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8.31.2010

It's a GIVEAWAY! awesome Pamela Topping actions!

It's that time again! Time for a super fabulous GIVEAWAY!



Los Angeles photographer Pamela Topping is graciously giving away a set of ALL 3 of her actions sets! Her newest set, Bella, creates wonderful looks...clean yet dreamy, colorful yet vintage-y and of course, there are some great b&w conversions in there too!







In addition to her new Bella actions, one lucky winner will also receive the Blonde
and iEnhance action sets, which are both compatible with PS and PSE. As you'll see, these actions can do amazing things for portraits!









Samples from the iEnhance set...




AND...for all of our wonderful readers, Pamela is offering a 15% off discount at checkout with code "TML" through September 8th! Visit her site HERE and do a little shopping!


To enter to win, leave us a comment and tell us what you love to use actions for...creating b&w images? getting that perfect vintage look? Let us know what you love!

One entry per person. Ends Thursday, September 2nd at 10pm CST.







127 comments:

  1. I just love actions as a starting point. There is no way I could do this by myself!

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  2. I just love actions! Period!! They are awesome And dramatically speed up my processing time! But I think my fave reason for actions is for B&W conversions! B&Ws are my all time favorite images!!!

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  3. I love actions for hazes/creamy black and whites!

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  4. Autumn8/31/2010

    i love them as an enhancement-the ability to "draw" you in a lil closer at times

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  5. I love actions for making the perfect recipe for each photo.

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  6. I love using actions for brightening and sharpening and popping out color and smoothing out skin. I just love actions period!

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  7. I love to use actions to really pop the color.

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  9. I love using actions because it saves me soo much time! And to find the perfect combination for each image :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  10. I am a vintage girl to the end and love the enhancement of a good action. :-)

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  11. Love the B/W actions! B/W Paris is gorgeous!

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  12. Actions are a great time-saver! I love to make my photos really pop and actions make that so easy!

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  13. I love the Vintage look and to make photos pop!

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  14. Love using actions for that vintage look and making photos just look perfect for the moment captured! :)

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  15. OOO these are pretty! :D I would love them for the POP! But all of the above really <3 :)

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  16. I love using actions to take the "harsh" look out of some photos and add quick finishing touches to others.

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  17. Would LOVE these actions to create that vintage feel! Pretty!!

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  18. Thanks! I love to use actions to enhance and pop color and for sharpening and smoothing!

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  19. Anonymous8/31/2010

    I am just learning about photography-and would love the chance to win these. Thank you!

    Lynda
    sterlingdreams925@yahoo.com

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  20. Love the vintage look. Actions give you that great outcome without being time consuming or difficult.

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  21. Actions save my bacon when it comes to editing and time management. These are lovely with the vintage tones and creamy feel. Very nice and what a generous giveaway. Thanks!!!

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  22. I love using actions to enhance photos and give them a nice dreamy look. Actions make my life easier!

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  23. I love actions! Save time and they can make a picture go from Nice! to WOW!!! I love the vintage looks, but love a great B&W too!

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  24. Love to use actions for vintage, soft and romantic looks. These are pretty!

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  25. Actions are so wonderful! I have only worked with a couple of them, but these ones are perfect! Just the touch I need :)

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  26. Heather Campbell8/31/2010

    I love actions because they make processing so much faster. Plus you get to have so many different looks to your photos. ;-)

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  27. I looove actions! They help me to get my photos just right AND make different versions of the same photo. I love them !

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  28. Love to use different black and white actions!

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  29. They help me learn! I don't learn by reading tutorials, I am a visual learner and by seeing what each action does and breaking it down has really helped me learn PSE.

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  30. I'd like to try these actions to add a soft, dreamy touch to my clean processing.

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  31. I love actions because they can make any photo just that much more original.

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  32. I absolutely love actions because they help me to achieve the look I want for each photo. I love, love the vintage look!!!

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  33. I love a good action just to start with and then I tweak to my liking! Fun to see what actions do to my work!

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  34. I L❤VE the vintage look, kind of brings you back to a time and place that you may or may not have loved. To an era that you want to experience but it is long since gone, to a lost love, a sweet toothless grin (be it old or young)... it, for me anyway, brings the past {so to speak} right to your doorstep, hoping for even just a glimpse of what was but only looking at what is to be. It makes me smile ツ

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  35. I use actions to make my digital image appear less like a photo... and more like a moment captured in time.

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  36. I love actions that give a little more pop to the photos :) I could also use a great B&W action....

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  37. It's the detail that takes my breath away when it comes to black and whites, actions bring all that to the table and tell a story with hard work behind it!!

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  38. I love them for soft baby photos! Pamela's actions are amazingly beautiful!

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  39. I love actions because I couldn't possibly do this myself and most importantly my clients absolutely love the outcome of the photos I use them on.

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  40. i like them for the extra pop of color and creamy black and white conversions!

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  41. I Love Actions because they give me a starting point to become more creative! They allow me to quickly give my client an original look that is unique to their photo shoot.

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  42. I love actions for a vintagey feel. These actions are TOTALLY amazing!!! :)

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  43. Anonymous8/31/2010

    I am beginner photographer, and actions make my work soooooooooo much easier. These actions are beautiful, and I would loooove to use them on some of my work. xoxo

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  44. I am beginner photographer, and actions make my work soooooooooo much easier. These actions are beautiful, and I would loooove to use them on some of my work. xoxo

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  45. I love to use actions to save time, and keep a consistent style throughout a session!

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  46. I love to use actions to bring that extra snap crackle pop to my work! I think they make great photos, magnificent! The color you can achieve and the cleanliness is amazing! I hope I win these!!

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  47. Jennifer M.8/31/2010

    i have some images just waiting for bella and jewel to make them pop!
    (hexactinella at yahoo dot com)

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  48. Mary B.8/31/2010

    Actions are awesome for those black and whites!

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  49. I love action to give a soft, hazy and vintage look. These actions are gorgeous. All fingers crossed here. x

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  50. I love actions for any kind of look. It's a great starting point for editing. I especially love it for a soft hazy look.

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  51. I would love to use the actions for a vintage look.

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  52. I love the black and whites! The blond boost is really awesome as well! I'm just starting out doing picture editing so this would be fabulous to win!

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  53. Love all the hazes, can't pick just one.

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  54. I always do a clean edit first, then will sometimes use an action to enhance or bring out the emotion of a great capture. I use to rely on actions a lot, but as my PS skills grow, I rely on them less and less for corrections. I use them now to enhance -- especially the hazy look or washed out look.

    These actions are beautiful!

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  55. Actions are fun for doing something a little different occasionally.

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  56. What amazing vintage looks!! Really great...

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  57. I love the Blonde set!!! They are all beautiful though!

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  58. I love actions to make colors pop! Then again I like them to to b&w. I suppose I just love actions period! ;)

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  59. I love them for B+W but also because sometimes its nice to try an action and see a photo differently than you would have thought it could look. They help me out of my box when things get dull... Oh I hope I win!!!!!

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  60. I love the vintage action!!!

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  61. I love, love, LOVE vintage actions for photos of children - somehow the action captures their sweetness and innocence.

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  62. I would love the vintage actions because they are stunning!

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  63. Such dreamy looks her actions have. Since most of my photos are just for myself & of my own girlie girls, of course I would use them on that! :) Hugs & Blessings!

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  64. I've been trying to master the perfect vintage effect. No such luck! Hope to be the "weiner": :)

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  65. I love using actions because I think it lets my creative side of editing out! Can't wait to try these!

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  66. I absolutely love the platinum pop and quick haze! I want to get that absolutely dreamy vintage effect. I will be starting a new photo business with the vintage theme and this will be PERFECT for that!

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  67. Anonymous8/31/2010

    I love that Actions can make one photo display so many different emotions.

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  68. I love actions to give my pictures that POP and bright color I'm in love with!!!

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  69. I love using actions to make each picture stand out a bit more.

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  70. I love using actions to create the feel I am going for but tweaking it to suit me. Also to finished editing like 50 time quicker!

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  71. I love using actions. I think they give the images another dimension...know what I mean?

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  72. I would love using these actions for my seniors and kiddos. Blond Boost and the ienhance series are my favorites.

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  73. I love using actions. Not sure i could do such wonderful things on my own!

    JennW
    :)

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  74. I lvoe them for that beautiful vintage feel!

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  75. i LOVE the vintage actions. i think they have just the right amount of toning, without being too overwhelming. AND of course the awesome ishine and isharpen!!!

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  76. I Love to use actions for color pop and b/w!

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  77. I would love to use the actions for vintage and b/w pictures!!
    jkdbawest@gmail.com

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  78. I love to use actions to bring more emotion to the photo.

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  79. i love to use actions to get that vintage feel!

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  80. I love the actions to get a color pop and a vintage feel.

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  81. I am starting to love them, I have always been a minimalist when it comes to editing. I do not like to over edit. So, Actions are perfect, one click, either I love it, or I reset it! :)

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  82. I love actions to create a mood with my photos, either be B&W, vintage, romantic, urban. Actions are a Photographers Best Friend!

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  83. I love action...from eye popping to skin brightening and softening, crisp black & whites, to vintage looks. i love actions! And these actions look yummy! Thx for hosting!

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  84. I love color pop and black and white actions. Thank you for the chance to win some beautiful ones.

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  85. I love actions because they make work flow so much more FUN!

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  86. So pretty, I really love the way they warm things up.Black and white actions are always a treat. Thanks!

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  87. I love using actions because the create a different emotion. They also make the work flo easier most of the time! :-)

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  88. I like to use actions for speed--rather than make all the adjustments myself. I love vintage looks, and clicking one button is faster! Thank you.
    Christine

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  89. My hubby and I just returned from London, Paris and Scotland and would love to use the black and white actions on so many pictures. There are also many more ideas and possibilities with these actions! Love them!!!

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  90. Victoria9/01/2010

    Definitely love to add some level of color pop on all my images, b&w, or a vintage look when an image calls for it.

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  91. i love actions, i'm new to it all and am building an action portfolio to find my style, out of the studio. i love the softening actions particularly.

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  92. Oh, such a great chance, thank you!!!!
    I love to use actions for different things but mostly to make the photo Black and white (I can't do it myself) or to add some tint of color to the photo to stress some mood of the photo

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  93. The eye shine and the blonde boost are my two favorites but to be honest, they are all incredible :-)

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  94. I love actions to enhance the look of almost any photo. I especially like to use them for a "dreamy" look, or a black & white that really pops. Many child photos look great with a split tone action. I could go on and on!! I'm always looking for new ones!

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  95. I love action to enhance the color of the image. The image will look like something come up from the magazine or commercial :)

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  96. JeneilS9/01/2010

    I'm not good at all when it comes to processing photos but I always prefer it to SOOC. I'm struggling now to get the right B&W on my own but Actions help alot.

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  97. I don't have any actions, so I'd love to start with a free one!

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  98. I love the haze effect! NICE.

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  99. I love the vintage, sunkissed look on my images.

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  100. I love vintage and b&w...lately though I've been really into black and whites. Love these actions!

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  101. Love to use actions for black & whites and for all the other effects I just can't seem to master on my own. Would love to win !! =)

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  102. Ooooh! These are gorgeous!

    I am needing some new b&w conversions. My clients always love b&w!

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  103. I love actions!!! Pamela.. you are so talented!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!! Would LOVE to win <3!

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  104. I love using actions to just give them that extra pop!

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  105. I would love to learn how to use actions. they just don't seem to work on PSE 6 why? would love to learn how and be able to win these beautiful actions above.
    stunning use for B&W's.

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  106. I love the vintage actions! They make my photos look finished and fabulous!

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  107. I love using actions like this to give my photos that extra "pop" that makes them jump off the page!

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  108. Sarah Baugh9/01/2010

    These actions are beautiful! I have really been wanting to get some so I can get that perfectly vintage look! And I really need all the freebies I can get : )
    sarahbaughphotography@yahoo.com

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  109. I would love some nice clean BW conversions. Thank you!

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  110. I love using vintage, dreamy actions. Actions can be great time savers.

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  111. I have never used them, but would love to learn! love how they make the colors pop!

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  112. I would love skin actions

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  113. LOVE these actions! I use actions after I edit to create a finished feel.

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  114. I love to POP that color!!

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  115. I love using actions, especially for that vintage-y look! Pamela's actions are beautiful, thanks for the chance to win :)

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  116. I love using actions because they make me feel like a "good" photographer. :)

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  117. I love to use actions to top off the whole "feel" of the photograph.

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  118. These would enhance my images to perfection!

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  119. These are amazing actions!

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  120. I love to make my photos pop! and then they are perfect. Thanks again for the blog and the great tips

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  122. Melissa9/02/2010

    I love the vintage photos and making colors pop! Black and whites are also classically beautiful~

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  123. Actions help me take a really good photo and make it great! I love color pop, and vintage looks. Oh and you can't beat the black & whites!

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  124. i would love them for the vintage look

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  125. I love actions because they allow me to play!

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  126. I would love them for the bw's!

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  127. Really great use of light!

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