Free Photoshop Action Set: Looking Glass

By Charles Purdy Here’s an action set for Adobe Photoshop that you can download—for free—and use to create rectangular and circular glass-distortion effects in your images. Mike Campau created a video that shows how to install and use the action. First, download the action set. Then watch Campau’s four-minute how-to video here—and scroll down to check out more […]

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The Look and Texture of Oil Paintings with the Free Photoshop Action, Painterly

by Adobe Create Designed exclusively for Adobe Create by Nuwan Panditha (also known as BlackNull), this free Photoshop action is easy to install and run, and the image files it creates are very easy to customize. Please read the instructions and watch the videos for each step—the download also includes a complete guide to using the […]

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Turn Photos into Illustrations with a Free Photoshop Scribble Action

By Terri Stone Photographs excel at many things, from documenting reality to expressing the shooter’s inner thoughts. But sometimes, only an illustration can break through the visual noise or fit a certain design. Talented Photoshop artist Nuwan Panditha (also known as BlackNull) created the Scribble Artist Action Set exclusively for you. The Scribble Artist Action Set applies pen strokes, […]

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Give Your Images a Retro 80’s Look with this Free Photoshop Action: VHS Effect

by Adobe Creative Cloud Ohio-based digital artist Nick Kempton (also known as nickjaykdesign) is the founder of 60 Degree Studio, which creates commercial art for a broad spectrum of industries. Inspired by the analog look of old VHS tapes, he created this Adobe Photoshop action that you can use to give your images a retro look.  The VHS […]

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Transform Photos into Watercolors with a Free Photoshop Action

By Charles Purdy The Watercolor Artist action set for Adobe Photoshop brings two opposites together to produce one harmoniously beautiful result. Designed exclusively for Adobe Create by Nuwan Panditha (also known as BlackNull), the free action is easy to install and run, and the files it creates are easy to customize. Download that action set here and […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Writing a Logline

BY DARIN BRADLEY, Premiumbeat A well-written logline is an effective tool for selling your film project. A bad one, however, can stop it in its tracks. Here’s what you need to know. A logline is a simple descriptive sentence that identifies the inciting incident (motivation and/or risks), the protagonist, the primary action, and the antagonist. This straightforward sentence reduces all the […]

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FREE Photoshop Action: Toy Town Miniature Effect (Tilt-Shift)

by Mark Galer The Tilt Shift effect is a popular technique that originated from the use of ‘Tilt Shift’ lenses and creates an interesting ‘toy-town’ look. Architectural photographers use these specialized lenses to correct the converging verticals of the buildings they are photographing, but they can also be used creatively to shift the plane of […]

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50 Free Photoshop Actions for Black and White Photography (and How to Make Your Own)

by Envato Elements Everyone loves a freebie, so we’ve made a roundup of 50 of the best black and white Adobe Photoshop actions available for free. 50 Free Black and White Adobe Photoshop Actions Bold Black and White – This Photoshop action will turn your colour photos into bold and impressive black & whites. 5 Free Black […]

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Photoshop Action Tips

by Melody Nieves, Envato If you’ve ever sat and wondered how to make your design workflow much easier, then let me be the first to introduce you to the wonder of Photoshop actions. Designed to give creatives access to phenomenally intricate effects, these step-by-step functions play out high-quality results with the click of a button. So […]

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