Saturday, April 12, 2008

Are you lookin' for some ACTION?

ROFL. How's that for a title to GRAB YA' and REEL YA' IN? Heh heh heh...I'm talkin' about PHOTOSHOP ACTIONS here people! Git yer minds outta the gutter!

Have you been reading The Pioneer Woman's blog? If you are new to The Pioneer Woman, grab your cuppa (joe, or whatever your sipper of choice is) and settle in for some FUN READING and then allow time for daydreaming about life on a ranch with cute cowboys and FABULOUS eats!

I've been a fan for awhile now, and she has just reworked her website, and it's now really super duper easy to surf the various sections. I love her recipes (even though I don't cook, lol) and am DYING to try that Marlboro Man Sandwich! Does that not look OVER THE TOP YUMMAY??? I think I could rope a steer if I had a few bites of this sandwich. (Okay - maybe not, lol).

ANYWAYS...I have been spending some time in her photography section, she has a LOT of great photoshop tips if you are a newbie. I have learned a lot of little tricks for improving my photos just from reading her blog. And yesterday she introduced her Photoshop Action Set (and I love that it's called "Set 1", which *totally* implies that there will be more! YIPPEE!) Sorry though, the actions are not available for use in Photoshop Elements, but stay tuned, because she is working on an action set that *will* work in Elements. The best part? YEPPERS. This action set is FREE. Is that not FABULOUS??? Be sure to leave her some love if you download the actions! (And no - I'm not affiliated with her, just a fan of her blog...)

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Now, I've been using various photoshop actions for awhile now, and I am BY NO MEANS an expert, but please be aware that you will achieve varying results depending on what your original sooc (straight out of camera) photo looks like in terms of exposure and etc. Actions will not "fix" every problem. They should enhance your original, which hopefully already has a lot going for it! Have fun playing around with them, and then make use of the "Start All Over" action that she has included in the set, which will take your photo back to it's original state, if you need to. LOVE THAT ONE! Thank you. This concludes the public service announcement portion of the program. Ü

Have a FABULOUS SATURDAY people!

P.S. Here is my example, using the Soft and Faded action included in the set on one of the photos from yesterday...what do you think?



11 comments:

Julie Marie said...

The marlboro man sandwich is YUMMY! hope you try it soon :)

DawnMarch said...

The Pioneer Woman is my all-time favorite blogs! How in the world did I miss actions? I'll have to go check that out -- thanks for the link sweetie!

movefearlessly said...

thanks so much for the tip!

amy said...

great actions! thanks for the tip.

Windgefluester said...

oh thank you so much for the hint with pioneer woman ;) i love actions!

Nicole

AfriDigiDiva said...

I have a new favorite blog! Thanks Angie!

Heather McNally said...

Hi Fabbie!! Love your digi talk - now I just have to get into it. Can you come over and teach me???? *pretty please* Love the photo you posted!

Josoliviamaid said...

Oh my goodness....got totally side tracked at the Pioneer Woman's blog and completely forgot to comment here! lol I never saw that blog before but it is definitely going to be a regular part of my morning coffee time. So glad you shared it. I even entered the contest (as comment #1,522... I kid you not). Cool stuff!

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

Ohhhh, Fabby! Thanks for this awesome tip & link! I so need some tips for PhotoShop! Hooooray! Thanks again!

~Tex

evitangel said...

thanks for pointing this out!

have a fab sunday

Bevie Pearl said...

AngFab, You are Fabulous with your digi talk...I just need lessons...like 1 on 1.