Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tip: Instantly Create a Polaroid Look

Have you always been looking for solution, a Photoshop plugin or action or or maybe reading and reading how you can create the specific and great look?

Well search no more, read below cause I have great news and it's completely FREE!!!

More after the jump...

The name of the application is Poladroid, now on version 0.9.5 is created by Paul Ladroid and recently available as a public beta for windows users too.

This is a neat application for create Polaroid looks and the old time effect just the way we were used to it.

You simply have to install it , Mac or Windows, and drag your jpg pictures inside of it then grab and shake the picture until it's finish it's materialize process and you're done. Hey Man!!! just like the old days except it's done in the computer ;)

For the moment the software is only accepting High Resolution jpg files but maybe in a near future we could start seeing supporting other formats.


• Easy to use : Drag & Drop
• Generate High-resolution pictures (400 dpi), "ready-to-print" with a Polaroid design
• Funny : only 10 treatments per session, like the content of a cartridge ; interactive (look at the demo below) ; random and realistic Polaroid-like colors variation...

You also have a Preferences menu where you can choose some neat Post Processing Options.

Here are some examples of what you can accomplish. I just added a small text on Photoshop using the "Handwriting - Dakota" lettering type with 48px large to create this neat effect and identify each one on top with the Post Processing effects you can get. Just like handwriting Polaroids in the old days.

Poladroid Original File
Original File

Poladroid Sample 1
Poladroid treatment with on software
Lite Vignetting Post Processing.

Poladroid Sample 2
Poladroid treatment with on software
Lite Vignetting Post Processing and Stripes Paper option.

Poladroid Sample 3
Poladroid treatment with on software
Lite Vignetting Post Processing and Stripes Photo option.

You can download the FREE here either for Mac and Windows users.

Join the "be Poladroid" Flickr page, with more than 14.000 pictures already, and share your Poladroid pictures and experiences wit lot of other users around the globe.

Here is a video example of what you can accomplish with this great software.

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