Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Resources for Photoshop Actions/Plug-ins

(This is a handout for the Feb HCCC presentation)
Free Photoshop Actions:
  • Coffee Shop-
    A terrific resource for free actions. Click on the "Actions & Presets" tab find dozens of free actions for photo enhancing, retouching, web actions, storyboards and digital frames. Look around her site for photography/photoshop tutorials and instructions on how to install and use actions. 
    The following CoffeeShop actions were used to process images in the slide show (these are clickable links):

  • The Pioneer Woman-
    A fantastic website by Ree Drummond with lots of photography information, Tutorials are geared toward beginners but there's something for everyone: gorgeous images, assignments, contests, tutorials, photoshop actions, etc.

    Download her two free action sets here:
    The following Pioneer Woman actions were used on some of the slide show images (clickable links):
      Lovely & Ethereal
      Quick Edge Burn

Photoshop Plug-ins:
  • Portraiture-
    Excellent portrait retouching plugin available for Photoshop, Lightroom, & Aperture.
    Download a free 15 day trial
    Buy for $199

  • Topaz Adjust-
    Quickly and easily make your photos pop by using Adjust's creative exposure, powerful detail enhancement, and unique color manipulation tools.
    Download a free, full functional 30-day trial
    Buy for $49.99

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