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New Tutorials / Techniques

From Book:


  • Brushes, p. 44 – 48
  • Borders, p. 526





Wacom Tablet

Brush Tool Liquid Emulsion Effect


Using Scanned Frames (Polaroid)


Polaroid Edges

Working with Frames


Custom Borders using Brush Tool


Custom Brushes

  • Brush Ezzy Website:


Related Research:

  1. Try and find old chemical process photographic prints to view to really understand the processes we are trying to simulate:

Holga Cameras, Pinhole Cameras, Toned images, Liquid Emulsion, Optical blurs, Plane of Focus Blurs, Chemical processes

  1. Polaroids:
  1. Film Border Examples:


Original Image:

Edited Image:

Goal:  Mimic Cyanotype with Liquid Emulsion brushed on paper process


  • Convert to grayscale
  • Add Blue hue with Color Balance Adjustment Layer
  • Used mask and brushes to create painterly look on border and image
  • Use Noise Filter to create texture

Student Work:



Que Carson

Files and Journal Due:  9/12

Lab:  9/12 (half class), 9/17

Crit Date:  9/19


Related Information

 PPT – Analog Nostalgia

PPT – Analog Portraits


(reference images)

Photo Filter (monochromatic toning)





How To Make Custom Brushes

Creating Custom Prushes

Various Brush Tutorials

How To Make Polaroid Frame

Polaroid Effect

Vintage Polaroid

Retro Polaroid

Polaroid Transfer Effect

Polaroid Transfer 2

Polaroid Borders