Well, I was seeing on the Internet that my true friend Tom (@twoodwar, on Twitter) was looking at lots of old-fashioned pictures on the Internet. And so, when I was doing today’s The Daily Create TDC914, I decided that I would put my picture of me (which is new) into a picture like one which I saw on the Internet just now. Even before Photoshop, photographers were making very creative pictures:
The one that I saw on the Internet just now was from a page where they were making pictures of people with their heads cut off back in Victorian times: An Executioner’s Photo Album: Victorian Headless Portraits. I guess it was a thing. Since the Victorian times were old-fashioned and now is modern then by making my picture of me (which is modern) like one of the heads-cut-off pictures from back in the olden days, then I would be doing The Daily Create.
I also found another web page on the Internet where they were making pictures back in Victorian times of people after they were dead. They did this because sometimes it would be the only picture that they ever had of them. Especially if they were still kids when they died. That would be sad. So if you want to look at that webpage then is called Victorian Post Mortem Photography. Plus, I found other sites about it, plus Wikipedia.
So after all of that, what with pictures of old dead people and head-cut-off-people and everything, I decided I didn’t want to do the head-cut-off one, plus we already did that during #headless106 back in 2013, so that’s kind of a done thing.
Because it said don’t just make it black-and-white or don’t just use a cheap sepia filter, I used me, which is already in black-and-white, and then I used a very expensive sepia filter so that it wasn’t cheap. Actually, what I really did was use a tutorial called The Aging Photo which I found on the Internet. It tells you all the steps to make a photo look old. I just used that, plus my own custom adjustment layer which I invented to do it better than just the sepia thing.
I hope you like my Victorian Picture of Modern Me.
In case you want to see what things looked like before, you can look at these things: