Category Archives: Free Photoshop Actions

Dave Hill Effect 2 – Free Photoshop Action

This is our first free action of 2011 so we thought we’d make it a bundle set. Head over to the Members Area to download both version 1 and 2 of our Dave Hill Effect Photoshop Action.

To see examples of our original action go to Dave Hill Photoshop action.

I would recommend that you use this action on a large file… in the example we use a full res file from a Canon 5DMkII.

Other adjustments you might want to make are changing the opacity of the layers and changing the effects Layer to Hard Light from Vivid Light.

Here’s the action in action…

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Here’s some examples of version 2.

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Bokeh Photoshop Action and Brushes

With our free Photoshop Bokeh Toolkit we’ve included a simple to use action and 4 large brushes.

We have a very simple video tutorial for you to follow….. taking this image…..

…. to this …..

This action along with many more can be downloaded for free in the members area… click the banner below to send you there!Here’s that tutorial video….. enjoy…

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Selective Desaturation Photoshop Action

Sometimes I create actions in Photoshop which I really don’t mean too………This is just one of them!

There are in fact two versions which we’ve bundled together which you can download in the Members Area

Click the banner to head over to the Members area and download the action!

Here’s example of the difference between the two versions and the original.

Action Features

  • Desaturates red areas of the image (skin tones)
  • 5 levels of desaturation controls
  • 5 levels of colour boost
  • Non-destructive action
  • Mask action button for painting the effect

Here’s a little video showing you the action in action….. enjoy…..

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LensBaby Photoshop Action 3.0

This is our third and most exciting LensBaby effect Photoshop action.

Lens baby Photoshop action 2 and Lens Baby effect in Photoshop 1 are still available to download for non-members but this really is our most impressive and versatile LensBaby action to date!

Click the banner to head over to the Members area and download the action!

Features

  • Four levels of ‘zoom’ which can be turned on and off as desired.
  • Contrast control buttons and contrast boost button.
  • Lighten image control buttons.
  • Colour boost controls.

This does work particularly well with the Simple Vignette action which can also be downloaded from the Members Area.

Here’s the action in action….. enjoy….!

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Vignette Photoshop Action

As Photoshop actions go this one couldn’t be simpler. That’s why we titled it Simple Vignette.

One problem I found with many vignette tools is that they add contrast to the overall scene or dull highlights. This action simply adds shading to the edges of your image.

This is a members only download which you can find in Members Only Photoshop Actions.

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Glow action with desaturation

This is the first of our Members Only free Photoshop action.

This action has two major functions

1. Softening Glow – 3 Levels – DS Glow 10, 20 and 50

Each level of glow can be reduced in 20% increments

Glow can be painted on or effect the whole scene.

Extra Glow Button – will soften skin and add extra contrast

2. Natural Desaturation Layer – Colour saturation can be reduced in 20% increments

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Guy Gowan action extension – preserve sky

The HDR capabilities of Guy Gowan’s retouch action on their own are fantastic (no I’m not on commission) but if you’ve attended any of his seminars you might have seen him preserve the detail in the clouds and sky whilst still boosting the shadow areas.

This free Photoshop action does exactly that. It’s recommended that you use The S and H extension which can be downloaded at Guy Gowan retouch action extension

For this action to work you will need the Guy Gowan Retouch action which is available to members at www.guygowan.com.

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Guy Gowan retouch action extension

If you haven’t been lucky enough to attend a Guy Gowan seminar in person then head over to his website at www.guygowan.com. Along with his wonderful Retouch action there is a growing library of Photoshop tutorial videos. Continue reading »

Day 159 – RGB Photoshop filter action

This is another handy action very much like the CMYK Filter Photoshop Action.

This action is a great way to nondestructively tone your images will three levels of Red, Green and Blue. It works great on colour or black and white images. For each colour there are 3 levels of opacity – 25%, 50% and 75%.

There’s is also a paint option which allows you to paint in your desired colour cast which is what we’ve done in the image above.

Download the Photoshop action - RGB Colour Filters

Here’s the action in action….

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Day 155 – Paint the Moon Photoshop Actions

Annie Manning from Paint the Moon has just released  her set of Photoshop actions. We’re a big fan of Paint the Moon here at Photo Creative 365 and Annie’s actions certainly haven’t disappointed!….. and we’ve only tried the free ones!

You can find the rest of Annie’s free photoshop actions at her blog at paintthemoon.net/blog/first-class-freebies.

Here’s a quick video just looking at one of the free Photoshop action sets…

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Definitely check out the paid ones too…..

Get the essentials…

The Essentials { action set }

Colour pop actions, exposure fixes, recovering highlights and shadows, smoothing tones, color fixes, whitening your whites, professional sharpening and clarity actions, noise banishers, vignettes, web resizes and styles, watermarking and more!

Retouching set….

Miracle Makeover { action set }

Eyes / Teeth / Lips / Lightening – Retouching / Skin Correction – Colour Correction

Individual sets:

Summer Breeze { action set }

Wonderland { action set }

Fresh { action set }

Sublime { action set }

Bundles…

The Whole Shebang! { actions and textures }

Fresh Action Set
Wonderland Action Set
The Essentials Action Set
Miracle Makeover Action Set
Sublime Action Set
Summer Breeze Action Set
Texture Collection One

The Whole Kit and Caboodle { action bundle }

Wonderland { action set }
Fresh { action set }
The Essentials { action set }
Miracle Makeover { action set }

Super Duper Bundle { actions and textures one }

Wonderland { action set }
Fresh { action set }
The Essentials { action set }
Miracle Makeover { action set }

The Essentials and Miracle Makeover { action bundle set}

The Essentials { action set }
Miracle Makeover { action set }

Vanilla Pop