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Polanoid Generator V3 by rawimage Polanoid Generator V3 by rawimage


Seriously, I'm not kidding, it's really there!


What's new:

:bulletgreen: Added a new action impossible PX680 color shade BLUE

:bulletgreen: Improved framing. It's generated (insert number here) times faster.
:bulletgreen: 10 new IMPOSSIBLE FILM TYPE actions
:bulletgreen: Actions now can be used in batch mode

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Special Thanks to ~mousiestmousy for the wonderful sample images. :heart:

DISCLAIMER: I spent a lot of time creating this action. It helps you to save time, and maybe you can even learn something new. Nevertheless, to install and use Photoshop actions you have to have at least basic Photoshop skills. I won't help you with that. There are plenty of Tutorials on dA and the www.
My actions often have the approach to mimic a certain kind of photographic process. I enjoy to study prints and to reveal its essence, while thinking of a way to empathize this essence with Photoshop. I'm aware that my actions don't create adequate substitutes for an original piece. I just mention this, because there were some purists and hardliners in the past, that shook their heads or even felt offended. Consider this simply a nerdy hobby of mine.
A weak point of Photoshop actions is, that it's not convenient to load files (like textures) during playback, if you want to use the actions on different machines. That's because the paths saved in the action are absolute. To make the outcome perfect, you should adjust the layers and values to your needs and place additional textures manually.
DeviantART has changed the submission rules (again). From now on .ATN files have to be zipped to be approved. Sorry for the inconvenience!
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versifier Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Hi , I love these actions.. but I am only looking to add a Polaroid frame to an existing image. How could I do that ?
rawimage Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Search for a stock image of a real Polaroid frame, or run the action to get a layered Photoshop file, place your photo manually into it and delete/disable any layers you don't need. Basic Photoshop skills are required.
versifier Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I figured it out within the action itself, like you said I disabled the layers I didn't need then re-sized the original image.

Thank you!!

I would suggest adding just a plain polaroid version for any future updates :)

Cheers mate!
rawimage Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
My main goal was to mimic the look and feel of different Instant films, not so much a simple frame.
BrokenEye3 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
What's "impossible film"?
rawimage Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Instant film produced by a company called impossible. 
BrokenEye3 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ah, okay. I thought maybe it was a look that was impossible to do with real Poloroids or something
Flurschaden Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014   Photographer
I love it! :heart:
Thank you for sharing this great action.
luhan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
aloha :)
I'm trying to use it but I can't
I'm using OLDSCHOOL photoshop 6.0 :D
Isn't it working with the old version??
rawimage Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No, I'm sorry. :(
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