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!