Achieving a 35mm Filmstrip Look

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by John McGaw, Jun 24, 2003.

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    John McGaw Guest

    I've been trying to create a graphic for a my website that has the look of a
    strip of uncut 35mm slide film that can carry a different small image in
    each frame. Sadly my graphic talents are, ahem, lacking and even working
    from a scanned image of a physical piece of film I haven't achieved the look
    I want. Is there any sort of resource or plugin or magical incantation
    available which makes this job easy? I'm working with Photoshop Elements 2
    but I don't figure that this task should require the big guns of the full
    Photoshop. TIA
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    Thanks for the idea. Frankly that is a bit out of my price range but it got
    me to thinking -- a graphic artist I know in Nashville may well have that
    package since her company has made quite an investment in plugins of various
    sorts. I'm going to ask her and if she does she can make and e-mail me a
    template with transparent holes for insertion of my images which will remove
    my lack of artistic talent from the equation. I'm probably up to trimming my
    images to the correct size, placing them on layers and plopping the film
    strip template over the top to complete the effect. Certainly worth a try
    anyway...
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    Mike Hide Guest

    A srupid answer but have you tried windows movie maker , comes with windows
    XP...mjh
     
    Mike Hide, Jun 25, 2003
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    jrzyguy Guest

    i'd just create the damn thing myself. let me look in my archives and see
    if i have what you are looking for.

    worse comes to worse....you could use some tacky clip art...then apply some
    layer styles to it


     
    jrzyguy, Jun 25, 2003
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    John McGaw Guest

    Maybe I'm missing something here. I thought that Windows Movie Maker was
    some sort of low-end video editing suite. Does it have some hidden talents?
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    stupid_idiot Guest

    http://www.autofx.com/dreamsuite2/effect_pages/filmstrip.html



     
    stupid_idiot, Jun 25, 2003
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    Diane Guest

    OK ..... this could be a 'challenge' .... or a fun little experiment amoung
    us PS users!

    I KNOW I acheived this look in PS once before ... but now I forgot how I did
    it, so it could be fun for all of us to fool around, and see what we can
    come up with!

    Why pay $50.00 for the program, when looking at the pictures, I KNOW I can
    acheive that myself ... with a little time and playing.

    Wanna try guys??
    Dee
     
    Diane, Jun 25, 2003
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    I can only say that, with considerably more than "a little time and
    playing", none of the results I came up with were quite what I was looking
    for even starting from an image I scanned. I've looked at the results shown
    at the Dreamsuite 2 page and THAT looks like the result I want. I've sent an
    e-mail to my friend in Nashville and I'm sure that if her company has that
    plugin on their Macs I'll have a PSD template in short order and given that
    I can surely do what I want (my artistic talents are probably up to trimming
    off the unneeded frames but I won't commit beyond that). Never thought that
    my newbie post would get so much reaction...
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    stupid_idiot Guest

    My time is 'worth' $125/hour. So, this series and this plugin paid for itself in less than 30 minutes on the first job. That is
    why I purchase any software. To improve my workflow.
     
    stupid_idiot, Jun 25, 2003
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    John McGaw Guest

    itself in less than 30 minutes on the first job. That is
    And when I was billing big corporations for $125/hour and up I never
    hesitated to spend tens of thousands on development software and heavy
    hardware so I could make even more money. And that sort of ratrace led to my
    burnout and early retirement so now I'm piddling with my non commercial
    website which means I'm not in the graphics business and am looking for a
    hobby-level solution. In other words, I'm billing $0/hour so a $0 solution
    would be a good fit...
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    I just wanted to say that my Nashville friend came through and sent me a
    quite usable mask which will allow me to do the 35mm filmstrip look with a
    minimum of difficulty, at least up to 13 frames which is the length she
    made. She even gave the film type on the strip a name related to my website
    although I may beg her to change that a bit. The effect that Dreamsuite 2
    gave with no fine tuning or diddling is way beyond what I ever expected to
    achieve by my own efforts. It would certainly be worth having the package
    under the right conditions.
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    trekdoc Guest

    Jack Davis and Ben Wilmore wrote a book "How To Wow Photoshop for
    Photography". There is a page that takes you through the filmstrip effect.
    The CD that comes with the book has the mask already there...much cheaper
    than buying an effects package...
     
    trekdoc, Jun 30, 2005
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    Harry Limey Guest

    Much cheaper still is one of the Free Filmstrip actions at Adobe Exchange!!
     
    Harry Limey, Jun 30, 2005
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    Stephan Guest

    And much more creative is to make your own...

    Stephan
     
    Stephan, Jun 30, 2005
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