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ACTIONS for PHOTOSHOP!!
Here is a set of actions used for many of the sessions. Load them into your Photoshoot actions and you should be set.
They include Dodge and Burn, Frequency Separation for 8bit and 16bit, Sun Rays and Straight Rays for special effects.
Dave Kelley Artistic Actions - version 3 (10/2019)
I often use an action for doing Dodge and Burn in the sessions. Here is the action. I’d suggest loading it into your Photoshop so you’ll be ready with it.
And here is a collection of smoke and lighting and some other brushes you are welcome to add.
Red flowing Dress - a chance to work with images from a big flowing dress. Composite and modify (11-10-19)
Full edit - Marcela in the pool - using the usual suspects, D&B and FS. Using Frequency Separation and adding more water drops(11-03-19)
Tablet options - a quick look at tablets you need to edit properly. (10-30-19)
The Shadow Knows - changing everything before actually editing (10-19-19)
More Frequency Separation practice - face this time (10-09-19)
Frequency Separation made easy - Simplifying and explaining the complicated (10-04-19)
Using Dodge and Burn to add depth - This is how artists bring dimension to paintings and drawings (09-25-19)
Full Edit - Michelle’s Triangles - Editing a darker image to bring out the artistic triangles (09-16-19)
Photoshop Actions - How to create one and save some time on repetitive things (09-12-19)
Full Edit - Joy in Utah - Editing location images works a bit different. Same tools, just different mind set (09-09-19)
Marking your images to keep organized - This is how I mark my images for editing and why. (9-5-19)
Full Edit - Ariana in the alley - taking a failed image, lighting, and bringing it up to standards and making some art (09-02-19)
Frequency Separation 101 - Lets learn how to have perfect skin with texture. (07-28-19)
Full Edit - Elley Realistic Mirroring - How to do a mirror image with a reflection on the floor and make it look real (07-09-19)
Full Edit - Elley Steam Punking it - We go deep into adding the background and using dodge and burn to make everything pop (07-03-19)
Photoshop 101 - Just going over the tools and navigation for beginners but regular users might catch something new (06-19-19)
Full edit - Shafts of light with Violet - You’ll learn ways to add light shafting to an image (06-13-19)
Full Edit - Aurora and her wine - We’ll play with a new tool in Lightroom. The Texture tool(06-05-19)
Lightroom 101 - just a quick overview of the interface that might help someone get up and running quicker(5-28-19)
Technique - Dark hair to lighter hair - we change Aurora from a dark brown to light, light blonde in a few simple strokes(5-20-19)
Full Edit - Diana Robe - This session we work with Liquify in a way to not change much around it as we morph(5-15-19)
Full Edit - Jamie’s Legs - This is mostly practice of tools and techniques from previous sessions(5-4-19)
Studio ideas and tour - A tour of my studio in Arizona just to help give ideas for those building their own. (5-4-19)
Full Edit - Low steampunk - This session had a new technique were compositing detailed backgrounds will work better(04-29-19)
Mindset for creativity - Try to get your head around finding something unique(04-24-19)
Lighting session with grids - here’s a shoot with Ziva where I explain the lights and then show you the results (04-24-19)
Full Edit - Ariana into a redhead - We’ll change her hair color, but also learn some artist tricks to highlight eyes and lips with D&B(04-16-19)
Full Edit - Ariana in HB - here we will do an edit without any filters AND take off a back tattoo so it looks natural without it (04-10-19)
Full Edit - Aurora and wine PART 1 - A basic edit but using liquify to fix a problem in a unique way(04-03-19)
Full Edit - Aurora and wine PART 2 - Collecting and manipulating backgrounds can be great fun and you can be very creative(04-03-19)
Full Edit - From the trash - we will take an image we would have normally passed over as under exposed and make it shine.(03-29-19)
Full Edit - Candle and Smoke - time to get all artsy and put a woman in the smoke of a candle (requested by a member) (03-21-19)
Full Edit - Alanna on a box - We really fix a problem in this image and learn a technique that can make the impossible, possible(03-05-19)
Full edit - Location shot - Outside under a tree by a pool. Nice to play with natural light once in a while(02-25-19)
Full Edit - Classic woman on a box - typical art with a lot of focus on reflected light and enhancing it.(02-20-19)
Full edit - Steampunk Marcela - in this session we work with adding multipal backgrounds as well as a floor! (02-17-19)
Full edit - Reflections with Brittany - WARNING NUDITY - we work on some detailed reflection techniques and liquify (02-11-19)
Full edit - Ariana brown - Covers the bases, but the focus is taking a background, changing the color, and adding it in seamlessly (02-06-19)
Full edit - Ariana and the fan - Two new elements to this edit. We make a fan look like it’s rotating and we use liquify to clean up a background AS we expand her hair (02-03-19)
Shooting in B&W? - Yep, there is a trick to get the exposure to show up better(01.28.19)
Full edit - Marcela red dress - Changing the head from one image to another and some tricks with liquify(01-23-19)
Full edit - The shadow knows - shadows and how to use the control to bring things out or make them fade away into the dark.(01-18-19)
Full edit, shoot, and interview - We cover a lot of bases here. Some talk about how to work with models in an interview.(01-12-19)
Full Edit - Sarah and the rope - Some tips about Lightroom, cleaning floors, and stretching images…and more(01-08-19)
Full Edit - Danielle - we’ll make her taller and use the Mixer brush to make her robe look better.(01-06-19)
Request a ‘Session’ to cover something you would like.
You are always welcome to fill out the request form at the bottom of this page if there is some specific topic you’d like me to cover. I’ll be adding something new every few days. May as well be something you are most interested in.