UA Actions

The Photo Argus (@thephotoargus) just released an amazing set of Photoshop Actions that give photographers professional retouching workflows with a single click. If you’re a photographer, ranging from a hobbyist to professional, you’ll want to check out these well-done, thought-out actions.

Union Acions (Amazing Photoshop Actions)

There are three different suites of Photoshop Union Actions.

Within each suite, the user has various are sets of Photoshop Actions to pick and choose from.

What I like about these 3 different sets of Photoshop Actions is that not only can you  just click a button to apply professional retouching techniques, but they are organized in such a way that one can study and explore how the actions behave. This adds the flexibility of being able to tweak any of the actions to your liking. As the author of the actions states, it gives the user “Total Workflow Control.”  Sweet!

Photo Designer

United Actions Photo Designer

This collection of actions replicate common (and not-so-common) filters and dark room techniques. The suite includes the following sets.

Vintage

This set of actions skews colors and increases contrasts – taking your ordinary photo to another level.

UA Vintage actions include:

  • Vanilla Cream
  • Warm
  • SX-70
  • Classic
  • Blue Dawn
  • Nostalgia
UA Vintage - Nostalgia Action
Original Photo Nostalgia Action

Vignette

This action set is a powerful collection of custom vignette actions. It lets you fine tune the focus of your image by drawing attention where you want it to be. These post-process vignettes are both customizable and reversible.

This set includes the Burn Edge action. The Burn Edge action set uses the vignette workflow to burn your edges instead of underexposing them. The Vignette set offers several different resolution actions (low, mid, and high-res).

UA Vignette actions include:

  • Vignette
  • Burn Edge
Original Photo  UA Actions Vignette
 Original Photo  Vignette Action

Tone

The UA Tone collection is the most comprehensive set. It includes 14 different actions. Eight of the actions are a ‘solid’ tone. The remaining 6 is a series of split tone actions. The split tone actions tint the highlights in one color, the shadows in another. The effect can be more dramatic than using one color.

 Tones Split Tones
  • Sepia
  • Selenium
  • Palladium
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Cyanotype
  • Red
  • Magento
  • Blue Copper
  • Sepia Highlights
  • Sepia Cyan
  • Golden Cyan
  • Golden Green
  • Blues
Original Image UA Tone - Sepia UA Tone Sepia Highlights
 Original Image  Sepia Action  Sepia Highlights Actions

Lens Filters

These actions replicate some of the most popular photography filters.

UA Lens Filters include:

  • Graduated Neutral Density (skey enahnce)
  • Graduate Neutral Density (ground enhance)
  • Infrared
  • Infrared – touch of color
  • Polarizing
Original Trees Water Image Infrared - Touch of color
 Original Image  Infrared – touch of color

Light Leak

Add a streak of light to your images by using an action within this set. The actions in this set let you overexpose parts of your image. Each of the eight actions lets you apply a light leak to a different part of your image (top, bottom, upper corners, etc.)

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 Original Image  Light Leak (left side)

Toy Camera (Lomo)

Lomography (lomo for short) is becoming more and more popular in the photography world. The UA Toy Camera lomo action increases saturation, adds film grain, and softens the focus. This set of actions also include black and white versions.

Original barn image Lomo United Action Lomo Blacn and White Union Action
 Original Image  Lomo  Lomo Black and White

Click here to view more details for the Photo Designer Suite. (affiliate link)

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Portrait Suite

US Portrait Suite

This suite of Union Actions brings you professional portrait editing right to your fingertips. The action sets in this suite affect the skin, eyes, lips, and teeth.

Skin

This set of actions smooths out unwanted blemishes and wrinkles.

UA Portrait Skin

  • Simple Soften
  • Advanced Soften
  • Blemish Blaster
 Original Image  Simple Soften

Eyes

This UA Eyes action set effects the eye tones, colors, and vibrancy.

UA Portrait Eyes

  • Enhance Catch Lights
  • Iris – Increase depth/enhance color
  • Eye Sharpen
  • Brighten the Whites
  • Eye Enhancer
  • Eye Color (light blue, blue, light green, hazel, brown)
Original Eye Color New Eye Color
 Original Image  Eye Color

Lips

This set of actions brings life and vibrancy to a huge focal point of any portrait. These various actions affect the lips color and brightness.

UA Portrait Lips

  • Lip Gloss
  • Lip Shade Enhancement
Original Lip Image Lip Shade Enhancement
 Original Image  Lip Shade Enhancement

Teeth

This set of actions removes unwanted discoloration, leaving a bright and clear smile.

UA Portrait Teeth

  • Whiten
  • Super Whiten
  • Brighten
Original teeth image  Whiten Teeth Action
 Original Image  Whiten

 

Click here for more details for the Portrait Suite. (affiliate link)

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 Texturize

Texturizer

Adding texture brings a whole new dimension to an image. The UA Texture Suite includes 32 custom textures, ranging from weathered to vintage.

Original Photo  Texturize United Action
 Original Image  Texturize

Click here to view more details for the Texturize Suite. (affiliate link)

If you do any retouching with your photos, I highly recommend these Photoshop Actions. Each suite is only $49. And, right now they are running a two for one. Click here to visit Union Actions (affiliate link)

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