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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


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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

Graffi’s Vintage Lightroom Presets now available!

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Graffi’s Lightroom Hipster [Vintage] presets

Just a quick reminder that the new Lightroom Hipster [Vintage] presets are out, and they’re starting to get noticed!

This set includes 23 presets that create vintage, retro, hipster toy camera looks.

And, oh by the way – they’re intro priced 50% off through July 5!

If that’s still too much for you, you might want to enter your name in the giveaway – this time, these are up for grabs to one lucky randomly-chosen entrant.  Just complete the entry (there’s a question you have to answer, but it’s an easy one!) and see if your name comes up.

There’s a gallery off all the effects on the product page – check them out and see what you think!  And, as always – your feedback is appreciated :)

Hipster [Vintage I] Presets for Lightroom now available!

Finally!These are in the shop and on sale 50% off through this Sunday (Father’s Day, so grab them up for Dad the shutterbug!)

23 presets for creating beautiful vintage, retro, colorful and b-w images

 

These presets have been created especially for recreating a vintage retro Instagram-ish look. Please check out the samples gallery to see some examples of them in action.

To get them into Lightroom, simply choose the [Load] button in your Lightroom Develop Module.

Hipster[Vintage I] for Lightroom Samples Galleries

Lightroom Presets for creating a variety of vintage, retro, “instagram-ish” images

Check the gallery links to view some image samples for the effects in this preset collection

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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.


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5 Retouching Actions

Graffi’s Hipster[Vintage Kit]

hipstervintage-kitHere’s the next piece of the Hipster series:  this is the Hipster[Vintage Kit] with several tools for creating some sweet vintage, retro, lo-fi toy camera-looking images (think Diana, Holga & LensBaby)!  Combine this set with the Hipster[Light Leaks] set, and you’re well on your way to making your crisp modern perfect shots look hip, retro, vintage, and aged!

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the Effects panel in Photoshop Elements 8 – 10.
Only the actions compatible with these versions are installed!

Depending on your version of Photoshop Elements, the Hipster[Vintage Kit] will add up to 12 action effects.  Actions in this set were created specifically for Photoshop Elements users, and they will also work in Photoshop CS3 or greater:

  • Black & White (Adjustment layer – Elements 11 & Photoshop) creates an adjustment layer using the Black & White dialog.  Note that the parameters of the adjustment are not editable once committed.  If something isn’t quite right, you can simply run the action again to create a new adjustment and make changes as needed. Also, this dialog allows you the option to save and load additional presets.
  • Blurry Edges (Photo Effect – all Photoshop & Elements versions) creates a merged temp layer and blurs it, then creates a mask to allow the depth and intensity of the blur to be edited later.
  • Color Balance (Adjustment layer – Elements 11 & Photoshop) creates an adjustment layer using the Color Balance dialog.  Note that the parameters of the adjustment are not editable once committed.  If something isn’t quite right, you can simply run the action again to create a new adjustment and make changes as needed.
  • Crop Script (includes javascript) It’s very important that the script be installed exactly as the instructions indicate. The installer will put it exactly where it needs to go, so be sure to follow the installation instructions if you order the manual install version
  • Exposure (Adjustment layer – Elements 11 & Photoshop)  creates an adjustment layer using the Exposure dialog.  Note that the parameters of the adjustment are not editable once committed.  If something isn’t quite right, you can simply run the action again to create a new adjustment and make changes as needed. Also, this dialog allows you the option to save and load additional presets.
  • Focal Point – Horizontal (Photo Effect – all Photoshop & Elements versions) creates a tilt-shift effect, with a horizontal band of your image in focus and the edges blurred.
  • Focal Point – Vertical (Photo Effect – all Photoshop & Elements versions) creates a tilt-shift effect, with a vertical band of your image in focus and the edges blurred.
  • Instamat Frame (Photo Effect – all Photoshop & Elements versions) creates an instamatic-style frame around your image – Insta-retro!
  • Selective Color (Adjustment layer – Elements 11 & Photoshop)  creates an adjustment layer using the Selective Color dialog.  Note that the parameters of the adjustment are not editable once committed.  If something isn’t quite right, you can simply run the action again to create a new adjustment and make changes as needed. Also, this dialog allows you the option to save and load additional presets.
  • Snapshot Frame – Rounded (Photo Effect – all Photoshop & Elements versions) Creates a white frame on its own layer that is fully editable when the action completes:  add some texture, change the color, adjust opacity or blend mode.
  • Snapshot Frame – Square (Photo Effect – all Photoshop & Elements versions) Creates a white frame on its own layer that is fully editable when the action completes:  add some texture, change the color, adjust opacity or blend mode.
  • Vignette (Photo Effect – all Photoshop & Elements versions) creates a vignette on its own layer, allowing you the option of editing it later by changing opacity or blend, duplicating it for stronger effects, changing the color, etc.

This is “social media” only early availability – meaning that only folks who follow me here in my blog, on the Graficalicus Facebook page, or on my Twitter feed can see them before they are added to the Graffishop later! All three versions are available below:

The full automatic installer for Windows Photoshop Elements 8-11 (recommended for Elements users)

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The manual installation files for Windows or Mac Photoshop CS3+ / Photoshop Elements 11. Detailed installation instructions are included

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The manual installation files for Windows or Mac Photoshop Elements 7 – 10. Detailed installation instructions are included

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Some screenshots and samples are below.

 

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:

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