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Introducing Actions + Contest to Win Phlearn PRO

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Nov 28

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Introducing Actions

We are so excited to announce the newest section of Phlearn – ACTIONS. If you have never used actions, your life is about to change. Photoshop Actions are basically an entire workflow in photoshop stored in a document. What this means, is that all you have to do is press PLAY, and the action does the rest for you!

Contest Winners!

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  • Brian – Credit for the Green Gold Sparkle Action
  • Maga – Light Yellow Glow
  • Guest – New Old Tone – Renamed from Cindy Prins

What You Will Learn

  • 0:30 – Announcing Contest Winners
  • 1:50 – Changing PRO release day to FRIDAYS
  • 2:50 – How to load your actions
  • 3:30 – Why we give you flexibility in your Actions
  • 4:20 – Activating your Action
  • 5:10 – How these Actions apply to any image
  • 5:30 – Step by step instruction for actions
  • 7:30 – Applying the action to a different photo
  • 8:30 – Before and After
  • 9:00 – Announcing this week’s contest


Apply these actions to YOUR photos, and post them online, making sure to link back to Phlearn! The top 3 entries will each win any Phlearn PRO of their choice! We are judging based on how applicable the action is to your photo, how many people you share with, and basic awesomeness.

Be sure to leave a comment below linking to your site/post where you post the image and link to phlearn.
The more Phamily members we have, the more we can provide you for free!

View Our New Actions!

Click the link above to view the new action section!

  • Anonymous

    Aaron, you are the best men!

  • Mariah Texidor


  • Jeremy Cupp

    Thanks for the actions man! I like the ones more where you actually have to do stuff. haha. Destructible actions are lamer cakes. Will be using them on some of my images and posting entering for sure. So glad the pros are coming on Friday now so I can watch them on the weekend. P.S. Retire that shirt man! Lol. ;)

  • Sebastian Ortiz

    Awesome Episode as always, Aaron!

  • Peter Galis

    Thanx Aaron…..

  • Chris Day

    The Sparkle action download is not working. 

  • Chris Deutscher

    Here is a quick test i did with an iPhone photo.

  • Ashley Graham

    Love it! Congratulations Jeni!

  • Aaron Nace

    should work now, mediafire was having some issues..

  • Jeni

    I love the action you used on my photo.  It complemented to the “antique dolls” look nicely. =) 

    I used the three actions on a photo of, yet again, my daughter. (the poor girl is my little guinea pig. haha!)  They all look great.  LOVE LOVE LOVE them.

  • Jeremy Cupp

    I’m getting a 404 error on the actions. :(

  • Ett Venter

    Aaron, I love you so much, bro, but that shirt… that shirt…

  • Griffin Beste

    here are my attempts at applying them on my photos

  • Doug

    Getting a 404

    Error 404 – Page not found!

    The page you trying to reach does not exist, or has been moved. Please use the menus or the search box to find what you are looking for.

  • Oscar Wall

    So cool! 

  • Dustin Adcock

     Thanks Aaron. Great actions super easy to use. Here is to photos of mine that I played around with:

  • Anonymous

    I can’t believe you are so generous… I’m still waiting the day you’ll change…. Hope never comes, though! Thanks for your help, it makes a difference in all of us, at least in me ;)

  • Anonymous

    Hi Aaron, I used the New Old Tone on this one. Tweaked it a little myself. I like how soft this action is.

  • Jane Sampson Photo

    What happened to Episode 183? Did it get skipped?

  • Paul Liebrand

    Here is a photo I used with the Phlearn Action Pack.  It’s a photo of my wife’s grandmother… bless her…

  • Chloegibbons
  • Francois LE CORRE

    Nice actions, it can be time saving and quite useful :)
    I just tried two of them (on the same image >___<)

  • Anan Adnan

    wow so cool 

  • Judy

    This was the Light Yellow Glow action (before/after).  I wasn’t able to tweek for some reason.  Once it was done running the adjustments wouldn’t work.  Great actions, thanks so much Aaron.

  • Aaron Nace

    These are awesome everyone! Keep em coming :)

  • Jesus Otero

    you are da man fo’show i Just Want to say thank you for all your help and your generosity you are the

  • James Warwood
  • Jesus Otero

    Here i added the Green Gold Sparkle Action.

  • Tim Shahady

    Thanks for the actions!!  I applied Green Gold Sparkle to a wedding image I shot a while ago.

  • Jesus Otero

     Green Gold Sparkle Action

  • Kera Robson

    Hey Aaron, heres my image with the addition of your Action, posted to flickr with a little linky back to you!
    Thank youuu!!

  • Olivares

    Finally caught up in episodes. Amazing site, Aaron. I was compositing this image in B&W, and I was going to do some split stones. Since this week’s contest is applying actions, I decided to try to apply the Light Yellow Glow. Don’t know if I’ll keep it like that, but it came out really pretty nice.

  • Ian Arneson

    Green sparkle added to this one which I think really gave it some new life, thank you thank you!!

  • Anonymous

    I used your “light yellow glow” action and then used what i learned from your texture lesson over it. 
    The texture is from film scans of bokeh and light I snapped during a concert. 

  • Kewal Rai

    Hey Aaron, love these actions that you gave us and love it more that you didnt flatten them so that we can learn more. Im sure you have gotten “tired” hearing us thanking you but let me thank you for everything. I have improved and its mostly due to your teaching.

    Here are two images that I applied the actions on, one I used the Light yellow glow but tweaked it a bit to get what I wanted, the other one mixed more than one action, tweaked it too and added another cloud texture.

  • Mabyn Ludke

    A little late to the game, but I played with the actions this weekend. :)

  • Aaron Nace

    Damn Ian

  • Aaron Nace

    Hey Judy, there is one layer that is a stamp visible, you may have to delete it to alter what is under it. awesome job!

  • jackson Rdz

    haha im rlly l

  • jackson Rds.

    haha I’m really late to comment but i just came across this video and played with the actions a little after school and love the effect of the green golden sparkles, just kinda getting into photoshop my freshman year of high school and i am in love with this site your tutorials are amazing

  • Zachholz

    Hi, I used the golden sparkles on this golden light shot from two weeks ago.  thanks!

  • Andrea Peipe

    Cool action! I prefer it on the photo of the woman…must go download it :D

  • Shahram Rad

    late but…………

    I used the Action with a little change on the second picture.

  • Wjeffries

    Loving the site.  I’ve been going through tutorials trying to catch up.  Great actions too.  Here is one with the Yellow Light action, tweaked a little.

  • thepandabare

    Just happened upon this episode here is a small work I did using the New Old Tone action.

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