This is a personal photo, taken way back in the WILD wild west days, of my (thankfully now) ex and me. I kind of thought those weapons were wrong, and I was right. Was advised by a good friend what they might actually have been carrying.
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Extracted both weapons, and copied a part of the pistol to fill in this part.
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Used highpass sharpening - maxed out! The original was a continuous tone sepia print, but even back in those days we had access to some high-falutin' photo equipment, and made a halftone from it. The original is a gonner, lost in the dust of yesteryear.
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Used hue/saturation layer adjustment, and colorized it brown to simulate sepiatone.
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Made a brightness and contrast adjustment.
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Added noise filter to the guns to simulate more of the halftone that the original photo now has.
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Made a brightness adjustment on the guns to get closer to the tone of the rest of the image.
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Made a levels adjustment to the original image to enhance the darks to bring it closer to the new weapons.
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Did quite a bit of retouching on the Stanfords' mansion, removing the modern artifacts such as the buildings in the rear, and the tree braces. Also removed that banner in the entryway. Copied the two colors, top and bottom of the original sky, and made a gradient layer fill behind the now extracted building. Lots of cloning, copying and flipping horizontal of parts, then finally used a brown layer in front and reduced the opacity. It's great that the building still stands!
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Put the train image onto the old paper, clipped it to the edge, and used a brown inner glow to enhance the age.
Two additional images listed here.
The wall and table were made with standard photoshop patterns. The front lip of the table is a distorted copy of the surface which has a bevel/emboss. The wall texture has a hue/sat adjustment, and then a filter>lighting from the center top.