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Old May 25th, 2011, 08:21 PM
Jonas Wendorf Jonas Wendorf is offline
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If I may throw in my opinion once again ;-).
Images like this are probably easier to create with a knockout layer, rather than clipping masks.

First place your desaturation layer above your background layer.
Then create a new rectangular layer filled with any color you like and apply the layer stiles to create the polaroid look.
The next step is pretty easy.
Go to the advanced blending modes (inside the layer styles dialog), set the knockout to "Deep" and the fill opacity to 0%.
Now this layer will knockout every layer underneath it down to the background layer and therefore reveal the original color image.

The benefit of using this technique is that you just have to copy and paste the knockout layers, not the whole image over and over again :-).

If you want an example, I can upload a layered PSD-file for you.

Sorry for the hijack btw!
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