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Polanoid Generator V3

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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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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.
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NarkildoHobbyist Photographer

I've used this fantastic set of actions on Photoshop CS5.1, and I am wondering if it does work on Photoshop 2020 (21.2.0 release) ? So far, when I tried it, I got some errors... Thanks :-)

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rawimageHobbyist Photographer

Tried it right now and everything works fine.

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NarkildoHobbyist Photographer

Wow, Thanks for your answer. I had issues, but I suspect they might be linked to the language version (I used it on a PC, and moved to a Mac also). I will further investigate it. Thanks again.

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NarkildoHobbyist Photographer

After moving Photoshop (21.2.0) to a Mac, I had few things to do after re-installing the Polaroid Generator V3 by rawimage Actions :

- make sure there is only on PhotoShop file opened

- make sure the image is flattened before launching an action (otherwise I had a bug which I believe was linked to layer selection)

- set the Action Playback Options - Performance to Accelerated (otherwise it runs slowly step by step)

- in the Presets, activate the Legacy Patterns and More (… on some actions it refused to save the file, displaying an error : Photoshop could not save … because the selected pattern is not available)

and now it seems to work just fine… and I love these Actions.

Thx again,

Arnaud.

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unresponsiveStudent Photographer

wow this did it, the problem was with the patterns, activating "legacy patterns and more" on the patterns window did the trick, thank you so much!

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rawimageHobbyist Photographer

Hi Arnaud, thanks for your profund feedback. I'm happy to hear that "everything's" running smooth now.

Like I mentioned in my mail, I'm currently working on an update, trying to eliminate some of the issues you mentioned. Other opened files should not interfere, but who knows.

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tomdaneil91New Deviant

Hi. I've used your action for years to create stunning Polaroids and it's been working great every single time. Except now. I've tried using the action both individually and as part of a batch. When I get to the last dialogue box asking if would I like to transform and click yes, it doesn't show the change and when I click enter I get the following error message. I've tried looking on Adobe forums, but with little luck. Might it be due to any updates or similar? I first tried the Photoshop 21.1.2 version, but then updated to the newest one (21.1.3). Same error. Got any creative suggestions? :) Much appreciated!

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unresponsiveStudent Photographer

hi! I just want to say that i've also had this problem, it doesnt seem to happen to every action, in my experiencie 600, 600 vivid, PX600, px600 grainy (this one doesn't even get past the frame creatin step), px600 dry, px600 rust, px600 b/w and px600 low. In every case the image rendering breaks completely and either the image is frozen or not present until you revert to the original image state. I hope to have this resolved soon because this set of actions is legendary, thank you so much!

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rawimageHobbyist Photographer

This is strange, because all actions are identical, except for the first part.

Tried it right now with PS 21.2.0 on a Mac and everything works fine. This being said I freshly installed the action.

This project is kind of depricated, so I'm not sure when I'll look into it.

For now, use one of the actions that runs through, select the three topmost layers and convert them into a smart object. Delete everything else. Save it as PSD. Now you have a frame template.

In the future simply run only the first part of the actions (where the specific look is generated) and use the frame template.

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unresponsiveStudent Photographer

thank you so much for replying! will try removing and re installing

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rawimageHobbyist Photographer

You also might be happy to hear that I'm updating the whole action set atm to simplify things and increase the output size to more modern standards. :nod:

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unresponsiveStudent Photographer

wow! is your paypal address in this post current? i'll love to send you a few euros

LEOL30's avatar

I'm seeing the same message on some of the actions.

Koala64's avatar

Waou Thank you so much ... very very good result !

bexr's avatar

Where's download button? I can't see it. 😭

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Wherebis the download button? I can't see it

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holavengoaflotarHobbyist 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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rawimageHobbyist 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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Thanks for the .atn!
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It helped me to understand some things.
Thanks a lot for sharing :thumbsup:
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rawimageHobbyist Photographer
Very happy to hear that. :nod:
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