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Free Life Photography

A retro, calm and muted Photoshop action

When I edit my photos I’ll often mute down the contrast and colours and try to make everything a little more… calm. Calm and ‘filmish’. Like it could have been taken in 1971. There are Japanese scientists at Canon…

Digital Free Inspiration Photography

A freebie wallpaper

What would you do if you knew you could not fail? This has to be my number one favourite saying – just imagine if some magic genie-type chap whispered this in your ear; what would you try first? Isn’t…

Free Life Photography

Instagram-style photoshop actions

It’s fuh, fuh, fuh-reeeezing today! I did go out for a bit this afternoon but have wussed out of braving the elements any further and have decided to have a play around with Photoshop instead. Nostalgia Ain’t What It…

Free Tutorials

How to install and run a Photoshop action

Download and save your Photoshop action (unzip if necessary). You can save it to anywhere you like. Open Photoshop and then open the Actions palette (shortcut = F9 key). Click on the small triangle in the top-right corner of…

wallpaper - december 2011
Free Photography

Desktop wallpaper for December

Despite what seems to be a huge amount of christmassy goings-on, I have to keep reminding myself it is actually still November… but only just. So to help ring in the new month here is a (non-christmassy) desktop wallpaper. OK,…

horsie - after
Free Photography

Autumn Nights (a lightroom preset)

Do you use Adobe Lightroom? If you do you might want to have a play with this preset I’ve created – it’s called it Autumn Nights as it’s quite cool and contrasty with dusky black hues (plus it’s night…