Creating a sun-bleached photo effect in Aperture

Someone asked me how I got the sunbleached faded photo treatment from this photo (mouseover to see original):

Our fearless leader

Our fearless leader
Pier 38, South of Market, San Francisco, California

Olympus E-P2, Lumix G HD 14-14 f/4-5.8 OIS
1/400sec @ ƒ8, iso 200, 103mm (206mm)

Here is the treatment:

Aperture settings for old photo

– Enhance, Curves, Color Monochrome, Sepia Toning: [This is from my “vintage film preset”][preset looks]
– Exposure, Edge Sharpen: intensify the contrast even more
– Highlights & Shadows: Recover some lost detail
– Levels: auto contrast (not auto-color as it will remove the “vintage” lok
– Intensify Contrast: Lost that setting. It’s a brush so it’s not needed anyway.

[Download the preset][vintagefilm2]

[vintagefilm2]: /m/dl/ “Download Vintage Film 2 Aperture Preset (Zip 7KB)”
[preset looks]: “Preset Looks”

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