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Photoshop

Compatibility

All our Photoshop filter packs are compatible with Photoshop CS4 – CC 2015.

All languages are supported.

Not compatible with Photoshop Elements.

How do I install the Photoshop actions?

Installing the Photoshop actions is quick and easy – Simply double-click the .atn file that came with your purchase, and it’ll automatically load the actions into Photoshop.

How do I use the Photoshop actions? (Latest version)

The first thing you need to do is to drag-and-drop a Lens Distortions filter into your photo project… Once you’ve done that, simply apply the Control action to the filter, and you’re all set.

There are 5 different controls in each of our Photoshop actions:

  • Controls (i.e. “Light Hit Controls”)
  • Toolkit – Softness +
  • Toolkit – Sharpen +
  • Toolkit – Fix Banding
  • Reset Group

Action Controls

Controls

This is the primary action you’ll use, and applies all the default Lens Distortion settings to your filter. To use it, select the Lens Distortions filter you want to apply it to, then click the little “play” button in the actions panel.

1-Controls

Toolkit – Softness +

Once you’ve applied the Controls action above, you can use this action to add some Softness to the filter. Open the main filter folder, and apply this effect directly to the filter.

2-Softness

Toolkit – Sharpen +

Once you’ve applied the Controls action above, you can use this action to add some Sharpness to the filter. Open the main filter folder, and apply this effect directly to the filter.

3-Sharpen

Toolkit – Fix Banding

If you are running into any banding, chances are Photoshop defaulted your project to 8 Bit. Apply this action to update your project to 16 Bit.

Reset Group

If you need to start over, apply this action to the main filter folder to reset all it’s effects.

4-Reset

How do I send my photo from Lightroom to Photoshop?

Adobe has made the roundtrip from Lightroom to Photoshop incredibly easy.

Step 1: In Lightroom, right click a photo and select “Edit In” then “Open as Smart Object in Photoshop”.

0-Lightroom

Step 2: Apply a Lens Distortions filter to your image in Photoshop, then “Save” your project.

Step 3: Head back to Lightroom, and your image will automatically update.

Video

Compatibility

Our video collections are encoded in ProRes, and are compatible in any non-linear editing software, such as Premiere, Avid, or Final Cut X.

How to expand .RAR files

We deliver our collections in segmented .RAR files, which are essentially the same as .ZIP files. You can expand them with free utilities such as Stuffit Expander. (We highly recommend UnRARx for Mac users.)

A couple quick tips:

– Be sure to download all parts before expanding
– Once you have them all downloaded, only expand Part 1… It’ll automatically combine all the parts into 1 folder that contains your files

If you run into any issues, don’t hesitate to email us at help@lensdistortions.com

Photoshop Tutorials

Luminary Overview

Luminary Workflow

Principle Light Hits Overview

Legacy Overview

Shimmer Overview

Fog Overview

Light Hits Overview

Premiere Tutorials

Light Hits Overview

Shimmer – Premiere – Overview

Fog – Premiere – Overview

Final Cut X Tutorials

Shimmer – Final Cut X – Overview

Fog – Final Cut X – Overview

After Effects Tutorials

Legacy – Getting Started

Legacy – Editing Tips

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