vicker313 has added a photo to the pool:
Borneo Bug Fest 2014 at Kota Kinabalu, shoot with Polaroid 340 loaded with discontinue FP-3000B
[from Graffi’s That Retro Lo-Fi Look group on Flickr]
Photography is like any other pursuit in life, in that it requires a great deal of time and practice. Unless you make a living as a professional photographer, you might find that you simply don’t have enough hours in the day to devote to taking pictures. With work, family, school, and plenty of other obligations in our lives, it’s easy to let photography take a back seat to everything else. So, unfortunately we often find our expensive cameras gathering dust on the shelf, and our vibrant photo libraries growing ever more stagnant as the months and years pass. How in the world is it possible for hobbyist or enthusiast photographers, much less beginners who are just entering this brave new world for the first time, to find chances to learn, stretch, and grow, or just do what they enjoy doing? Thankfully there is hope, and I’d like to share a few tips that have worked for me.
They’ll be available tomorrow – 21 Lightroom Presets that give your photos That Retro, Lo-Fi Look
Special intro pricing will be announced REALLY SOON….. including bundles, freebies, and social sharing specials!
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!
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 be updated to allow for sharing and loading presets that these adjustment layers create. (AOM already supports Channel Mixer- .cha – and Curves – .acv – files, as well as Lightroom presets.)
The caveat to these actions is that the adjustments can only be made while the action opens the dialog; once it’s committed, you cannot go back and edit the settings without running the action again. Also, these additional adjustment layers will only work with Elements 11.
However, the layer mask the adjustment creates is editable – you can edit it to your heart’s content!
The actions in the download above are easily added using Add-)-Matic, or you can manually load them in to Elements 11.
personally, I’d get an Add-O-Matic, though……
A few signs that Autumn is on the way:
You probably noticed from the screenshot that there’s an entirely new interface, and a nifty Actions palette.
Many things have been rearranged and reorganized, so getting around this new version (at least for previous users of Photoshop Elements) may take a few exploratory trips through the various panels and menus.
And how about that nice light grey color scheme..!
As I’m writing this, AOM is going through a few facelifts of its own. Here’s what to look for in the new Add-O-Matic 11:
Look for it in in early October, and as always leave a few comments and feature requests – now is the time!
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:
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 – !