So, you're back from vacation, or on vacation -- taking lots of photos, building up that photo library ... and you get home, pop in the camera card and voila ... all the photos suck.
OH NO ... time for some Photoshop Madness to get those summer photos into the winners' circle!
PHOTOSHOP MADNESS is where you practically go mad trying to find the most useful stuff for Photoshop! This is continued from the previous 'actions' madness!
Action effects for snapshots ...
A collection of Photoshop Actions developed with the photographer in mind, the Turning Turnup brings some nice effects to the table.
Actions include: Soft Overlay, Print Art, Stylish Sepia and the one you'll want for those vacation landscapes, the : Land Lifter
Full story : The Turning Turnip - Photoshop Filters
Here's the download file: photographer-collection.zip
Out of Bounds - a real favorite
With this action you can create reallly cool effects where objects is placed out of bounds of an background image. It is a powerful effect ex. to catch peoples attention fx. a specific area on a website front page.
Be sure to see the "competition" where everyone sends in their 'out of bounds' examples. It's free, but it does require a registration. (There's also a video!)
Full story : Panosfx Photoshop actions and filters
Here's the link for Out of Bounds Contest
That 'old' photo print look ...
As an experimental photographer, Sakir Yildirim from Turkey knows the filters and techniques he uses.
His "Old Photo Action" gives photos the blunt-saturated look of photos that have been in the shoebox a while.
Full story : Sakir Yildirim
Here are other resources from Sakir
Crystal Ball Action
Turn your photo into a"Crystal Ball" with a kalidascope look and feel! Generally intended for square photos, you also get some cool effects with rectangles too!
All from the mind of Rick Bell, who's interest in photography began in the mid 1960's. You'll enjoy visiting the whole Shutterfreaks Team!
Full story : Shutterfreaks
See lots more: Shutterfreaks Gallery
Photoshop Actions Pack by ReehBR
Renan is a Digital Artist from Brazil who brings you this massive pack of TEN actions packed for Photoshop CS/CS2/CS3/CS4.
Each Action will create a layer on top of the one you're working on, so that you can delete it in case it's not the effect you want, or so that you can play with the opacity.
Full story : ReehBR
See ReehBR's Gallery
You'll want this InFection
Emilio Pathology is what this artist calls himself ... current residence is the "Hospital of Dark Dreams" ... the Deviant Art gallery has some shocking art works... not all of which are good. However, the plug-in seems to work beautifully.
"InFection" does a quick and relatively good sepiatone conversion.
Full story : MegaDef.Deviantart.com
Here's a larger version.
Black And White by Jean Billey
The "Black And White" action by Jean Billey converts your pictures to B&W using a technique by Russel Preston Brown.
... takes a lot of the guess-work out of converting to black and white.
Full story : Black And White by Jean Billey
See the gallery at jean.unleashedart.com
Vintage Effect - Ps Actions
Yes, yet another "Vintage Effect" package ... when will they all end!
On the other hand, this one is from Photoshop-stock Resources & Stock Images who actually know what a good 'vintage' action is supposed to do. (They actually have quite a few good actions you may wish to try)
Full story : Photoshop-Stock
Here's a slide show of other actions
Rapidfire Tutorials by Julia Starr
Wow, this 20-years-old, Las Vegas native (if we can believe the profile) has some knockout stuff ... not to mention a whole series of great tutorial "graphic" files.
just a few. . .
Photo Edit Tutorial
Photo Manipulation Tutorial
And ... another Photo Edit Tutorial
Full story : Julia Starr - night-fate.deviantart.com
This is Night Fate Actions #134
Don't let Photoshop Madness get you down!
There are always lots of spectacular Photoshop images and visuals out there! Share them! We'll be back shortly with MORE Photoshop Madness ... and please -- BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU SURF ... but when you do find a great Photoshop practitioner, or a good Photoshop tutorial, please share it with us! If you create Photoshop Tutorials yourself, please post your info here so you can be considered for a Photoshop Fave!
And, thanks for reading