Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Lights, camera, actions!

Still on that learning curve :-) I've seen a few people talking about using 'actions' on their photos, and in particular talking about actions by the Pioneer Woman, but I didn't really understand what it was all about. Then yesterday I downloaded and installed them and tried them out for myself. Ah, I begin to understand now....

I used my favourite photo from yesterday:


and ran the different actions to see what I got! Want to see? :-)


Um. OK. It's not so easy to see the differences in this small size, but it was either that or have an *extremely* photo heavy post! But this gives you an idea (if you didn't already know) just how much you can do with these fab, FREE actions :-) I'm a convert! And thanks to everyone who kept talking about them until I just *had* to go investigate for myself... x

11 comments:

Cheri said...

Be warned - this is addicting! You'll find yourself spending hours on end editing photos to see what you can come up with now!

JO SOWERBY said...

i am loving actions, got fed up with those with iphones going on about hipstamatic, i mean an iphone is a scary price!!!! only problem is u've pinched my idea for tomorrow's blogpost mel!!!!!
Jo xxxx

sharyncarlson said...

Yay Mel! I so excited that you tried actions and liked them!!!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Actions are awesome!

Scrappi Sandi said...

I really do have to get Photoshop installed...I feel I'm missing out!!! Great collage which really shows the different actions & how they compare!

jillconyers said...

I'm an avid actions user. The bonus is the time it saves with workflow! Love the comparison image. Check out Rita's actions at the CoffeeShop too :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Good for you Mel! I think 2011 is the year for me to meet Photoshop.
Rinda

Nancy said...

Thanks for the link I have not used actions for ages...will play when I get some time

xx

Karen said...

Have fun!

SarahLP said...

Wow.. I've never tried actions! They do look exciting! :) Lovely picture of the flowers.

Gemma* said...

yeah i love those actions too :D