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On the Eighth Day of Christmas Lightroom Presets for Vintage Looks!

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Hipster [vintage i] presets from the Graffishop

Hipster [vintage i] presets from the Graffishop

On the Eighth Day of Christmas, Graffi gave to me – Lightroom Presets for Vintage Looks, plus a bonus set of presets for free!

Today’s freebie for the 12 Days of Christmas is my Hipster [vintage i] Lightroom presets that has presets to recreate vintage looks – but you’ll actually receive two sets of Lightroom packs for $5 by using the coupon code DAY8FREE after adding the Hipster [vintage i] set to your cart.

Hipster [vintage ii] presets from the Graffishop

Hipster [vintage ii] presets from the Graffishop

The Hipster [vintage i] preset pack was my first journey into creating Lightroom presets for the Graffishop, so it holds a special place in my heart. It contains 21 different presets, and some samples from this set are in the gallery below.

I’ve since also created a few more Lightroom preset packs, and the companion to Hipster [Vintage i] is (obviously) Hipster [Vintage ii], which has 23 more vintage style presets. Both sets together add 44 presets to your Lightroom Develop preset panel!

For today’s 12 Days of Christmas treat, you can head to the Graffishop and add the Hipster [vintage i] set to your cart (regular price is $9). Then go to checkout and enter the coupon code DAY8FREE. Now check out the final price – and see what else shows up in your cart!

The code is only good during the 12 Days of Christmas, so get them soon!

 

 

On the Seventh Day of Christmas – Fill Percentage Layer Styles!

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On the Seventh Day of Christmas Graffi gave to me – Fill Percentage Layer Styles!

Fill Percentage Layer Styles free download

Fill Percentage Layer Styles in the Photoshop Elements 13 workspace

These layer styles are in incremental at 10% – 90% stops.And they’re all yours for Christmas!

How does the Fill differ from layer opacity?

While the Opacity of a layer affects the overall content of a layer, the Fill Percentage of a layer only affects that layer’s pixels, but not other things like drop shadows or other styles.

Try them on shapes or text with a drop shadow layer style to fade the letters while leaving the shadow!

Opacity 50

The Opacity of this sample is set to 50%

Here’s an example:

Fill Percentage 20

The Fill Percentage of the text layer is set to 20%. The layer styles are not affected

I created a Text layer above my image, added a Stroke, a Bevel & an outer glow. Reducing the opacity of this to 50% gives the result on the left.

However, leaving the opacity set to 100% and using the 20% Fill Percentage gives the result to the right.

Play around with different layer styles first, adding a drop shadow or a bevel or stroke, and then add one of the Fill Percentage Layer Styles. You’ll be amazed at the difference!


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the 6th Day of Christmas Neutral Density Download link fixed

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Graduated Neutral Density Filter applied

Graduated Neutral Density Filter applied twice to the top

My apologies, and my face is redder than old St. Nick’s coat.

I’ve fixed the link to today’s download – the set of pre-release Graduated Neutral Density Actions – and you should be able to download it without problem now.

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On the Sixth Day of Christmas – Graduated Neutral Density Filters Download!

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Graduated Neutral Density (ND) Filters – in the Photoshop Elements Effects palette

On the Sixth Day of Christmas, Graffi gave to me – a brand new Photoshop / Photoshop Elements Graduated Neutral Density Filters Action Effects set!

In photography, one of the most useful lens filters you can own is a graduated neutral density filter. This filter is shaded in a gradient and can be rotated around the lens to accommodate exposure variances, usually in the sky that is brighter than the subject. The idea is that you can set your exposure on a certain point of your image, but there may be another part that is over exposed (like a bright sky, bright snow or sand, or a light source). You can rotate the graduated neutral density filter around the lens until you reach the overexposed area, and the filter knocks the exposure back a stop or two, graduating it back to your properly exposed area.

This action set simulates the graduated neutral density filter, and includes 8 actions – one for each point of your image (top, top right, right, bottom right, bottom, bottom left. left, and top left). They blend the overexposed area back into the correctly exposed area, and as mentioned above, are incredibly useful on landscape photography or beach or snow photos.

Get the Graduated Neutral Density Filters for free before they are available in the Graffishop!

Graduated Neutral Density (ND) Filters

Graduated Neutral Density (ND) Filters – in the Photoshop Elements Actions palette

This download includes a Photoshop action set that can be loaded into the Actions palette, and all the individual actions, thumbnails & .xml files that Photoshop Elements needs to put them into the Effects palette. There’s even an installer for Windows versions of Elements 11-13 that will do all the installation work for you!

They’re free for the 12 Days of Christmas, and will appear in the Graffishop once this promotion ends. If you like them, share your review in the Graffishop and get a coupon code good for up to 20% off your next visit!


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On the Fifth Day of Christmas, 25% off deal

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A fast simple 25% off deal today! On the fifth day of Christmas, you can get 25% off everything in the Graffishop!

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in the Graffishop, share a page for 10% off

And you can increase that just by sharing on your favorite social network.

On the left side of every page, you’ll see these social media links. Click one, and out will pop a dialog page that allows you to post your thoughts – and receive an additional 10% off coupon code!

Review1But wait – there’s more: there are also reviews. You can write a review and receive 10% off, then you can SHARE your review for another 10% off – 20% off just for writing a review and posting it to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.!

The only reason I do this is because it’s the only marketing I use. I don’t buy GoogleAds or Facebook Ads, I don’t troll online forums and chatboards, and i’m betting you have never received a single non-solicited email from me, ever – because I don’t spam, either.

But also, thank you for your support, and more goodies will be available tomorrow and through Christmas Eve!

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Reviews are written by real people, so you know they aren’t just planted.

 

On the Fourth Day of Christmas, How About Some Color?

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Christmas Color! Today, on the Fourth Day of Christmas, I have for you a mini-bundle of color for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements!

Christmas Colors for the 12 Days of Christmas

the Colors of Christmas!

Caribbean Color Swatch

A sampling of Caribbean blues

This free download includes Christmas Colors for the 12 Days of Christmas, some colors sampled from the most beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean Ocean, and a collection of Christmas Gradients.

The Colors of Christmas swatch (in .aco format for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements) has a collection of colors sampled from reindeer, evergreen trees, a star in the eastern sky, snow, some chimney soot, royal colors of blue and purple, and even old Santa Claus himself!

The Caribbean Winter set (also in .aco format) includes blues sampled from my collection of tropical photos taken in the most beautiful places in the world. They’re perfect for announcing that holiday cruise, or as a reminder that we’re even closer to summer than we were just last week.

Finally, there’s a collection of Christmas gradients, perfect for making candy cane text or decorating your image of a Christmas cake – or whatever else you can think of to use them for!

Photoshop gradient featuring the 12 Days of Christmas colors

Christmas Gradients for making Candy Canes and other fun Christmas stuff!

Get the Colors of Christmas mini-bundle!

All three pieces are included in a single download, below:

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The files in this mini bundle can also be installed into Photoshop Elements with a click-and-a-drag using Add-O-Matic, the #1 utility tool for Photoshop Elements. Get your copy in the Graffishop, or get it hassle-free by using one of the links below (the download link will be emailed to you immediately upon checkout)

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On the Third Day of Christmas, a Lightroom Presets free download

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Christmas Lights free download Lightroom preset

With Christmas Lights Lightroom preset

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Unedited Christmas Lights

On the Third Day of Christmas Graffi gave to me – a free download! Today you can grab a Lightroom presets free download that improves the look of your Christmas Lights photos by adjusting blue tones and exposure. It also adds your camera lens profile, so that’s one component of this preset that you can consider tweaking once applied.

It took a little bit of adjusting to get the exposure correct. On my samples posted here, I shot the photos using a Nikon D3100 or D3300. The settings I shot with for outdoor lights are below (inside lights camera settings are slightly different) – the first two points below are possibly the most important:

Lens Correction Panel

Lens Correction panel in the Lightroom Develop module

  • Manual mode (so I could make the adjustments below)
  • Manual focus (turn off auto focus on your lens, and use the display on the back of your camera to zoom in on a single light for tack sharp focusing)
  • Shutter speed 1/15
  • f/5.6
  • ISO 1600

I used either a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 or a Nikkor 60mm f/2.8, both prime lenses. The camera lens adjustment in Lightroom will reflect this, so if your images come out looking a little distorted, check that setting to make sure the lens you used is reflected in the profile.

Try it out and see if it can help improve your Christmas Lights photos. The mini gallery below shows some before and after samples as a reference. The preset is subtle, so I encourage you to try and get your shots correct in the camera right off the bat, using as a starting point the settings I posted above.


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Cheers, and see you tomorrow!


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On the Second Day of Christmas a Free Download!

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Snowdrift Layer Styles Free Download

10 Snowdrift Styles for Photoshop or Photoshop Elements

Snowdrift Layer Styles Free Download

10 Snowdrift Layer Styles for Photoshop or Photoshop Elements

A free download from me to you!On the Second Day of Christmas Graffi Gave to Me… a set of 10 Snowdrift layer styles!

This set of layer styles adds 10 snowdrift layer styles to your Photoshop layers palette. The free download link is below, and if you want to add them fast and easy to Photoshop Elements, be sure to grab an Add-O-Matic, too – the quick no hassle way by clicking the button (there’s a version for Photoshop Elements 11 – 12, and another for Elements 6-10)

The video below shows possible uses for these layer styles – instead of drawing a gradient as in the video, simply add one of these layer styles to the “snowdrifts” that you draw (just be sure to put each drift on its own layer).


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On the FIRST Day of Christmas – a Free Download: Snowfall Action Effect!

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the Snowfall Effect in the Elements Effects palette

On the FIRST Day of Christmas, Graffi gave to me – a free download! This Snowfall action is slightly different from the version included n Photoshop Elements in that it leaves the snowfall layer intact so you can manipulate it however you want it.

Note: It works best on images that are roughly 1200 – 1500 pixels on their long edge, so you may want to try resizing your image if the effect isn’t what you were hoping for. The smaller the image, the fatter the snowflakes will be..

The Snowfall action was previously available only in the (now discontinued) FunFotoFXaction pack.

Included in the download are the action, a .png thumbnail, a metafile.xl, and installation instructions


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If you use Photoshop Elements 6 – 12, you can add this and many other types of add-ons with just a click and a drag with the Add-O-Matic, the #1 utility for Photoshop Elements! Find it in the Graffishop, or grab yours hassle-free with one of the links below:

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Graffi’s Hipster first release – .jsx script for cropping square and an action to run it

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Hipster!

The square crop

is a hallmark of the latest style in digital pictures: retro, Instagram-ish, hipster looking images. However, cropping an image to a perfect square is actually pretty tricky to pull off, programming speaking. Automating the process is impossible to do without a program to do the math for you.

The javascript below (shown in the screenshot to the left) can be used in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

Photoshop users can just browse and load the script as needed (or save it to [SrcDrv]/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS#/Presets/Scripts and it will appear in the Scripts menu).

Photoshop Elements users aren’t so lucky. To run the script, you can drag and drop it directly into the Elements workspace, or it can be called from an action.

The download below also includes an action that will call the script, but it requires a specific installation path: Windows users should install the javascript to C:\Graffi Photoshop Scripts\CropSquare.jsx (it MUST be this folder, otherwise the action won’t find it). I’m also going to reference this folder as a repository for future scripts and action set installers, so if you like the Graffi stuff, this is a good place to start.  (As an additional note, Add-O-Matic will be updated to handle javascript (*.jsx) files, and AOM will put them in this folder by default, too.) Installation instructions are included in the .zip download (or grab an Add-O to install the actions, and manually place the javascript in the folder referenced above)

Finally, I’m also including the first Hipster action that utilizes this javascript – a sample image is above.

*MAC USERS: I’d love to find out where to place the javascript on your system so I can update the action.

A short tutorial on using the new actions is coming up next!


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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! 

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Hipster [Vintage Kit] Package for Photoshop Elements 11

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Hipster [Vintage Kit] Manual Install Package for Photoshop / Photoshop Elements 11-13

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