"vintage honey" action re-created in Paintshop Pro

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"vintage honey" action re-created in Paintshop Pro

A month or two ago I picked out an old Eva photo (this was from before I even had an SLR) to try out the Coffeeshop action "vintage honey" on, but by re-creating it in Paintshop Pro which is the program I use, so I translated the steps one by one in PSP.

Does this "work"? What needs fixing?

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hi that's so cute! Smile i love the effect actually. i think maybe it needs a smidge more contrast but that's it really. but i love it just the way it is too. it's nice how you are re creating actions in PSP.

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I really like it! I was wondering how to do that after I saw a shot like that of a little girl in a wheat field. Can I do that on paintshop pro? I have a pic of Damien I want to do that with.

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I like it as well and also agree maybe a bit more contrast but I really like it. I think it works well with this picture because she's in the sunshine and it reminds me of an old photo that was taken in the sun.

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I am really liking that!

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that looks nice! I feel like her face needs a tad more detail, so added contrast can help with that. but I like the vintage coloring.

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Thank you everyone! I will try to add a touch of contrast (I agree it could use a touch). Maybe I should mask the hat while I do that, since it's already so bright?

Tialee, yes you can definitely do them in Paintshop! I believe that Coffeeshop's website has the breakdown of steps for that action. That's what I followed to translate it into a Paintshop edit (which you could then record as a "script" which is the same as an "action").

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I LOVE it Amy! I found a website a while back that broke down every PS term into PSP terms. Wonder if I could find it again though. I was eager to start! I think this looks amazing!

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Oh that's cool Sadie! Most terms are the same, but I'm sure lots of the tools have different names--like I'm still not sure PSP has the equivalent tool of the "healing brush" which seems to be a really great tool in PS. Maybe newer PSPs do.

Thanks!

I'll try an edit tonight in PSP. I was going to just boost the contrast in Picnik but I can't mask back in the hat there.

*edit: YES I just discovered the "scratch remover" tool in my PSP that does the same thing as PS healing brush! so cool! AND if you use actual "adjustment layers" rather than duplicating layers to edit (which I've always done) you can do "masking" the same exact way as in PS.

edit #2: ok here is the pic with a curves adjustment afterwards, minus the hat (masked it back to original vintage-ness) but now is it too dark?

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p.s. Sadie, I found a site page that might be the one you saw? -->
http://paintshoppro.info/tutorials/photoshop_to_paintshoppro_dictionary.htm

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Yep, that's the site. Wink

Love the new one. I loved the first one, but I like #2 better! CUTE! Makes me want to go back and edit some oldies, but goodies!

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Thanks! Me too--I have soooo many Eva pics. But probably not too many that would look good for a vintage edit. I want to try some of my flower pics next....yikes I have hundreds of those too lol

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Just thought I'd throw this one in. I know a lot of her face is blown and other parts, but this is still one of my favs of Ruthie! I went back and edited it last night the same way I edited that flower.

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Cute!!! That is a great timeless-feel photo to use! It looks like it could be from literally any decade in the last half-century. Is her face really blown? I wouldn't have thought that here.

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Well, it doesn't look it here, but when I changed it to b&w (tried to do a good conversion, but it didnt' work), her face was super bright, so I thought it was.

Thanks Amy! I just couldn't help but play with this one. It also showed me that I need to clean out my hard drive! Lol I have OLD pics on there and I barely have any room on my c drive. :eek:

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Amy, love the new edit! Such a sweet picture! The first I was going to suggest upping the contrast because it just looked a little flat, but your new edit looks good.

Sadie, that picture of Ruthie is just adorable, love the faded feel. (And I don't think her face looks blown, but that's just my monitor).

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Thanks! The Coffeeshop tut didn't mention adding contrast at the end but it does look good with a little bit added too. I think I like both. lol

Hmmm Sadie, maybe the reds were too high when you converted it? Was it via Channel Mixer?

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To be honest with you, I have NO clue. I don't pay much attention when I edit. I am not fond of editing, so I get frustrated and I hurry. :eyeroll: Anyways, I might try again tonight IF I have time!