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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Altered Legacy

After scanning in some family Tintypes and Ambrotypes, I decided these folks could use a digital "pick-me-up!" I used the Tintypes shown, an altered frame from an Ambrotype, a 1792 farm sale document, and clip art (made into brushes in Photoshop Elements).

Unfortunately, there were no identifying names on these pictures; they are from the McEwen/Stewart and Irons/McCrory branches of the family. The top tintype is quite large (8 in.), and the picture appears to have been taken in a barn. If you look closely, you can see the earlier farm sale document in the background.
(08/11/09: added links to new blog for downloading above images)


~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Amazing transformation for these precious photos Catherine, you really brought them "alive" !

~*~ Patty

Miki said...

I love your manipulations of your family! Beautiful! I need to come over for a tutorial in Photoshop!

Lyneen said...

these are fantastic.... I JUST LOVE THE ALTERED images.

purplepaint said...

These are awesome! I've really got to get more into digital art! It's really amazing what you can do with it!