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Photoshop Preset

Free Photoshop Actions to Make Your Photos Dazzling

Here are some free Photoshop Actions that you certainly might find useful. We haven’t given Photoshop much love lately, and still, it’s such a ubiquitous tool. We hope you find these to be as much fun as we have!

Free Black and White Photoshop Action

Free Photoshop Action

Photoshop Supply has an action that makes your color photos look great in black and white. Make sure you scroll down, past the examples, to instructions and the download link. It’s free for personal use and commercial use with attribution.

Get it here

Blacknull’s Modern Artist Photoshop Action Set

Blacknull's Free Preset

This fun effect preset creates a really cool modern art look on your images. There are instructions on this page too.

See more examples here   Download at Adobe Create

How to Create a Vintage Photo Effect Action in Photoshop

Vintage Action

This is a tutorial from Envato TutsPlus that gives an interesting aged effect. The example with the car actually reminds me of something from the gorgeous film, Roma. There’s a tutorial here as well.

Download here

100 Free Photoshop Actions (And How to Make Your Own)

Finally, Tuts+ has a link to 100 free actions. In other words, this should cover almost everything you’d like to do with a Photoshop Action. There are some really cool effects here. In particular, a pinhole photography action. Similarly, the cosmic action to make your subject appear as if they’re a superhero could be especially fun.

Get the actions


Photoshop Plug-ins

Sometimes a Photoshop Action isn’t enough, therefore, this is where plug-ins come into the picture. Here are a few plug-ins, for example, that we really like. These plug-ins can indeed extend Photoshop’s own talents.

Digital Anarchy Beauty Box Photo for Photoshop
Digital Anarchy Beauty Box Photo for Photoshop

Extreme makeover for every skin type.

Beauty Box Photo is a new kind of digital retouching tool. The Adobe Photoshop plugin allows you to quickly and easily erase skin blemishes and even out skin tones – achieving a consistently professional result. Beauty Box Photo uses advanced skin smoothing techniques that enhance the work of photographers at all levels.

Buy Beauty Box

Digital Film Tools Rays for Still Images
Digital Film Tools Rays for Still Images

Create stunning and realistic light ray effects quickly and easily.

Known as volumetric lighting in computer graphics or crepuscular rays in atmospheric optics, this dramatic effect adds polish and style. Since the rays are only added to highlight areas, they have the effect of passing through objects and add a third-dimensional quality.

 

Buy Rays

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After Effects Misc. Preset

Free Christmas Toolkit for Video Editors | Rocketstock

These video editing assets are perfect for video editors working on Christmas projects.

Download Christmas Toolkit from Rocketstock

Included in this free Christmas toolkit for video editors are a series of video editing assets that can help you on your next Christmas project.

The Free Christmas Toolkit includes:

Snow Elements (10)

The pack includes ten pre-rendered snow elements that can easily be dropped into any video editing application. To use the snow elements, all you have to do is place them in the timeline above your footage and set your blending mode to ‘Screen.’ It’s a fast and easy way to quickly add snow to your scene. If you need the snow to be longer in duration, simply add a cross dissolve between two clips.

‘Frost by Rocketstock’ Preset/Tool

Frost by RocketStock is a custom preset/tool for After Effects that adds frost to your footage via two custom sliders. Using the effect, you can easily change the frost level and random seed of the frost. For more information on how to use and install the preset, check out the step-by-step instructions below.

Christmas Badges (3)

There are three white christmas badges included in the download that can be easily dropped into your video project. There are three different badges: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Seasons Greetings. Just like the snow overlays, you can key out the black backgrounds by simply changing your transfer mode to screen.

Christmas Backgrounds (2)

There are two different Christmas backgrounds included in the download. The backgrounds are simple and designed for users to drag and drop text, icons, images, and footage on top.

Christmas Icons (5)

The pack also includes five pre-keyed Christmas icons that can easily be dropped over your footage. The icons are organic and fun, perfect for light-hearted Christmas projects.

Christmas Sound Effects (5)

PremiumBeat teamed up with Rocketstock to supply five free Christmas Sound Effects in the pack. The five sound effects are great for adding a little Christmas magic to your projects.

Download Christmas Toolkit from Rocketstock

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After Effects Plug-ins Preset Script

Presets vs Scripts vs Plugins in After Effects

Are you confused about what the differences are between presets, scripts and plug-ins when associated with After Effects?  Well then, check out Mikey’s video that explains it all.

Watch on Youtube

“I hope this helps you out, some people use the terms script and plugin interchangeably but there are differences.” – Mikey Borup

Check out these 10 free After Effects scripts.
http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/free-after-effects-scripts/

Learn how to easily create variables in this After Effects quick tip tutorial.
http://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/effects-quick-tip-creating-variables/

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After Effects Editing Featured Misc. Preset

352 Free Letterbox Templates for Video Editing (8K, 4K, HD & More)

Easily give your videos the cinematic cropping they deserve with these free high-res letterbox templates for video editing.

Despite having the ability to export footage in virtually any resolution, filmmakers and video producers are still limited to showing their work on screens with a very specific aspect ratios. Because of this, you need to export your footage with letterboxes if you want to view your footage in an aspect ratio that’s different than 16:9.

What Are Letterbox Templates?

Simply put, letterboxes are small bars that can be applied to your footage to give them an irregular aspect ratio while still retaining their 16:9 size. Letterboxes can be used to crop footage shot in 16:9 to a more cinematic 2.35:1. They can also be a great tool for pre-visualizing how your video will be cropped on an irregularly sized screen.

In the past if you wanted to drop letterboxes into your project, you had to either download a limited free template or create your own. These options aren’t ideal — so we created a future-proof pack full of letterbox templates for virtually every format in the world.

What’s in the Free Letterbox Template Pack?

Our free pack of 352 letterbox templates includes templates for every popular video resolution in the world, including:

  • HD 720
  • HD 1080
  • 2K
  • 2.5K
  • 3K
  • 3K HD
  • 4K
  • 4K UHD
  • 5K
  • 6K
  • 8K

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