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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

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Hipster [toy camera] Sample Wow! Downloaded 87 times so far!

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.

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 :)

Retro Free Fonts | Font Squirrel

Pretty sure I’ve posted before, but I went looking for a font and it was here!

Retro Free Fonts | Font Squirrel

Retro Free Fonts | Font Squirrel.

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

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:


Hipster [vintage] Kit demo release

Here’s the Hipster[vintage] Kit I’ve been posting about for the past few weeks.  This is the first little bit of it; the Adjustment Layer actions, a blurred focal point action, a vignette action, a few Instamatic-type frames and the crop square script.

Downloading is free!  So are comments and feedback – yours, I mean.  So many folks just grab my downloads and I never get feedback until I get a message in my email. I’d love to get both good and bad comments so I can fix anything that might need fixing.

Got a comment for me, then? ;)

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Photoshop Adjustment Layers for Photoshop Elements

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 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!




These actions are going to be an integral part of the new line of actions from the Graffishop, starting with Hipster (look for it in January 2013)

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……  :)
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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:


Freebie: 24 Abstract Bokeh Brushes

Bokeh Brushes Preview and Examples

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Download Bokeh Brushes

24 Abstract Bokeh Brushes

 

180 Abstract 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:



 

Fake HDR Effect (Action for Photoshop or Elements)

i’madd-o-friendly 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).


Fake-HDR-II-(Graffi) Fake-HDR-II-(S) 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 create different looks on different photos, but it also leaves layers intact so you can play around with them a bit once it finishes.

 

As always, comments are welcome
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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!


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


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!)


Set of 21 Layer Styles for Download

add-o-friendlyHere’sa set of 21 layer styles that have been laying around the workshop for awhile.  There’s a variety of designs here that you can use on text, shapes, or anything else you add to your graphics.

GraffiStylesI For a full preview, click  the thumbnail.  It shows each of the layer styles applied to a shape and to text. There’s also a “null” style included that will remove all layer styles from the layer so you can try a different one.

To install them into Photoshop Elements, simply download and unzip the package, drag them into your Add-O-Matic Which does all the heavy lifting for you, and they’ll show up in your Effects palette in the Layer Styles section.  use the drop menu to navigate to “Graffi Styles”.

Enjoy!


Graffi Layer Styles set I Wow! Downloaded 780 times so far!