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ACTIONS, Photo-Art Photoshop ACTIONS: The Mother of all Collections

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Old 12-30-2002, 02:44 PM
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Action series...paint..borders etc

I made a few actions from some tutorials of David Rowley...they are located at

http://www.davrodigital.co.uk/tutori...sland-cafe.htm

and

:http://www.davrodigital.co.uk/tutori...cardiffbay.htm

I have also included some Red-eye reduction actions. The first is an original, and the other two are from tutorials I have found searching on the web. I have also modified the one to work on Green/Blue-eye that you get from some animal shots.

It also includes a couple other actions that are kind of in process....one builds a basic background matte around the picture...and the other adds a signature line....also a couple frame actions.

I'm just learning the technique, but I hope you'll find them useful

Bud Guinn
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Old 01-25-2003, 06:35 PM
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Frames...Collection of frames..

I have written an action set that contains many frames...single, double, matte...etc. It includes some Rosewood and Oak frames...in both landscape and portrait mode. It includes some frames with backgrounds. It includes some backgrounds that the completed frame..whichever one you choose can be added to.

I have made these frames so that after they have been completed you can still go back and adjust or tweak the color of the frame and the matte. You can also, in most cases, still adjust the bevel, drop shadow, contour...etc....after the action has run.

The purpose of the big backgrounds is to allow your masterpiece to display at it's normal size (700dpi approx.), but fill the entire monitor with a "wall" or background.

These should be installed in the photoshop actions folder....this path is something like this..(from my computer)
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop 7.0\Presets\Photoshop Actions

I have made a few examples of what is available...at this address:
http://www.pbase.com/budguinn/frames_examples

Included in the actions zip. is a previous action set that I made that had some paint programs, red/green eye reduction, and a new action that cuts a pic up and places it on a background...but tweaked a bit....just something different.

I hope this is helpful...or if you have suggestions...email me budguinn@charter.net
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Old 01-31-2003, 08:28 AM
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Photo Art Photoshop ACTION: Bill Miller's Antique Stipple Engraving

This very popular action set has been updated to enable users to select resolution (DPI).

Click HERE to be taken to the post where this action set can be downloaded.

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Old 01-31-2003, 08:48 AM
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Photo Art Photoshop ACTION: Bill Miller's Batik Effect

Bill wrote an action to create a Batik effect in the Fall of 2002.

To download click HERE .

Open the attachment below for a "before and after" glimpse.

~DannyR~

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Old 02-09-2003, 05:36 PM
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New Wooden Frames Wooden Mattes

I have put together a collection of Wooden Frames and also a collection of Wood Mattes.......there is also a simple matte and double matte for matteing before framing, or whatever.

You have a multitude of choices.....matte the picture and then frame it.
...or matte the picture and then put it on the wooden matte.
...or just Frame the picture or Matte it with the wooden frames/mattes
...or after using the wood matte you can still wrap a frame around the matte...some of the
complementary colors are pleasing.

The action leaves the picture un-flattened....so you still can go ahead and adjust the bevel, contour, drop shadow....and adding texture works well with some of the woods. Just highlight the grain layer and open the layer styles dialogue...and adjust....or just double click on the effects icon.

Also you can highlight the grain layer and go up to Image...down to adjustments and then to Hue/saturation....this allows you to lighten or darken the wood grain....or change the color.

I have been showing these for about two weeks and have gotten pretty good responses, except for the occasionaly pervert who doesn't like anything framed.

You may see them at the same site where I showed my previous frames..they are the "new wood frames" and the "new wood mattes".
http://www.pbase.com/budguinn/frames_examples

I hope everyone enjoys these.....now I need to learn how to do other stuff in photoshop.
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Old 02-28-2003, 12:46 AM
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Lisa Neal inspired Frame Action

This action was inspired by Lisa Neal in a DPReview Post that can be seen by clicking HERE.

For example output see the attachment in the next post.

This action was written using Photoshop 5.5; it should work in PS 5.x and above.

Note: The action displays a message to make a "rectangular" selection. Fact is you can use any selection tool you like... rectangular, circle/ellipse or even the Lasso tool for a random-edged look.

Thanks, Lisa, for another huge dose of inspiration.

~DannyR~
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Old 02-28-2003, 12:47 AM
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Lisa Neal inspired Frame Action - Example results

See attachment for example results.
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Old 03-13-2003, 02:54 PM
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New Set of Frames and Actions

To all, I have completed a new set of frames and actions. It includes a set of oval frames...both wood and matte....they can be used in the landscape mode or portrait mode.

There are three wood types, and all have the same functionality. I have a complete set of examples available here:

http://www.pbase.com/budguinn/new_actions_frames

The set also includes some Window frames to put your picture in for display. All come in wood but can be easily modified to color...instructions are in the action.

And, there are a few other things:
Signature line
Logo action...makes your logo into a brush
Award Achievement Plaque...to send/email to someone....for grins.
Two sizes of the little brass plaque with rivets.

It includes some of the useful frames from previous sets and both the Hayes Island and the Cardiff Bay paint actions.

and, well....some other little things.
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Old 03-15-2003, 01:09 AM
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Oval Frames, Mattes by Bill Richardson

Bill Richardson, who is a regular contributor at DPReview, crafted this set of "oval" frame and matte actions and graciously offered them to be shared with RetouchPRO members.

There are three actions (PS7 for sure; don't know about PS6) in the group, two of which are a matte / 3D frame set.

Enjoy.

~DannyR~

- - - - - - - - - -
Bill: THANKS very much! Sure appreciate the effort.

New upload ver to fix a bonehead error I made - DannyR (108 downloaded to date)
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Old 03-16-2003, 07:16 PM
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Photo art actions from about.com

Sue Chastain, moderator of the about.com graphics forum, recently posted a set of photo-art actions she crafted.

http://graphicssoft.about.com/librar...psactions3.htm

HOW GOOD ARE THEY?
On a scale of 1-10, 10=They will blow your doors off, I'd give 'em about a 6.5. Not spectacular (to me), but they use some interesting filter combinations that might inspire budding photo-art action writers.

INTERESTING TECHNIQUE
Take note of the first action in the set: It is called (run by) every other action in the collection. This is an example of "an action running another action" in case you're interested in seeing this rarely used technique.

IMPORTANT
#1 If you download this set and decide to keep it, DO NOT rename it from "Sues_Photo_Effects" to anything else. If you do, all subsequent attempts to run an action from the set will fail. Trust me on this.

#2 Also, note that this set of actions DOES NOT make a copy of the original image before applying the filters. If you don't like a result, WINDOW > HISTORY, scroll to the top and click the thumbnail of Snapshot1. This will restore the original file.

EASY MODIFICATION
What I did: In the common action (the first one in the set that's called by all the others) I recorded a "Duplicate image" step at the top of the action.

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