Sunday, July 26, 2009

Preview of CoffeeShop Polaroid Emulsion Transfer!

boy&pear polaroid emulsion



I am going to pick the winner(s) of a custom CoffeeShop Watermarking action tomorrow, so until I do you can still enter by grabbing my blog button, posting it on your blog, and then leaving a comment in the last post. Tomorrow the winner(s) will be posted, so please come and check and see if it you!

I have been busy finishing up my new CoffeeShop endeavor. I am a bit obsessed with the Polaroid emulsion transfer effect . If you know me, I love a challenge and I decided that I would figure out a way to make fake ones in Photoshop. Not only did I develop a method, but I made a large selection of Polaroid clipping masks (to get that cool messy partly-transferred effect), found some nice paper textures, wrote an action that works in both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements AND am working on a full step-by-step tutorial. If you use my action, you can apply the technique in less than a minute and the best part is it is completely customizable.



This action/tutorial has been quite a challenge and I am really proud of it. The results, after playing with the layers, can be quite amazing. They won't fool a Polaroid emulsion transfer artist by any means, but after all, you are creating your own artistic version of a transfer. And if you don't use the paper texture layer and instead print these on watercolor paper (just go buy some at your local art store or Walmart/Target) your results will be quite realistic and beautiful.



The tutorial is holding me up, but I hope to have everything finished by tomorrow, so keep an eye out for it!



boys playing pe

10 comments:

  1. Im looking forward to the action!!! thank you so much!!

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  2. thank you so much!!! im looking forward to the action!!!

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  3. OHHH I'm in love with this!!! I really want to learn how to do this!!!

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  4. LOVE, LOVE, love it! Never heard of the process, but love what you have done. Can't wait to play.

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  5. Love love love love!

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  6. I check your site almost every day, you are such a busy lady! I love all that you do and look forward to using your actions, templates, and everything else you come up with. You have a great talent and I'm glad you share!
    Thanks for everything!

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  7. oh, Rita, THIS finally has inspired me to get off my duff and THANK YOU!!!! Girl, you are amazing! A whiz! Fantabulous! I adore your actions...PSE6 user that I am with no ability to make my own, it makes my day to use yours with such success!!!
    and THIS! Well, I used to do photo transfers the old chemically way... I am so excited to be able to do them in PSE soon!
    If you go roaming thru my smugmug,(rteest42.smugmug) almost ANYTHING with an action, is courtesy of YOU!

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  8. Amazing! You are so talented!

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