FREE PHOTOSHOP ACTION: Flag in a Flash | Memorial Day Celebration



This is a very special free photoshop action called “Flag in a Flash.” It creates a 20×20 Patriotic Flag Storyboard in seconds. You can resize the storyboard to any smaller size square (such as 8×8, 10×10, 12×12, 16×16, etc). Perfect for framing, printing on canvas, or for use in scrapbooking.

Just download, unzip, and install the action into photoshop (tested in photoshop 7, CS, CS2 and CS3 – but not elements). Then click play. Once it runs, you will want to crop 4 photos to insert. The openings are:

(2) 4×4

When cropping add .25 to width and height. So crop the 6×4 photo to 6.25×4.25 for example. Then use Move Tool to move the photos into the Storyboard. Make sure that they are under the “Photos Go Below Here” layer. Then save (or re-size and save if you want a smaller version). Color of the background can be changed by clicking on the blue square in the layers palette and selecting a new color. You also may add a photo to take the place of the white stripes, though usually that ends up a little bit busy.

Enjoy the action. Click on one of the examples to download the action. I am going to try and remember to re-post this for Independence Day, Labor Day, and Veteran’s Day too. So you may see this one a few times coming up.




Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions

Jodi Friedman is the founder of MCP Actions. She designs popular Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets that make editing faster, easier and more fun.

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  1. 1
    evie says:

    Jodi, this is awesome. No doubt many folks will find this incredibly useful!!

  2. 2
    Dana says:

    Wonderful! I’m sure that I’ll find lots of uses for this! Thank you!

  3. 3
    Cyndi says:

    Thank you so much Jodi, it is so nice of you to share such a wonderful patriotic template!!

  4. 4
    Faith says:

    Very cool and I love that it’s an action!

  5. 5
    admin says:

    You are welcome – I would love for some of you to please share plays with everyone by posting them to flickr.

    Have fun with it.

  6. 6
    Darlene says:

    Thanks for remembering them – my son is leaving for Afghanistan in June. I will have to make this collage just for him.

  7. 7
    Susan says:

    Oh this is so cool! Thanks so much.

  8. 8
    chrys says:

    I just wanted to leave a comment. I found you through a comment left on pioneer woman. I agree, about what you said too many people saying they are professionals because they charge. I am a wannabe. I created a photography blogsite but I have yet to charge anyone. I can’t. So, therefore, it is just a beautiful hobby for me. I even put prices out, because other photographers said I was cutting their business. So, I priced accordingly. I can’t be cutting business when I am only photographing friends and family and not even open for business. Thought I would check your site out. I only have elements. But, I love that you offer a wealth of info and freebies. Chrys

  9. 9
    Chevy says:

    Gorgeous! My hubby will be home at the end of next month (hopefully) and this will be PERFECT to use for his homecoming photos. Thank you for sharing!

  10. 10
    Laura Hull says:

    Thank you so much!!! I love this, and plan on using it soon.

  11. 11
    Missy says:

    Cool! Thanks!

  12. 12

    LOVE this storyboard.
    Although I am not sure what to do with them (printing-wise) I have to say that they are fabulous. As a wife of a deployed Soldier, this is just a fabulous find!
    I had to pick it up. Perhaps some day I’ll be able to figure out what to do with it. But for now it will make a nice desktop for the girls and I to see their Daddy each and every day!
    Thank you for this fabulous template!

  13. 13

    Thanks so much for this!

  14. 14
    Jackie says:

    Thanks for the free download. That was very generous. Jackie

  15. 15

    Thanks for the freebie! You are the best!

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