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With the Artistry Actions collection, you’ll transform your photography into extraordinary works of art in seconds. Rather than spending time going through the hundreds of steps to create these effects, our Artistry actions perform them in just one click. Photoshop allows us to express ourselves by turning our photographs into something more surreal and expressive, and you’re going to love making the most beautiful works of digital art from your photographs!

This Action Collection includes our most popular effects for Photoshop CC 2015 (and newer): Illustration Action, Silverpoint Sketch, Watercolor, SquickerArt Sketch, Masterpiece painter actions.

I believe there are so many photographers out there, like myself, who would love to pursue other forms of art, although many of us have fallen into a creative comfort zone with photography. Still, we secretly yearn to be master sketch artists, painters, and graphic illustrators on some level. You’re going to love transforming your best photographs into new and extraordinary artwork to share online or print on a canvas for your home.

Dave Seeram
Editor-in-chief, PhotographyBB

Check out the samples of each action in the Artistry collection

Our brand new PhotographyBB SquickerArt action is inspired by the incredible artwork from the slightly dark children’s book, The Squickerwonkers, by Evangeline Lilly from the TV show LOST. The artwork appears on a beautiful grungy paper background with ink spots dripped randomly, and a beautiful greenish blotch behind parts of the main sketches. This action takes that inspiration and creates a beautifully strange sketch that allows you to retain color in selected areas of your image.

This action runs as a two step action. The first step is to select an area, or multiple areas, of your image to retain color in the final image. The second step runs the effect automatically. Since Photoshop behaves differently for different image sizes, we have included a “step 2” version for high res and one for low res photographs.

Amazing Level of Detail!

Easy customization for different color effects!

Create Fantastical Sketches from Your Photos

The “Dave Seeram Illustration Action” was originally developed back in 2007 when Dave was writing a Photoshop column for the PBase magazine. It has now been updated for Photoshop CC 2015+ to further improve the effect of this action. The result is an illustrative effect that looks incredible on every type of photograph.

This action will create an illustrated version of your image, with a mild painterly effect. There are 3 versions included: The first is for high-res images and runs with no scaling for a subtle illustrated look. The next version applies the effect while scaling high-res images, creating a more pronounced and highly-illustrated look. The 3rd version is for low-res images, resulting in a spectacular illustration effect perfect for smartphones or compact cameras.

Choose from B&W or 10 different color options!

Instantly Illustrate Your Photographs

Our Watercolor artwork in particular is one that we have continually refined over the years. There are so many watercolor effects out there, and we were really striving to achieve something unique and realistic with our vision for a digital watercolor conversion.

This action includes two versions: one to transform your entire photograph into a stunning work of art in just one click, and the other allows you to choose a selected area of your photograph to become painted, leaving the remaining areas to fade out to a gorgeous (and customizable) paper background.

Choose from different textures and unlimited paper color options!

Turn precious moments into timeless fine art canvas prints for your home.

Transform Your Photographs Into Watercolor Paintings

Our Silverpoint action is the result of years of refinement before releasing this version of the action that we are extremely proud of. Silverpoint is an ancient method of drawing, signature to many of the artistic masters throughout history. The effect is similar to a pencil sketch, but evolved throughout the ages to also include a unique element of a white pencil or chalk-like sketch area on top of a parchment style paper. We think you’re going to have a lot of fun with this one.

This action includes 3 versions. The first is a highly CPU-intensive version for high-res images that recreates the scratch lines typically found on original silverpoint sketches. We’ve also included a high-res version without the scratches (to run more quickly). The final version includes the scratch effect and is optimized to work on lower-res images.

Immortalize Your Photographs With Silverpoint

If you love to create digitally painted artwork from your photographs, then you’re going to love the effect of our Masterpiece action. The result is a beautiful, dry-brush painting effect, including a wet paint-blotch element that blends seamlessly to create a truly stunning piece of artwork.

Similar to our Watercolor action, the Masterpiece action includes a single-click version that will automatically paint your photographs in just one click. Additionally, the full Masterpiece action allows you to select a main focus area in your photograph, which will become the dry-brush painting, leaving the remainder of the image to fade into the simulated and adjustable paper background. You’re going to love transforming your most memorable photographs into timeless works of art.


Complete control over background paper texture and color!

Make Your Own Masterpiece Today

Artistry Action Video Demonstrations


This Artistry Actions collection is not compatible with all versions of Photoshop. Please carefully read our compatibility requirements below before making your purchase. We can not refund purchases made for incompatible versions of Photoshop.


PhotographyBB Artistry Actions are only compatible with Photoshop CC 2015+ and newer (including Photoshop CC 2017) to make use of the most current features that Adobe has included in these more recent versions of Photoshop. These actions are not compatible with versions before Photoshop CC.

English language versions of Photoshop only. Due to the way that actions work with Photoshop commands, this collection is only compatible with English-language versions of Photoshop.

This action collection does not include Adobe Photoshop.

Image Requirements

We have designed the Artistry Actions to work with high-res images, either RAW files or JPEG files, shot with a DSLR camera. Additionally, some of our actions include a version optimized for lower-res images shot with a smartphone or compact camera. The resulting artwork will render differently when running any Photoshop action on high-res images vs. low-res images.

The ideal image size for optimal results is between 3000-6000 pixels on the long edge of the photo.

And as always, something we are very proud – our actions are entirely non-destructive to your image files. Every one of our actions begins by creating a duplicate file, leaving your original image files completely untouched.

Your Download Includes

The PhotographyBB Artistry Actions for Photoshop include the following files in .ZIP format:

  • SquickerArt Action (PBB_Squickerart.atn)
  • Dave Seeram Illustration Action (PBB_Dave_Seeram_Illustration.atn)
  • Watercolor Action (PBB_Watercolor.atn)
  • Silverpoint Sketch Action (PBB_Silverpoint_Sketch.atn)
  • Masterpiece Action (PBB_Masterpiece.atn)
  • Artistry Actions Installation Guide (PDF Format)

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