Organizing Actions in Photoshop

Do you have Photoshop CS6 (or older versions) and your actions palette is a mess of actions? There is an easy way to organize them so you can find the actions you want, and make it easier for saving and loading in new Photoshop versions when you upgrade. What is the secret? Sets. Below is […]

Apply Actions to Multiple Images at One Time

It happens all the time. You run an action, tweak the different layers in it, and then have to repeat the steps for other images in that series. While the actions do save you time, you hate that you have to repeat the same steps over and over. There must be an easier way! Well, […]

Merging Action Layers in PSE

Pin It A few days ago I shared how Photoshop CS# users can group adjustment and duplicate layers into grouped-layers for easier use and a more tidy layer’s palette. I mentioned that grouping layers is not something Photoshop Elements users can do, but that there was a work around that would do the job. Let […]

Fundraiser For My In-Laws

On May 2nd, life changed…drastically and permanently. Around 7:40 AM, my next door neighbor, Magali, was taking her two children and my niece to school. She accidentally pulled out in front of a 18 wheeler truck, killing her and her 6 year old son, Abner, and critically injuring her 9 year old daughter, Magalita, and […]

Use The Favorites Panel For Favorite Actions

Thank you so much for your support and love as I am away from the blog and workshops due to my niece’s very serious car accident. I am slowly trying to get back into the swing of things and I appreciate your patience. Actions….love them! And, if you are like me, you have a ton […]

Create a Sunny Glow in Photoshop Elements {and free action}

Over the on the Everyday Samples page I have several actions, some cleaning, some creative and a few finishing (wonder what the heck am I talking about, see my explanation of types of actions). One of the top favorites there used to be the Florida action, one that creates a bright, sunny effect for your […]

Florabella Action Mixer Action Review and Tutorial

If you have taken any of my workshops or spent any time at my Facebook page, you know that I am a big fan of grouped actions because I am too lazy to adjust every layer of a creative action that has more than five layers. 😉 If I was making an action myself, I […]

How to Use Curves in Photoshop Elements {and a free action and video tutorial}

Pin It It is a well known fact that Photoshop Elements is the “baby brother” to Photoshop (Creative Suites, like CS5), and it has most of the same things Photoshop has, with some major tools/adjustments being omitted from Photoshop Elements. This helps keep the price of PSE down, but also helps keep it more user […]

Types of Actions and When to Use Them

Actions, actions, actions! Lots of talk about actions, both here and at so many other places. I am a member of Clickin Moms, an incredible message board for women who are amateur or professional photographers, and I frequently see the question “When do you run actions? Before or after general edits?” Well, I have the […]