Firecracker Sale! From 7/01 - 7/05, save 25% on everything at the Graffishop

Firecracker Sale! From 7/01 – 7/05, save 25% on everything at the Graffishop

Firecracker Sale!

From 7/01 – 7/05, save 25% on everything at the Graffishop

This Independence Day, head over to the Graffishop and check out my collections of Photoshop & Photoshop Elements action sets, Lightroom presets, and a lot of one-off singles.

Happy Independence Day!

I’m declaring the entire Graficalicus site independent of silly high prices that others charge, and independent from the large companies that produce Photoshop and Elements and Lightroom add-ons!

Keep it Local! Keep it Affordable!  Keep it quality!

Keep it INDEPENDENT! Read more →

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How to Change the Mood of Your Photos Using Color Gels

Sometimes a simple thing like a color gel can drastically change the mood of a photo. Gels can also come in handy when you need to give a very specific look to your photos— something that would otherwise take a lot of effort to achieve. The best thing is these gels are inexpensive. Read more →

Focus Right

How to Isolate Your Subject in Lightroom

One of my favourite portrait techniques is to isolate the model by using a short telephoto lens and a wide aperture. The idea is to throw the background out of focus and keep the subject sharp, so there is a clear distinction between the two. This creates beautiful bokeh and the illusion of depth.

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Spring Sale - 25% off everything!

EXTENDED! Spring Has Sprung Sale! 25% off everything in the Graffishop

Sale extended two more weeks – but act quick!

Spring is finally here! Celebrate by taking 25% off anything in the Graffishop (…unless it’s already 25% off….)

Grab some Handy Actions to really add some horsepower to Photoshop Elements!
(Read More: How Handy Actions are Cooler than Johnny Depp)
Check out PhotoLab for a lot of ways to clean up, convert and retouch your photos!

Try GlamPhoto – even on landscapes, still lifes or street photography!

Analog is the new digital! Check out the collection of Hipster photo effects and Lightroom presets!

Adjust white balance, add film looks or tweak the color for improvement or effect with FilterSim! Read more →

Oak Island Sunrise Photography & Free Download

I got up really early while on vacation. I have always wanted to try doing some sunrise photography, so these are some of my first attempts.

All the settings I used are saved in the EXIF; if you don’t have an exif reader, here they are:

  • Nikon D3300
  • Nikkor 60.0 mm f/2.8
  • Neewar wide-angle adapter
  • ƒ/8.0
  • ISO 200
  • I used my handy Sony tripod (duh!)
  • Shot while tethered to my Samsung Note4 using DSLR Dashboard app
  • As the sun rose, I varied between 1-13 second exposure times
  • Processed in Lightroom 5 with a new preset created just for sunrise photography (download it below!)

I also have posted these to my Facebook page and my Flickr & 500px feeds – hope to hear your feedback!


Sunrise Lightroom 5 preset Wow! Downloaded 82 times so far!

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Neutral Density Filter Simulator & FilterSim – 25% off deal

If you add 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 Read more →

Pseudo Panning Action for Photoshop and Elements

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 free 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. Read more →


The Photographer’s Starter Kit

I’ve put together a guide for those of you who are starting out with photography. Here is a listing of things I call the “The Photographer Starter Kit.” Read more →


On the Tenth Day of Christmas Free Lens Simulator Actions!

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. Read more →


On the Ninth Day of Christmas a Coupon Code!

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! Read more →