Thursday, July 28, 2011

Photoshop Help

I have only recently acquired Photoshop and am still very much a learner (I'm sure it's not just me who finds that there is so much to learn when it comes to PS) and while I'm still figuring it out I've been relying on the help of other talented photographers for curves, actions and tips. I've been getting a lot of questions about how I edit my photos but I really can't take credit for any of it, so I wanted to share where it all comes from: 

Run by amazing photographer Nirrimi she sells actions and curves for relatively cheap and also occasionally shares a free one as well! I have quite a few but the one I probably use the most is "Rubies" which has been applied to the above photo. 


The blog of photographer Laura Gommans from Amsterdam. She recently wrote this post with a photoshop tutorial on making a curves layer and it  has been one of the most helpful posts on this subject that I've read!


Carrie from Wish Wish Wish recently wrote a great post (HERE) with a free set of downloadable curves and some bokeh images for layering with other images to create a glittery, flared effect. Carrie also created an in-depth step by step tutorial on how she edits her pictures which you can see here.


19 year old fashion and music photographer Julia Trotti has Free Curve Friday which is pretty self explanatory and wonderful!

Hope that helps! If anyone else has any good links relating to this let me know :)

32 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  2. Awesome finds! Thanks for sharing! Though I like experimenting on my own in photoshop some, these are definitely most helpful! <3

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  3. i find this website very helpful
    www.puglypixel.com/

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  4. Thanks for sharing, going to bookmark this! I had a nightmare trying to get my head around photoshop, i managed to work out one thing and left it at that. I don't find it user friendly at all at times!

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  5. Oh, Amanda, you always make so wonderful posts!
    This is a great post and very helpful - thanks for sharing!

    Btw: You said that you are in the middle of a pretty cold winter. I was wondering; how cold is it in New Zealand these days? What is 'cold' in your country (temperature)? I am just curious because I am not that familiar with the clima in NZ... Isn't there a big difference between the weather on the North Island and the South Island? Hope you can make me a bit wiser regarding the clima in NZ... ;-)

    Greetings from FarfallaDK - and Scandinavian Summer.

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  6. what great finds :)

    photoshop can be a bit daunting when you first get it, but the more you mess around with it on your own the more you'll learn.
    :D

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  7. Shop Ruche also had a bunch of free photoshop effects on their blog a while ago & have at least one tutorial a week. Worth a look ...

    Kelly @
    Elegantly Academic

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  8. Hi Amanda! Lovely post as always. I'm also teaching myself PS....I use it every day at work and have sort of self-taught myself the basics. I really want to learn curves so this was a great help! I usually just google the things i need to know - a lot of the self help digital photography websites have PS tutorials on there. Before I started learning PS, I used to cheat using Picnik.com xx

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  9. i am at work so i am copying this link as we speak and emailing it to myself for later investigation. my photoshop seems different than most but i hope to get actions working on it some day soon - thanks for the links!

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  10. Your blog is beautiful. i love it now following. hope you'll check my blog out and follow if you'd like.

    love m.
    acupofm.blogspot.com
    keep in touch

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  11. amazing! thank you so much for sharing :)

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  12. Thanks for sharing this! I've seen some tutorials but it is always good to get more tips.

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  13. im like you, thank god for so much info on the web about photoshop and free actions! ive got a few skills in the editing dep. but i find it much easier to just use the same actions so there is consistency! will definitely check some of these out

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  14. Every time I try and learn on my boyfriend's computer he says that I am too slow and does it for me so I don't know how to do very much but having a designer around is helpful :)

    Laura
    whitewinters.blogspot.com

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  15. Thanks for sharing. I myself do not know how to use PS either.

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  16. Amanda you should visit deviantart! There are like LOADS of actions there,and most of them are amazing! I've learnt how to use photoshop and curves and layers and all,but I always end up using an action!
    And I loved Carrie's actions!!

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  17. Wow, this is amazing! thanks for share it!
    xx

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  18. this is super helpful. i feel like i've been trying to master a few edits i really love for years now. its ever-evolving…

    mindy
    colemansinlove.blogspot.com

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  19. ohhh how fun! i can't wait to try out some of these. i've been wanting to find some new fun actions. i've been cheating a bit lately and using my sister's version of PS Lightroom. it's super quick and easy...but not as many editing options as Photoshop.

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  20. really nice thanks for posting! :D

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  21. I agree with Christina, Deviantart is great they have so much stuff. Awesome post! Thanks for sharing :)

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  22. Wow thanks for the facts it was good help to me.
    I could help LoveJoice with her pictures.

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  24. Another great feature to use in Photoshop is all the different blending tools. They can make your photos uniquely colored. My favorite is "hard light". Photoshop is soooo great once you get the hang of it!

    http://dailydoseofsunlight.blogspot.com/

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  25. Photoshop is pretty hard to use..

    Thanks for sharing!

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    http://aurajoon.blogspot.com/

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  26. All images that you publish simply amazing! But if you want to have fun with Photoshop tools Try the cookbook.
    It would knock you off your feet!

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  27. Great post! Very helpful :)


    http://seventhofjuly.blogspot.com/

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  28. thankyou so much, it helps alot:)

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  29. thankyou so much, it helps alot:)

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