Old Masters


Diopter

Link Posted 10/04/2013 - 14:14
Hi All,
In the good old days of film, there was a process where a print surface could be finished to resemble an old oil painting
(Dried, cracked oil)
I would guess it is possible to achieve this with digital images, if so, does anyone know how to do it or someone who does?
I have had a shufty on the web, to no avail.
Pete

Algernon

Link Posted 10/04/2013 - 14:18
The photographic process was a varnish that you sprayed
on it contracted on drying and looked like an oil painting.

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

johnriley

Link Posted 10/04/2013 - 14:26
You can add textures in Photoshop. Alternatively, you can print onto canvas.
Best regards, John

Diopter

Link Posted 10/04/2013 - 17:49
Thanks Chaps, I am going to try printing onto canvas or board and then apply the varnish. Any ideas as to where I can get the varnish Algi, is it a 'special' or do you think diy stuff will do?
Pete

Algernon

Link Posted 10/04/2013 - 18:34
It came in spray cans from the US in the 70/80's. It
was purpose made for the job. Possibly no longer available.
I'm sure the name was Mac Donalds photofinishing products?

Calumet might know. I used to get it from Hargeaves
but I they were taken over.

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

Algernon

Link Posted 10/04/2013 - 19:29
It was actually McDonalds..... can't find them on the net.

This was the stuff.....

Special lacquers are available which, after drying, have surface
characteristics unlike current photographic papers.
McDonald Pro-
Tecta-Cote Florentine
, applied over coats of conventional or textured
lacquers, dries with a reticulated (cracked) surface intended to
simulate old and deteriorated oil paintings. Other special effects
lacquers, such as McDonald Pro-Texture Lacquer, can produce simulated
brush strokes on the surface of a print.


Not even listed here.... link

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

Gary Hickin

Link Posted 11/04/2013 - 01:15
Cracquelure will do the job- available on Ebay and specialist paint suppliers.

Link- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cracquelure-Cracked-Finish-Crack-Varnish-Crackle-Glaze...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/original_gazart/
Last Edited by Gary Hickin on 11/04/2013 - 01:25

Diopter

Link Posted 11/04/2013 - 08:23
Thanks Gary, Will sus it out. Pete
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