In 2008, I won a copy of Photoshop Elements 7 (and a copy of Premiere Elements 7) from Momdot. Woo hoo — photo editing software from Adobe!!!!!
I loaded it onto my computer . . . . . . . . and that was it.
I think I opened it once or twice, but I just didn’t have the energy to learn a new editing software. I was lazy and it looked hard.
Yesterday, I learned from Emily (at Busy Mom) that you can use actions in PSE just like you can in the “real” Photoshop!
Wha -wha- WHAT?
All this time? I could have been editing my photos like the professionals instead of just doing the same few edits?
That info was all it took; I began scurrying across the internet, looking for free actions (’cause, well — I’m cheap).
I hit the MOTHERLOAD!!!!
This scientist turned stay at home mom turned photo editing guru creates actions, storyboards, and tutorials for Photoshop Elements . . . and everything is FREE.
Take a look at what I was able to do, late last night . . . in a short amount of time:
The Little Lady Before:
The Little Lady After
Mr. Boy Before
Mr. Boy After
I still have a lot to learn — I can tell I “over-did” Mr. Boy’s pic (specially his eyes — just a little toooooo intense), but . . . BUT!
This weeks photos in my Photo Story Friday post were also edited with one of Coffeshop Photography’s actions. LOVE IT!
I may never visit a professional photographer again!
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