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What is a Photoshop action?

Photoshop action is a recorded photo editing steps, using Photoshop. Many people recorded their own editing steps and share it for public to use.
In DA,  Photoshop actions are really popular among photographers, Some are free to download and use. 
Photoshop actions usually comes as a RAR/ Zip file. 

How to download a Photoshop Action?

Step 1
Search for Photoshop actions



Step 2 
Pick your desired action and on the right under Favorite button you going to find a Download button



Step 3 
Press on "Download"  button and choose a folder to save in. Then press "Save"



How to use a Photoshop Action?

Step 1
After downloading the action, go to the folder you saved the action file in.
then right click on the file, then Extract to... 


and it should be like this 



Step 2
 Open Adobe Photoshop and open a photo.



Step 3 
Go to " Window" then " Action " 



Step 4 
New window on the right will be open. press on the little arrow on the top right corner.



Step 5
Go to " Load actions" and click on 



Step 6 
Go to the folder you saved and extract the action file in, 



double click on the folder you're going to find an "atn" file then click on " Load" below 



Step 7
Go to your background layer double click on to unlock. new window will open click "OK"




Step 8 
Select the action you want then click on the " Play"  arrow in the bottom to apply and watch changes 



The result 


 

How to record your own Action ?

Step 1
Open the actions window same as in the step 3 above 
Then click on the folder shape below under the actions lists to create an " action Set "



Then name the set and click " OK"



Step 2 
Click on the fold Paper shape to create new action



Name your action and click "Record"



The Red dot will be on



Step 3 
After editing your photo all the steps will be recorded click on the square " Stop" button and you're DONE 





Assignment:

-Use one of the following Photoshop actions and link us back with your photo 
Photoshop Blossom Actions by lieveheersbeestje JJ's PSD+ATN 19 by enhancers PS: Pink Frost Action by Jules1983 
soft glow action by Laura1995 in a dream action by Bourniio ACTION 064 "TOASTED FOREST" by ModernActionsPink candy by pamba by Pamba


Results


Smooth Lights by SiamailyaDeFog 



*Notes

:bulletpink: Action used by lieveheersbeestje
  Photoshop Blossom Actions by lieveheersbeestje
:bulletpink: Photo credit SaRaH-22 
Hello little kitty by SaRaH-22

:bulletpink: Previous lesson: Basic Composition - Rule Of Thirds 

:bulletpink: Don't forget to check Danbo Contest 
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SiamailyaDeFog Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I've used one action here :D --> siamailyadefog.deviantart.com/…
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SaRaH-22 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You did great :clap: Thank you 
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SiamailyaDeFog Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No prob :hug:
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SiamailyaDeFog Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I REALLY LOVE Ps actions :love:
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musicismylife10027 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you so much for this helpful tutorial! I don't have photoshop (yet) but I'll definitely refer back to this tutorial once I get it.
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SaRaH-22 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you found this useful :heart: 

You're very welcome :rose:
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SaRaH-22 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: FREE flying hearts Icon 
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al-blue Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
thank you so much
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SaRaH-22 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope this was helpful :heart: You're very welcome 
You can do the assignment if you want :love:
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