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New Lightroom Presets coming down the pike

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Grab a sample from this brand-new set below, load it into Lightroom, and see what you think. Hit me up on any of my social media links, and I’ll definitely get back to you

Share it with one of the social links on this page, and get a 10% coupon code instantly!


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SummerSolstice2014 ! 15% off, just because!

I tweeted that earlier this morning – here’s a cool thing about the new shop: It puts the coupon code on the checkout page for you – all you have to do is click it to apply it to your order!

Summer Solstice Catalog Coupon

Summer Solstice Catalog Coupon – click the coupon code, then click the OK button to apply!

The NEW GRAFFISHOP is now open!

the new graffishop

the NEW Graffishop

I’m pretty excited about the new Graffishop!

After a long two months, it’s open and ready for action!

New features now available include “loyalty points” (spend a few bucks and get discounts in the future!), MUCH better security, a newer more modern design, social media integration, and a ton of other groovy gizmos that make it a nicer place to hang out!

This weekend (Father’s Day weekend here in the U.S.) EVERYTHING is 20% off (and there are a few other items 25% off – including Add-O-Matic) so stop by and check it out!

If you already had an account at the old shop, you will need to create a new account at the new shop. Also, if you would like to transfer any purchases to the new shop, drop me a note and let me know.

I’m very interested in hearing your feedback – - leave a review on any product, or leave me a message, or share or post on your favorite social media – these are the only marketing tools I use (no spam, no annoying social media stuff, no paid search engine placements).

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you like it!

~ Mike (aka Graffi)

Graffishop is closing…. and a new Graffishop is opening

And now, a regular note from me!

I’ve been working behind the scenes to get a new Graffishop ready to open – and as it stands now, I’m shooting for a Memorial Day weekend launch (in the US – it’s just plain old May 23 everywhere else in the world!)

The new shop will have a lot of the features that I’ve always wanted to incorporate in the old shop, like rollover previews, a faster checkout system, wish lists, better typography & compatibility with newer systems.  The new package has it – and a lot more.

Here’s where YOU come in:  if you haven’t logged into the old shop in a while (since before September 2013), your account is going to be purged.  I’ll maintain the data if you ever have an issue with something previously downloaded, but you’ll need to create a new account at the new shop when it opens if you want to receive newsletters, updates and members-only discounts. Stay tuned to my blog here, and check in at the Graffishop for update announces in the next week or so.

Meanwhile, for quick downloads, you can fast-n-easy download the Graffi add-on items from here

Thanks for all your support over the past decade! I’m looking forward to releasing new Lightroom presets & Photoshop Elements actions over the next several months, and I have a pretty good start on some new goodies for you!

Hey! It’s Graffi’s Giveaway for April!

WilmingtonWith Tax Day looming here in the U.S., folks need a little something to help ease the pain.  How about a freebie?

This time, I’m giving away my Hipster [Vintage I] set of Lightoom Presets. There are 23 presets included in the download, and they can easily be installed to Lightroom using your Add-O-Matic (or you can add them the old fashioned, clunky, bothersome, time-consuming way you might usually install Lightroom Presets!) Click the link to see what’s included, and check out the gallery of samples below. They usually go for $9 (You: “wow, is that all? Why do so many other sites sell presets for so much more than that?” Me: “I don’t know”) but they can be yours free if you’re the lucky one the computer chooses.

So click over to the Graffishop & enter, and stay tuned for the drawing on April 15  (it’s a completely random drawing; the computer does the work and selects someone from the pool of entries).

Psst: just can’t wait?

How about 15% off everything, right now?  Use the code  taxday14  and it will automatically take 15% off your entire cart at checkout.

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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Free Download: 5 Folded Paper Overlay Textures

Folded Paper Overlays

The free download gives you five overlay textures at 1334×2000 pixels. If you’re a SparkleStock member, you can download the premium pack which includes 24 overlay textures at 5334×8000 pixels (that’s 40 megapixels!).

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Using the overlay textures is simple. Simply drag and drop the image file into your document then set the blending mode to Linear Light.

These overlay textures quickly add a creased paper look to your image but they don’t actually distort it. When up close, you can tell that it’s not real – that’s the downside of using overlay textures. If you want to distort it, you can use the Liquify tool (Filter > Liquify) on your image. But for me, it’s good enough to give the effect.

In case you’re wondering how the 3D text was created, they were created with the 3D Text Creator which is included in your SparkleStock membership or can be purchased on Graphic River or Creative Market.


Instructions


Download Folded Paper Overlays

5 Folded Paper Overlays (1334x2000px)

Graffi’s Photo Effects Sampler – free!

Graffi’s Photo Effects Sampler for Elements 11 & 12 is out, with a sampling of new photo effects from the 5 most popular sets available in the Graffishop

The 5 actions included are

Samples of each are below – grab a copy and see if you like them!

4-Vertical

Splits your image into 4 slices, puts them on a black background, and gives them a white edge. Each strip is on its own layer so you can move them wherever you want them

Old-Romance

Softens and fades the image with a hint of film grain and adds a double frame: a white border with a black hairline

Original

The original starting point for these samples

Soft-Black-and-White

perfect for portraits – from the Photo Lab photo effects set

 

from Hipster [Vintage I]

from Hipster [Vintage I] – creates a retro, faded lo-fi look and adds a nifty snapshot frame – all editable by you


Graffi's Photo Effects Sampler for Elements 11-12 Wow! Downloaded 201 times so far!

Freebie: 8 Beautiful & High-res Frosted Backgrounds

Beautifully Blurred Backgrounds for Websites, iOS/Android Apps, and More!

This set contains 8 high-res (10 megapixels) frosted backgrounds. If you’re a SparkleStock member, you get 80 backgrounds and they’re 20 megapixels!

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The set contains both daytime and nighttime photos. Because the photos are defocused in camera (instead of in Photoshop), you get the beautiful bokeh and realistic blur that makes your product more professional-looking.

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These backgrounds are perfect for iOS/Android apps. And at 10 megapixels, you have more resolution than you need even for the iPad with Retina display!

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Preview the Backgrounds

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Download the Frosted Backgrounds

8 Backgrounds, 10 Megapixels