Mindy's Photoshop Actions: May 2008

Saturday, May 31, 2008


Used the new Peach BW preset and the BW depth action.

Time for this sweet little guy...

This boy is such a sweetheart. He is unbelievably cute and has the sweetest little heart. These pictures crack me up! We just got back from the zoo, and the kids are worn out and watching a movie, so I think I'll sneak in some relax time too.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Cute chubby baby

My first chubby baby, I love it! He's got the funnest cheeks to kiss.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Just one more

Missed sharing this one the other day. I need to get one of these blown up, it's so hard to decide...

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Quick photo

Love this partial wink. Just a quick photo today, used the new presets and actions on this one. He's getting so big.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Double Rainbow

These are from the other night too, it was so cold and windy, but all the girls wanted their pictures taken with the rainbow. Nature is so beautiful, I have so much more to share. But, a busy day ahead of me, wish I had more time to sit at the computer and process photos.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Check her out...

Here's one of her tricks.

I can't believe how photogenic this girl is. If you were to see the digital photos I took yesterday, you would be amazed by how different her expression is in EVERY single photo! She cracks me up, I never tell her how to pose, I just snap away. I brought her outside to watch her ride her bike, she just learned how and is so proud of herself. She's even more excited because she can now ride her brothers bike (the one in the picture). We had a fun night, and I have more pictures of the other kids to post too, but they need their own post as well, so I'll save them for a future post.
I use the Give me Color action from the new set, I didn't use any presets this time, just the action. I am also working on a new action set for Photoshop Elements as well, since I never did make the last two sets available for PSE. Vibrant and Color Wonder still work for PSE, but I am taking the last two sets that I did and doing a mix of them for you PSE users.
The last picture was taken late, but I saw the most incredible rainbow, so I took a quick one before it started raining pretty hard and we had to run in.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

2 1/2 months old

My gorgeous baby boy. He is getting so big, I miss that newborn stage that was so fleeting. I didn't get near enough pictures. I took these in our basement that we are in the process of finishing. We just had all the walls put up and texturized and with the bare cement floor, the light was beautiful down there. So I propped him near the window. I've also been working all in RAW lately, I love Lightroom and Adobe Bridge. I plan on buying Lightroom 2.0 when it's available. More photos later!

Friday, May 16, 2008

A few more...

So sweet he is. I adore this baby.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sweet expressions of an almost 3 month old.

Sleepy little guy

Love the sweet way babies look when they are sleeping and just starting to wake back up. He is such a joy, just looking at these pictures makes me want to run and give him a kiss on those sweet little cheeks. I love this boy.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Picture from the pool

Love the fun expression here, she was having so much fun, it's times like these that I'm glad I have my camera on hand so she can see someday what a happy child she was. I didn't use any presets on this one, just the new give me color action. I have lots more pool pictures you'll see posted coming up, we took these all on our disney vacation. More later!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Actions and ACR Presets are ready!

I'm so excited about this set, it's my favorite one yet! This action set has 13 actions and 16 Raw Presets. They are designed to compliment eachother. The presets and actions come with instruction tutorials for how to load them and also how to get the most from them. The color actions have a built in vignette that you can adjust to be a little or alot. These actions will work for Photoshop 7.0 and all current versions of Photoshop (CS-CS5.0). They are not available for PSE at this time.

Actions in this set:
Colorful Kick Action (works wonderfully with the Presets!)
Give me some Color (This one looks best on jpgs without the presets)
Summer Sun (adds overall warmth, looks great with sunflare)
Turn the lights on! (adjust exposure)
Color Drain (Takes a bit of color away)
Color Balance Cyan
Color Balance Warm
Soft Glow (Adds a subtle glow)
Sharpen for Print
Creamy, perfect BW
Light and Airy BW
BW Depth
BW Warmth
Color Whisper
Sweet on you
Sweet on you2
Vintage Beautiful
Light BW
Peach BW
Airy BW