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Photoshop Tutorials: Edit a Picture into Black Polaroid’s Expertly

Howdy! last time we have learned to edit a picture in vertical panels. Now today in our photo editing tutorial, we will edit a picture into black polaroid’s expertly just using Photoshop. This is a beautiful photo editing technique and mostly, people want to edit their photos into Polaroids, but they don’t know how they can compile this. Don’t be a worry, here I’m going to tell you about this editing technique. I have tried it many times personally and now going to sharing with you. We will use Rectangular Tool and Blending options to complete our work. So be attentive and don’t miss it anymore.

This is Original family image for making Polaroids. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Original Image

This is our final result after making Polaroid’s. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Image after Polaroid’s

Edit a Picture into Black Polaroid’s Expertly

Step 1: Open a Family Picture

In our first step pick up a family picture from the computer and open it in Photoshop window. Go to File -> Open from Main Menu or press the command Ctrl + O. In new dialog window pick up the required picture and do click on Open button.

In Open Window the original family image has been selected. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Step 2: Make Polaroid Duplicate Layer

In the second step make the duplicate in Layer Panel. For this purpose press the command Ctrl + J or go to Layer -> Duplicate Layer from the main menu. Enter the name of the duplicate layer as “Polaroid”.

See a below picture I have made a Polaroid name layer in Layer Panel.

A layer created to Edit a Picture into Black Polaroid’s Expertly. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.comt

Step 3: Plot Fill Black Rectangular Shape

After making duplicate layer now pick up the Rectangular Tool from Tool Bar and plot the shape with Fill #000000. Keep in mind we will make Polaroid’s through this shape.

See below picture the black Rectangular can be seen.

The Rectangular Filled shape can be seen in Picture. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Step 4: Make Fill White Rectangular

After making a black shape, now it’s time to plot White fill Rectangular. For this purpose select again Rectangular Tool and plot the shape with Fill White and Stroke no color. Set it with Transform Controls option in Move Tool like below picture.

White and Black both Rectangular shapes on the Picture. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Step 5: Adjust Knockout Deep and Opacity

Now manage the blending properties of the White Rectangular Layer. So select it from Layer Panel and go to Layer -> Layer Style -> Blending Option from the main menu. A layer style Dialog Window will open, here set Opacity 0% and Knockout Deep. See below picture I have adjusted the values. More about Knockout see this https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/knockout-reveal-content-layers.html.

Knockout deep and Opacity values have been fixed. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Step 6: Create New Layer for White Fill

Create a new transparent layer, for this purpose, select the Polaroid and do click on the second icon from Right Side in below of the Layer Panel. Enter the name of this layer as “Fill White”. After that go to Edit -> Fill from the main menu or press the command Shift + F5. A Fill dialog window will appear, here pick up the item White from Contents and do click on Ok button.

The Contents White item has been selected in Fill Window. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

You will see a white fill layer will be created at above of Polaroid layer.

The Fill White Layer on the document can be seen. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Step 7: Drop Shadow of Black Rectangular

Select the Black Rectangular layer from layer panel and go to Layer -> Layer Style -> Drop Shadow. A Layer Style window will expose, here adjust the values of the drop shadow as

Blend Mode: Multiple Black
Opacity: 50%
Distance: 3px
Spread: 0%
Size: 5px

Drop Shadow values have been fix in Layer Style Window. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

After setting all values, you will see black shadow will appear around the Black Rectangular.

Step 8: Enclose Rectangular Layers in a Group

Now one Polaroid is ready, so envelop it in a group because from this we would make more duplicate Polaroid’s easily. Do the click on the 3rd icon from the right side in the below of layer panel and drag the White and Black Rectangular layer in this Group 1. See below picture I have made a group.

Group 1 has been created in Layer Panel. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Step 9: Arrange More Duplicate Groups

Group 1 has been created, now make more duplicate Groups by press the command Ctrl + J. When you will duplicate a group the Polaroid will be added into a sheet because we have enclosed White and Black Rectangular in the group. Now place every Polaroid at a proper place like below picture.

Polaroid’s are adjusted in the document. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Finally, we have created Polaroids on the picture just using Photoshop. I hope you will have enjoyed it and do practical work at your end according to my guidelines.

This is our final result after making Polaroid’s. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Ultimate Results

Conclusion

After discussion of the tutorial I conclude that, we can edit a photo in Polaroids easily. We have followed 8th steps to complete our work. First of all opened a family image from computer. Made duplicate layer and plotted white and black Rectangular layers. Dropped the shadow and made more groups. At the end adjusted the Polaroids collection at proper places. I hope you will have enjoyed it and will try it soon.

About Ali Imran

Howdy! I’m + Ali Imran and CEO of Photoshophelps.com. I have passed BS Computer Science degree in the year of 2013. I’ve a great experience in Content Writing, Photoshop, Graphics Designing, SEO, Web Developing and Web Designing.

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