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4.5 Ways Handy Actions are Cooler than Johnny Depp

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Handy Actions 13 with 64 tools and tweaks

Sure, Johnny Depp is cool. Sure, Johnny Depp is versatile. But if you are a Photoshop Elements user, did you know that Graffi’s Handy Actions are even cooler than Johnny Depp?

Here are a few ways I came up with – you can add yours in the comments or in the product review page (and get a 10% off coupon! Share your review, and get an additional 10% off!):

1:  For numerous roles in many movies, Johnny Depp has portrayed a variety of characters that are on the screen for about 2 hours. That’s pretty cool, but Handy Actions gives you a variety of tools that you can use with Photoshop Elements for as long as you want. In less than 2 hours, you can create Smart Objects, edit all three RGB Channels individually, apply Adjustment Layers only found in full Photoshop, and choose from several different Sharpening actions to get your images looking just right.
Coolness edge: Handy Actions

HandyActions13Effects2:  Johnny Depp may know all about changing things up in order to create believable characters, but Handy Actions lets you change things up to help you create awesome images. You can use the Channel Mixer action to change up color blends, use the Curves action to fine tune contrast and tone, use the Black and White Adjustment action to convert to B&W with total control, or use the Exposure Adjustment action to change up how your shot was taken in the first place. So right there are several ways to change things up while working on a single image.
Coolness edge: Handy Actions

3:  It takes a lot of work for Johnny Depp to get into character: there’s character research, set design and construction, lighting setups, testing, rehearsals, makeup application, and a lot of waiting around before the acting actually starts. Handy Actions installs with just a few clicks, and then you’re ready get started using the cool tools with Photoshop Elements.
Coolness edge: Handy Actions

4:  Johnny Depp staggered around semi-oblivious, half drunk and clumsy in all of the Disney Pirates of the Caribbean flics – kind of funny in a movie, but if you’re trying to get your images processed and use some tools not regularly available in Photoshop Elements, it’s just not funny at all. Handy Actions has 64 tools that help speed up your workflow and let you get back to doing other things in your life (like maybe staggering around semi-oblivious and half-drunk).
Coolness edge: Handy Actions

5:  Johnny Depp is better looking than Handy Actions, though. But that is still a pretty snappy looking logo over there to the right, and who cares how good Handy Actions looks when it can do so much more to help you get your images looking their best? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or so I’ve read, so, behold! Here is Graffi’s Handy Actions!
Coolness edge: tie

So there you have it – the facts can’t be wrong. Clearly, Graffi’s Handy Actions are cooler than Johnny Depp in at least 4 different ways (and one that has not yet been definitely decided).

Your thoughts?


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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

If you just want to get it now without going through the checkout process, simply click the link below to have Handy Actions 13 emailed to you after completing purchase (unlike Johnny Depp – so yet another way Handy Actions is cooler):


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Basic Glamour presets for Lightroom – free download

For October, as the weather turns cooler and the leaves start to fall, I’ll be putting together another set of Lightroom presets.

This set will work well with the Glam Photo actions already uploaded (they’re available here) and are some that I’ve found to be great time savers. They also lend themselves to providing quite a bit of consistency among photo sets.

Even though the set will be called “Glam Photo for Lightroom”, they lend themselves well to other images that aren’t necessarily “glamour shots”. I’ve used them successfully on nature images, macro shots, and even a few pet photos!

The first two presets from this set are below, and they’re freebies for now. Download them, try them out, and let me know what you think!


Glamour Photo Presets for Lightroom Wow! Downloaded 101 times so far!

Add-O-Matic can help load a lot of presets to Lightroom with just a drag and a click – grab your copy hassle-free below or in the Graffishop!

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Free Download: Hipster [Durham] action for Photoshop / Elements

Hipster-VintagelargerHere is a free action download for Elements & Photoshop: these two actions are from the upcoming Hipster [vintage I] set for Elements.

The download includes all the files you’ll need to get them working in Elements: the action (.atn) files, the .xml metafiles and a thumbnail for each. Installation instructions are also included.

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Durham I Action

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Durham II Action

Bonus – there’s a link below for the Mayberry action, which is also from the new set!

Like them?  Check out all the Hipster effects here

Hipster [Durham I & II] Wow! Downloaded 113 times so far!


Hipster Effects: it’s 1975 this weekend!

Dig It! It’s a Hipster Retro weekend! So pretend it’s 1975 again – and pay 1975 prices for everything!

Now through Sunday August 3, you can get everything in the Graffishop at an absolutely retro-tastic price reduction of 77% – that’s roughly what everything would have cost were it available back in 1975!

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21 Lightroom Presets for that Retro, Lo-Fi look

Hipster [vintage ii] for Lightroom drops TODAY, my friends, with all 21 of its lo-fi retro vintage style presets  – and it partners well with Hipster [vintage i] & Hipster [toy camera]

So you say you don’t have Lightroom, but you use Photoshop or Photoshop Elements? No worries – there’s a slew of retro vintage lo-fi effects (actions) for you too. You can find them all here

Remember, if you share something using the share buttons on the left side of each page in the Graffishop, you’ll get an ADDITIONAL 10% off – and if you write a review, you’ll get ANOTHER 10% off – and if you share your review, you get YET ANOTHER 10% off- – so stock up!

Hipster [vintage ii] Lightroom Presets set to drop Thursday 7-31

They’ll be available tomorrow21 Lightroom Presets that give your photos That Retro, Lo-Fi Look

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21 Lightroom Presets for that Retro, Lo-Fi look

Special intro pricing will be announced REALLY SOON…..  including bundles, freebies, and social sharing specials!

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!


Hipster [toy camera] Sample Wow! Downloaded 71 times so far!

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!

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

The NEW GRAFFISHOP is now open!

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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!

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