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#1 Bleek II

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 09:06 PM

Okay, so I've been working out to some old VHS tapes with my wife. I wanted to get the look that they have. So I worked out a few pretty easy steps. There are a few technical things I'm overlooking such as interlacing and exact chroma resolution but I think the look works pretty well.
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Pre-pixel Distortion Method (For working with 720x480/640x480 images, or making a larger image of VHS quality but not true size.)
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1.
Add Noise
Intensity = (20 SP)(28 LP)(36 EP)
Color S. = 50
Cov. = 100

2.
Duplicate

Layer1 Steps
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1.
Motion Blur
Angle = 0
Distance = (8 SP)(12 LP)(16 EP)

2.
Select All

3.
Copy

NOTE: Layer1 will not be part of the final image

Layer2 Steps
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1.
Extract Channel http://forums.getpai..._1
Channel = CMYK -Key

2.
Motion Blur
Angle = 0
Distance = (2 SP LP)(3 EP)

3.
BlendModes Plus http://forums.getpai...lus-v235-32410/
= Copy Image From Clipboard (this is how we're using layer1)
= Color

DONE!

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Scaled to Image Distortion Method (Means that now matter the how large the image is it will look like it came from a VHS tape.)
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1.
Add Noise
Intensity = (20 SP)(28 LP)(36 EP)(may depend on how lage the image is)
Color S. = 50
Cov. = 100

2.
Duplicate

Layer1 Steps
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1.
Motion Blur
Angle = 0
Distance = (Horz.Res./80 SP)(Horz.Res./60 LP)(Horz.Res./40 EP)

2.
Select All

3.
Copy

NOTE: Layer1 will not be part of the final image

Layer2 Steps
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1.
Extract Channel http://forums.getpai..._1
Channel = CMYK -Key

2.
Motion Blur
Angle = 0
Distance = (Horz.Res./340 SP LP)(Horz.Res./280 EP)

3.
BlendModes Plus http://forums.getpai...lus-v235-32410/
= Copy Image From Clipboard (this is how we're using layer1)
= Color

4.
Motion Blur
Angle = 90
Distance = Vert.Res./480

DONE!
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Edited by Bleek II, 06 January 2011 - 10:08 PM.

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#2 pyrochild

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 09:30 PM

Please add screenshots or I'll have to lock this. They are not optional.
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#3 Bleek II

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 09:36 PM

Please add screenshots or I'll have to lock this. They are not optional.


I meant to upload it, sorry.

Edited by Bleek II, 06 January 2011 - 10:10 PM.

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#4 ssaamm

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 06:47 PM

For larger images, I think that if they are Gaussian blurred the right amount and you apply the effects multiplied by the resolution of the image you are trying it on, it works just as well.

EDIT: I also found that applying a sharpness effect with a large radius makes it look much more VHS'y

Edited by ssaamm, 28 March 2011 - 07:32 PM.

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