Celebrate 4th of July with a Free Flag Photoshop Action

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***FLAG IN A FLASH Free Photoshop action***

If you have been following me for years, you have seen this the past two summers already.  If you missed it or are new to MCP this year, and celebrate Independence Day, you will love this fun Patriotic Photoshop action called “Flag in a Flash.” This action is compatible with Photoshop CS, CS2, CS3, CS4 and CS5. 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.

If you have a chance, please share your completed work on my Facebook Page and on your blog.  And let others know to “like” MCP on Facebook and also to come here and download the FREE Photoshop action too!

Just download the Flag by clicking on any of the photos in this post, unzip, and install the action into photoshop. Then click play. Once it runs, you will want to crop 4 photos to insert. The openings are each 300 ppi:

(2) 4×4

When cropping, make sure resolution is at 300 pixels per inch and add .25 to the 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. It works great for Memorial Day, Independence Day (4th of July), Labor Day, and Veteran’s Day too.



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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    Would be nice if the flag had the wavy effect. I’ve been looking for a photoshop action that will handle that in 1 click. I do appreciate you sharing this though I’m sure lots of people will find it useful :)

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