Everyday Basics Action Set for Beginners {for PSE and Photoshop}

I am pleased to present my first action set designed from start to finish especially for those who are brand new to Photoshop Elements (or Photoshop) and interested in using actions. The actions were created to help walk new users through a good, clean edit workflow plus give them a few extra simple “creative” actions if they want a bit more.

Really, this is not just an action set, it is like a beginner’s workshop within an action set. You get the actions, plus a video showing what each one does, when and how to use it. Each action is simple, with between three and five layers, so not overwhelming for those just getting started.

My goal is that new Photoshop or Photoshop Elements users who purchase this set will learn a lot more than just how to click an action. I want them to become more comfortable with their Photoshop or Photoshop Elements program through watching the video and using the actions.

What is included with this $35 action set:

  • 15 actions (shown below) for both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements (should you ever upgrade and still want the set)
  • Video recording walking you through download, saving and installing the actions for both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements (link to video will be in confirmation email sent to you after purchase)
  • Video recordings for both Photoshop Elements and Photoshop CS#, showing how and why to use each action
  • PDF with a step-by-step workflow for you to use
  • Three homemade textures from me to help you to use the “Texture It” action

Below is an example of a clean edit that I did using actions from Everyday Basics 123 action set. Move your mouse over the image to see the “before” image, which was way too warm and washed out.


In addition to the actions, you get three textures, humbly made by me, so that you can immediately utilize the Texture It action. And, I show tips on how to minimize the texture on local areas of your image.

To purchase Everyday Basics 123 action and texture set, click on ‘add to cart’ below. The first 15 people to purchase it can use the coupon code ‘basic30‘ and receive 30% off the set – that is a $10.50 savings! Well, the discount codes have all been used, but I will offer another one that you can also use on other products. Use code ‘october10‘ to get 10% off this set and anything else I offer except private sessions.

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The download page that appears after purchasing will also have two videos for installing the actions on a Mac and on a PC (for both PSE and Photoshop). If you miss seeing those, don’t worry. You will receive an email from e-junkie, with the download link (it’s okay if you already downloaded the file) and in that email will be the links again.

Remember, too, that in the zip file is a PDF explaining a little about each action, plus I included my basic workflow steps and a mini layers mask tutorial.

About Amanda

I am passionate about helping others learn how to use their DSLR cameras and editing programs. More information about me can be found at my About page, or by visiting my personal blog.


  1. I’ve been lurking around your site for a while now…but wasn’t really sure what/how to do the actions so I’m going to take the plunge today and buy this. I’m taking my first photography course next month to finally learn how to use the DSLR that I’ve had for exactly 3 years (almost to the day). I can’t wait to get started!

    Thanks for the inspiration and motivation.

  2. Thank you Amanda! This is totally awesome!

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