This is a really great base Action to get started with. Simply press play and let the six layers run through your photo, making automatic adjustments along the way. Use the layer sliders to adjust the opacity of the entire layer, or use the layer mask to brush off/on effects selectively.
Hi Everyone! It has been some time since I last posted, which have led many of you to ask me not to abandon the MLC blog. Don't worry, I will not abandon the blog. This year has been a whirlwind for me, moving back to the United States, adjusting, renovating a house. Unfortunately all of these things have taken precious time away from the MLC blog. As things even out here, on the farm, I will be back to posting on the blog. Getting back on track, I thought it would be a good idea to reacquaint you to the Free Photoshop Actions and Free Photoshop Elements Actions we offer.
FREE ACTION: LIMERICK Warmth turned off
FREE ACTION: ANEW
FREE ACTION: COOL SUMMER
FREE ACTION: INSTANT BLACK AND WHITE
Thanks to all of our great customers for hanging in there with me! I will have a new freebie soon! Until then, you can download any of the Actions seen above on our Free Actions page.
Today we are offering a gorgeous watercolor texture for FREE! I love it when we have some free-ness going on in here for you. This free Photoshop watercolor texture in Seafoam is perfect for anything. Whether you want to make cards, do some digital scrapbooking, or use them as overlays on your photos.
ABOVE: I used the free Photoshop watercolor texture in Seafoam on an image to give it a little nostalgia. It is pictured using the Multiply Blending Mode, brushed off the subjects, with a lowered opacity.
The texture is sized to 4286 pixels x 2744 pixels at 300 dpi. (13MB)
Have fun with it! Post your after's on our Facebook page!
As I mentioned in my 5 for $5.00 post about Spring V, I have been a little absent from my usual daily blogging here at MLC. My sweet girl is back in preschool and so I am finding a little more time to get back to work.
Today I have a video for you on how to remove a common lens distortion called vignetting. We all know about vignetting because at times we add it to our images to draw focus toward our subject. While this kind of vignetting is a creative license we all take from time to time, there is a darker side (no pun intended...hardy har har) to vignetting.
Generally this kind of distortion occurs with lower level lenses, but that isn't always the case. Take my image for example, it was taken using a Canon 5d Mark III and a mid-range 85mm prime lens. You can see the edges are considerably darkened.
Before, RAW image
After correcting the distortion
While it wasn't immediately apparent to me, once I ran the new (free) Correct Camera Distortion Action I am releasing today, I noticed a big improvement. I rarely notice the vignetting problem unless it is overcast outside and I am underexposing the image.
Watch Me Fix It!
FREE PHOTOSHOP ACTION
MLC Correct Camera Distortion: Vignette
Available for Adobe® Photoshop® Creative Cloud®, Elements® 12, & Elements® 13
*note: Leave a comment and let us know if it works in CS 4-6 and Elements 11!
Two Free New Effects for St. Patricks Day! Limerick Action and Rainbow Overlay! Available for Adobe® Photoshop® & Elements® 11-13
First of all, Happy Saturday! We are super excited to be releasing a brand new Freebie in honor of St. Patricks Day! St. Patties day happens to be my daughters birthday. Is that lucky or what? I'm sure that's going to be really interesting when she turns 21. This is my scared face ---> :-/
We have two effects for you. One is an Action named Limerick. This Action is amazing and complex with 7 fully editable, masked layers. It is smooth and almost vintage.
Rainbow is a totally frivolous, awesome, overlay. We admit that the file looks super cheesy when it comes to you, but it truly works, and that's what matter (hee hee). We recommend using it on Screen, Soft Light, or Overlay blending modes and then using the Move Tool to adjust it and manipulate it around your image.
This awesome little set is available for both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements 11-13.
Here is a quick note about some changes at MLC: We are moving away from Facebook. In the past, we have released free products to Facebook users. We don't like what Facebook has done recently to businesses (find out more here) and we are moving away from their service.
Instead, we are offering our free products to subscribers of our mailing list. This is a better way for you to get news and more free products from MLC.
Click here to subscribe to our mailing list and download your FREE St. Patricks Day Action and Overlay!
Free Printable Valentine Photo Cards for Photoshop® & Elements®
We have a special new Freebie for you all this week! 5 Printable Valentines photo card templates plus two bookmarks. There are three 4"x6" cards available in three patterns (red damask, pink damask, and red & white polka dot). Two 5"x5" cards available in two patterns (red damask, teal chevron). We are also offering two bookmarks in two patterns (red damask & teal chevron).
These are so cute to send your kids to school with this Valentines Day, and nothing beats the price. The two 5"x5" cards are designed to hold portrait sized images and the 4"x6" cards are designed to hold landscape sized images.
All of the cards come together as .psd files and can be used by Adobe® Photoshop® users as well as Adobe® Photoshop® Elements® users. The file you will receive is quite large (46.2MB), so be sure that you have enough available memory before you download.
Please post your pictures on our Facebook page and/or mention us on Twitter (@MLCActions) and show us your cards! We really love seeing what everyone comes up with!
NOT SURE HOW TO USE THE PHOTO CARD TEMPLATES? Don't worry, we have you covered!
Do You Love The Digital Papers?
We have good news, they (minus the chevron) will be available along with 5 resizing Actions this Friday for 5 For $5.00 Friday. Yes, you read that right. 8 digital papers plus 5 resizing Actions for only $5.00! Make sure you subscribe to the blog, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter so you don't miss it.
All papers are sized 12"x12" at 300dpi. They will be available for a limited time only.