knitxcore.: List: Free Photoshop Actions

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

List: Free Photoshop Actions

I always get 3,675 comments about my photos, and I really enjoy reading every single one of them! It's fun to pretend that I have a tons of fancy SLRs and toy cameras that I use regularly. Sadly, I'm a fraud. To be completely honest, I have a cheap point and shoot that I bought at the drug store for less than $50.

This is the camera I use:

Now that I've told you that, I guess I also have to tell you that I edit EVERY SINGLE SHOT in Photoshop. I'm not even that good at it. I mean I know a handful of "tricks" (that I do intend on sharing very shortly) but I mostly just use a bunch of free actions.

Here's a list of the actions I use, where you can find them and a before/after shot of each:

honey retro

Vintage film

(remove both "greyscale" and "grain" from action)

toy camera

fascinate before after

And that's just about it! Buy a cheap camera, and download some free actions and your photos can look just like mine (almost)!!!!!

Coming up...
-Styling Thrift Store Finds with Tram
-A Vintage Inspired Birthday Card
-Our Bathroom Makeover
-A Roll of Slide Film
-Vintage Tissue Paper Peonies
...and so much more!



Mel said...

Brilliant! I love fancy photo tricks.
I'm kind of the opposite here; I have an alright camera, but I use Pixelmator, which is like a poor man's Photoshop, and Picnik, which is like an even poorer man's photoshop. I don't suppose these fancy tricks would work on my less-neato software.

Applesin said...

Zomg I love your pictures! Do you use a special camera or something?! I mean I don't really read your blog I just look at you amazing pictures. Jk. Kinda.

Colby Kern said...

Just came across your blog. Definitely a new favorite read of mine! I can relate to using a cheap point and shoot! i used one for years!

flannery o'kafka said...

I've got the one step up from your Fuji finePix, but I might be able to top all y'all in the crap photo editing category. I use Picasa.
When I want to do any sort of graphic design, I use Word.
Old Skool, certainly.

gwenstella said...

i don't even have Photoshop!

*runs to a corner and cries

Wish I had one so I could make my photos as pretty as yours!

Sarah said...


Kaitlin said...

You're giving all your secrets away! The mystique! It is gone from you!

Juuuuust kidding. I love playing with actions and I'm excited to try these. Awesome post.

Jessi said...

I like the old toy camera one!

Anastasia said...

fantastic! my goal today was to find photoshop actions because i suck with consistency. these are awesome!

Stela said...

that is awesome! I wish I had a fancy camera but not anymore! Thanks for sharing

diane said...

a. i just discovered you through freckled nest.

b. i think your blog is rad.

c. i'm following you via bloglovin' now.

d. thanks for the actions -> i am learning photoshop + these are fun.

e. dinosaurs + confetti = happiness.

eliza said...

i've always loved your pictures! now i can imitate you! huzzah!

knitwick said...

Awesome tip! I love photo editing software... That way I don't have to own tons of equipment, process my own film nor be any good at anything other than photo composition (which I'm still crap at...)!