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Wow - looks like you really like Presetpond :)

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Aperture Preset - Milky Shadows and Vintage Texture

** Updated
This is for Canon 7D files (and smaller)

There is also a version for Canon 5DmkII files:

Few Curves controls one after the other, pushing and pulling back the shadows.

The last Curves has a custom texture (in the Brush) which adds a vintage vignette.

It’s actually pretty easy to create custom textures in Aperture, you only need to find the folder called “Masks” inside the Aperture Library. Than you can open this TIFF greyscale file in Photoshop and you can paste your own texture and overwrite the file. Close and open Aperture and the new Mask will be loaded.


On April 24, 2011 fmcmains said:

I really like what you are doing here, I just wish I understood how to better apply the texture vignette. Images from my 5D MKII show the texture vignette as a box about 10% in side the borders of the image.

On April 24, 2011 andrearusky said:

Oh.. I see. I used my 7D image to create these presets, so the mask is linked to the size of that resolution. I’ll get a 5D file and re-do the process.
For now, if you want to try yourself, open the “mask”
Folder, and choice to sort the subfolder view “by date”
The 1st subfolder in that list will contain the mask (the texture)
from my preset. If you open the file in Photoshop you should see the file. You can scale rhr picture to fit the edges.
Yeah I know it’s a pain.. Unfortunately this technique is kind of hack.. It’s not really straight forward..

On April 24, 2011 andrearusky said:

@ fmcmains
im trying to upload but im having trubles.. dunno why..the file is just a little bit bigger than the 7D. Anyways, you can download it from here:

On April 25, 2011 fmcmains said:

Thanks for doing that! I will download the new preset now! I wont have to crop when I use this one. I took several pictures today of a Laotian New Year festival that I processed with your preset. I’ll be posting them on my blog tomorrow. Thanks again.

On April 25, 2011 andrearusky said:

Actually I should thank you, cos now I know more about this “brush hack”
At the end I was able to upload the preset here so you don’t need to get it from FileSonic


On April 25, 2011 Steven said:

So I understand that the texture file is in the “Masks” folder of one’s Aperture library, and I’ve changed the texture file to something different (and it looks nice), but how do you package that up into a new preset and send it to a friend with one’s new texture intact?

On April 25, 2011 andrearusky said:

Just export the preset as you would normally do.
You can follow How-To from PresetPond

Aperture will pack automatically the texture (mask) inside the preset. That’s why the presets with brush-mask are pretty big.

On April 25, 2011 Steven said:

Oops. I figured out what I was doing wrong! Thank you for your quick instruction blurb in this preset’s info area. I’ve been trying to figure out how to do this for a while now after several Aperture blogs hinted about it but never really explained. Thanks so much!

On April 25, 2011 andrearusky said:

Yeah I think Aperture users are not so open to share their knowledge and give away free stuff.. ah ah..
That’s what pushed me to get my hands dirty and dig into the Aperture Library Package Content.

On September 16, 2011 bochenn said:

I have a Canon XSi, is not a profesional camera but still I can use this preset? Thanks

On September 16, 2011 andrearusky said:

Hi bochenn
Yes, you can use it.
The texture I created in photoshop is customized for 7D resolution (5184 x 3456)
So this texture will work with any image equal or smaller in pixels.
But Aperture will crop the border of the texture to match your resolution (4272 x 2848)
The best way will be to open the mask file in photoshop and resize it to your resolution.
Let me know how it goes !


On January 4, 2012 eb168 said:

i just wanted to thank you for sharing this. it is wonderful and i wish there were more like it since i don’t know how to add texture on my own in aperture. so grateful for this and hope to see more of your work in the future!

On January 4, 2012 andrearusky said:

@eb168 I’m glad you like it!
I didnt create much presets with textures cos I realised that they are linked to the original size of the photo I used.
So if I create the preset using my Canon 7D, the preset will work with pictures created with the same camera only (or let’s say, with all the pictures created by a 18 Megapixels camera).

The textures can be easily resized and fixed in photoshop but not all users know how to do that.

By the way, I explained the process of adding textures inside the Aperitire mask files here:

Andrea Rascaglia

On August 9, 2013 kylahambly said:

PLEASE CREATE MORE TEXTURES!!! I love this so much and i would love to see more. I am kind of photoshop challenges haha so using yours is a lot easier than making my own.

On April 28, 2014 abirshaqran said:

I have a Canon EOS 650D, I’ve downloaded and imported it in Lightroom. But i can’t use it. How can I use this preset?
Thanks in advance.

On May 13, 2014 beaming said:

love it! thanks!

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