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    Jaxie
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    I bought some Lilyblue actions, which I'm REALLY excited about! Do you use them in ACR or Lightroom? I was fooling around with it in ACR and wasn't sure how to fiddle around with it. As in, I wanted the action but to a lower opacity. Is there a way to change that? Or do I just have to fiddle with all the options and sliders to the right until I get what I like? I just wish there was an easy way to keep it but just at a lower opacity and couldn't figure it out, but I'm not too familiar with ACR yet.

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    I use them in photoshop, and they create their own layers, which you can adjust to your tastes. Sorry I'm not familiar with using them in LR or ACR.

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    As far as I know (& on this subject, I'm pretty limited), actions are for photoshop/PSE. You use 'presets' in ACR & (I think) Lightroom. I've never used LR, so I'm not certain what you use there.

    I can't wait to see what actions you are using!

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    I bought presets. Oh brother..

    http://leahzawadzki.lilyblue.com/basics-presets/

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    Ok.. so does anyone know much about presets? Can anyone explain them to me? Do you just basically use them as a starting place for editing on a picture and then open them in PS to further edit them if needed? I just might go and buy the actions too now since I messed up. This is seriously how my week is going..

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    For me, be it presets or actions, i run them AFTER i've done my own pp on an image--curves layer, skin correction, noiseware, etc. then when i'm happy with that, if I want to i'll run an action on it. I think they're just to enhance a photo. Lilyblue has some great ones!

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    Those presets should work in both acr and lightroom. If you still need loading help there are instructions here http://prettypresets.com/how-to-install-presets/ The few times i've used presets, I ran them after I had my exposure and WB where I wanted it, same as I do with actions

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    Ok, good to know. I'll do it that way. Thanks everyone!

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