How to Load Photoshop Actions

How to load Photoshop Actions

How to load Photoshop Actions:

We all have to learn that first time how to load Photoshop Actions.  If this is where you find yourself, these are the easy steps to getting the job done.  

Open an image.

You should see that little triangle that’s circled in aqua.  (If you don’t see it, on your menu click “Window” and then click “Actions” and it should show up. Continue reading “How to Load Photoshop Actions”

A Review of Sleeklens Photoshop Actions – Portrait Perfection Collection

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Sleeklens Portrait Perfection Collection Photoshop Actions.

A Review

I was recently contacted by Sleeklens and asked if I would like to try out their Portrait Perfection Collection set of Photoshop actions.  I’m not a big actions user.  For portrait work, I kind of have my workflow down, and I know my way around Photoshop, so if there’s a look I want, I can pretty much make it happen.  And honestly, in the past, I’ve tried some actions and wasn’t all that impressed.

But I love trying new things, so I agreed to do the review.  I really went into this with an open mind.

[Sleeklens provided me with these actions in exchange for an honest review. Complete disclosure information can be found here.]

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Free Photoshop Video Tutorial: Clipping Mask

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Free Photoshop Tutorial: How to use a Clipping Mask

In this post I want to share with you a free Adobe Photoshop video tutorial that I created.  The term clipping mask may not be familiar to you, even even if you use Photoshop on a regular basis.  For years I was focused on portrait work, and I never felt the need to use it.  Once I knew what a clipping mask was and what it can do, my world changed. Ok, that may be an exaggeration, but it’s a fantastic tool to have in your Photoshop arsenal.  It’s a simple trick that creates amazing results with fast click of the mouse.  

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Understanding Exposure | Simple Tips for Better Photography

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Understanding Exposure

I own an expensive DSLR.  So why are my pictures so dark? If you’ve ever asked yourself this question, this post is for you!

Understanding exposure is a giant step towards better photography.

My favorite tools for getting great exposure straight out of your camera are cheap, and sometimes even free!

Read all about getting your exposure spot-on.

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