Monday, April 6, 2009
This one is so obvious that probably I am the only person in the world that never thought about it. If you have Photoshop Elements you know what a pain it is to find the action folder when you need to install your CoffeeShop Actions. You have to jump through so many hoops just to find the photo effects folder.So the simple solution? Just make a shortcut to your photo effects folder on your desktop! For some reason I did not figure this out until I got my new computer, but I hope to save others from making the same mistake.
Find your photo effects folder and right click on it and "Create Shortcut". Then drag that shortcut link to you desktop!
Now when I want to install my actions, I just click on my photo effect shortcut and drag the actions and thumbnails right in there! Or copy them from my Action file on my desktop and paste them there. In fact, you can make a CoffeeShop folder in your photo effect folder, make a shortcut of that folder, and then just drag the actions right in without having to open the folder on your desktop. That way you can organize your actions.
I hope this helps save someone time. Oh, and make sure to backup your actions. You certainly don't want to have to download them again if your computer crashes!
Evenings you will often find me in the back fields taking photos of the various "weeds" in bloom as the setting sun paints them in stunning light. This often involves me laying prone in fire ant beds or possibly on terrified snakes. I shudder to think of the thousands of snakes in our fields!
I have been experimenting a bit with textures and wanted to give you a preview of my newest vintage clipping mask frames I am releasing next week. I used this texture from ibisb477 from Flickr and one of my vintage frames on this image I took last week.