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Welcome everyone to week 43 of our Glimpses 52 Project!
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I’ll admit it. I’m a bit of a shop-aholic. That is, WHEN I actually go (which is rare since I don’t like to have 4 kids “helping” me out). So when one of our Celebrity Photographers, Lindsay Silsby of Pied Piper Photography, told me she was going to be visiting my hometown, I suggested a shopping trip!
We wanted to show you how to Style a Session on a budget.
If you love shopping like I do, watch this month’s FREEBIE FRIDAY episode of ChicTV in the forum:
Here are some of the results from our fun shopping spree:
My name is Brooke Bustillos and I’m the owner of Brooke Photography and BP4U Guides! I am a wedding photographer and blogger and I heart all things photog! : ) I have 2 beautiful boys, Bex and Broox.
I love slushies, coffee, redbull and jimmy johns, pretty much obsessed.
We offer a wide variety of products at BP4U Guides.
Posing Guides & Cards – Have a session coming up and you are terrified about posing? No worries my friend. Let us help! We have posing guides and cards for newborn, maternity, senior, engagement and wedding sessions.
Business & Marketing Guides – Take your business to the next level with our business and marketing guides. Not sure what to send a client in an email? No problema! We even have a product that has email templates galore.
Marketing Templates – We are super pumped about our new marketing templates. We have marketing templates for newborn/senior as well as portrait and wedding magazine templates. These templates are so cute!
Actions & Presets – Who doesn’t love some actions and presets? Go ahead and get your edit, your clients will love you for it!
Contracts & Forms – YIKES! Contracts can be uber confusing, hard, you never know what to put in them, it’s usually a hot mess. Well not anymore! We can help you with contracts, questionnaires, feedback forms, you name it, we pretty much have it!
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A $500 gift card to our store! WAHOOOO! You can use this on any of our products, however here’s the not so fine print. This offer cannot be redeemed for cash or used with any other promotion or sale BP4U may be running.
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by Tanya Charlesworth | Guest Contributor
For me time is money and also time away from my daughter! That is why I try to speed up my workflow in any way possible. Creating actions and batching in Photoshop is a great way to do that!
An action is a recording of a sequence of steps that you can save and use later on with one button. You might have installed and used action sets before that you have purchased but now I will show you the steps to create your own. We will go over the steps to create an action to flatten and image and then use this action to batch save your files.
First go to window and click on action so that your actions panel will open up. Or you can press ALT + F9 if you’re on a PC or OPT + F9 if you’re on a MAC.
Once the actions panel is open it will look like this:
The buttons on the bottom from left to right are stop, record, play, create new set, create new action and trash.
In this case, we are going to click the create new set icon and name it “Flatten” and click ok.
Now that we have a new “set”, we are going to click the new button and create an action for the set. We’ll name it and then click record:
Go through the steps of your action, in this case we want to go to your layers panel, right-click on any layer and choose “Flatten Image”, then press OK.
Now go back to the actions panel and click the square stop button. You’ll see that our action set with our new action appears in the actions panel.
To test your action out, open a Photoshop file with layers and hit the play button and make sure that it is flattening the layers of your file.
Now you can batch save your images using your newly created Flatten action! When you have a bunch of images open you would like to save and close just follow these steps:
Go to File > Automate > Batch
Once in the Batch window, select your new Flatten Set and Flatten Layers action because the Batch processor needs to have a function to do. Your source will be your opened files. Choose a folder to save your files to. Choose your file naming structure and the click ok! That’s it! Photoshop will go through the process of saving all of your opened files!
Tanya Charlesworth is based out of Northern New Jersey. She shoots with a Nikon D700 and a variety of primes lenses. She edits with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Photography is not her only passion; she is also a wife, a mother and a Structural Engineer.
This weeks Celebrity Session is from Untamed Heart Photography! Michelle only has a couple more spots left for her Chic Critique that starts in November! Sign up here.
Oh, and I was seriously obsessed with Gina’s legs…I think I have like 5 pictures of them…lol!