As many of you know, photography is a passion of mine and lately, I’m craving it more and more. While I’m not a huge fan of overly processed photos, at least not on every single photo, I do like to pick some favorites and play with them in Adobe Photoshop. I thought it would be fun to share with you, some of the places I get my actions from. It’s very easy to get caught up in actions because they can totally change the look of your photo, most times for the best but in my opinion, the shot you take straight out of the camera, is the one that really counts. That shows what kind of photographer you are. Anyone can use actions but it’s skill and sometimes sheer luck to get a great photo.
I included all sorts of actions, text actions, and tutorials. Have fun with it!
My new favorite place is CoffeeShop. Tons of great actions for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. She even has things for Lightroom. It’s a place you’ll spend hours at so prepare yourself with coffee and snacks, get a babysitter, and enjoy! Also, these are all free and she works on donations. I recommend a donation no matter how small (or big) because these folks put a lot of time into creating these so that you don’t have to.
- ~ CoffeeShop’s Actions and Presets
- ~ Storyboard Actions and Templates —>Love this!!!
- ~Textures —>Tons of beautiful textures/backgrounds & tutorial to show you how to use them.
You had to know these would be included. Her and I have a lot in common with the whole cowboy life so naturally her actions are a good fit for many of my photos. She has also updated her current actions and is working on set number three!
- ~ Pioneer Woman Set 1 —>My Favorite that includes Vintage-Boost-Quick Edge Burn (& more)
- ~ Pioneer Woman Set 2 —>Includes my fave, the 70’s.
Great free and paid actions. The free ones require registration but are totally worth it!
- ~ Reflections
- ~ Out of Bounds
- ~ Border and Bend
- ~ Page Curls
- ~ Fan
- ~ Snow Globe
- ~ Rule of Thirds of Cropping
- ~ Oldies
- ~Text and Image Effects by FinesseFX
- ~Turning Turnip: Photo cube effect – Apply 3D photo cube effect to any image.
- ~Page Curl Photoshop Action – Create a page curl in any of the four corners of an image.
- ~ Grungy Goth Painter
- ~ eCover Action
- ~ Explosion Action
- ~ AstroTurf Text Action and more
- ~ Electric Light Text
- ~ Blood Text Action (Great for Halloween!)
PHOTOSHOPROADMAP (who did a heck of a job linking to all the different ones!!)
100 Wonderful Photo Effects Photoshop Tutorials
70 Horror, Blood and Gore Photoshop Effects and Brushes
Dreamy, Magical and Lighting Effects Photoshop Tutorials
15 Artistic Watercolor Effects Photoshop Tutorials
15 Fantastic and Absolutely Free Photoshop Plugins
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30 Fascinating Video Game Inspired Photoshop Tutorials and Brushes
35 Creative Portrait Effects Photoshop Tutorials
30 Awesome Photoshop Text Effects Tutorials
25 Inspiring Movie, Music and Art Posters Photoshop Tutorials
30 Beautiful Photo Frames and Borders Photoshop Tutorials, Brushes and Actions
64 essential guides, tips and tutorials to definitely master Photoshop like a pro
The Best 80 Photoshop Text Effects on the Web
100 Awesome High Resolution Photoshop Brushes
Grunge and dirty Photoshop tutorials, brushes and textures
- Adobe Photoshop at Amazon
- Adobe Photoshop at Ebay (Research the Seller before Buying)
- Adobe Photoshop Academic Superstore (HUGE discounts for students and teachers…..
Finally, if you want to create your own Photoshop action, check out Veerle’s Blog for a step-by-step tutorial!