Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pure Action Set 2 WINNER

Oh my GOSH that was SO close. There were a ton of votes ALL around but it came down to a neck and neck race between Nicole Watts Photography and Synethia Rosa Photography. You can tell both ladies are AMAZING photographers.

But Nicole Watts edged ahead and won.


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Here is the winning image and edit.

Check out Set 2, folks.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Hey, wanna be our friend?

We love friends. We love chatting.

Our blog is sort of slow, because...I guess we've been doing most of our chatting on Facebook. It's a quick way to have a fairly immediate conversation with our friends and customers. We have tutorials for our YouTube channel that we post there. (Click here for our YouTube channel.) We chat, we tell people about other blogs we are featured on or that are doing giveaways with our actions. And we chat. And chat. And chat. Oh and post pictures. And sometimes flat-out giveaways.

So I just thought I would mention that, so you could come over and check us out on Facebook, because it really is a ton of fun. Or so we think. (Don't burst our bubble if you don't think it is as fun as we do. ;) )

Our FANPAGE of FUN! (Click the know you want to.)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New contest!!!

Ok, we're ready for a new contest! (Doesn't it seem like we have ADD? Yeah, I think we do too.)

Anyone that has the full version of Photoshop is eligible to enter!

Pure Photoshop Actions Set 2 is going to be released soon, and we want to do some before and afters with our fans' SOOC pictures!

You will upload a picture to our fan page and on Saturday we will pick the best 3-5--maybe more if we have a huge turnout--depending on how many entries we have! We will do a before and after with those pictures and then it will be open for voting. The person that gets the most votes will win Set 2! (Set 2 is not elements compatible at this time, so that is why we are only doing this with the full-version of Photoshop.)

So how will people vote for your image? The person with the most comments under their image on our Facebook Fan Page will be the winner! So if your image is selected and edited by us, then you'll want to get your friends and friends of your friends to comment on your pic! (We will select the first round of images to do the edits on personally, not based on comments. The comments will come into play for the finalists who have received the before/after treatment by Crystal and Rachel.)
(The pictures will also be in their own albumn so they are easier to find!)

Upload to our fan page HERE Please, please, please be sure to watermark your images.

Voting will start on Sunday and go until Wed the 24th!!

Ready set UPLOAD!!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

The WINNER is.....

Karina Vaanderin of Goldenview Photography.

Congrats! You win a HUGE prize package worth over $1K! We are contacting you as we speak!

Since she was referred by one of our vendors (Dustin Izatt Photography), we have drawn a second person for the $40 credit to Pure Photoshop Actions and that is Brooke of A Thousand Words Photography. We will be emailing you your code!

Wooo! A BIG thank you to all of our participants! Keep on the look out for our next big giveaway.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The link for our Round and Fill Freebie--free for a limited time.

Nov 12th, 2010: Thank so much for the interest in the freebie! The time has expired, but there will be more in the future! :)

Nov. 11th, 2010: Well, the run on the action maxed out the cart pretty quick.

We've moved them to a free file host for the remainder of the freebie time.

I'd like to thank everyone for being patient.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Pure Black and White Action Set

You've been waiting for it, and here it is! Our Black and White action set.

We have not only included 13 different black and white actions, but we also have 3 customizers, so you can really take your black and whites in any direction you want.

Some actions will work best with certain images, while others are more universal. Our "flagship" b/w action is the BW Wonderbaby and we love this action. It is simple, clean and rich. There are brighter black and whites, and moodier ones, even ones with a "film grain" look. Try them out and see which will end up as your "signature."

Here are some examples of different actions and how they work on the same photo.




Faded BW (one of my favorites!)


BW Film Star


Golden Grain


BW Wonderbaby


Sweet Sepia at 100%


BW Mixer


BW Wonderbaby plus Warming


BW Wonderbaby plus Warmingx2


Easy-Peasy Batch BW (simple and perfect for batching)


Easy-Peasy Batch BW plus our BW customizer, darken



There are even other actions, including a few more b/ws, customizers and a vintage halftone.

If you would like to purchase this BW set, click the button on the sidebar that says Buy Pure Actions! For the moment, this set is NOT Elements compatible. A mini-set should be coming soon.