Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What's your favorite photo action?

One of my favorite things to do is edit my photos. I just love playing with them and especially love trying get them to match my photos. I quickly found that photo actions made this so much easier to do and now have an addiction to them. So, at the beginning of the month I asked Kristin's girls to link me up to their favorites. They even gave me some examples to share with you. I now have several more on my wishlist to get. :)

Kristin shared that her favorites are from Sarah of M4H Photography. One of the things I love most about Sarah's actions is that they are both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements friendly. So, while I'm saving up for CS5, I can still use them in PSE9 right now. There are quite a few of us that really love her actions. Kristin specifically really likes the Fable Action Set. I LOVE her Ultimate Photographer's Toolbox and here are some examples of what I've done with only a few of the actions in this set.

and Laura loves the Spring Fling action set and she gave me a couple samples using it.
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A few of us really like Pioneer Woman's free photo actions. She also has some PSE compatible actions too HERE. My favorite of this set is the "boost" action. Rebecca has a few examples using some of her favorites.
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Lex's favorite are from Florabella, which I will admit are new to me and I can see myself picking up some of them. Her favorite is the Vintage Action set and she shared some examples with us too.

Leah has some examples using some of her favorites.

and here are some more actions we like but don't have examples of:

- CoffeeShop Blog has a whole bunch of actions, many of them can be used with both Photoshop and PSE and they are FREE!!! My favorites are S-Curve Pop and Perfect Portrait and here's a list of all the free actions and Lightroom presets they have.

- Kristin likes these Indie Actions for really rich/deep photos.

- Leah also likes Totally Rad Actions

We hope you found this inspirational in helping you edit your photos for scrapping. Do you like photoshop actions? Are there any that you like that we didn't mention? If so, link us up, we'd love to know!


  1. I'm excited to check them all out. I have a set of TRA, but I don't feel like I'm advanced enough in CS5 to really know how to put them to work the best.

  2. wow, I would love to check them out.. Lovely photos.. :)

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