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reverse engeneering - polaroid

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Old 11-26-2009, 04:10 PM
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reverse engeneering - polaroid


for two days now i'm trying to figure out how to get this kind of 'simple' polaroid effect
i'm close, but not close enough. i like the processed photo so much, that i would like to reproduce this effect as close as possible.
any ideas how to achieve it?

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Old 11-26-2009, 08:24 PM
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Re: reverse engeneering - polaroid

there are a number of aging filters in paint shop pro and filter forge has quite a few aging and grunge filters.
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Old 11-27-2009, 02:57 AM
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Re: reverse engeneering - polaroid


but i don't want to use any kind of 'aging effect filters'.

pure step by step work.
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:27 AM
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Re: reverse engeneering - polaroid

Just as a starting point, based on the looks of it:

1 convert to sepia
1a - reduce the sepia colour saturation by about -50 (I tested that).
2 Make a burn overlay and paint in 'burn' into the edges, sorta random-like
3 increase contrast (you need to look and adjust for the image, not me tell you a value).
4 maybe add a overblown hilight layer and 'un-burn' some hilights as in the top of the picture.
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