The Polaroid SX-70 Experience

The Polaroid SX-70 Experience course is one like no other.  We are going to look at the Polaroid SX-70 camera, yep, the one from the 70’s.  I am not going to go out and use the camera, nor am I going to tell you to run out and buy the latest and greatest SX-70.  In this course, we will talk about the experience of owning an SX-70 combined with the fun of replicating the effects in Photoshop.

In this creative Photoshop course, you will learn the following:

  1. Where to buy one, where to get the film, and what to expect
  2. How to replicate the Polaroid SX-70 Film Look in Photoshop
  3. How to use the SX-70 Color Lookup Tables and Actions provided in the course.
  4. How to apply your photographs to the Polaroid SX-70 Film Border.
  5. How to apply your photo’s to a handheld Polaroid Border with the photographed scene in the background.


Lesson 2: Dissecting the Polaroid Look

Length: 15 minutesComplexity: Easy

In Lesson 2 of the Polaroid SX-70 Experience, we will dissect a Polaroid picture and replicates its look on a digital photograph of the same scene.  You can use this practice on any image, not just Polaroid photos.  I often find looks I like on pictures and movies and use this technique to replicate them […]

Lesson 3: Color Lookup Tables and Actions

Length: 9 minutesComplexity: Standard

In Lesson 3 of the Polaroid SX-70 Experience, we will look at the Color Lookup Tables and Actions that come with the Extras for the Lesson.  There are two ways you can achieve a Polaroid effect in this lesson.  We will look at the differences between Color Lookup Tables and Actions and how you can use […]

Lesson 4: The Polaroid Border

Length: 8 minutesComplexity: Standard

The Polaroid Border has by far been the most recognizable piece of photo nostalgia for the last 50 years.  You can pick it out of any crowd and you probably remember some of your own photos housed within those white borders if you were born before 1990.   In this lesson, we will look at […]

Lesson 5: The Polaroid on the Scene

Length: 7 minutesComplexity: Standard

In lesson 5 of the SX-70 Experience, we will look at a pretty cool way of compositing a hand holding a Polaroid into the scene that is depicted on the Polaroid.  It almost seems like some sort of infinity loop, huh? You may have seen this around the web.  People snap a Polaroid on the […]

Lesson 6: Conclusion

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Easy

In the final video of the Polaroid SX-70 Experience, we will wrap up what we learned and tie it with a nice little bow.  I certainly hope you enjoyed the course.

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