Alter Your Photos Using An Action

by Megan Hoeppner

Play Creating Tricks on Your Photos Using Actions

Running an action (a preset series of editing functions) in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements allows to you quickly and easily alter an image like a pro.  There are a variety of photo actions available online, including the three shown below, which are from our very own Dream Team member Maggie Holmes.  See how the actions can change the look of this photo in just a few simple clicks.


Simple Color Boost Action

Run this action and watch as the colors in your photograph pop, making them more saturated and vibrant. This is a great choice for giving those everyday photos a little extra oomph.

Sun Kissed Action

Warm up any image with this dose of sunshine. This action adds a red/orange tone wihle also increasing your solar saturation.

Urban Action

An extremely popular look right now, the urban style adds a dramatic amount of yellow to your image, while also boosting the color and saturation. This is an ideal option if you're looking for a one-stop option to improve the overall color quality and enhance the highlights in your photos.

Free Video Tutorial

Take your photo editing to the next level and learn how to install and run actions using Photoshop Elements. This video tutorial guides you through the installation process using actions by Maggie Holmes. Learn how to install the actions and run the actions to make your photos pop off your scrapbook pages!


For more photo altering ideas and effects, see the Photo Tricks article in the March/April 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.


Related Links:

Video Tutorial: Creating a Group Shot in Photoshop Elements

Video Tutorial: Eliminate Distracting Elements using Photoshop Elements

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Great tutorial. I love learning new things on PSE7. I will definitely try this.
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