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Tall-Tale Postcards - early 1900s photomontages

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by krugorg, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    I saw this great post about Tall Tale Postcards on Wired's RAW blog:
    Early 1900s Postcards Show Off Primitive 'Photoshopping' Skills | Raw File | Wired.com

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/whsimages/4203033921/" title="Tall-tale Postcard: Gold Mine On The Farm by Wisconsin Historical Images, on Flickr"> 4203033921_b3251f4a86_o. "600" height="369" alt="Tall-tale Postcard: Gold Mine On The Farm"></a>
    A Gold Mine On The Farm

    There is a flickr pool listed in the blog post, but seems like a lot of more recent creations there. More historical images at Wisconsin Historical Society website:
    Wisconsin Historical Images Search Results

    I love these things! I would like to try a modern version... it seems like most of the charm with these, at least for me, is the extreme level of exaggeration and the obviousness of the photo manipulation. Hmm... looks like I may need to download Gimp or an eval copy of Photoshop for our next Christmas card project (AKA my proposed Xmas card concept that is shot down).
     
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
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  3. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    I should have known that you would have already given this a go, Luke - I like the daffodil shot!

    Are you thinking of making it old-timey, emulating the post card look?
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    yeah.....I do goofy Photoshops pretty often, but I will try to make it look like an old postcard.
     
  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    OK. Thanks for letting me use one of your shots Kyle. I'm not 100% satisfied with this, but here's my best effort for today. My Photoshop skills are a little rusty....

    Tall Tale postcard by Lukinosity, on Flickr
     
  6. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Okay, that is just too awesome! I love it! :biggrin: