Halloween season is fast approaching and, as an avid home haunter, I am at work on my newest projects. This year I was looking to make a series of vintage looking photographs, or "antiqued" if you will. I had edited similar pictures like this "in the past" (no pun intended), but I needed to create a standard by which to make an entire series or to go back to for future images. After searching online for a plug-in or instructions, what little help I found was not as thorough as I needed. I found some ATN files made for Adobe Photoshop that will create similar effects, but I am currently using PhotoDraw. So, as necessity is the mother of invention; I took what information I had compiled, expanded upon it, and wrote my own instructions. That being said, I thought it might be a good idea to add some graphics and put it all together in an instructable to help anyone else who might have had my same dilemma.
Step 1: Open the photo you wish to edit in PhotoDraw
*Note: At this point you can just edit the photo, save it as a new selection, and elect to not save changes to the original when you close it. However, just to be safe, follow my instructions and make a copy of the photo before you edit it. Then, close the original right away before making edits to the copy.