Add-O-Matic

Collection of Grunge Brushes for Photoshop Users

Grunge Brushes for Photoshop users. Here is a good collection of some Grunge Brushes for Photoshop users. Grunge design style is distinguished by its old and fading visual graphics, with either broken or distorted design elements. Follow the links provided to go on to download these brushes for free. You can then load them onto Photoshop for use.

Note: If you have a lot of brush sets that you’d like to load into Elements fast, grab an Add-O-Matic – it will load them for you (as well as actions, styles, presets, and other goodies) with a drag, drop & go.

Add-O-Matic is now in its 8th edition, starting with the first Add-O-Matic from way back for Photoshop Elements 5, and it is still the most popular Elements utility available! 

New Now Add-O-Matic now will put all your Lightroom presets away for you, too!
You can grab an Add-O-Matic fast-n-easy by clicking the button below:

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*for Photoshop Elements 6-10, use this link:
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Curves preset: Faded Print ($1 download)

If you have Handy Actions, this Curves preset can be called after running the Curves action found there. You can use this preset to create an old faded snapshot look for your image.  It could be useful on scrap pages or ads, or anywhere you need a faded look to an image.

Add-O-Matic will accept Curves presets since version 8, so installing it to Elements is as simple as unzipping it to your desktop and dragging it into the AOM from there.  Then look for it in the drop menu of the Curves dialog:

To use it, first run Handy Actions’ Curves action, and select the preset. Then you can do additional tweaking of the overall curves, if desired (maybe an ‘S’ curve, or the “Inverted ‘S’ Curve” action).

A few before-and-after samples are below.  This effect is subtle, but can be tweaked further for more dramatic effects:

Original With Curves: Faded Print preset

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Christmas Design in Adobe Photoshop – Red and Gold Christmas Ball on Stars Background

I guess it’s about time to get started on some holiday cards for the rapidly-approaching end-of-year season…

Here’s a link to making some decorations

Red and Gold Christmas Ball on Stars Background.

…and speaking of holidays – don’t forget to give yourself some of the new Graffi photo effect sets (and an Add-O-Matic, too!)

Add-O-Matic 12 now available

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Graffi’s Add-O-Matic 12 released!

Add-O-Matic is now in its 8th version and is ready to help you mod Photoshop Elements!

The latest version will work with Windows versions of Elements 11 & 12 as well as Lightroom and supports several new add-on filetypes

[Don't fret if you're still using an older version of Elements - Add-O-Matic for Elements 6-10 is now available again]

So what’s new in the latest & greatest edition of the Add-O-Matic?

First up, you’ll notice a brand new interface with the new Graficalicus logo (no more Graffidude).  You’ll also notice a larger drop zone, making it just a bit easier to drag and drop your extra add-on goodies.

On the inside, there are new file types available:

  • Black & White adjustment layer presets (*.blw files)
  • Exposure adjustment layer presets (*.eap)
  • Selective Color adjustment layer presets (*.asv)
  • These new adjustment layers will become available to Photoshop Elements users who also have Handy Actions 12 - so why not grab the Add-O-Matic / Handy Actions Bundle and save a few coins?

There are also a few adjustments to how previously-supported files are handled

  • Photo Effects (aka Actions – *.atn files) are now added to either or both the Photo Effects palette and the Actions palette, introduced in Elements 11, if you so choose
  • Layer Styles now include a generated-on-the-fly .xml file that displays them in both the Effects palette and the toolbar for tools that use layer styles (such as the text tool or the custom shapes tool)

All of this happens with a single drag & drop – drop all your add-ons into the gray drop zone (unzip them first, please!) and click the GO! button.  Add-O-Matic will analyze the file type and store it away for you.

Add-O-Matic is the single best selling extra utility that you can get for Photoshop Elements. It’s the fastest, easiest, no fuss way to trick out your Elements and get the tools you want and need added!

Add-O-Matic for Elements 11-12 & Lightroom:

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Add-O-Matic for Elements 6-10:

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Handy Actions, Photo Lab and Glam Photo Updated

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Add-O-Matic 12

I just finished uploading the newest versions of Handy Actions, Photo Lab & Glam Photo – so new, I haven’t had a chance to update t heir descriptions in the Graffishop yet!

You can check them out & upgrade to Photoshop Elements 12 versions here:

Freebie: 5 Skin Retouching Photoshop Actions

Skin Retouching Actions Preview

To retouch skin, simply play an action then paint over the areas that you want to retouch. They’re extremely easy to use and a rough paint will work – you don’t need to be too precise.

The skin airbrushing action makes skin look smoother without losing skin details.

Here’s a video preview of what you can achieve with these Photoshop actions. Note: The video uses the SparkleStock version of this action that contains 20 retouching actions rather than 5.


Download the Retouching Actions

5 Retouching Actions

Hipster[Light Leak] Actions + Gradient

Hipster[LightLeaks] Here’s the second release (but the first “official” release – see the adjustment layer actions & crop script release, too) of the Hipster[ ... ] effect series made especially for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

This first set included some Hipster basics: a few adjustment layer actions not readily available for Photoshop Elements users, the now-famous square crop script, some edge blurring (tilt-shift), vignetting and framing actions. It will only be free until they get packaged up and released – thanks for testing, testers!

This download includes 9 different light leak actions that place gradients on a new layer and makes some adjustments to blending and opacity – both of which are editable by you after the action finishes.

What is a light leak?  According to Wikipedia:

“A light leak is a hole or gap in the body of a camera where light is able to “leak” into the normally light-tight chamber, exposing the film or sensor with extra light. This light is diffuse, although parts within the camera may cast shadows or reflect it in a particular way. For most purposes this is considered a problem. Within the lomography movement it is seen as a positive effect, giving photos character.”

This set also includes a separate gradient (*.grd) file that can be loaded into Photoshop and Elements and used to create your own light leak effects, with whatever gradient style (linear, circular, reflected, etc) and blending mode (hard light, linear light, etc.) that you’d like, and they can be drawn as large or as tight as you need them.  Check out some examples here:

There are two versions available for download:  the first includes a manual installer for Windows that is specifically tailored to Photoshop Elements 8 – 11, and it will install the actions, thumbnails, .xml files and gradient for you.  It will also put the action set into the Action Player (Elements 8 – 10) and in the Actions palette (Elements 11)



(Windows automatic installer for Elements 8 – 11)

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The second version is a DIY set suited for Photoshop users & more experienced Mac/Windows users (or non-lazy Elements users!) who can add the files themselves. Install instructions are included.



(Manual installation for Photoshop & Elements)

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Freebie: 12 Large Bokeh Brushes

Bokeh Brush Preview

There are 12 color bokeh brushes. If you’re a SparkleStock member, you can pick from 18 bokeh brushes! They come in multiple sizes; 625, 1250, 2500, and 5000 pixels. In addition, you get them in pre-colored JPEG images to save you time. Drag and drop them into your document then set the blending mode to Screen or Linear Dodge – it’s that easy!

Large Bokeh

We recommend using these bokeh brushes with photos that have some sort of retro photo effect applied. Here are some photo effect tutorials we recommend:

These bokeh brushes work great with portraits. Paint with your brush and layer set to linear dodge using different colors. Combine it with some color lookup filters (Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Color Lookup) to give it a photo retro effect. You can combine the Futurstic Bleak and Film Stock color lookups for the best results.

Download the Bokeh Brushes

12 Large Bokeh Brushes

 

Add-O-Matic is now in its 8th edition, starting with the first Add-O-Matic from way back for Photoshop Elements 5, and it is still the most popular Elements utility available! 

New Now Add-O-Matic now will put all your Lightroom presets away for you, too!
You can grab an Add-O-Matic fast-n-easy by clicking the button below:

By clicking the button below, I agree with the Terms & Conditions.