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Kubota Artistic Tools V1

Kubota Artistic Tools V1

By Kubota Image Tools


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The "Classic Film-Effects" pak includes over 50 actions for Photoshop. Many of these enhancements mimic the effects you'd get from shooting with different types of film – cross processed actions, amazing black and white actions, film grain actions, velvia-like color saturation actions – just to name a few. Customer favorites in this pak are all the black and white actions that suit absolutely all types of photography.




Sub-Grain - Contrasty / Grain 1 - Slight / Grain 2 - More / Grain 3 - Heavier / Grain 4 - "Z" Films: The above are nice "film-like" grain effects in varying styles and amounts. We've used proprietary techniques to avoid the "digital noise" look. They give a more organic feel to images and often increase apparent sharpness and contrast slightly. Use one after a black and white action for best effect.

Skin Cream 1: Run this BEFORE a black and white action to brighten and smooth skin color in the resultant black and white. Works best on redder or ruddy skin tones. Works nicely on children or babies with red, spotty cheeks. Use on color images does not produce desirable effects..

Skin Cream 2: A variation on above.

BW GM Warm 1 and Snappy: One of our favorite black and white conversions. Allows for tunability of the tonal qualities and imparts a slight warmth and punch.

BW GM Warm 2 and Snappy: A variation on the above.

BW KPZ Grainy Film: A high speed film effect with grain added.

BW KPZ 2 GMap Grainy Film: Another high speed film effect using Gradient Mapping and grain added.

BW via LAB: Black and white conversion using the LAB color mode.

BW via LAB with Color: As above, but with the original color layer added back for use in hand
coloring effects.

BW Punchy Bump Grain ChaMix: A snappy black and white conversion with some grain.

BW Channel Mixer 70 20 10 & BW Channel Mixer 45 32 32: Two conversion using favorite formulas.

BW Film Filter Adjustment 2: Allows for pre-filtering the image to control the way certain color values
are converted to black and white, similar to putting a colored filter over
the lens and shooting black and white film - but much more powerful.

BW 100 Red: Using the classic channel mixer formula. Light ethereal skin tones.

BW 100 Red Punchy: As above, but with more contrast.

BW TastyGlow 2: Black and white with a glowing effect.

BW Glow Punchy: Similar to above but with more punch.

BW InfraKev 1: Not exactly infrared, but a similarly enhanced black and white conversion.

BW Edgy: A fashion black and white look. More contrast, punch, and drama.

BW KK Secret Formula: Rich and dramatic, not for the conservative! Works nice where faces are
well lit. Otherwise creates a feel of very dramatic lighting.

BW Warming Filter: Use this after a normal black and white conversion to add depth and slight warmth. Not enough color to be sepia, just a warmer, tastier black and white.

BW Enriching Formula: Another formula to richen a black and white conversion.

Sepia Deep Black 1: A sepia conversion that goes beyond the typical. Maintains true black in the deepest shadows and clean whites in the highlights. Avoids the muddy look of most sepia conversions. Rich and yummy.

Sepia Deep Black 2: A tonal variation on the above.

Sepia Deep Black 3: Another variation.

Chocolate Syrup 1: Mmmmm, like a hot Mocha in the morning.

Chocolate Syrup 2: More, more, more!


Sunglow 2: A bright, sunny, glowing effect. Try it on outdoor natural light images with bright highlights.

Sunglow 2 More: A softer version of above.

KPD Hollywood Intensity: Nice color, deep and romantic, similar to Hollywood film technique of using black net over lens - but more color enhanced.

x-Process I / x-Process 2 / Kev X-Process Combo: Three variations on a classic fashion look: cross-processed film.

Fuji snappit: Contrasty, enhanced color similar to Fuji's Velvia.


Vignette: One of our most used actions. Simple but highly effective. Program an F key for this one!

Vibrant Glow: Vibrant, radiant color and a subtle glow.

Kubota Light GlowSoft / Kubota lLght GlowSoft Vibrant / Kubota lLght GlowSoft Highlights / Kubota Darker GlowSoft: The above give beautiful romantic effects. Try the variations to see what you like best for each image.


Backlight Compensation 1x: Raises the shadow values without affecting the highlights as much. Try it on backlit photos with slightly under-exposed foregrounds.

Backlight Compensation 2x: Stronger version of above.

Eyes and Teeth Enhance: Creates layers pre-set for retouching the eyes and teeth. Use for lightening eye whites & teeth and for removing red/yellow from eyes and teeth. Also use for an "eye-liner" effect to enhance lashes and eyebrows. Instructions will display when run.

81K Warming / 82K Warming: Simple but useful warming gel filters. Add a little mood to a cool image.

VPS It: Lower contrast and color saturation for portraits.

KPD Midbright: A very useful midtone brightener. Works surprisingly well on many images.

Too Blue Tungsten Daylight 1 / Too Blue Tungsten Daylight 2 / Too Warm Daylight Tungsten 1 / Too Warm Daylight Tungsten 2: Improves images shot with the wrong white balance settings. Note, however, that each camera and each scene, and different settings will give different variations in the white balance error, so the action may need some tweaking for your particular images. It should get you in the ballpark though.


All of our actions are run exclusively through our acclaimed Action DASHBOARD 4 Pro, allowing lightning-quick search and launch of any action in Photoshop! Only the Kubota DASHBOARD allows keyword tagging, favorite marking, adding descriptions, and categorization of your actions. Our effects are fast, easy, and customizable so you can quickly edit and beautify your images in Photoshop.

The Kubota DASHBOARD 4 Pro includes the Action, AutoAlbum, and Bor-Tex DASHBOARDs now all in one slick panel. It is available for free and comes with almost 50 free actions and allows you to import and manage your own actions as well. Also included is a new feature to try any Kubota action that you do not own on your images at any time. Learn more!


PC: Windows XP or higher; Adobe Photoshop CS5 or higher, Kubota Action DASHBOARD 4 Pro*, reliable Internet connection**

Mac: OS X 10.5 or higher; Adobe Photoshop CS5 or higher, Kubota Action DASHBOARD 4 Pro*, reliable Internet connection**

*The Kubota DASHBOARD is a free Photoshop extension. A link to download it will be provided with your order.
**Internet access is necessary for your initial login. You will remain logged in until you logout.


Product includes 56 actions run exclusively through the Kubota Action DASHBOARD 4 Pro for Photoshop. These effects are not sold as ATN files. As with all Kubota effects, when applied, they maintain full Photoshop layers for user adjustment, flexibility and customization. In addition, there are no duplicate effects throughout our Photoshop Artistic Tools paks. Each pak is it's own unique set containing a variety of enhancements not limited to one genre.

Upon completion of your order, you will be automatically granted access in your Kubota DASHBOARD account to the actions in this pak; and you will receive an email with a download link for the Kubota DASHBOARD 4 Pro that includes the Action, AutoAlbum, and Bor-Tex DASHBOARDs now all in one slick panel.

If you have already downloaded and installed the Kubota 3-in-1 DASHBOARD, it is not necessary to do so again. To access your new actions, login to your DASHBOARD, or if you are already logged in, you can go to your options drop-down menu in the upper right corner and select 'Check for Purchases.'

If you need to install the Kubota 3-in-1 DASHBOARD, please click on the link to download it and follow closely the installation instructions. Once you login, you will have access to all of your purchased actions and 50 free Essential Tools actions in the Action DASHBOARD; along with any other Kubota actions, borders, textures, and templates you may own. In addition, you can try all Kubota actions, borders, and textures you do not own.


Kubota Artistic Tools V1 Review
"If you are looking for a solid action pack that you will use over and over, Artistic Tools V1 is the action pack for you! B&W actions, Skin Softening, Sepia, Eye & Teeth Whitener, Sepia and a vignette are just a few of the actions in this must have pack that is perfect for all styles of photography! "
Eise Ellis, Eise Ellis Photography

Sunshine & bright smiles | Minneapolis family photography
"Because of my editing style, I use actions from the Kevin Kubota Artistic Tools V1 often. It speeds up my workflow and is subtle and consistent with my style...I can't recommend Kubota Actions enough. If you're in the market for some new tools to help you out in Photoshop, these should be a strong consideration!"
Angeli Hagen, Lissarrague Images

Kubota Artistic Tools V1 Review
"Over the years, I have experimented with many different types of Photoshop Actions, from many different vendors. And recently, I am finally settling into my sets of go-to actions that I LOVE! And these Photoshop Actions include Kevin Kubota's Image Tools. "
Rayan Anastor, Rayan Anastor Photography


This product is included in the following sets:

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