Pleasingly aged

William Stimpson wrote to Thomas Bland on 27 May 1858 using soft gray Smithsonian Institution stationery. There is a yellow halo around the dark brown ink of the words, giving them a warm glow. I cannot help thinking, in the back of my mind, of ways to duplicate the effect in Photoshop. (Rather, how it might have been duplicated a decade ago. I remember the days when you had to first render your text before applying effects….)

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