A lot of photographers will say they spend more time in front of their computers editing instead of taking pictures out in the field. It can take years of practice to develop a solid editing workflow and a creative style that may be used for the life of someone’s photography career. Lightroom and Photoshop are two of the most popular software programs photographers use to edit their photos, and both give them the ability to save edits into presets (LR) or actions (PS), opening up a market for photographers and other creators to make their own sets and offer them to other users.
The countless presets and actions out there now aren’t necessarily a quick and easy way to establish your own workflow, but can be used as a baseline for inspiration or to help figure out a certain processing look you’ve been trying to master. That being said, there are more resources available for photographers to help develop editing skills, allowing them to spend more time doing what they love, using their camera.
One of our favorite sets of PS actions has been created by Forefathers, a talented group of designers with a reputation for visually striking design in websites, print, illustration, and branding. Their VISIONS series features creative work from a team that uses Photoshop professionally, making it one of the top products we’ve worked with.
“We began creating VISIONS Action Sets because we had many projects where clients would provide us photography for their projects but the image quality and balance wouldn’t be usable as RAW deliverables. We found ourselves color adjusting, balancing, and modifying tonal ranges all too often just to get usable, good looking photography on our projects. So we decided to start creating Photoshop actions that would speed this process up immensely and help us create dramatic results to imagery provided to us with incredible ease and efficiency.”
With the VISIONS Divinity Series, you can take your photos and creative projects even further with how incredibly easy they are to use. The talented designers at Forefathers crafted each action, texture, and method to the highest quality, so that you can combine and mix all of the included actions in just seconds.
- 6 Photoshop Action Presets
- 6 Photoshop Action Light Leaks
- 8 HiRes Analog and Dust Textures
- 3 Grain Methods
- 3 Sharpening Methods
- 2 Vignette Blur Methods
- Add a Texture Action Method
Check out the Forefathers’ shop to view all of the PS actions they currently offer.