My Actions

I am so excited to announce that I am now selling my photoshop actions!

People are always asking me how I edit my photos to get them looking the way they do. And honestly in the past, I couldn’t say that there was a consistent process in my workflow. I had a bunch of different actions and would end up running them and then tweaking things or changing things to get the image to look just how I wanted it.

One thing that always bothered me was that some actions literally take ages to run because there are so many steps in them. I am a “keep it simple” girl and I believe in making things quicker and easier so that we all can spend more time away from the computer. My actions are right to the point and run very quickly (just how I like them).

I have spent the past months perfecting my actions and fine-tuning them so that they give me nice consistent results every time – without a lot of time and effort. And I am excited to finally be at a point where I can share them and help you get the same look with your photos!!

I am starting with the release of my Vintage Action Set and my Color Action Set.

The Vintage Action Set includes 3 different actions that will give your images that old, worn, vintage look that we are all loving right now.

The Color Action Set includes 3 color actions along with a bonus action called “lighten up” which brightens your dark or underexposed images before you run the other actions. I have included my Simple Color Boost action that I use it on all of my every-day photos when I want a little punch without spending a lot of time.

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The actions can also be used together as the sample below shows to get even more looks for your photos.

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Click on the links to the left for all of the details or to purchase my actions! Thanks to everyone I have talked to about this for believing in me and for giving me the encouragement to take this leap! I asked a handful of people to try out my actions before I started selling them and I have been absolutely in awe over their response and their kind words and support!

I will continue to show more samples using my actions in the coming weeks and I would also love to see what you do with them so please share!!

25 Comments

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    laura vegas
    March 31, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    yay maggie!!! you have come up with some amazing actions, my friend! i’ve always been such a huge fan of your photography … and the look you get in your editing. so i’m loving that i can get some of that same look into my photos too now. thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!

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    hanna
    April 1, 2008 at 5:46 am

    how exciting – I love coming to your blog for daily inspiration and so admire your style. Quick question – do they work w/ elements?? Or only the full version of photoshop??

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    sara
    April 1, 2008 at 6:43 am

    Thanks Hanna…thats what I was going to ask.

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    Hilary
    April 1, 2008 at 6:57 am

    The details say they don’t work with Elements, darn it! I love them, wish they did work with Elements!

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    Denise
    April 1, 2008 at 7:58 am

    Thank you Maggie! I am very excited for these!

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    Shari
    April 1, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Thanks for offering these! I look forward to playing with them!

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    Katy
    April 1, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Oh I’m so excited about this … I just LOVE your work. I’ve emailed you a question … hope you don’t mind!

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    melanie
    April 1, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    another one wishing they worked with elements – drat!

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    Nichol
    April 1, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    CONGRATS Maggie!
    I love (and need) simplified actions!
    Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

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    emily anderson
    April 2, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    is there no way they can work with lightroom?!?
    ugh…i sooooo want these actions!!
    thanks for sharing your goods with us 🙂

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    Shay Morris
    April 2, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    hey i just found you! off a friend’s blog. i love your stuff. i love seeing other’s “view” of life! i’ll check back often for more superb photos of yours! thanks!

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    Jennifer McGuire
    April 3, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    i am so gonna have to try these! i love them. your photos are so wonderful.

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    mg
    April 4, 2008 at 12:40 am

    got mine! thanks! 😀

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    Foguenne
    April 4, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Excellent idea, I am a customer!
    Paul Foguenne, Belgium.

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    vicki Boutin
    April 6, 2008 at 4:15 am

    Wow!!! I may just need to set up Photoshop for these! They are gorgeous!!! I still am stuck in Elements!
    Your photos are fabulous!!!!

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    Lan
    April 7, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Darn! I wished these actions were compatible with PSE 5.0, guess I need to save for an upgrade!

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    peaches scribner
    April 7, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Will your actions work in Photoshop Elements, 6.0 for the Mac?

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    Keely B
    April 7, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    New fan of your blog and your work…fabulous!! Can’t wait to purchase your actions and try them on my pics.

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    Jenni K
    April 8, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    I’m purchasing these! They are awesome and actually affordable. I have been saving up for some others but am thrilled with yours! I love your work!

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    Anne-Marie
    April 19, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Hi Maggie! I just bought the Color Actions yesterday and I’m sooo lovin’ it, I’m getting the Vintage too! Thanks for these… here are some photos I played on today.. http://www.flickr.com/photos/muffyvan/sets/72157604624015382/

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    Wendy
    April 21, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Love your actions–I’ll be purchasing them as soon as my new computer is set up! I also love your photography. I may have overlooked this, but I see your rates if you have to travel more than 20 miles from your “home,” but I do not see anywhere that shows me where your home is. 20 miles from where?

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    Jo
    April 29, 2008 at 2:03 am

    Maggie,
    Thankyou for your sharing your wonderfully inspiring talents!! I adore your photography – you certainly have a gift!
    I am so so excited to try these out!! 🙂
    Jo (UK)
    x

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    Becky T
    May 2, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Maggie, oh my goodness! I love your work and I LOVE actions–any chance you plan on creating some that are compatible with PSE 6.0? If you do, I would buy them in a heart beat!! They are awesome, but of course I am an Elements user… 🙁 Let me know if you have any plans to do some for Elements. thanks!

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    dana j
    June 3, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Please make these available for PSE! 🙂 As a working mom of two, I don’t have time to sit and edit photos and these would be AWESOME and allow me the time to really scrap! This has come so important since DD was dx with cancer so I NEED these! 🙂 PLEASE!!! 🙂 🙂

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    Joy Turner
    August 12, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    I am in agreement with the others. Can you make these available to PSE? Let me know

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