June’s One Photo Focus

This is for Stacy’s One Photo Focus Challenge, where we are given a photo to edit however we want. When I saw the original photo of the older Victorian style home it reminded me of the 100 year-old homes in a small town where we used to live in Iowa in the U.S.  I knew right away I wanted to make the photo look like an aged photograph from like the 1920’s or 30’s that you might find in an old chest in your grandmother’s dusty attic.

Original photo (see below) by Stacy Fishcher
Original photo (see below left) by Stacy Fischer.  Edits by Sheila (that’s me!)

To do this, I made numerous edits in a mobile app called PicsArt. Then I transferred the photo over to my laptop and used GIMP to layer the photo with a “old paper” texture created by Shadowhouse Creations. I set the texture layer to Multiply, and made some minor adjustments until I was satisfied with the final product.  What do you think?

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  1. I adore what you’ve done, Sheila! Absolutely straight out of a dusty attic trunk 🙂 From what I’ve learned about GIMP through Nic’s posts, it really is a very powerful and effective program (in the right, experienced hands – which mine are not – too much like PS for me, with its layering concept that still alludes me 😉). Thanks for participating and sharing such a wonderful final image with us!


  2. I think you did an amazing job. There are so many editing options out there nowadays that I seem to go overboard sometimes. This just fits the image so well I can’t believe it. Perfect!


  3. What a great edit! It looks just like some old photos I found at my mother’s house that really were from the 30s!!! Great job.


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