Thursday, December 30, 2010

Irony and Photoshop Actions

I love photoshop actions.  They make life easy sometimes, and they also open you to a world of downloadable artistry.  I’ve made a few of my own actions, and I like to create more every day.  However, I know when I’m naming them, they don’t always make sense to me.  I have an action named “Roman” after Roman Loranc, whose moody black and white shot with red filter make me love cloudy days and intense skies.

I also find that while the actions usually in some way describe what the finished photo will look like, some of the combinations make me laugh.

Here’s my example of irony.  I edited this shot of my niece using Pioneer Woman’s Lovely and Ethereal.

IMG_6589_1 lovely

Not sure if I would describe this photo with those words…. but I did get a nice laugh out of it.

Shasta Betty

PS – I hope to be uploading my own action set soon, as a FREE download.  Keep an eye out.


  1. I would love to see your actions! I am still learning Photoshop, so any help I can get from others would be great!

  2. I am going to post the first few in the next day hopefully. I was waiting until I had a larger set, but I think starting small is a good idea.