Thanks for very warm welcome!
Agree cooler_inc, Helios 44-2 mounted to DSLR can make quite artistic results. Unfortunately in my Nikon I’m forced to use m42 adapter with additional lens which causes light losses. I managed to adapt my Jupiter 21M to focus properly without any redundant lenses, but with Helios it seems to be too difficult.
Almost all textures except etui and strap was painted by hand. The hard worn out look on the edges of lens and black-painted metal part of the body, I was able to receive by simple method:
- Filled entire layer with Paper pattern in Gimp. The layer mode depends on the background colour. In my case Overlay worked well.
- Erased part of the layer, leaving parts where scratches should occur.
- Duplicated layer to enhance damage apperance.
To make longer scrathes I started with preparing texture with hand-drawn scratches. Then I filled with them fields of interests on the texture. In order to make them more convincing, I placed duplicated parts of scratches near the edges of the model. Transforming duplicated parts helped me in gaining more randomized effect.