With the release of Elements 10, Graffi’s Action Effects Packs (from the Graffishop) have been updated and will be released over the next few days.
The first release – created as a freebie for you to test your system and see if the effects install correctly – is the Sampler Pack, with 5 effects from a few of the full packs:
- Old Romance (from the Glam Photo effects pack) creates a slightly desaturated framed image, recreating a soft boudoir photo effect
- Weaver (from Fun Foto FX) creates a basket weave look from your original image
- Soft Black and White (from Photo Lab) creates a dreamy black and white image from your photo and gives a slight blur, resulting in a very soft effect perfect for both portraits and landscapes.
- Sketch (from Sketchy Paint) makes your image look like it was drawn with pencils and slightly smeared
- 110% Enlarge (from Handy Actions) increases the size of your image in 10% increments, capitalizing a strange quirk of Photoshop that allows enlargements in small increments to minimize pixilization. This was the first action I ever created for Photoshop Elements nearly a decade ago, and is included here for nostalgic reasons – plus it’s still an incredibly Handy Action!
The effect packs are for Windows users only, and will install to XP, Vista & Win7 systems. They will install to Photoshop Elements versions 7 – 10.
Samples of the effects are below (the first image is the original image used)
I hope you enjoy these free effects, and I look forward to hearing your comments about them!