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Today we are going to create a polaroid effect in photoshop. In this 3 pages Photoshop Tutorial we will try to achieved that photo effect where in it will look like a camera and film produced an instant photographs, and at the end give it an old vintage style effect look. All in less than 30 minutes.

By peewee1002, on August 27, 2010, under Photoshop Tutorials
 

Today we are going to create a polaroid effect in photoshop. In this 3 pages Photoshop Tutorial we will try to achieved that photo effect where in it will look like a camera and film produced an instant photographs, and at the end give it an old vintage style effect look. All in less than 30 minutes.

  • Tutorial Details:
  • Program: Photoshop
  • Version: 7 + (CS3+ recommended)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Estimated Completion Time: Less than 30 minutes

 

Final Result Preview:

 
 
 

Step 1:

 

Create a new document. Any size you wish, I have used an A4 document so when I print the final piece it will still be big enough to see all the images, although you can get away with much smaller if you only plan to post it on the internet.

Images are resized for the tutorial.

 

Open up a wooden texture and then place it onto the background. I downloaded my texture here: LINK

 
 

Step 2:

 

Using the rectangle tool and making sure the fill colour is white create a rectangle in the same shape as mine in the image on your left.

 
 

Step 3:

 

On a new layer (layer > new > layer) then paste in your first photo an resize into the top section of the image leaving a small amount of space at the bottom.

You might have to delete parts of your photo to make it square. Most modern cameras shoot rectangles instead!

 
 

Step 4:

 

Simply add some text below the photo giving the image a number identity.

Simply just make any random number up.

 
 

Step 5:

 

Select all of the 3 layers you have used (Hold shift when selecting each layer) Then right click and duplicate them.

Right click again and then rasterise these 3 images and the finally right click again and merge all 3 together.

Turn off the unmerged layers. I put mine into a group, but you don't have to if you don't know how.

The result should look the same as the last step.