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Polanoid Generator V3
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Published: November 17, 2011

THE DOWNLOAD BUTTON IS ON THE RIGHT!


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

SOME SAMPLES

What's new:

:bulletgreen: Added a new action impossible PX680 color shade BLUE
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: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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Comments (256)
holavengoaflotar's avatar
holavengoaflotar|Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi i need to make a A3 size full of 15 custom polaroids, could yo do an action for it ? i will pay you 
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rawimage's avatar
rawimage|Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, thanks for your request, but I think you got something wrong. The action set just generates single Polaroids, not collages.
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michaelworthington's avatar
Thanks for the .atn!
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edens-light's avatar
edens-lightEdited |Student Photographer
It helped me to understand some things.
Thanks a lot for sharing :thumbsup:
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rawimage|Hobbyist Photographer
Very happy to hear that. :nod:
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mpb2k's avatar
big thx !
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Splatterfuzz's avatar
Hi! I'd really like to use this tool, but I can't get it to work. To be more specific: I download the .atn, load it in Photoshop (I use CS6) and select the preset/style I want to apply. Everything seems to run fine for a couple seconds, and then one of the following happens: 1) Photoshop crashes and the program shuts itself down, or 2) The computer freezes completely and I get a blue screen. || I've looked into the RAM performance and related things, but  I can't really get a clear view as to what the problem is. I run a lot of other Photoshop plugins, some of them pretty heavy on your system, and I've never had any problems with it, so it seems odd that a series of Photoshop actions makes my computer go into complete tilt. The Polanoid Generator is actually the first thing to result in a blue screen -- never happened before. So, I was wondering if you could offer some insight into what's happening and how to prevent those crashes. I'm running Windows 10 with Photoshop CS6.
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rawimage|Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! Sorry for the late reply! Wow, this sound dramatic. To be honest, I never though such thing as a blue screen could happen. It really shouldn't have such a great impact on RAM, since it downsizes the image to around 7 mp before the actions starts with filters and such.
You could try one of the other playback options. I'm not sure how they're called in english (I run the german version of PS), maybe something like delayed and step by step, to see if it still happens.
There isn't anything to fancy happening during the action. Some gaussian Blur, Noise, Motion blur, Basrelief etc.

You can contact me via email deviantart@rawimage.de
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sadhagrid's avatar
Wow, its amazing! Totally works for Photoshop CS3. You have to spend so much time doing this because its perfect ♥
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HoBlaHoB's avatar
The Generator doesn't work properly in Photoshop CC 2015 :( Shows a lot of actions within the action, that can't be done or found. Is there a fix?
regards
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rawimage's avatar
rawimage|Hobbyist Photographer
It should work. Be sure to use it with flat images (no layers). The actions starting with -- are additional post processing actions. 
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hypnoluxo| Photographer
thx for sharing... AND for the download button location ;)
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daniellewoo's avatar
awsome !! thanks for sharing ^.^
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shassafrass's avatar
This is a very well put together set of filters. Perfect approximations, extremely useful. Just sent a thank you via Paypal.
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rawimage's avatar
rawimage|Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. Glad to hear that. :thanks:
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secondwind75's avatar
Thank you so much
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filledesneige's avatar
filledesneige|Student General Artist
Awesome, thanks a lot, I'm working with it now and it helps a lot !
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themobius's avatar
Awesome stuff!
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mcdj's avatar
cool actions but an action that destructively resizes an image down make it useless in a professional workflow.
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rawimage's avatar
rawimage|Hobbyist Photographer
Some of the steps in the action make it necessary to resize the image to a specific size. Operations like creating masks need absolute dimensions to work.
Please keep in mind that a real Polaroid print has a rather limited resolution/quality. So, if you would scan a Polaroid print you wouldn't get a super crisp result either.
Nevertheless you can try to disable the step No 3 and 4 to avoid image resizing, but the part were the frame is generated won't work properly anymore. Also all the additional Effect-Actions won't work anymore ...
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