Craquelure

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.

Get Paid to Take Digital Photos

Get Paid to Take Digital Photos

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