Photoshop Tutorial: Actions

I love a good Photoshop “how to!” I have learned most of my skills on Photoshop by doing on line searches, watching how to videos and just playing around! I was introduced to “Actions” from a friend. Actions are effects you can add to photographs to change their appearance! Things like Black and White, Sharpening colors and more!

Pioneer Woman has some wonderful Actions you can upload and enjoy.
She has amazing examples!

Also you can find a great collection of actions for uploading over
at Coffee Shop Photography.
She also provides down loads for fun story board templets HeRe!!!!!

Here are some of my favorite Effects…

Original Photo

“Boost”Action from Pioneer Woman

“70′s” Action from Pioneer Woman

“Black and White” Action from Pioneer Woman

“Quick Burnt Edge”Action from Pioneer Woman

You can also stack actions:

” 70′s and Quick Burn Edge” together

This is a story Board effect from Coffee Shop Photography. I had already used the “70′s” effect. This makes for a great template for Birth Announcements…


Check out actions and have a blast playing with your photos! Photoshop has endless possibilities! Be sure to visit my other favorite Photoshop links I have listed on my side bar!!!

Happy Editing!



  1. 1
    Stephanie says:

    that was fun to read! i think you have way too much fun with your pictures! who knew you could do so much to a quick snapshot?!

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    Susie Jefferson says:

    I'm just getting to grips with Actions myself – love your examples, and off to check these sites out. Thanks for the links.

  3. 3

    Thank you! I am a photoshop junkie, too, and hadn't seen your links before. I am linking back to you on my craft blog.

    Love your site! Thanks for sharing!

  4. 4

    So cute! So, do you have Photoshop Elements? Or which photoshop do you have? I want to get one….

  5. 5

    Wow! ThankU!

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    Anneke and Kris says:

    I love this!!!! Thanks Becks! Anything to do with pictures is fun!!

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