January 4, 20151 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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January 4, 20152 Comments

Photoshop 101: How to create a simple grunge effect in Photoshop

Below is a series of steps to follow of how you can create a simple way of creating a grunge effect within Photoshop.

1. Create a duplicate of your background or a copy of a merged layer (command/ctrl + shift + option/alt + e).
2. Create a solid colour fill layer above the merged copy/duplicate layer. Set this layer to Colour
3. Merge both the Solid Colour Fill layer and the Duplicate Copy together.
4. Select either Normal/Multiply/Screen/Overlay/Softlight for your chosen grunge effect.

Note: If you don't want the hassle of creating the adjustment yourself, click the download link below.

SCREENSHOTS OF THE STEPS

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WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE FREE ACTION SET?

Bleach Effect

Bleach - A bleach by-pass effect with channels
Grunge [with Multiply] -
A muted grunge effect which darkens the image.
Grunge [with Screen]
- A muted grunge effect which lightens the image.
Grunge [with Overlay] - A muted grunge effect which adds contrast to the image

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, 2014No 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.

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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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