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Challenge #1 Photoshop Actions & 30 Days of Creativity – Day 16

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I love looking at photographer’s work. I have a pinboard on Pinterest dedicated to photography ideas. I asked a photographer friend of mine, Amy of Amy Mathews Photography, how she got some of her looks. She directed me to Florabella & MCP for their actions. They both have amazing Photoshop actions & I’d love to get some of them sometime. Not being a professional photographer though, it’s hard for me to justify the expense.

So I did a bit of searching, tried out a few free actions I found online, but none were really giving me the looks I wanted. Then I came across The Coffeeshop Blog. Rita has heaps of free Photoshop actions & I am just slowly working my way through them. She offers an explanation of the actions, but it’s easier for me if I can see what the effect will be. So I mostly just started grabbing actions & trying them. I need to spend some time learning how to use pre-assembled actions more – as far as making adjustments, etc. Super resource!

The boys & I went to the park & I happened to take my DSLR. 145 photos later… That’s the thing with digital cameras. Love it though. I’m also trying to be more disciplined with getting rid of photos so they don’t take up too much space.

I’ll be sharing more photos later, but I used some of The Coffeeshop Blog’s actions on two of the photos I took today.

Jude in a Tree - Before

I used Lusturous Pop& Eye Bright

Jude in a Tree - After

 

Zane - Before

I used Velvet Truffle & Eye Bright

Zane - After

Actions aren’t a substitute for good photography, but they can help make photos standout. I’m excited to try more of the actions from this great blog!

For details of this challenge, click here. For more information about 30 Days of Creativity, click here.

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