The "Cutting Edge" pak includes over 50 image-enhancing Photoshop actions. This pak has enhancements that add three-dimensional vividness and rich color palettes; great for landscape photography or any image with lots of texture. With it you can indulge in cool new interactive black and white converters for the perfect tonal blend and richness. It is also a favorite with wedding and travel photographers. If you love unique, edgy, and bold looks, this is a great set to try.
BLACK & WHITE EFFECTS
BW Modern Warm Deep: A great new B&W conversion with a slight infrared-ish feel and warm shadows.
BW Modern: A B&W conversion with a slight infrared-ish feel. Neutral shadows.
BW Modern with Edge: A B&W conversion with a slight infrared-ish feel AND an underlying edginess that gives it bite. Grrr.
BW Full Moon: A neutral B&W conversion that is full of snap and deep blacks. Try it, you'll like it!
BW Interactor: A B&W conversion allowing fine tuning of the tonality of different colors prior to conversion. Click on the image on a color you want to adjust, and drag your mouse left or right to lighten or darken.
BW Interactor The Edge: Similar to BW Interactor, but has an edgy boldness. Click on the image on a color you want to adjust, and drag your mouse left or right to lighten or darken.
BW Interactor The Edge 50: A B&W conversion that will allow you to fine tune the tonality of different colors prior to conversion. Has an edgy boldness. Reduced intensity from the standard version.
Fade To Black and White: Is it B&W? You decide. An ever so subtle hint of color makes you wonder...do your eyes deceive you? Look long and hard and contemplate the meaning of life.
Icing: Smooth and slightly soft, with a gentle contrast punch. Zero calories too.
PopSickle: Looking for a little pop? See your details come to life.
PopSickle 2: A stronger variant of PopSickle. See your details REALLY come to life.
Enter the Dragon: Bam! An illuminant, three-dimensional, edgy, bold, and powerful round-house kick to the head. Use on images with lots of texture and detail, then stand back and feel the Dragon.
Enter the Dragons Lair: Like Enter the Dragon - but darker and more dramatic. Edges have vignette and texture. Bruce Lee would hide in here while fighting Chuck Norris. Bruce would win.
Dragon Queen: Bold and 3-dimensional like the original Enter the Dragon, but with a soft glowiness suitable for a Queen.
Dragon Princess: Bold and 3-dimensional like the original Enter the Dragon, but with a soft glowiness suitable for a Princess.
Enter the Dragon - Old World Color: The bold 3-dimensionality of Enter the Dragon, but with an antique color palette. Gives your images a timeless feel with a modern edge.
Enter the Dragon - Smooth Bold 1: 3-dimensional and bold with a surreal smoothness to it. Almost a painterly feel, but not quite. Use it on daring people pictures to smooth skin.
Enter the Dragon - Smooth Bold 2: 3-dimensional and bold with a surreal smoothness to it. Almost a painterly feel, but not quite. Use it on daring people pictures to smooth skin. Stronger than 1.
Try a Little Tenderness: Do you feel like you just need something soft and romantic? A little dreamy perhaps? Then try a little tenderness. Works on spouses especially well.
TheEdge: Enhances details and removes haziness from the image. You may find you like this as a starter Action for all your images.
MyEdge: A bolder version of The Edge. Make it yours.
300esque: King Leonidas would be proud...if he weren't so very, very dead. If you don't know what we're talking about, go see the movie. A warm, perpetual sunset and soft film grain.
Blue Dawn: A risqué color palette. Cool in the shadows, warm in the mids, bold and punchy. Try it for a fashion edge or modern moodiness.
Blue Dawn Leonidas: A risqué color palette. Cool in the shadows, warm in the mids, bold and punchy. Try it for a fashion edge or modern moodiness. More painterly feel, like the movie.
Bleacher: For those creamy skin tones that nearly blow out. Looks great on high-key backdrops. Keeps shadows and contrast.
Edge Downer: A simple tool to darken the edges evenly in a rectangular shape. Different from an oval vignette.
Punch Drunk: Poppy colors and contrast. Kind of like beer goggles, only different.
Fudgesickle: Hard to explain, but rich, bold and soft at the same time. Shadows seem to become like rain clouds, but without the thunder and lightning.
Creamsickle: A lighter, soft and creamy effect. You just gotta try it. Non-staining formula.
Krypto Glasses: Dramatic transformation. Bold vignette. Bold Color. Diffused edges. Like looking through your super hero helmet at a gothic city.
TechyKolor: A color palette that reminds us of the old days. A film like quality that never goes out of style.
KevKolor: A different color palette that is somewhat antique, yet bold at the same time.
Sweeny Todd: Moody with the feel of walking through an old London town in winter. Faded color palette.
China Doll: Porcelain like skin tones and overall midtone brightening.
China Doll Smooth: Porcelain like skin tones and overall midtone brightening. Also adds soft smoothing - excellent for skin.
Patina: A very unique color palette that is impressionistic more than realistic. Use this when you are really searching for something out of the ordinary.
Ancient: Imagine a painting of an old renaissance castle, hundreds of years old. Try this on your fine art and landscape images. Maybe an old church in Italy?
Prehistoric: Even older than the Ancient action, this is edgy and bold. Not for the faint at heart or those seeking normality. Look out for T. rex.
Selective Focus: An interactive Action that emulates focus fading in then out. Will require closing the Action Dashboard to complete. Simply drag a line from sharp to blur.
Comic Relief: This is just for fun!
Contrast Brush: Use it to paint contrast only to areas that need a little oomph. Try it on hair and important details of an image to make them more prominent.
Highlight Rescue: This will help bring back highlights that are a bit gone. It won't put detail where there is none, so don't expect miracles - only magic.
Highlight Enhancer: Use this when your highlights just aren't the highlight of your day. Paint where you want to make them shine.
Dark Darkener: Paint over areas that need to be darker. Won't affect midtones and highlights. Great for eyeliner and those dark lines around the iris of the eye. What do you call those anyway?
Luminizer: Take a deep breath! Opens the shadows and provides overall illumination. Affects primarily the midtones and shadows.
Interactive Color Luminizer: Allows you to interactively lighten or darken select color ranges in a color image. Inspired by Lightroom's cool Luminance adjustment.
EDGES AND VIGNETTES
NEW Starburst Vignette Auto: Similar to our Starburst Vignette in V2, but this has more "points" for more internal image area and automatically sizes to the full border of your image.
NEW StarBurst Vignette Interactive: Similar to our Starburst Vignette in V2, but this has more "points" for more internal image area. Allows you to adjust the shape.
Vignette 2 Auto: Darkens the edges in a circular shape. Automatically sizes to any image.
Vignette 2 Interactive: A bold vignette that allows for interactive sizing and placement.
Fibrous Edges: An edge texture that can add a more antique feel. Try it with a vignette for more drama.
Pebbled Edges: An edge texture that can add a more antique feel. Try it with a vignette for more drama.
Ragged Edges: An edge texture that can add a more antique feel. Try it with a vignette for more drama.
Product includes 55 actions for Adobe Photoshop. These effects are 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.
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