I have free Photoshop Elements actions here on Texas Chicks – most of you know that already!
Sprucing them up was one of my get-organized-for-2013 resolutions. And I just finished!
What does this mean for you? If you own Elements 10 or prior, you can now have my actions all in one menu group in your Photo Effects panel. Do you own PSE 11? My actions are all in one neat little set for you to download.
New Free Actions
In addition to organizing the actions to make them easier for you to find, I’ve also created two new ones. Their task is simple but quite helpful, and only available in Elements via actions. Run the first action to select all the bright tones in your image. This is very helpful if you want to adjust the exposure of the highlights in your image only, or if you want to adjust skin tone, for example.
The second action selects the dark tones in your image. After running either of them, add a Levels adjustment layer (or any other adjustment layer for that matter). You will see that the new layer automatically has a detailed layer mask applied to it – the lighter portions of the mask will correspond to what your action selected – either brights or darks.
I will post a tutorial using these actions next week to show you exactly what they can do.
To Download the Free Actions
The link to download these new actions is in the newsletter that current subscribers will receive via email on January 11, 2013 at about 9:00 AM EST. Look for the link in the sidebar on the right of that email.
Notes About the Action Sets
- The actions in these sets are compatible with Elements 6 and up
- I have retired a few of my older freebies because better free actions are available at MCP Actions. And yes, I’ve included the links to the better versions!
Have you purchased Ready, Set, Actions!, my eBook telling you everything you need to know about Elements to get the most out of your actions? This book is great for beginners who want to use actions as a tool to help them learn how to use PSE.
Well, if you’ve purchased the book, you should have received a complimentary updated version of it last night. The book now has an addendum covering Elements 11 and its new Actions Panel. If you purchased the book, you should have received the email at the Paypal email address you purchased the book with. Make sure to check your spam folder!
And if you’ve been waiting to purchase because you weren’t sure whether it was compatible with the latest version of Elements, now you can!
Want more info? Download the first part of the book for free by liking my Facebook page. Look for the icon that looks like a lock with the words “Free Book Download” below it.