Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tuesday Tips, Tricks and Timesavers..

Action Tuesday!
Photoshop actions are addictive and so much fun! All you need is Photoshop and a picture. (Most actions are made for the full version of Photoshop but some can be played on Elements)

Here are the 3 sources that the above actions were downloaded from:

(where the Toy Camera action was found)

To understand more about what actions are follow this link.
Loading actions on your computer varies by which version of Photoshop you have. The full version of Photoshop has the easiest way to install actions.
Loading The Action.

Save the file somewhere you will be able to find it when needed. To load the action open up your action window (you can find that in the "Window" drop down menu), click on the arrow in the top right hand corner of the window and go to load action. Then simply go to the folder that you saved the action in. To run the action, expand the action set in the action window and click on the action that you would like to run, then press play at the bottom of the action window. You will be prompted when something you need to do is required.

There are many tutorials on the Internet for loading and applying actions as well as many tutorials for many different techniques. You don't need to know a lot about photoshop to run actions. Just a basic knowledge of how to open a photo and press play.

To learn more about the great features in photoshop and how to do more with your photos, sign up for a Photoshop class offered in the shop.

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