Photoshop Color, Color, Color Madness

by Fred Showker

Photoshop Madness ColorPhotoshop Madness Color, Color everywhere in April, so here are some fun actions and reference sites for various photographic colorizations, including : Color by Alice In Underland * Cool Color action #106 * Special FX Enhanced Vol 4 * Saturn Rings * Marcia Cross Actions * Pirates vintage T-shirts * and more

And when you've had enough of those, move on to the next Photoshop Madness! There's always another one just around the corner ... just when you thought you had seen'em all!

Photoshop Madness, Fred Showker surfs the web in search of good Photoshop stuff

Color by Alice In Underland

GAMES for iPad, iPhone

A nice array of photoshop actions (CS2) ... Soft Love - A color adjustment that has a soft/pinkish/pale affect on skin ... Hard Love - Same as Soft Love but without the feathery gloss and a pinch of added contrast... Inverted Mary - A very interesting color adjustment (my personal favorite) that has an almost pop-art affect on skin and others
      download link below...
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Alice In Underland at
click for video or screen capture Download : Photoshop_Color_Actions_2_by_AliceInUnderland.atn

Cool Color action #106

GAMES for iPad, iPhone

Another from Othman AL-Rukban, Sa-cool, from Saudi Arabia. This one a bit more subtle and soft.
      check out Othman's gallery ... very nice work
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Othman AL-Rukban - cool action #106
click for video or screen capture Download : sa_cool_action_1_06_by_sa_cool.atn

Special FX Enhanced Vol 4

GAMES for iPad, iPhone

Here is a collection of cool color treatments you won't want to pass up... it's part of a huge collection by WallStorm ... collect them all!
      WallStorm says "I did it my way" ... from Belgium
READ THIS REPORT Full story : WallStorm from Belgium
click for video or screen capture Download :

Saturn Rings

GAMES for iPad, iPhone

Daniela Ivett is "saturn-rings" and hosts a host of actions, filters and stock photography on Deviant. She says : "One thing I absolutely LOVE is working with photoshop and editing pictures."
      . . . you'll find, she's quite good at it
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Daniela Ivett -
click for video or screen capture Download :

Marcia Cross Actions

GAMES for iPad, iPhone

We had a bit of a problem tracking this one down because it appears at some point she changed her deviant ID and now lists the action under both names ...
      At any rate, this one is smooth and makes some nice changes.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : immortal91 or iconmaker91 you choose
click for video or screen capture Download : Marcia_Cross_Actions_by_iconmaker91.rar

Pirates vintage T-shirts

GAMES for iPad, iPhone

Ha! This one has nothing to do with color -- really -- except we really liked the color of the t-shirt design. Go for it!
      It's easy to create authentic collegiate T-shirt designs using a good old-fashioned iron. In this tutorial, illustrator Derek Lea reveals how combining both applications can create stunning results.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : DIY vintage T-shirts by Computer Arts
click for video or screen capture Download the PDF tutorial : art131_tut1.pdf

Searching for good Photoshop images and tutorials amongst all the total madness out on the web Don't let Photoshop Madness get you down!

There are always lots of spectacular Photoshop images and visuals out there! Share them! We'll be back shortly with MORE Photoshop Madness ... and please -- CAUTION BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU SURF ... but when you do find a great Photoshop practitioner, or a good Photoshop tutorial, please share it with us! If you create Photoshop Tutorials yourself, please post your info here so you can be considered for a Photoshop Fave!

Of course, some of our favorite editions of Photoshop Madness can be found in the legacy Photoshop Tips & Tricks web site!
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thanks for reading

Fred Showker

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