I’m crazy about actions! Photoshop is an essential part of making me look good and actions make that a whole lot easier to accomplish! They make my work flow go so much easier! My absolute favorite actions come from Lolly’s Playground! I have everything she offers and I use them all, plus her actions are really reasonably priced! I use them for EVERY session I edit! I really love using my black back drop, as you can see from my original, with out the black back drop action they would never look as good! The Bonus – Even a beginner like me can use them!
Something really fun to try as well, are her textures – clients love these they add such a cool (can’t do that yourself) look! I have to admit that the textures have saved me when I’ve really botched a job. This maternity shoot I did has some of my absolute favorite images from my collection and yet when I loaded them onto my computer they were some of my worst yet!
Go for actions and life gets better!
BTW – For those who are not familiar with Actions. Actions are loaded into you floating bar next to the history in Photoshop. Basically, it’s a button. You select the action you want to choose and hit the play button at the bottom of the bar. And voila – the action does the work. Than you have the option to change the opacity and setting to your liking!