Friday, 17 June 2011

tutorial: actions in photoshop elements

Hi there! Sorry, I've been neglecting this blog. (Spoiler alert: i forgot about it.) I have gotten some great emails requesting tutorials to be posted here, and one of them was actions in photoshop.

Ok, so, basically, an action is a bunch of steps in photoshop, saved to a file that you download. (Am I right? Let me know if i'm wrong, k?) You can download them from a bunch of places, free or not, and I'll list a few of my faves down below. If you want to use actions, you need to follow this tutorial. It looks a little overwhelming, but just take it step by step and you'll probably survive.

So, to make this more of a post than just linking to another tutorial, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite places I download actions from, and some of my favorite actions!

The CoffeeShop Blog: This is my favorite. They have sooo many. AND, if you're a Lightroom kind of person, they got YOU covered too. No need to thank me.

Pioneer Woman: she kind of goes without saying, because, you know... she's famous and stuff.

AMP Actions: I haven't bought any of hers, (just got a couple of the free ones), but I love mine and I think the paid ones are pretty snazzy too.

And here are a few of my favorite specific actions.



There you have it, folks. The inside scoop on my favorite actions. What are a few of yours? Free, or not?

I'm looking forward to not neglecting this blog this summer (mama won't play favorites anymore), but I'm running out of ideas for tutorials. I mean, I'm not you, i don't know what you want to know. You know what you should do? Email me to request a tutorial! I can't promise I know everything, but if I do know i'll share. :)

xoxo
grace

p.s. I just realized that I typed "Vintage Truffle" instead of "Velvet Truffle". Silly me.

disclaimer: i was not paid to link to any of these sites. you think i know the pioneer woman? you're crazy. I'm not that cool.  yet...


6 comments:

  1. loved the actions! They is also one more website with a few free actions....its MCP actions.

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  2. Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

    Notesshewrote.blogspot.com

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  3. oooh thanks! it can sometimes be hard to find cool actions that work in photoshop elements.
    I have a couple of the coffeeshop actions downloaded and I LOVE them!
    oh and thanks for following my blog! :)

    Megan
    letterstorome.blogspot.com

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  4. Very cute blog! I'm happy to hear you will be blogging more! I love photoshop and need to learn more!!
    I love how you said we will 'probably' survive!!! haha.. I love the vintage truffle action!!

    Cambria
    www.camabia.com

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  5. This is so helpful and informative!

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