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Neutral Density Filter Simulator & FilterSim – 25% off deal

GradND

Graduated Neutral Density Filter Simulator actions

Lens Filter FilterSim 81E

FilterSim 81E Filter Simulator Action

Graffishop Bulletin:

If you add both Graduated Neutral Density Filter Actions & FilterSim to your cart, you get an automatic 25% off the Neutral Density Filters, and a free Sampler thrown in for good measure!


This coupon code is only good for a limited time, so grab these actions (73 actions in total, which includes 65 Kodak Wratten-inspired Photo Filters, plus 8 neutral density filter simulators,  plus Photoshop Action Sets for your Elements Actions palette, plus full manual installations instructions for Elements users) right away.

If you only want one set, or don’t want to join the shop, use the links below to order fast. The download link will be automatically sent to you upon checkout completion.

FilterSim Action set



Graduated Neutral Density Action set



 

Pseudo Panning Photoshop Action Download – free!

Pseudo Panning Action for Photoshop and Elements

The action as it appears in the Photoshop Elements Effects palette

Pseudo Panning Photoshop Action Download – free!

What is “Pseudo Panning”? I have no idea – but it’s what came to mind when I was creating this Photoshop action download.

I was trying to create an effect of rain running down a window and blurring, distorting and twisting what was behind it, but instead I wound up with an effect that looks like the camera was jostled or jiggled while the shutter was pressed.

Usually, that leads to images that are throw aways, but I thought that on certain types of images – images with strong vertical lines, like buildings or trees – this effect is pretty cool. I can think of several applications: advertisements, backgrounds, posters or labels, just off the top of my head.

Try it! The blur effect is adjustable, so you can decide how much or how little your image needs.


Pseudo Panning Action Wow! Downloaded 55 times so far!

I’d love to hear your feedback or see what you create with it! Here are a few sample images I’ve done using Photoshop Elements 13, with before & after images

Not sure where to put Actions in Photoshop Elements 6 – 12? Check this out:

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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The Photographer’s Starter Kit

The Photographer Starter Kit

I get a lot of questions from photographers new to the profession asking how to best begin their work or how to hit the ground running. Usually my answer is pretty vague (arguably unhelpful) and reads something like, “It really is to each his own. Get a good camera, take great pictures, and find a niche that fits you.”

starting photography

As these questions have become more and more common I’ve decided to put together a little guide to really help those of you who are just into photography or are thinking about joining the fray. Below is a list of things that will best set you off in the right direction. We’ll call it the “The Photographer’s Starter Kit.”

NOTE: another really good place to start is checking out the free downloads in this blog, as well as a lot of the Photoshop Elements actions and Lightroom presets available in my Graffishop!

HandyActions-AOM-full-487-2Photoshop Elements is simply incomplete without your Swiss Army Knife for Elements: Graffi's Handy Actions! Handy Actions includes all the tools and extras only found in Photoshop - including Adjustment Layers like Exposure, Vibrance, Black and White & Selective color - more than 60 extra actions, tools, processes and timesavers!

Handy Actions includes a self-installing action pack set for Windows versions of Photoshop Elements and also includes a manual-install edition for Mac & Photoshop users


On the Tenth Day of Christmas Free Lens Simulator Actions!

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Lens Filter FilterSim Effects Palette

The FilterSim pack as seen in the Photoshop Elements 13 Effects palette

Lens Filter Simulator Actions

On the Tenth Day of Christmas, Graffi gave to me – a set of 65 Simulated Lens Filter Actions for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements! Once these are in the Graffishop, they’ll be called FilterSim Actions and will sell for $15, but they are yours free now through the 12 Days of Christmas!

This is a completely updated set from the earlier version of lens simulators I’ve posted here in my blog. They are based on the original Kodak Wratten lens filters / optical filters that are used in photography to filter out certain colors of light, giving you a lot of control over the final output. They are excellent for fixing or altering white balance for either adjustment or effect.

After running the actions, you can also toggle on or off the topmost adjustment layer for a color or B&W image. They are very versatile for creating different moods, adjusting lighting, adding color casts or toning effects, and creating some exceptional B&W images.

Please also refer to this Filter Simulator Descriptions & Uses (Word .doc) for a quick reference on how and when to use these filters. It’s also included in the download below.


Samples Using the Filter Simulator Actions:

The split-screen samples below show the original input image on the left and the filtered in the middle and the B&W filtered image on the right.

On the Ninth Day of Christmas a Coupon Code!

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Today only – you can use this coupon code in the Graffishop in conjunction with any other promotional code you might have! At checkout, simply enter the code TZDKVYVQ for an additional 35% off! Hurry – it expires after the Ninth day of Christmas (12/21/2014)!

I’ve been using many of my own downloads from the Graffishop on several photos I’ve taken during the holidays, so below is a slideshow I’d like to share with you. I’d love to get your comments and feedback!

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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!


Fill Percentage Layer Styles Wow! Downloaded 65 times so far!

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

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Graduated Neutral Density (ND) Filters - Effects

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.

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!



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:

Christmas Color Collection Wow! Downloaded 57 times so far!

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)

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

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