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Grelber04 Aug 2012 9:59 a.m. PST

As I understand it, at the time fo the American Civil War, and for many years after, photos were taken and sent to the newspaper or publisher, where they were converted to woodcuts for printing. A good place to see this sort of illustration is in Battles and Leaders of the Civil War.

My question is, is there any software now that could do this? I think it would be great to be able to convert my photos of my late 19th Century armies into a period appropriate style of illustration.


Sergeant Paper04 Aug 2012 10:35 a.m. PST

Something like a plugin for Photoshop would work:



KatieL Inactive Member04 Aug 2012 11:09 a.m. PST

GIMP (which is free) comes with a built-in filter for this; link

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