Free For All: The American Southwest

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Photoshop Actions
With the legendary brightness and daytime warmth in the Mojave, Sonoran, Great Basin, and Red deserts, warm lighting, high dynamic range, and potential overexposure characterize outdoor photography in the Southwest. The following actions help you replicate those characteristics no matter where you shoot the photo. Add even more authenticity to your photos and designs with scratchy and cracked actions–perhaps the result of abrasive sands hurled by the desert winds.

Photoshop Brushes
Hot and arid, sandy and rocky, the American Southwest evokes images of dusty cowboys, wide-open desert plains, cacti, and rough-hewn minerals in every form and fashion. Due to the high temperatures and lack of humidity, the area is equated with the element fire as much as its terrains are associated with the element Earth. Use the following brushes to evoke dirt, sand, stone, flames, sunbursts, and water-starved riverbeds.

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