Foto Rx Prescription Pad

Feeling yellow sample via besotted blog

If you are wondering why we have gone m.i.a. on you it’s because we are deep, deep in the midst of launching our Foto Rx actions (we do plan to go into detail in the future about launching a product). We have been writing the pdf/”prescription pad”, so that all it’s future owners will be able to have an easy visual reference. When I first started buying Photoshop actions (oh, so long ago) no one and I mean no one was providing instructions, you just bought them and then ‘see ya’.  Now action purveyors are a bit more sensitive to the cause and we wanted to make sure that we too made the journey into photo goodness as seamless as possible for our clients.  Another thing that most actions don’t usually consider is the fact that you may just have had a bum photo shoot day and we understand that, it’s real life and we know you are better than that, so we are here for you!  I wanted to give you a sneak peek here behind the scenes, we currently aren’t sure if anything will stay this way, but for now this is what we have, we reference the ‘symptoms’  (why is the photo in a bad way?) and then provide our expert ‘prescription’. These photos have not been altered in any other way than what is noted to ensure if you have a similar photo you will have similar results. We are hoping that we will have this wrapped up and ready to launch for you in the next week or so, ambitious indeed with a toddler that has currently decided to never nap ever again, but with Michelle by my side helping me hold my eyelids open and being both the voice of reason and wit (yes, she is responsible for 99.9% of the witty + smart  repertoire going on in our pdf,, and I am responsible for all the grammatical errors), we shall make this happen.

To continue our research we asked you to send in your photos that you thought could use some Foto Rx, we have some in and we will be previewing the results this week so you can get a better idea of how the actions may work on photos that aren’t ours. We will be opening up an email list for launch (hopefully, fingers crossed), but let me get some shut eye first…

If you have any questions for us now please do ask away!


Foto Rx-Coming soon!

Photoshop CC 2014-We are using the photography bundle it’s a really good deal and I always enjoy a good Photoshop upgrade!

Google Docs pdf editor-This is a great free tool for multiple individuals to collaborate on a document for free! It has a lot of formatting options and is fairly easy to use. There are options that I would like to have available that aren’t (like text tracking and being able to access my own fonts), so although we are using this now we may change in the near future.

10 thoughts on “Foto Rx Prescription Pad

  1. yes!yes!yes!
    I can’t wait for your actions! I am actually waiting on getting our travel photobooks printed until your actions come out so that the photos are even more beautiful! Please launch it soon! Like tomorrow. Or even better, TODAY!!!
    When, when, when?

  2. I’m SO so very excited for these to come out – seriously will be the best cure for my co-dependent relationship with the “moody” VSCO collection (which does not always = best photos). What an amazing difference!

  3. These actions are probably going to change my life. I cannot wait! I run my accessories shop & blog alongside my full-time job, so being confined to weekend photo shoots makes for hit and miss when being dependent upon permitting weather (I like to use natural light). It’s like you’re making these just for me. As soon as you’ve launched your Foto Rx actions, I’ll be the first in line to buy and start dancing around my living room.

  4. Lol, Natalja we are hoping in the next week, we are just writing the pdf and recording the screencasts, that way if you get stuck you can have an easy reference, but we will try to answer as many questions here as well! I am super excited to see how your images turn out!

  5. Kathy, right now we are only making for Photoshop since I am not familiar with Photoshop elements. I read that PSE doesn’t have masks, is that correct? I am curious because masks give you SO much more control, please let me know!

  6. The great thing Christina is you can run your ‘cure’ and get your clean edit with the Foto Rx and then if you choose run some of the ‘moody’ VSCO. We have added some bonus artistic actions in the set!

  7. Ryan, we are going to do you one better, we are launching a ‘shop keeper’ specific version for product shots that need to be shot on white, one click cropping for Etsy sizing, sharpening for web and one click sizing, sharpening for social media. We will teach you how to run a batch action which will run the actions on your whole photo shoot file. I totally understand btw, I worked a 40+ hour job for years while running my shop and these actions helped me tremendously with my workflow!

  8. dear miss tristan … will these work if i have ps cs4 ?? and i have never used an action so will it be ‘beginner friendly’ ? thanks :)

  9. Hi Dawn, yes, it will work on Photoshop CS4! If you have a basic knowledge of Photoshop such as opening the program and finding your brushes, and basic, basic editing (like opening your photo in Photoshop), our actions will be super easy to use and to tailor the effect strength to your taste!

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