Category: Photography


The 12 Days of Christmas Starts Tomorrow, Saturday Dec 13!

The 12 Days of Christmas are almost here! You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout – because my 12 Days of Christmas starts tomorrow, Saturday December 13! This year, there is a wider variety of things that will be available. I’m including everything from actions to brush sets to layer styles, tossing in some Lightroom presets, and… Read more →


11 Facts About PhotoLab That Will Impress Your Friends

PhotoLab (a Photoshop Elements Actions set) for Photoshop Elements was updated this week and now supports for Photoshop Elements 13. Now this pack boasts an installer for Windows versions of Elements 11-13, plus all the actions, thumbnails & xml files for a custom manual install for Mac users. Photographers go wild! Read more →

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… Read more →


Hipster[Light Leak] Actions + Gradient

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… Read more →

New Photoshop Adjustment Layers for Photoshop Elements 11

A fun secret about Photoshop Elements 11: some Photoshop Adjustment Layers can be used in Elements! Specifically, Black and White, Color Balance, Exposure and Selective Color adjustments can be added with the actions downloadable below.  Note that these will only be available for limited time! They will be included in the updated Handy Actions set early in 2013. Add-O-Matic will… Read more →

Fake HDR Effect (Action for Photoshop or Elements)

i’m slowly adding more actions to this blog as my obligations to my “real” jobs finally eases up a bit (corporate downsizing and reorganizing only means that the ones who remain have to do twice the work). This effect creates another fake HDR (high dynamic range) effect, which means that the image looks sharper, brighter, crisper and more contrast-y. It will… Read more →