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January 4, 2015 - 1 comment.

Photoshop 101: Free Vintage Tones Action

A simple vintage tones action using levels adjustment layers.

Vintage Tone Action

EXAMPLES OF THE VINTAGE TONES:

Original:
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Vintage Preset (1)
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Vintage Preset (2)
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Vintage Preset (3)
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Vintage Preset (4)
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HOW DO I INSTALL THE ACTION INTO PHOTOSHOP?

Method #1
1. Open your downloaded folder or file and navigate to the actions file. It will end in the .atn file extension.
2. Double-click the .atn file and then open Photoshop.
3. Now the set of Photoshop actions should show up in the actions panel and should be ready to use.
To access the actions panel, simply go the top bar in Photoshop and click Window > Actions. The panel should then appear somewhere within Photoshop.

*Remember to 'Enable Button Mode' (simply navigate to the drop-down menu within the Actions Panel) so that each of the actions are instantaneous*

Method # 2
1. Start this method by opening Photoshop and navigating to the drop-down menu in the Actions Panel.
2. Next click the load actions link that is highlighted in the image above.
3.Clicking the load actions button will open your folders.
4. From there navigate to the downloaded folder with the specific Photoshop actions file you have downloaded.
5. Now select the file and click Open.
6. After all this your Photoshop actions will be visible in the Actions Panel and you are ready to start using them!

Enjoy!

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December 11, 2014 - No Comments!

Photoshop 101: Free Hue, Saturation and Brightness Image Assets

I recently created a few image assets to help analyse how Colour Luts and Actions can effect the Hue, Saturation and Brightness of your image.

HUE - Image Asset
Example: This Hue Colour palette below is designed with 10% shifts of Hue from 0 - 360.

10%-Hue-Palette-original
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SATURATION - Image Asset
Example: This Saturation Colour palette is designed with 10% shifts of saturation.

 

10%-Saturation-Palette-original

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BRIGHTNESS - Image Asset
Example: This Brightness Colour palette is designed with 10% shifts of brightness.

10%-Brightness-Palette-original

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December 11, 2014 - No Comments!

Photoshop 101: Free Photoshop Actions – DXO Styles

"Discover some of the styles below that are included in DxO Optics Pro or included in DxO FilmPack. You can apply these renderings to your photos in just one click, and you can also edit and customize them. Take a look, too, at some of the additional styles that you can download. These renderings have been carefully crafted by our Image Masters to work with all use cases — Portrait & Landscape, Black & White, Atmospheres, Single-shot HDR, etc." - http://www.dxo.com/intl/photography/styles

Recently the developers of DxO Labs released an update to DxO Optics Pro 10. This included various standardised atmospheric styles or presets. I have successfully been able to recreate these filters as Photoshop Actions. These will provide the same outcomes as using DXO Styles but in Photoshop. It is simply a one-click effect to alter the contrast, tone and saturation of your image.

dxo atmospheres preview

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE ACTION SET?

+ Atmospheres • DXO - Generates the build for the action. It creates the appropriate contrast, tone and saturation layers
Reset • Atmospheres -
Resets the build for the action.
•Mist - A film-like matte effect
•London Night
- a bleach bypass effect
•Blue Hour - a slight cool (blue) grade
•Twilight - a slight warm (brown) grade
•Old Film - Antique tone effect
•Polar - A monochromatic blue tinted tone
•Heather Purple - A punch of contrast with slight purple tones in the shadows
•Old Film - A warm brown desaturated antique tone

*Please be aware that when each desired effect is pressed, it will regenerate the appropriate grade.*

HOW DO I INSTALL THE ACTION INTO PHOTOSHOP?

Method #1
1. Open your downloaded folder or file and navigate to the actions file. It will end in the .atn file extension.
2. Double-click the .atn file and then open Photoshop.
3. Now the set of Photoshop actions should show up in the actions panel and should be ready to use.
To access the actions panel, simply go the top bar in Photoshop and click Window > Actions. The panel should then appear somewhere within Photoshop.

*Remember to 'Enable Button Mode' (simply navigate to the drop-down menu within the Actions Panel) so that each of the actions are instantaneous*

Method # 2
1. Start this method by opening Photoshop and navigating to the drop-down menu in the Actions Panel.
2. Next click the load actions link that is highlighted in the image above.
3.Clicking the load actions button will open your folders.
4. From there navigate to the downloaded folder with the specific Photoshop actions file you have downloaded.
5. Now select the file and click Open.
6. After all this your Photoshop actions will be visible in the Actions Panel and you are ready to start using them!

Enjoy!

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September 9, 2014 - 1 comment.

Facebook Power Tools

The Ultimate Facebook Output Workflow for Photoshop CC and CC2014.

In this blog post, I am wishing to introduce Facebook Power Tools which was developed by Conny Walstrom. Conny is a photographer, retoucher and software developer from Sweden.

As you can see in the image below, Facebook Power Tools is a panel extension built for Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Photoshop CC2014. It is designed to specifically improve the quality, and reduce the time it takes to save images for Facebook.

One of the best features of the panel is that your original document isn't effected when you choose the quality of your output. If you choose to use Resize for Maximum Quality it will resize to 2048px (to the longest edge) or 960px (to the longest edge) when you choose Normal Quality. You also have the ability to add and confirm your copyright information to your file.

Being a Facebook user, you also have easier options to create profile pictures and cover photos. This is a serious add-on for any user of Facebook.

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 The Official Features Include:

  • Creates a merged duplicate before doing any resizing, so that you do not accidentally overwrite your original file.
  • Resizes the image without sharpening! Separate buttons to sharpen for a better result.
  • No input needed! Simply press the buttons and it will do all the hard work for you.
  • ‘Add Noise’ button to help with banding.
  • Create header and profile images with ease.
  • Warns you if you forgot to set a copyright on the image.
  • Easily edit the copyright information.
  • Separate setting for JPEGmini software – If you are hardcore serious about image quality, this is a must!

 

 Facebook Power Tools

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DISCLAMIER NOTICE:
We are neither affiliated nor endorsed by Facebook. These tools are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non infringement. In no event shall the author or copyright holders be liable for any claim, damages, or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort, or otherwise, arising from, out of or in connection with the software or the use or other dealings in the software.