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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

This action is free and Creative Commons.
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Join #PolaGen and submit your PolaGems

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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autodrivex Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Thanks, but why does it need to change the screen mode?
rawimage Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
what do you mean with screen mode?
ggenwwei Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
thank you  
acidic777 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
so cool
DeanThirteenth Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  New member
Thank you so so much for this! :) 
bent4england Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
Wow! Many thanks indeed. I'm an absolute novice at Photoshop and this is simplicity itself to follow. I've tried to follow tutorials on line for hours and get all dazed and confused ( apologies to Led Zep  ) . This download is brilliant, and if I can use it, anyone can.
Thank you for taking all the grief and ache out of making a polaroid! CLASS! 
versifier Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
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 Sep 15, 2014  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 Sep 15, 2014
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 Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My main goal was to mimic the look and feel of different Instant films, not so much a simple frame.
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