The Awesome Antiquated Look
June 16, 2004
Erosion, decay, wear, age and/or use are all reasons we have that worn look. Cameron has shared with us some ways to replicate that wicked worn look. So I am going to show you one more way to skin that cat, I will call it The Awesome Antiquated Look.
I have found this method to be a really quick way to get that old worn antiquated look. Let’s begin.
Step 1: Choose Your Brush
I started by using the Brush Tool in Photoshop, and the right brush tip shape. You can find several brushes on the internet but one resource I recommend is Adobe Studio Exchange. Adobe’s Studio Exchange offers many free, some not free, downloadable resources for their products. So i did a search on brushes and found a couple that would work great for the antiquated look.
Step 2: Apply Brush Stroke
Once you install a brush it is pretty simple to apply it to your art work. You can use the brush on the eraser, brush, clone, dodge or whatever tool to get the impression you want. Look at the following examples.
Generally, you only need to apply one click of the brush to get the effect you want. Note, to get the cleanest and sharpest impression of the brush use the sample size of the brush.
Once you have brushed your stroke, it is really pretty easy to take it to the next level and apply different blending options, colors and/or filter effects.
Good Luck! May you go forth and make the world…look worn and old like your grandfather’s garage.
If you are hooked on this style, you don’t want to miss out what other experts have to say about this look.
- Analogue by RedLabor
- Aged Aesthetic by Jason Santa Maria
- Time Traveling by David Hellsing
- Weathered: Subtle. Restrained. by Ryan Sims
- Academics of Worn by Greg Storey
- The Original That Wicked Worn Look by Cameron Moll
Enjoy and have fun, the “worn look” is the new black.