Laurie here today sharing another way I get the most of my photography tools. I’ve shared a number of my must do photo prepping tips, I thought it was time to share some secrets of mine… Actions!
Actions are multiple steps recorded into one click of a button. They are time savers when you find yourself performing the same steps over and over on an image.
Editing photos can be time consuming, difficult and stressful, but fortunately, people all over the world have created actions that allow us to change the look of an image at the click of a button. So today, I share a list of my favorite go-to actions that will help you edit images better and faster, just as they do for me.
Okay, so looking over my my Actions Palette, I realize I have way too many! Yes, I’m an Action hoarder! But, I can also say I have my favorites, so those will be the ones I share.
By Little Lusker – The Creative Designed with versatility in mind, this clever set will let your creativity flourish. No matter your style, this jam-packed set offers creative solutions that will make editing a breeze.
By Seasalt & Co. – Togs Toolbox Action Collection – The perfect clean and simple image adjustment actions for fast fixes to your images. (i.e exposure, color correcting, and retouching)
By DSP Shop – Workflow Wonders + SideKicks Photoshop Elements Action Set – From start, to edit, to finish.
By DSP Shop – Splendor Vol 1 is a soft, light action set, perfect for your spring and early summer sessions and Splendor Vol. II is a rich, warm action set, perfect for your fall and early winter sessions.
By Pretty Photoshop Actions – The LUXE Newborn Complete Workflow Collection Includes essential workflow tools to help you effortlessly retouch, color correct, and quickly create beautiful, dreamy edits, perfect for newborn photos!
Okay, so these are my go-to actions… my faves! And none of them are free, but I will tell you that they are very reasonably priced and worth every penny and more!
If you are using Photoshop, you can try out a free action available at The Lilypad by Gina Miller called Cookie Dough.
Not only can actions make your pages amazing, they can also help your workflow with scrapping! Shadow actions, saving actions, template actions – there are lots of workflow and photo actions available in The Lilypad store as well.
Let us know if you try some of these and your thoughts!