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My biggest pet peeve with finding new actions, which is big enough to make me say whatever and just go back to what I have, is the inability for action authors to give me a solid framework of names and versions in their action sets.  I'm not asking for much here, really.  When you have created over 100 unique actions, it just makes it easier to file them, combine them into one huge folder with your name on it, and GIVE CREDIT.  

Nothing frosts my cookies more than downloading a bunch of actions from the same person and every action I load having the name of "action 1," "action 2," "PLAY ME!!1!!," or something else even more generic.  And while the actions are fantastic or else I wouldn't be downloading them, PLEASE take some time to put a version on the individual action along with the initials of the set name or something.  What I do is make a huge folder with your name on it and then insert all the actions I have from you there.  What I end up doing is going through every action folder and individually naming each action myself for instance "action 1" I have to label "author's name - set title/number/version - action 1."  This is so time consuming I give up more like than not and end up not using your resources.

I'm not trying to piss anyone off but I MUST organize my actions or I drown in a sea of them and just end up using the ones I know and love because most times I don't even KNOW THE NAME OF THE AUTHOR.  PLEASE PLEASE if nothing else put your name or some equivalent on the main set folder.  Many times I download and unzip then toss the zipped file and load them days or weeks later thus totally losing your name and rendering those actions useless because I can't credit. 

I'm trying my best to get back in the swing of photography, I have all the cameras/lenses/props I could need but what I need at present is a kick-ass laundry list of awesome photoshop actions that will make my life easier.  I have a huge storage of night-fate's actions but I'm looking for newer things to work with that I haven't used 10000 times.  Back in the day, before I discovered night-fate, I used to just tool around in photoshop to see what worked I simply don't have time for that anymore.  Or maybe she spoiled me, or a combo of both.  I certainly don't have the time to sift through 100+ actions and rename each one.  This is just advice, and a small bitching session.  I know without you guys I would have no actions and I'm so-totally-grateful for that.  I just want to be able to enjoy your actions and actually use them being able to credit you great artists.  Throw me some rope I'm drowning here.

Edit to Add: Having a system of naming your sets and actions also helps me see which actions I already have keeping my actions list usable.  I started my labeling system when I realized I had about five of the same set hidden among 100 different sets down the list.  It just makes workflow easier and actions a bit more usable as well.


deirdre bardowl
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
I am an amateur photographer and digital artist. I'm here to learn and share, mostly about photography but I'm crafty and will submit crafts and traditional art eventually.

Current Residence: kentucky
Favourite genre of music: folkie funk and gothic metal :)
Favourite photographer: well myself of course
Favourite style of art: Photography, Digital Art
Operating System: windows 7 now thankfully
MP3 player of choice: offbrand I can bang around
Shell of choice: seashell please
Skin of choice: my own, maybe someone elses
Favourite cartoon character: darkwing duck!
Personal Quote: fear the thundercunt

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blackbelt777 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:! :D
AmethystPhotographer Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014

I'm honored that you favorited one of my flower photos awhile back!

I just wanted to let you know that I'm transferring most (if not all) of my photos to a different account of mine. I'm not making the name public, so if you're interested, please let me know, and I'll be glad to tell you the username of my other account. :) (Smile) 
Star!NO obligation though; I just wanted to mention it in case.
Pureblackmagik Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Thanks for the favs :hug:
StormIsGone Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :iconlovefavsplz: , I really appreciate it

I hope you have a wonderful day and a great week :iconhellothereplz:
maiarcita Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
:iconsbg-crewstock::icon1chick1:Happy Birthday!!:icon1chick1::iconsbg-crewstock:
deirdrebardowl Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much XD
maiarcita Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Welcome!! :iconflowerforyouplz:
StormIsGone Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :iconlovefavsplz: , I really appreciate it

I hope you have a wonderful day and a great week :iconhellothereplz:

If you like my work you can also check out my Facebook page :star:
I update it more often, and I post different images there ^^
pica-ae Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
:iconmypleasure: Thanks a lot for the watch! :iconmypleasure:
:iconeufrosis: :icondweebdanceplz: :icondweebdanceplz: :iconeufrosis:
KubusRubus Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
P.S. If you have Ps questions (and anyone else reading this, fuck off) you can shoot my fiancee (:iconpica-ae: ) a note.
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