As a longtime user of Photoshop actions, I’ve been wanting to create my own set for, like ever? And really, there’s nothing quite like the impending arrival of a tiny human being to light a fire under my butt to get such things done! I decided to start with a group of “basics,” if you will. These are the kinds of editing treatments that I apply to all of my photos, whether they’re for my blog, my shop, or personal projects.
Here’s what my sample image looked like straight out of the camera:
…and here it is when the six unique actions included in the set are applied:
This set includes:
No. 01: The Basics | No. 02: Warm It Up | No. 03: Cool It Down | No. 04: B+W | No. 05: Fade Away | No. 06: Color Pop
Here’s why I love actions:
- With a single click of a mouse, you can elevate a dull, lifeless image into a refined, polished photo that you will be proud to share with others.
- You can always dial back an action by clicking on the various steps (in the History palette) to achieve your desired look.
- Mixing + matching actions is a fantastic way to create your own look.
- Even with the same action, every photo will look completely different, so the possibilities are truly endless!
P.S. From now until next Wednesday (8/6), you can save 30% off your purchase of this set of actions using the code: ACTIONS30. Enjoy!
P.P.S. Don’t forget that this Thursday, July 31st is the last day to purchase any of the July 2014 stamps before I retire them forever! ;)