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selina_ From: selina_ Date: November 29th, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Are these splendid polaroids your own creation?
abmann From: abmann Date: November 30th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I fabricate the Polaroid and dirt in Photoshop.
selina_ From: selina_ Date: November 30th, 2008 11:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I love them :D I hope there are more to come! What effect do you use for the dirt effect? I almost feel like I'm looking at this one through a smudgy pane of glass.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 1st, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Various layer effects.

First: I have an action that creates the Polaroid frame. I was able to create one using relative values so the frame always has the same proportions.

Second: I have a number of dirt and grunge textures that I place on top. Recently, I've been using these as the top layer of dirt set to "Multiply" or "Hard Light."

Third: I have some lighter dirty layers I apply below the actual photo layer and below the top dirt layer. These are usually set to "soft light" or "hard light" blending to mix all the dirt layers together.

For each layer, I mask out various parts of it so the dirt looks uneven. No specifics for this as every photo looks better with different amounts of grime in different places. Then I merge the layers before adding the text.

I think I'll post a step-by-step tutorial one of these days when I can create an easy movie of it rather than screen shots.
all_roped_up From: all_roped_up Date: November 29th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
This picture reminds me of the fridge in Minority Report. I'm sure the food is WAY better, though.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 30th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know that movie so well. :/
all_roped_up From: all_roped_up Date: November 30th, 2008 07:22 am (UTC) (Link)
*FAIL*
abmann From: abmann Date: December 1st, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've seen, just the once though. Maybe you should invite me over to watch it. ;)
bizarre From: bizarre Date: November 29th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
HA HA HA
abmann From: abmann Date: November 30th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Gobble gobble!
dkountz81 From: dkountz81 Date: November 30th, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
your fridge and mine look related...
abmann From: abmann Date: December 1st, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I stole yours in the night and genetically duplicated it. O_O
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abmann From: abmann Date: December 1st, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
We used 2 quarts of cream and 3 pounds of butter in the various dishes created.
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