digiCollage: photo manipulations

Video-tutorials for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements users

Pro Version

Demo Action for Photoshop

You can try demo action on your computer right now (surely you must be a Photoshop or Photoshop Elements user). Instruction on this page has been composed for Photoshop. The Photoshop Elements instruction is available here.

1. Save the uppermost image (Figure 1; file "sample.jpg") to your computer (right-click on it and select "Save Image As..." from the context menu).

2. Download the demo action file (2 Kb):
DemoSet.zip

Sample image
Figure 1

3. Unpack downloaded "DemoSet" and save extracted "DemoAction.atn" file to your computer

4. Run Photoshop

5. Open "sample.jpg" file
(File > Open...)

6. Open Actions palette (Window > Show Actions);
as default it is placed in the right-bottom of the screen.

7. Load "DemoSet": click on small arrow button on the right-top of Actions palette > select Load Actions... > find "DemoSet.atn" on your computer;
(Figure 2 »)

Load "DemoSet" (click on small arrow button on the right-top of Actions palette > select Load Actions... > find "DemoSet.atn" on your computer
Figure 2

8. Loaded actions will appear in the Actions palette (Figure 3 »)

9. Select "Demo Action"

10. Hit "playback" button on Actions palette
(screenshot »)

NB For visual instructions on using Photoshop actions, see video-tutorials As Simple As Photoshop.

Loaded actions will appear in the Actions palette; hit "playback"
Figure 3

11. Alternatively, Windows users may download this action as droplet - DemoDroplet.exe (96 Kb).

12This file makes things even simpler. Just drag and drop the "sample.jpg" file onto the "DemoDroplet" pictogram as it is shown
on the Figure 4
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Loaded actions will appear in the Actions palette; hit "playback"
Figure 4

13. In a few seconds you will see edited image
(Figure 5
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In this example following changes were made:
- chin retouched
- skin whitened
- background changed
- overall color and tonal corrections made

 

In a few seconds you will see edited image
Figure 5

14. Now you have got multi-layer document; so if you don't like some of these changes you always can discard / fine-tune them to your taste either using layer opacity slider (see example ») or correcting content of adjustment layers (Layer > Layer Content Options...).

NB For visual instructions on layers and adjustments, see video-tutorials As Simple As Photoshop.

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Now you have got multi-layer document; so if you don't like some of these changes you always can discard / fine-tune them to your taste
Figure 6