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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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holavengoaflotar Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019  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 
rawimage Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, thanks for your request, but I think you got something wrong. The action set just generates single Polaroids, not collages.
michaelworthington Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2019  New Deviant
Thanks for the .atn!
edens-light Featured By Owner Edited Nov 23, 2018  Hobbyist
It helped me to understand some things.
Thanks a lot for sharing :thumbsup:
rawimage Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Very happy to hear that. :nod:
mpb2k Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018
big thx !
Splatterfuzz Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
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.
rawimage Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  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
sadhagrid Featured By Owner May 29, 2018
Wow, its amazing! Totally works for Photoshop CS3. You have to spend so much time doing this because its perfect ♥
HoBlaHoB Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018
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?
rawimage Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
It should work. Be sure to use it with flat images (no layers). The actions starting with -- are additional post processing actions. 
hypnoluxo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018   Photographer
thx for sharing... AND for the download button location ;)
daniellewoo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018
awsome !! thanks for sharing ^.^
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017
shassafrass Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
This is a very well put together set of filters. Perfect approximations, extremely useful. Just sent a thank you via Paypal.
rawimage Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. Glad to hear that. :thanks:
Rarakookies Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016
thnks ^^
secondwind75 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016
Thank you so much
filledesneige Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Student General Artist
Awesome, thanks a lot, I'm working with it now and it helps a lot !
kwangtung28 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016
themobius Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016
Awesome stuff!
mcdj Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
cool actions but an action that destructively resizes an image down make it useless in a professional workflow.
rawimage Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  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 ...
IrinaRusevsky Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
Dont know how to install for c6s ... can anybody help me ??
rawimage Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Just unzip and double-click the atn file.
vick330 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I assume you have a recent version of Photoshop (CS or higher).  There is a way to load the action from Photoshop itself, but the following is the easiest in my opinion:

1) Unzip the file.
2) With Photoshop off, go to your folders settings and make hidden items visible (if you don't know how, it's different depending on your version of Windows or if you're using a Mac, so Google it).
3) Go to your personal folder, then to the following subfolders: App Data Arrow Bullet (Blue) - F2U!  Roaming Arrow Bullet (Blue) - F2U!  Adobe Arrow Bullet (Blue) - F2U!  Adobe Photoshop Arrow Bullet (Blue) - F2U!  Presets Arrow Bullet (Blue) - F2U!  Actions
4) Drop the .atn actions file in the Actions folder.
5) Start Photoshop and the action will be available.
Chenosaurus-Rex Featured By Owner Edited Aug 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
 You mean Photoshop folder > app data ?
I was like "Personal folder???" lol Thanks!

What are the .atn actions? Is that the one from OP? I'm a total noob. 
- It is. lol

But it says that it's not compatible with this version of photoshop. 
vick330 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes the APP Data folder is your personal folder, sorry if I didn't explain that properly.
You get actions from the main menu: FILE > AUTOMATE > BATCH
There will be a popup and at the top you'll have Set: and underneath Action:
Consider Set: as the folder inside which a collection of actions are, and there you can select the Action: you want.
For the rest only bother with choosing where the end-product will be placed in the Destination field, and the Compatibility of the file with Windows, Mac, or Linux.
If the Action is not compatible with your version of Photoshop, then it can't be run unfortunately. This is due to differences in commands between different Ps versions, and the only way around it is to make your own Action. Can't help you there as I am on the learning curve regarding Actions myself.
heliconius Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
brilliant thx a lot, appreciated..
kendodblg Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Professional Photographer
I love using this action pack but may I make one small suggestion.  Add a "duplicate image" as the first step to each of the actions; I've done so and find that saves time versus creating a duplicate manually or accidentally running the action(s) on an image that I'm currently working on.

Just my 2 cents.

rawimage Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll add that to the next update.
zHeik27 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
Love this one =)
neichi0044 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
thank you
Allixandra Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
Thank you!
laurie10 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
This is amazing! Thank you for sharing. 
aktaktaw Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
thank you so much.
vkosekar Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thankyou  so much
minzm Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
dreaminginstasis Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
Thank you, these are beautiful!
CutieSwift17 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
allmixedupart Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
winnetito Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Thank you so much. So Awesome! :D (Big Grin) 
gonzatricolor Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
gracias... muchas gracias
Multiartis Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional
Will give this a go.
Ambee-Drawss Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! In my photography class we're doing an actions project (basically using actions to edit photos) and this is exactly what I was looking for!! <3
jjjjbabybaby Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
thank you for your awesome works!
stacijc Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Thanks for sharing this AWESOME action! I have one question (hope it's not a dumb one). I don't see where to access the "stickers and tape" that can be added to the top of the polaroid effect once it's complete. The action runs seamlessly, but no tape at the top. Do I add this separately or is there something else I need to download? Thanks.
rawimage Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the compliment. Honestly, I don't know what you are talking about. Have you seen it somewhere with tape on the top? Nevertheless this never was a feature included in the PolaGen 3. :shrug:
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