The other day I clicked a selfie, but in the background, there was an ugly little boat. And so without any second thought, I download Photoshop and imported my selfie into it. I had no clue what to do at this point, and so I turned to the almighty Google, to gather some basic information on editing photos.
Even though I spent my whole week researching the different tips and tricks that we can apply in Photoshop, I don’t regret it. Why? Because now I’m able to edit, convert a photo into black & white, change the appearance of a photo by converting it dreamy, sharp, grungy or smooth.
And who wouldn’t want some bucks by just using Photoshop?
Now that I am a professional Photoshoper, I thought that I should help other people who need a helping hand at this. So here is the Top 10 websites that will help you get what you want. But before you dive into it, let me remind you that some of them are free, and some of them are commercial.
The Starter Pack Photoshop Actions collection gives you 12 professional actions for editing portraits. These 12 actions will show you just how much time you can save with a structured and professional workflow in Photoshop.
If you didn’t know who created Photoshop, you are an Ape Man (probably HomoSapien). Adobe is the company that created Photoshop, and who would be able to provide more information that Adobe itself?
So make sure you visit adobe.com to download Photoshop (first), and then spend some time browsing the site to get some basic tips and tricks. Here you will find lots of Photoshop actions that are filtered as Freeware, Open Source, Shareware, Commercial, and Donation etc..
As the name suggests, this website fully is dedicated to teach you to use Photoshop the correct way. Here, you can also download different Photoshop actions which can be found in the blog’s feed. Again, all the Photoshop actions are categorized so that you don’t have to do any hard work in searching your desired action.
This website also offers some of the Photoshop actions for free, but most of them are commercial. So if you are eager to learn more about Photoshop, consider investing some money because once you invest, you will take it seriously. This website covers many crucial elements of Photoshop such as lighting presets, print templates, photo overlays, frames, textures, etc.
A great website which provides you with free brushes, textures, shapes, patterns and actions. You may find almost everything you need to edit your images. Just type what you are searching for, and it will give you. If you are someone like me (who is cheap and doesn’t likes to (spend money), this website may be the best one.
A great website which is more focused towards their commercial products. Here you will find really awesome Lightroom presets which are obviously commercial. They also have some really great photography tricks and tips that are folded under their sleeve, but to have access to that, you will need to sign-up to their photography workshop (for a payment). Besides that, they also run a blog on which they provide free editing tutorials for video and some basic photography tricks and tips.
They do provide some free retouching tutorials but some of their action bundles are priced over $100. So if you are someone who is looking to become a professional Photoshoper, this website is for you. Their bundles are mostly aimed for professionals who edit huge quantities of photos everyday.
Being completely focused on selling premium actions, this website has set the price that all of us can afford. You can purchase different actions ranging from vintage, soft-light, natural light, lighting presets etc. The price range of all the products is from $50 up to $75. This is the website where I purchased my first lighting preset actions.
Want to learn how to create Photoshop actions? Bellevue Avenue is the website to go. Here you can find free video tutorials that will help you create your own actions. Besides that, you can also purchase a lot of various action sets which are focused towards people who edit human pictures. Here you can purchase actions like retouch skins, eyes, teeth and super action kits to baby photos and so on.
This website was created by experienced and professional photographers and so if you want to become a professional photographer, why not starts with this website. Here you can get free video tutorials and lightoom presets and also premium actions in the range of $29 up to $199. Pretty decent though, but a little pricey.
This user focused website that also does some selling on the side. But it is more focused towards helping their typical user by offering to make open an account in the site so that they can send some of their samples of lighting presets for free. If you want something for free, this website is a must to visit, not only because they give lighting presets for free, but because they offer great and almost instant help if you ever get stuck while editing.