Photoshop Actions – The Signature Set

Thank you for your interest in The Signature Set!  I’m thrilled with the response to these actions and I hope you love them just as much as I do.  I created this set based on the way I like to edit my own images. Achieving a strong base to build upon is the key to my workflow. From there I layer tones, hazes, matte effects, helper actions, etc based on what best suits that particular image. I created these actions to be easy to use and to require minimal tweaking.  I suggest starting with either of the workflow actions and building and mixing from there. This set was created with tones, hazes and helper actions meant to compliment each other so you can easily build your own look layer by layer. They are also color coded by group for easy editing (use button mode).  These actions will speed up your workflow and help enhance your images – not mask them.

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CS 2-6 + Creative Cloud |  $95

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32 Actions2 Workflow Actions (Clean Workflow & Warm Matte Workflow), 3 Black & White Actions (Elemental B/W, Lifestyle B/W & Moody B/W), 11 Helper Actions (Lighter/Darker, Warmer/Cooler, Extra Pop, Simple Matte, Dramatic Matte, Basic Skin Smoother, Basic Vignette, Green Tamer, Green Tamer 2, Final Sharpen & Convert to sRGB), 16 Hazes/Tones (Bluebells, Cafe Au Lait, Creamy Skin, Deep Autumn, Desert Sunset, Lifestyle Color, Pink Dusk, Plum Velvet, Porcelain Skin, Rich Color, Rich Sunset, Soft Brighten, Soft & Earthy, Street Scene, Summer Peach Haze, Wispy Blues).

25 Page PDF: Included in your action purchase is this PDF containing action recipes to give you inspiration for your own editing. It also includes descriptions of the actions, a note from me and (the less fun stuff) the Terms of Use.

PSE 6-13  |  $85
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27 Actions 1 Workflow Action (Clean Workflow), 3 Black  & White Actions (Elemental B/W, Lifestyle B/W & Moody B/W), 9 Helper Actions (Lighter/Darker, Warmer/Cooler, Extra Pop, Simple Matte, Dramatic Matte, Basic Skin Smoother, Basic Vignette, Green Tamer 2 & Final Sharpen) and 14 Hazes/Tones (Bluebells, Cafe Au Lait, Desert Sunset, Lifestyle Color, Pink Dusk, Plum Velvet, Porcelain Skin, Rich Color, Rich Sunset, Soft Brighten, Soft & Earthy, Street Scene, Summer Peach Haze & Wispy Blues). The hazes and tones come in 2 versions: ungrouped, open layers for maximum control, as well as grouped versions that let you tweak the opacity of the entire action as a whole.

19 Page PDF: Included in your action purchase is this PDF containing action recipes to give you inspiration for your own editing. It also includes descriptions of the actions, a note from me and (the less fun stuff) the Terms of Use.

Here are a few examples of the tones/hazes. All, with the exception of Warm Matte Workflow, were layered on top of Clean Workflow.

“PROS: WOW.  I am SO impressed by the variety of actions that are included in this set!  Marissa really put thought into this set and it shows.  Each action is easily customizable and doesn’t flatten all the layers when they are run. (A huge pet peeve of mine!) I also loved that the actions needed very little adjusting or tweaking.  That makes them easy to work into my current workflow!

A great value for $95!

CONS: In all honestly, I can’t think of a single con.  I am tremendously impressed with these!”  ~ Tabitha, Confessions of a Prop Junkie

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“I was just recently introduced to Marissa Gifford Photography’s actions. Really beautiful and subtle actions that add a lovely look to my images. Even my assistants are SUPER impressed by them… and I am a super picky {action} gal… I highly recommend them!”  ~ Arden, Arden Prucha Photography

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“I only have a few actions from a few sets that I use with regularity. This whole set could easily replace every other set I’ve purchased. I really love the black and white conversions. I’ve literally been searching high and low for a black and white set that I felt matched my editing style because I was unable to come up with one on my own. I LOVE THEM. I can’t stop using them on personal photos and have actually emailed clients new versions of black and white images they purchased the digital files for. The matte actions completely cut out my “hazy/glazy” million step “finishing touch”. There is a combination that will work for every image. The beautiful skin actions completely eliminated the need for touch ups and made newborns to adults look flawless. Love, love, love this set!”  ~ Amanda, ARG Photographs

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“This Action Set is FANTASTIC! Clean Work Flow is AMAZING – I can see myself using it on every photo! There’s an insane amount of actions in this set, which of course is AWESOME! I’m completely in love with Deep Autumn and Summer Peach Haze (which isn’t even my style, but that’s the fun part!). I’ve been having a blast editing with this set and seeing all of the different ways I can create different moods within the same photo. Thanks Marissa!”  ~ Cyndi Hughes

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“I absolutely LOVE Marissa’s actions, they are the prefect set of actions from start to finish! The workflow actions really make your photo shine and there are so many beautiful tones for a custom finish. The actions are easy to adjust and work on their own, or you can combine them for a custom look, the possibilities are endless with this set. I have owned and used a lot of actions, and this set is definitely one of my favorites!”  ~ Anna, Anna Hollister Photography

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“Many action sets are too much, in my opinion. You run them on your work and they turn your images into “another persons work”. Not the case with Marissa’s actions. They are simple and clean and actually speed up your workflow. They enhance your images rather than change them. I am excited to use them regularly in my processing!”  ~ Elena, Elena S Blair Photography

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“I think they are beautiful, simple and organic! I find a lot of actions out there give my image an over-processed look and I end up spending more time tweaking them than the time saved using them, I also get very overwhelmed with options that I find myself all over the place with an edit. Your actions keep it simple, they are quick and easy to use and make an impact without taking away from the actual photo! I think these actions would be great for those who are looking for a clean workflow set with some minor artistic enhancements.”  ~ Brooke, Crystal Brooke Photography

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“These new actions Marissa has created are not only cohesive with my style but so incredibly easy to work with. They’re extremely versatile actions that any photographer could and should integrate into their own workflow. These actions will give their images that extra special something while still keeping edits clean and natural. Warm Matte Workflow and Lifestyle Color are my two absolute favorite as foundation actions. Pink Dusk and Plum Velvet are my must haves as layering actions.” ~ Sarah, My Point of You Custom Photography

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“It has been quite some time since I was able to buy an action set and use them without tweaking and I have not made any adjustments on the photographs I have tested. I absolutely love the pop that clean workflow adds to my photographs and warm matte workflow really fits my editing style. Lifestyle color is my favorite but all of the color actions are subtle and not overdone. I LOVE them.”  ~ Nicole, Colie James Photography

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“The Signature Set by Marissa Gifford is such a fantastic action set. The actions really suit my style and I can achieve many looks from soft to dramatic with a simple click. I love that they add a special something to my images without going overboard or looking over-processed.”  ~ Corinne, Corinne McCombs Photography

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“I adore this action set. It has something for everyone, whether you enjoy a more muted style or the cleaner, brighter color pop, it’s in there! I couldn’t believe how minimal the adjustments I made to the actions, most really seem to be a 1-click boost! Really fantastic job on these!”  ~ Carrie Anne, Carrie Anne Miranda Photography

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“Marissa’s actions work wonderfully and I would highly recommend them to any photographer I know. There is an action to achieve any type of look you would want: Black & White, Clean, Hazy, Matte, Cool, Warm… Seriously anything! They work very fast and do a beautiful job!”  ~ Autumn, Autumn Branscome Photography

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“I haven’t seen anything like the Warm Matte Workflow action yet. It’s a must have!”  ~ Andrea, Andrea Devisser Photography

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“I love the warm matte workflow and the dramatic matte. They fit my style perfectly. I definitely will use the clean workflow as a base- the look is just what I want and takes me quite a bit of work to get to- now it is a snap! I also love the elemental BW. Gorgeous conversion. I know it will be a go-to BW for me. The flexibility of it is awesome!”  ~ Cindy Ellis, Cindy Ellis Photography

Want to read more in-depth reviews? Check out these posts from Arden Prucha PhotographyAnna Hollister PhotographyCrystal Brooke Photography & Veronica Armstrong.

 

 

Marissa Gifford is a natural light photographer specializing in newborn, senior, and family photography in the Vancouver, WA & Portland, OR area.