Thursday, December 6, 2007

for every action...





for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. but with photoshop actions there may not be an opposite reaction, more like an adjustment. ok you can slap me now, and tell me to quit with the silly physics puns! lol!

but really, photoshop actions are so fun! these actions (and a few more) were my christmas present from my mom. i got it early... they were on sale... if you know my mom, you'll see the humor. :wink: (i love you mom... and i'm seriously grateful... please don't take my present away for being sassy!) these actions were purchased from ezactions.com. i found a picture today that worked with a bunch of the different actions. you need to play around with them a bit to see what kind of actions work best with different types of photos.

photoshop actions can save time and increase productivity by automating repetitive tasks. they can also be used for reproducing techniques and creating special effects. the actions at ezactions can be used with photoshop elements. (some actions you can download will only work with the full versions of photoshop.) almost all of these pictures were done with the auto settings that came up in the windows that walk you through each action.

how you use them
(or more specifically, how
mine work!):
you open up a picture in pse (i use pse 5). assuming your actions are already loaded, you will open up the artwork & effects pallet then click on photo effects in the drop down box. double click on the action you'd like to use. my actions automatically copy your picture (so you never accidentally lose the original! very handy!) the actions will pop up windows that walk you through the process, creating new layers as needed for you! you can work with different adjustments to suit your picture. click save, and you're done!

16 comments:

Latrice said...

It looks like you had fun with those. I need to try this digital stuff one day. Thanks for sharing.

Samantha said...

Very cool, Noel!! I think my favorite is the eza porcelain. It's a very elegant action for your picture. However, I could use some of that sun-kissed action. If only life came with fun little buttons like these. Then you could choose which ever one you needed in a flash!

Sandy said...

Surprise Noel, I'm actually posting on your blog. LOL Thanks, I enjoyed seeing the different ways you can change a photo color just with a click of a button. I love the color of pb warmup. Thanks.

Brock Family said...

Those actions look so cool! I love all the variety you have to change one picture! Thanks for the explanation...I"m new to the digi world and I would have thought I would be intimidated by something like this...you explain it to be so simple though! I love the picture that you chose btw...it's so cute!

shaina said...

oooh, that's a great little tool you've got there! Thanks for letting us know how to do it too!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing... I enjoy reading your blog!! Your girls are just precious! Happy Birthday!

MariaB

Ericka said...

HOLY COW!!!! I must have these!!! totally going to con...I mean, ask DH if I can have this. Thanks for sharing!

Teresa said...

These are cool! Which package did you get or did you purchase these individually? Thanks! Teresa

noel joy said...

my mom got me the big pack i think... :)

Jackie said...

Your mom is the greatest :)

Julie L. said...

ooh--that is awesome! Lucky you Noel! I take the JS classes with your mom....wow, I wish my mom understood "how cool" these ez actions are and put them under my tree! :)

Ljonezy said...

Your mom is the best. I love the los she has done. We are lucky to get to see your kids both here and at Jessica Sprague's mb in your mom's work. The pb actions are great. You are one lucky girl!

Amy Hummel said...

I'd love photoshop actions... but alas... I only have PSE :(

Atomic Design Group said...

Gotta get me some action! ;)

I love them all!!!

Chrispea

Lucy said...

Thanks for sharing this... I LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing the actions on all the same photographs!!

I've been a lurker, and definitely enjoy reading up on your goings on! Good luck with your hubby!

saner4 said...

Wow, thanks for sharing all the different looks for one pic. I just downloaded PSE 5 and haven't played with it much YET. I am not a digital scrapper, but I have fallen in love with you LO's so maybe I"ll give it a try. Your pages are so elegant...love them!

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