The following photographers and/or websites are great for finding free actions, textures, photography tips, etc. Because I focus on freebies and/or inexpensive editing solutions, I have not posted photography websites that offer actions, presets and textures for purchase…but there are a ton of them out there. In some cases, I’ve posted these links for my reference, but I’ll often link to these websites within my blog posts for your reference as well. I hope you’ll find these resources helpful.

Actions and Textures:

Pioneer Woman Photography: PW Actions for Photoshop Elements
Coffeeshop Photography (tons of tutorials and free actions including Baby Powder Room
Amy McMaster Photography (several free actions including Squeaky Clean (no longer free) and Berries’n Cream)
Isabelle Lafrance Photography (tons of free actions and presets for PS, PSE and Lightroom)
My Four Hens Photography (PS and PSE actions for free and for purchase)
Paint the Moon (First Class Freebie Actions – also PS and PSE actions/textures for purchase)
Nelly Nero (many free actions and Nitty Gritty Textures)
Nelly Nero (blog)
Johnna LaFaith Photography – It’s Times Like These (Free Actions and Textures)
DeviantART (free PS Actions – I’m still looking for the PSE compatible ones)
Shadowhouse Creations (incredible textures)
Kim Klassen Cafe (beautiful textures – freebie Friday)
Betty Jo Textures Free Texture Packs to Spice it Up!
More Texture Websites


I Brake for Bokeh and Presets (free Lightroom and ACR presets)
Frog (Photoblog freebie presets for Lightroom)

Tips, Tools, Tutorials and Other Sites I Like:

Photoshop for Artists
Adobe TV for Lightroom
Photography Concentrate (brilliant resource for all things related to photography)
Elizabeth Halford Photography (if you like my blog, you’ll love hers – lots of freebies, before & after’s, and tutorials)
Momaziggy’s Photoshop for Fun (again, if you like my blog, you’ll love hers, but for full blown Photoshop!)
Becoming Mom: Photoshop Tutorials (including skintones by numbers)
Neil van Niekerk: Flash Photography Techniques
Everyday Elements (a great resource for all things Photoshop Elements)
Ken Rockwell (How to take better pictures)
Michele’s Photos (Photography Tips)
Texas Chicks (Photography, Photoshop/Photoshop Elements and Lightroom Tutorials)
Two Peas in a Bucket: 12 Weeks to Better Photos
Focus People: A Snappy Guide to Photography
Easy Elements: Tips and Tools
Online Depth of Field Calculator
Digital Photography School (tons of great articles
MorgueFile Classroom (Photography Lessons
Simple Photoshop Tutorials
Potholes and Pantyhose
Daily Window (wonderful photography tips and tutorials)
Click it Up a Notch (photography lessons)
Better in Bulk Photography Tips
Photo Tips and SipsExternal Flash Tutorial

Fonts and Doodles:

Dafont (All types of fonts – great for watermarks)
Fonts for Peas (Doodles and Fonts – also great for text and watermarks)

Photography Communities:

Photography Colleges
Paper Heart Camera
Mortal Muses
I Heart Faces
Trendy Treehouse
I Love Photography
Love that Shot Community
Shutter Sisters
Just Shoot Photography Challenges