Spring Cleaning Photoshop Actions PDF Print E-mail
Written by OHmommy   
Friday, 13 May 2011 00:00

Here are your random numbers: 47 Timestamp: 2011-05-20 02:00:12 UTC   WINNER IS: PlumbingMom


Last summer I spoke at BlogHer in NYC about editing photos. In the audience was a professional photographer that I've been following online for years, someone that inspires me daily. How's that for intimidating? Rachel Devine isn't only an amazing photographer she also has a kind heart and creates a number of photoshop actions (photoshop actions are photo editing for dummies) that allows a hobbyist like me to take their photos SOOC (straight out of camera) and make them shine like a professional photographers, with just one click. I've said it before and I will say it again, I can't function as a photographer without the help of photoshop actions. I'm still very much a hobbyist that needs a crutch.


Rachel has come out with a new set of actions called "Spring Cleaning". Needless to say, her photoshop actions are amazing.



SOOC on left. "Windowsill" action on right.


Isn't that amazing? Such a subtle but awesome difference in just one click! I know people are intimated by photoshop; but, all I did was open up this photo, click on the WINDOWSILL action and got instant results that are print worthy in under a minute.

Rachel is offering a 50% discount on her "Spring Cleaning" photoshop actions (use the code: spring2011) and giving away her Spring Cleaning actions to one lucky Classy Chaos reader. Just let me know what one spring photo you would like to edit with her actions. I want to hear about it.  Giveaway ends May 17th at midnight where one winner will be chosen by random.


Disclosure: I was given the photoshop actions to review and to giveaway. I would never spend *this* much time writing about something if I didn't think it was valuable to share.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2011 21:02


# Mauricio 2011-05-12 22:35
I love and admire Rachel's work. Like you I feel inspired by her work and it challenges me to try new things everyday. I would love to have her actions package and I would like to use it to edit a pictures of my family and my new baby girl who just turned 6 months last week :)

# Melissa 2011-05-12 22:39
This would look great on a photo of my son blowing bubbles outside!
# rachel 2011-05-12 22:40
This is like an ad from a hip kid clothing company catalog!
# Suzanne 2011-05-12 22:41
I just took a course in which I made a job aid in Photoshop and did some basic picture editing. It was so fascinating to take something SOOC and sharpen the image or modify the color palette.

I took some great pictures at Disney's Vero Beach Resort and some of them could benefit from Rachel's effects.
# maryam 2011-05-12 23:11
wow,amazing photo and amazing actions
this would lok greatperfect on some photos of my daugheter and her father i took at the beach.
# Sarah 2011-05-12 23:22
I would love to use the actions on photographs I took of the early spring foliage after a rain.
# Jennifer 2011-05-12 23:24
I love Rachel's work, too!

I have countless photos that would benefit, but one I'm particularly keen to experiment with is of my daughter walking barefoot down the street in the setting sun.
# JS 2011-05-13 00:17
A chance to win amazing actions? Ive been dreaming about owning Rachel's actions for so long. I have so many photos I would love to use her actions to process be Because I still struggle with the processing part. Here's hoping I get lucky
# Corina 2011-05-13 00:19
I have been a fan of Rachel's work
for sometime now. I would love to experiment
With her new actions. I would love to use it on a photo of my daughter riding her bike with my husband and my other two kids riding behind her! It is my all time favorite picture.
# jes deis 2011-05-13 01:12
I saw Rachel on house hunters international and have been following her since.

I would love to try out some of these actions on photos of my girls playing in the backyard with our chickens!
# Sarah 2011-05-13 01:22
I admire Rachel's work so much! I would love to use these actions on some shots of my newborn niece, they can't afford to get her pictures done professionally, so they have enlisted me to do it! I'm hoping to make at least some of my shots decent haha!
# Angela K. 2011-05-13 01:33
I have also been following Rachel's photography for years. I love her work. What I would like to do with her actions is use them on photos of my kids. My daughter was just recently diagnosed as profoundly deaf. She is only one year old. I am sharing our process of cochlear implants through writing and pictures. I am hoping some day to put it all in a book for her.
# nichola 2011-05-13 02:57
So in love with these actions at the moment. I would love to use them on a photo of my six year old cousin at the park, she's completely mad and i need the actions to make the photo pop like she does!
# Jippo 2011-05-13 03:42
Love and admire Rachel's work for some time now. I would love to use the actions on some pictures I took of my son last week making a chalk drawing on our patio. Thanks for the chance!

# Aurea 2011-05-13 04:52
I would love to use the actions in a photo of my son playing with bubbles!
# Ann Cameron 2011-05-13 05:30
I really love one click actions as I am computer illiterate LOL and just having to click one button - even I can do this!!!!
# Claudine G 2011-05-13 06:28
I would use it on pictures of my niece gardening.
# Jessica B. 2011-05-13 06:33
Oh! This would help me so much!
# Terry 2011-05-13 07:14
Would definitely use these actions on pictures of my daughter "worjing" in the garden.
# mallory 2011-05-13 07:27
I also follow rachel. Her work is amazing. I love actions. I actually just bought a couple from paint the moon. I would use these actions to edit photos of my one year old. She just started walking!
# Bethany 2011-05-13 07:40
I would use the action on a picture I took of my 1-year old son on Mother's Day--we went to a vineyard for a picnic!
# Christina 2011-05-13 08:34
I love Rachel's work! I'd like to use these actions on some birthday photos I have of my daughter in an apple orchard.
# kakaty 2011-05-13 08:49
I got some actions after your last post about them and LOVE THEM!

I have a bunch of pics of the kids in the tuplips at the Botanical Gardens last weekend that need a little magic.
# Patti Tobin 2011-05-13 08:54
I would love these actions to use on photos of took of my two sons with their Grandma and Nana on Mother's day.
# Vicky 2011-05-13 08:59
I love Rachel's work and her wonderful actions! I would like to use these actions on some photos I have of my little brother and my little sister. I have great photos of them sleeping or playing in the garden with our dog. They are just to cute!
# Julie 2011-05-13 11:17
I'd like to edit pics of my new baby due in June.
# emily j. 2011-05-13 12:12
Love to use them on pics of my 6 mth old son!
# lauren 2011-05-13 12:20
hmmm so many decisions... but i would have to say i would use them on some new pics of my little boy and his daddy - my 2 favorite boys!
# Jen 2011-05-13 12:39
Hmm... I can't name just one ... I love having the flexibility and ease of actions especially from someone who's work I absolutely admire...
# Cate 2011-05-13 15:06
I would use it to help my photos of my new adventures in the South of France since we just relocated!
# sarah 2011-05-13 18:38
my new favorite picture is of my husband all dressed up to chaperone prom (he's a high school teacher) with my daughter in her dress-up princess dress. SOOC is sweet, but I just know the picture will be even more precious with editing.
# Ariel C. 2011-05-13 19:28
I love that you guy(especially Rachel) are generous enough to provide a chance like this!! I'm thrilled to even be able to take part in this contest, and I hope you will consider giving these actions to me. If not, congrats to the lucky winner! I would use the actions on photos of my chihuahua puppy, Gizmo, my little(seven year old) brother, Conner, and, last but not least, pictures of my adorable two year old cousins; twins Layla and Lylah. Thanks again for the offer! (:
# Brittany 2011-05-13 21:05
I would love to use her actions on a photo with me and my mom. My role model and the greatest woman I know :)
# mona 2011-05-13 23:00
I Love Rachels photography. she is my ispiration :) would love to use her actions on my photos.
# sarah 2011-05-14 01:38
We just went to an amazing castle here in Germany and would love to clean them up!
# Lisa 2011-05-14 07:15
I would love to edit a picture of my new niece in a beautiful pink spring dress!
# Jennifer 2011-05-14 17:13
I would love to edit one of my daughter's Easter pictures!
# Krystyn 2011-05-14 19:56
One from Easter...it's too dark and you can't see the girls' faces.
# Flea 2011-05-15 21:43
Suh-weet. I like the effect. And of course, she's darling. :)
# Laurie 2011-05-16 10:17
I love these actions, I have a few of them. I would love more. We just took a quick beach trip last weekend, a few pics I took of my kids on the beach would be fun to improve!
# Erin 2011-05-16 16:53
I would love these actions I would love to use them on my kids!!!
# Brooke 2011-05-16 16:54
I want these actions so bad, I would definitely use them on my vacation pictures, the film inspired would be a beautiful touch!!!
# Brittany 2011-05-16 17:02
OMG these look awesome I would use them on my sisters
# Barbara Ann 2011-05-16 18:47
Since I only have SOOC pictures,I would love to try to use these actions on quite a few pictures that I've taken of our two girls.
# Sheri 2011-05-17 16:08
I love this look! I would use it on a photo of my just-turned one year old girl checking out the flowers in our garden for her first time. It would really make it canvas worthy!
# Sarah Ann 2011-05-17 21:02
I would love to use these actions for some fruit tree blossom centered photos!
# PlumbingMom 2011-05-17 21:05
I have pics from a recent trip to Chicago Botanic Gardens. Tulips in full bloom! I would love the chance to try Rachel Devine's actions!
# Momsa 2011-05-17 21:30
Love to make my photos snap, crackle, and pop. Right now, I have a spontaneous self portrait that I took with my 3 tweens. We were in the car, I flipped the phone camera around, we made silly faces...and CLICK!!! Would love to see what the spring cleaning actions would do to enhance the sunlight and capture of a frolicking May day.
# Kelly 2011-05-17 21:42
I'd love to edit a picture of the kids playing soccer on a rainy day.

I just purchased my first DSLR. I have no idea what I'm doing. Thanks for the chance to win the photoshop actions!
# Jill H. 2011-05-17 23:01
# Brittany 2011-05-19 14:20
So did they announce the winners???
# anna 2011-05-26 15:49
I'm sorry, but the difference between the picture on the left and the one on the right is just added lightness. You don't need a photoshop action for that.

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