and a pdf. Now to try it out! :)

I'm having lots of trouble printing this to a file properly or saving the web page. Could I ask that you share your .pdf, please? :)

timallen
07-05-2012, 04:19 PM
This should be it.

dramamine
07-08-2012, 04:22 PM
Thanks a ton!! Everything I was doing was ending up as a folder full of pictures.

Blaidd Drwg
07-11-2012, 12:59 AM
Awesomesauce! Thanks a lot :D

Seeria
02-05-2014, 01:31 PM
This no longer leads to a tutorial but to a media site. Anyone have a new link or the original material (granted cr free)?

Jalyha
02-05-2014, 01:42 PM
There's a new link in this thread, a couple posts above yours :)

Katto
02-06-2014, 01:54 PM
redirected the original link to this page, no confusion anymore :)