Professional photographers pay big bucks to have their photo labs give portraits an "old masters" look by cracking the surface as if it were a painting that had started to age. Paints used in ancient times weren't stable, as they were egg whites, clay, and plants used as pigment and used a protective varnish layer that tended to crack. Pro photographers sometimes have this texture applied to their photographs to give them an Old Masters patina. You can achieve a similar effect, which adds a nice 3D look, using the Craquelure filter.

Your controls can specify the crack spacing, depth, and brightness. You can adjust the spacing to produce a mixture of cracks and image area, and modify the depth and brightness settings to create deeper or shallower cracks.

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