How to Add Polaroid Frame to Photos and Videos (IG, Online, and PS)

Last Updated: 2022. 11. 07

Though nowadays most photos were taken by digital cameras, our love for vintage Polaroid photos shot by Polaroid cameras never dies. So, adding the classic Polaroid frame to your photos offers a great way to add vintage vibes to your pictures.

In this tutorial, we will walk you through 3 great ways to add a Polaroid frame to photos, including videos. Then, you can easily create nostalgic Polaroid photos with Polaroid borders for Instagram Story, Reels, or print them out for collection.

Here’s What You Will Learn:

How to Add Polaroid Frame to Photos on Instagram

One of the easiest ways to add Polaroid Frame to your photos is using Instagram. You can use Instagram's Sticker feature and search for a Pholard frame to your liking and add the Polaroid border to one or multiple Photos in Instagram Story. Also, read how to add transitions to Instagram Reels.

Step 1
Launch your Instagram and swipe from left to right to open the Instagram Story.
Step 2
Upload one or multiple photos to Instagram Story and use your fingers to adjust the size of each photo and position.
Upload your photo to Instagram Story

Upload your photo to Instagram Story.

Step 3
Add the Polaroid frame to the photo.

Tap the Sticker icon > type in Polaroid in the search bar > select the desired Polaroid frame and use your fingers to enlarge the Polaroid frame to embed your photos.

Add the Polaroid frame to your photo in Instagram Story

Add the Polaroid frame to your photo in Instagram Story.

Step 4
You can add text to your Polaroid photos as well. Then tap three dots to save it to your Photo Gallery or directly post it to your Instagram Story.
Save your photo with a Polaroid frame to your phone

Save your photo with a Polaroid frame to your phone.

How to Add Polaroid Frame to Photos and Videos Online

If you need to add a Polaroid frame with styles to both photos and videos in your YouTube videos, Vlogs, memorial videos, etc. another great workaround is to use FlexClip online video maker.

Use FlexClip to add a Polaroid frame to photos and videos with styles.

With FlexClip, you can select from tons of designer-made and fully-customizable Polaroid frame templates. All you need to do is just drag and drop to places the photos or videos with yours.

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Besides, you can customize video aspect ratios (16:9, 9:16, 4:5, 1:1, 21:9 ) for different social media and use stylish text animations, royalty-free music, sound effects, GIPHY stickers, illustrations, trending transitions, effect overlays, etc. that will get your creative juice flowing for video editing.

Step 1
Select a Polaroid frame template, preview it and click the Customize button.
Select a Polaroid video template

Select a Polaroid video template.

Step 2
Upload your photos and clips to FlexClip from your PC or directly from your phone.
Upload your photos and videos to FlexClip

Upload your photos and videos to FlexClip.

Step 3
Add Polaroid frames to photos and videos.

Drag and drop your photos or a video to replace the pre-made Polaroid photos with yours. After your photo is put in the Polaroid frame, you can double-click it to adjust its size and position or trim its duration on the intuitive timeline.

Drag and drop to replace premade photos or videos with yours

Drag and drop to replace pre-made photos or videos with yours.

Alternatively, if you prefer some creative Polaroid frames, you can click the Elements tab and go to Mask & Frame and select from more trending Polaroid frames or even Instagram Polaroid frames, Mac or iPhone frames, etc. to add styles to your photos and videos.

Use more creative Polaroid frames for your photos and videos

Use more creative Polaroid frames for your photos and videos.

Step 4
Further take your video up a notch.

You can customize the text, its font, color, and text animations, or apply a vintage filter to your photos to imitate the classic Polaroid photo’s vibe. Or add trending transitions, animated GIPHY stickers, or illustrations to jazz up your videos or handpick from thousands of 74,000+ music tracks and sound effects to create the vibes needed.

Add more video effects like animated texts, illustrations, transitions, music, etc.

Add more video effects like animated texts, illustrations, transitions, music, etc.

Step 5
Preview and share.

Done with the editing. You can directly download the 1080P video to your PC or directly share it to YouTube, Google Drive, or Dropbox with the click of a button. Other than that, a clickable link and an embed code are also available for repurposing.

How to Add Polaroid Frame to Photos in PhotoShop

If you have the basic knowledge of layer masking in Adobe PhotoShop, you can also use PhotoShop to add a Polaroid frame to your photo with a realistic Polaroid effect.

How to add a realistic Polaroid frame to a photo in PS.

Step 1
Google a copyright-free Polaroid frame and download it to your PC. Then import the Polaroid frame to the PhotoShop and add your photo on top of it on the second layer.
Step 2
Make a selection on the Polaroid frame background layer.

With the Polaroid frame selected, use the Magic Wand tool to select the photo frame area in the Polaroid frame.

Step 3
Use the selected area in the Polaroid frame as a layer mask to load the photo.

Select the second photo layer > click the layer maker. Now the photo shall be embedded in the Polaroid frame.

Step 4
Adjust the position and size of the photo in the Polaroid frame.

You can click the link chain icon and reposition the photo in the Polaroid frame. Or hit the Ctrl+T to resize the photo in the Polaroid frame.

Step 5
Color-grade the photo to give its vintage Poloarid vibes. (optional)

Click the Hue/Saturation tool > check Colorize button > move the slider of Hue/Saturation to create the desired color. > use keyboard shortcuts Ctrl/CMD + Alt+G to create a clipping mask. So, the color only applies to the photo, not the Polaroid frame.

Now, It's Your Move

So, that’s how you can easily add a Polaroid frame to photos and videos using Instagram, FlexClip online video maker, and PhotoShop respectively. Which solution works best for you? Share this post on your Facebook or Twitter and leave your comments to us. Looking forward to enjoying your photos and videos created with great Polaroid frames.

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