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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!

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!


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


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


The original starting point for these samples


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 186 times so far!

Handy Actions, Photo Lab and Glam Photo Updated

Add-O-Matic 12

Add-O-Matic 12

I just finished uploading the newest versions of Handy Actions, Photo Lab & Glam Photo – so new, I haven’t had a chance to update t heir descriptions in the Graffishop yet!

You can check them out & upgrade to Photoshop Elements 12 versions here:

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.

Download the Retouching Actions

5 Retouching Actions

All action sets now updated for Elements 11

Just a quick note here that all Action sets in the Graffishop have been updated for installation to Elements 11.

All of them also have a manual installation option (for $2 less / each) so Mac users and full Photoshop users can get them, too.

I’m now updating all the galleries to show off what these effects can do for you. Check out the newest PhotoLab & Glam Photo galleries – they’re both up and running!

Actions for Elements: New Mac-Packs!

Finally!I’ve finally gotten around to creating manual-install action packs for all the Graffi Action Sets in the Graffishop!

Add-O-Matic is still a Windows-only utility, but all of the other Action packs now are available with two options:

  • You can get the regular Windows-only packs that come with their own installer
  • You can choose the manual install option (for Mac users, Photoshop users or Windows Elements users who want to install the actions themselves). The manual install option is available from the bottom of each product page beside the Add to Cart button:


The auto-install option will add all actions, thumbnails & .xml files in the correct place within your Windows version of Elements.

The manual-install versions include actions, thumbnails & .xml files that can be manually placed or omitted within either Windows or Mac versions of Elements, and Photoshop users can get the actions and disregard the other Elements-required pieces.

Also, if you choose the manual-install option, it’ll knock $2 off the price!

Check them out and see what you think – !

Graffi’s Gritty Effect Actions for Elements

Graffi Gritty Action
Graffi Gritty B-W Action

add-o-friendlyTo make this even faster, below is an action that will do the work for you!

Just unzip and drag into your Add-O-Matic, and it will put it into your Effects palette, under Photo Effects. If you use the new Add-O-Matic 10, there is also a thumbnail and an .xml file.

Drag the .xml file into the Add-O-Matic with the .atn, and then navigate to the .png thumbnail when prompted to get it installed to your Photoshop Element’s Effects palette. It will create a new category if it doesn’t already exist (“Graffi Blog Effects”) and be ready to run!

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Grab an Add-O-Matic, quick and easy, here:

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After the Paypal checkout process is complete, download links will be mailed to you (so make sure they don’t wind up in your Junk folder!)