Photoshop Elements actions?

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Photoshop Elements actions?

We got PE a little while back and I was wondering if anyone has some "must have" PE actions? I do like to do my own editing, but some of the actions really are quick and produce some beautiful results, so for "quickies" are there any recommendations? I tried a few freebies from Texas Chicks, Paint the Moon, and MCP... I'd love more freebies, but interested in paid ones too, if they're really good and helpful!

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Maybe check out the Coffee Shop Blog? Lots of free actions for Elements there. I don't have any that I typically use, but I've been thinking about getting a generic workflow set to help me out when I start doing sessions for others again. One that I've considered is Brianna Graham's Perfect Workflow. Perfect Workflow (for PSE 11) ? Brianna Graham Actions I just haven't had the money to spend on anything yet.

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Yeah, I'm just thinking something for a good workflow when I'm doing people pics (usually my kids, but I have some shoots in the offing for friends too). The Brianna Graham set you linked to looks fantastic. Too rich for my wallet right now, but I will keep that in mind.

I tried some of the Coffee Shop ones, wasn't too happy with the results for the most part. There are a few there that seem okay, though.

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Yes, that's exactly why I haven't picked up that one yet Sad Haven't had the cash. Boo!!

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Honestly, I use the perfect portrait3 off coffeeshop blog, but I tweak everything. I use it mostly b/c it has the burning/dodging, vignette, boost, and brighten all in one. I tweak EVERY action I use. That is one I always use though. I love the Matte b&w from there. I also love Summer Solstice from M4H (free bundle) but that's the ones I really use. I have tons that just sit there. I haven't spent a penny, but when I do, I will be shopping b/c I would love some!