Create a Stylized Vintage Postcard with AKVIS HDRFactory

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Tutorial: AKVIS HDRFactory

Egypt 100 Years Ago: Vintage Postcard


You can use AKVIS HDRFactory not only to create high dynamic range images, but also to turn an ordinary photo into a spectacular stylized vintage postcard.

Original Image Result
Original Image Result

The tutorial was made using the AKVIS HDRFactory plugin in Adobe Photoshop.

  • Step 1. Open an image in your photo editor.
    Original Image
  • Step 2. Make the picture darker: Image -> Adjustments -> Exposure. In the dialog box, reduce the Exposure value, set it to -1.
    Exposure  in Photoshop

    Save the image in the same folder as the original photo, but with a different name.

  • Step 3. Call the AKVIS HDRFactory plugin: Filter -> AKVIS -> HDRFactory. Press and choose both images (original and corrected).

    In the dialog box Set Exposure Values specify the step equal to 1 and click Apply. Images will appear in the program and will be processed with the default settings.

    AKVIS HDRFactory

    In the presets list choose AKVIS Antique, the image will be processed automatically using the preset's settings.

    AKVIS Yellowed Photo Preset

    Click on to apply the result and return to the editor.

  • Step 4. Add noise to the HDR image. Select the command: Filter -> Noise -> Add Noise and adjust the parameters of the filter.

    We used these settings:

    Add Noise
  • Step 5. The last step is to add a frame to the picture, for example, like this:
    Vintage Postcard
    Vintage Postcard
    Click on the image to open it in a larger size
How It Works How It Works
   — What Does HDRI Mean? — What Does HDRI Mean?
   — Shots with Different Exposures — Shots with Different Exposures
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Creating HDR Images  — Creating HDR Images
   — Ghost Removal in HDR Images  — Ghost Removal in HDR Images
   — Adjustment — Adjustment
   — Local Correction — Local Correction
   — Effects — Effects
   — Crop Tool — Crop Tool
   — Post Processing — Post Processing
   — Preferences — Preferences
Examples Examples
   — Highlands Scenery — Highlands Scenery
   — Sunset Beach: HDR Effect — Sunset Beach: HDR Effect
   — Fun Slides in the Countryside — Fun Slides in the Countryside
   — Beautiful Glass — Beautiful Glass
   — Set Sail:  Pseudo-HDR — Set Sail: Pseudo-HDR
   — Changing Reality — Changing Reality
   — Summer Twilight - HDR Landscape — Summer Twilight - HDR Landscape
   — Looking For the Missing Color — Looking For the Missing Color
   — Regatta: Black And White HDR — Regatta: Black And White HDR
   — Egypt 100 Years Ago: Vintage Postcard — Egypt 100 Years Ago: Vintage Postcard


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