Make Your Pola Dreams Come True
By Severin - 2 min read
Using solely his iPhone, a few editing apps and a lot of imagination, Cedric Blanchon shows us in this hands-on tutorial how to create stunning Polaroid-narratives..
When we first saw this photo by Cedric Blanchon..
we were convinced thatonly a true virtuoso of the editing craft can come up with such an image. Using solely his iPhone, a few editing apps and a lot of imagination, here’s a how-to guide and complete video tutorial by the master himself on how make your Pola Dream come true..
From the desk of Cedric Blanchon:
for this photo I’ve used my iPhone4 and the following apps for processing: Camera+,ShakeitPhoto,BigLens,Blender andColorSplash. Here’s a little video I produced to show you how to get the best Pola Dreams:
(Thanks to Ludwig van for the Soundtrack!)
And here’s the step by step process:
Shoot the background image using Camera+.
Open Biglens and apply a blur effect to the background image. The hands on the front should be sharp while the face in the background needs to be blurred. Apply a Lomo filter for the vignette effect.
Take the 4 photos you need for the Polaroids on the front: you and your arm, your hand with the lighter, you and a cigarette (or anything else) in your mouth, the tip of the cigarette.
Convert the two images into Polaroids using ShakeitPhoto.
Use Blender to place the Polaroids into the hands of the background photo.
Open Snapseed and crop the photo.
Use ColorSplash to color the Polaroids while leaving the background image black and white.
Open EyeEm and upload the photo to the album Pola Dream!