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Paint the moon luminosity actions (review)
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swanseamale47
Date Posted: Nov/05/2012 3:09 AM
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I had the chance to try these out yesterday, so a brief review (I have no connection with the company in any way)
The actions consist of of two sets, Luminosity Essence and Luminosity Artisan (sold seperatly or as a package)
Essence consists of 57 different actions combined in a set, while Artisan has 56 different actions in the set.

Well the review part.
The actions installed fine in Photoshop CS5 and CS6 and seem to work ok in both, although I didn't test all 113 of them. Theres a lot of different effect catered for, with some workflow type action, others for resizing, sharpening etc, and even a facebook template (which I didn't try) Heres a link to their information for fuller details.link

Now the big question, would I buy them? Well to be totally honset, No! You see while they work well enough, I'm not convinced that the effects are different enough to be worth the price $115 each or the two for $220 thats a lot of money, and you could mimic most of the effects easily enough in photoshop as well.

To be totally fair I do use their coffee house action quite often, I've had it for ages, and it suits some images.

heres a shot using one of the artisan actions, the effect is on the top right side.


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Steve
Date Posted: Nov/05/2012 5:55 AM
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Looks good. I agree though it is a bit pricey. You should be able to devise what the actions are doing and create your own actions. It is a trade off though. I have gone to the Adobe PS Exchange site and gotten some really good actions that did sort of what I wanted and then I modified them to do what I wanted. It is an investment in time or money either way. It is also a determination on what you want to accomplish as an artist or what the customer is willing to pay for. Good luck.

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swanseamale47
Date Posted: Nov/05/2012 1:22 PM
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Theres a lot of really good ones on deviantART, you do have to search through them a bit. I tend to mostly use my own action for some repetative jobs, but every now and then I'll use a bought one.

 Message edited by: swanseamale47 on 11/05/2012 13:23:53

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