Photoshop Madness: help those photos

by Fred Showker

Photoshop Madness, Fred Showker surfs the web in search of good Photoshop stuff

PHOTOSHOP MADNESS for photos that suck So, you're back from vacation, or on vacation -- taking lots of photos, building up that photo library ... and you get home, pop in the camera card and voila ... all the photos suck.

OH NO ... time for some Photoshop Madness to get those summer photos into the winners' circle!

PHOTOSHOP MADNESS is where you practically go mad trying to find the most useful stuff for Photoshop! This is continued from the previous 'actions' madness!

Action effects for snapshots ...

Best Photoshop actions for photos

A collection of Photoshop Actions developed with the photographer in mind, the Turning Turnup brings some nice effects to the table.
      Actions include: Soft Overlay, Print Art, Stylish Sepia and the one you'll want for those vacation landscapes, the : Land Lifter
click here for the cool Photoshop stuff Full story : The Turning Turnip - Photoshop Filters
The original Photoshop Madness part of Photoshop Tips & Tricks from Fred Showker Here's the download file: photographer-collection.zip

Out of Bounds - a real favorite

Best Photoshop actions for photos

With this action you can create reallly cool effects where objects is placed out of bounds of an background image. It is a powerful effect ex. to catch peoples attention fx. a specific area on a website front page.
      Be sure to see the "competition" where everyone sends in their 'out of bounds' examples. It's free, but it does require a registration. (There's also a video!)
click here for the cool Photoshop stuff Full story : Panosfx Photoshop actions and filters
The original Photoshop Madness part of Photoshop Tips & Tricks from Fred Showker Here's the link for Out of Bounds Contest

That 'old' photo print look ...

Best Photoshop actions for photos

As an experimental photographer, Sakir Yildirim from Turkey knows the filters and techniques he uses.
      His "Old Photo Action" gives photos the blunt-saturated look of photos that have been in the shoebox a while.
click here for the cool Photoshop stuff Full story : Sakir Yildirim
The original Photoshop Madness part of Photoshop Tips & Tricks from Fred Showker Here are other resources from Sakir

Crystal Ball Action

Best Photoshop actions for photos

Turn your photo into a"Crystal Ball" with a kalidascope look and feel! Generally intended for square photos, you also get some cool effects with rectangles too!
      All from the mind of Rick Bell, who's interest in photography began in the mid 1960's. You'll enjoy visiting the whole Shutterfreaks Team!
click here for the cool Photoshop stuff Full story : Shutterfreaks
The original Photoshop Madness part of Photoshop Tips & Tricks from Fred Showker See lots more: Shutterfreaks Gallery

Photoshop Actions Pack by ReehBR

Best Photoshop actions for photos

Renan is a Digital Artist from Brazil who brings you this massive pack of TEN actions packed for Photoshop CS/CS2/CS3/CS4.
      Each Action will create a layer on top of the one you're working on, so that you can delete it in case it's not the effect you want, or so that you can play with the opacity.
click here for the cool Photoshop stuff Full story : ReehBR
The original Photoshop Madness part of Photoshop Tips & Tricks from Fred Showker See ReehBR's Gallery

You'll want this InFection

Best Photoshop actions for photos

Emilio Pathology is what this artist calls himself ... current residence is the "Hospital of Dark Dreams" ... the Deviant Art gallery has some shocking art works... not all of which are good. However, the plug-in seems to work beautifully.
      "InFection" does a quick and relatively good sepiatone conversion.
click here for the cool Photoshop stuff Full story : MegaDef.Deviantart.com
The original Photoshop Madness part of Photoshop Tips & Tricks from Fred Showker Here's a larger version.

Black And White by Jean Billey

Best Photoshop actions for photos

The "Black And White" action by Jean Billey converts your pictures to B&W using a technique by Russel Preston Brown.
      ... takes a lot of the guess-work out of converting to black and white.
click here for the cool Photoshop stuff Full story : Black And White by Jean Billey
The original Photoshop Madness part of Photoshop Tips & Tricks from Fred Showker See the gallery at jean.unleashedart.com

Vintage Effect - Ps Actions

Best Photoshop actions for photos

Yes, yet another "Vintage Effect" package ... when will they all end!
      On the other hand, this one is from Photoshop-stock Resources & Stock Images who actually know what a good 'vintage' action is supposed to do. (They actually have quite a few good actions you may wish to try)
click here for the cool Photoshop stuff Full story : Photoshop-Stock
The original Photoshop Madness part of Photoshop Tips & Tricks from Fred Showker Here's a slide show of other actions

Rapidfire Tutorials by Julia Starr

Best Photoshop actions for photos

Wow, this 20-years-old, Las Vegas native (if we can believe the profile) has some knockout stuff ... not to mention a whole series of great tutorial "graphic" files.
      just a few. . .
GO Fire Tutorial
GO Photo Edit Tutorial
GO Photo Manipulation Tutorial
GO And ... another Photo Edit Tutorial
click here for the cool Photoshop stuff Full story : Julia Starr - night-fate.deviantart.com
The original Photoshop Madness part of Photoshop Tips & Tricks from Fred Showker This is Night Fate Actions #134


Searching for good Photoshop images and tutorials amongst all the total madness out on the web Don't let Photoshop Madness get you down!

There are always lots of spectacular Photoshop images and visuals out there! Share them! We'll be back shortly with MORE Photoshop Madness ... and please -- BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU SURF ... but when you do find a great Photoshop practitioner, or a good Photoshop tutorial, please share it with us! If you create Photoshop Tutorials yourself, please post your info here so you can be considered for a Photoshop Fave!

Of course, some of our favorite editions of Photoshop Madness can be found in the legacy Photoshop Tips & Tricks web site!
See the last edition of Photoshop Madness

And, thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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