Purchase Photoshop Actions?

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jcgraphics77
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Purchase Photoshop Actions?
May 6, 2013

Greetings all,

I've been thinking about purchasing the Greater Than Gatsby actions. http://greaterthangatsby.com/

Anyone have any experience with this? Are there any other actions I should consider?

Thanks for any help!

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In reply to jcgraphics77, May 6, 2013

I think this is very much a personal thing - as indeed SO much in photography always is.  Depends greatly on the TYPE of pics you shoot mainly.. as different types really do require (if you use any at all) quite different types of Actions or Plug-ins.
But the selections you quote - frankly don't appel to me at all. and for the price I just know I could spend that and get a lot more useful (generally) Actions or better still.. Plug-ins .. to do some useful things.

I'd suggest to go to such as Action Central and also Fred Miranda's site where there are a lot of very good and useful Actions.. As to Plug-ins... look out for some excellent ones for general use from such as Nik Software...they have some VERY good Plug-ins which you can use on almost any type of pic.  Also I find the quite simple-looking but probably VERY excellent usage Plug-in I use is from iCorrect..  it's called One-Click.. and apart from what IS in fact a One-Click...you can choose to use a lot more variables in their 'Enhancements' with another click-box.

But it does depend so much on what type of pics you mainly shoot.. if it's just quite varied but general.. then I just feel the suggestions above would prove FAR better in use than that link collection.. and you can get quite a big lot of Actions that are completety free but truly great.. just do a Google for "Photoshop Actions" and I'm sure it will come up with a big lot.

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fuego6
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In reply to jcgraphics77, May 6, 2013

jcgraphics77 wrote:

Greetings all,

I've been thinking about purchasing the Greater Than Gatsby actions. http://greaterthangatsby.com/

Anyone have any experience with this? Are there any other actions I should consider?

Thanks for any help!

Sorry - I don't pay for actions/presets or any of that stuff - if you search with google hard enough, you'll find plenty of freeware items on the net that do exactly the same stuff... if you just want to save time - then by all means send them the cash... but seriously - 10 mins can save you some money.

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In reply to ericN2, May 7, 2013

Thanks very much for all the info Eric. I bought the Nik software last night. Barely skimmed the surface but I'm pretty impressed so far. I was very close to buying the Gatsby actions but this seems like a much better value. Thanks again!

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In reply to fuego6, 10 months ago

I just bought these actions.  I love them and the overlays.  BUT, it has affected my PScs6, and not in a good way.  I have yet to find out whats going on.  Error message, often for PS now and can't save, have to try 3, 4, or 5 times before it works.  so something is up.  but they are loverly.

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In reply to jcgraphics77, 10 months ago

A bunch of very powerful actions, along with clear explanations & tutorials, are available for free here:

http://www.thelightsright.com/view/PhotoshopTools

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