Changing The Salem Diner to Larry’s Diner

I have been wanting to duplicate that animated GIF trick that Wendyvee of Roadside Wonders blog did with a photo of mine from 1980 and one she and her friend John Featherlin duplicated from December, 2010, see………. https://dinerhotline.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/roadside-wonders-blog-pays-homage-to-diner-hotline/

 She had told me what programs she had used to do this but I did not have those. The other day I was looking at the email she sent with some of that info and decided to look at software I already had on my computer. I checked out Photoscape which I believe came with one of my digital cameras and lo and behold, the program had that option. So below is a result of trying it out.

This is a digital photo I took a number of years ago of The Salem Diner. I had been playing around in Photoshop about 4 years ago when I had nothing better to do and alterred a copy of the original. First thing I did was put a streamlined end on the left side to match the right. Then I changed the neon sign on the roof to read “Larry’s Diner”. I did the same for the backlit sign on the pole to the right. To be sure, the people with sharp eyes should see some other changes as well.

5 thoughts on “Changing The Salem Diner to Larry’s Diner

  1. Very cool! We need a double ended Sterling Streamliner back in service since there aren’t any operating now.

    The easiest Larry’s Diner, of course, would be Lamy’s Diner at the Henry Ford Museum – just switch out the “m” for “rr” (and I know you have the panel!)

  2. This is really cool, Larry. I’ve seen this effect before, and I always tell myself that someday I am going to learn how to do it.

    Since my daughter watches so many cartoons, it makes me think it would be a good gag for a cartoon…Salem and Larry are inside the diner, arguing over who owns it, so they just keep flipping a switch that instantly changes the outside.🙂

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