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how can i produce an "etched lithographic" effect?

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:16 pm
by benben
i am attempting to produce a logo that looks etched similar to how money and bonds look. i want it to look similar to an antiquated looking piece of art or currency from the 19th and early 20th century. so far i have been unsuccessful in finding a way to do this in photoshop with the various filters or eye candy. can anyone suggest a way to do this?

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:02 am
by HaraldHeim
How about the Screens or EtchTone Filter from www.andromeda.com? There is something similar available from www.panopticum.com, too.

how can i produce an "etched lithographic" effect?

Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:38 am
by plugsnpixels
See examples of this effect I have made using Andromeda Cutline at http://www.plugsnpixels.com/cutline.html

how can i produce an "etched lithographic" effect?

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:59 pm
by PaulJsvBFCM
You can create your own version.
1- Make a new file with a b&w version of the video raster lines;
2- copy that a few times;
3- apply different distortions to the copies;
4- blend the different versions with each other;
5- save the variations you like OR make patterns from them.

Then, when you want to use one, apply it over your image using blending and the opacity slider OR use it to create a selection from your image to print it as a cutline engraving.

"etched lithography" was made by laying down a resist and scratching a drawing through it (similar to preparing a plate for etching) so the ink was taken up in the lines drawn. The lines for old money were either etched or engraved in metal plates, not done with lithography. Lithography could not produce clean, sharp lines.

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