Purchase Photoshop Actions?

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jcgraphics77 Forum Member • Posts: 79
Purchase Photoshop Actions?

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!

ericN2
ericN2 Forum Pro • Posts: 16,615
Re: Purchase Photoshop Actions?

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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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.

jcgraphics77 OP Forum Member • Posts: 79
Re: Purchase Photoshop Actions?

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!

tomkatzid Veteran Member • Posts: 3,397
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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.

Katz

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mark rupert Regular Member • Posts: 261
Re: Purchase Photoshop Actions?

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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jossfarmer New Member • Posts: 1
Re: Purchase Photoshop Actions?

mark rupert wrote:

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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Do you have an updated link for this? The website doesnt seem to exist anymore?

djedamrazuk1 New Member • Posts: 1
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Oh yea, those are WAAAY overpriced and you have to tweak so many things that it's not worth trying. I usually go to DownloadSoho.com and check for some professional, but dirt free actions (like a $3 for a large set of portrait actions etc). They even have bonuses and free goodies. Then I would also check Scarab13.com , CreativeArtMarket.com and check for some new goodies.

billythek Veteran Member • Posts: 5,260
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As the first post of a day zero poster, probably not a good idea to pitch some product, as a response to a year old post. It is a tactic a spammer might take.
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