Turn Your Photos Into (digital) Fans!

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If you would like to create special effects without plug-ins or following tedious tutorials, you’ll want to explore Adobe Photoshop’s Actions palette. Actions are simply a set of instructions that direct the program to produce a desired effect. They are cross-platform and whether in Mac OS or Windows form, all Action files use the .ATN extension.

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The PanosFX Fan is a set of free Photoshop actions will turn your photos into hand-held fans, with beautiful details. The set contains three actions that create these fan types:

  • Traditional
  • Rice-paper
  • Wooden

The traditional fan action replicates the look of an oriental fan with 15 slats. You can replace the photo (in the Photoshop version) after the action finishes.

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The fans created by the ‘Rice-paper’ and ‘Wooden’ actions have 19 slats; each slat is an individual layer, allowing you to animate the individual slats using Photoshop CC & CS6.

System requirements:

  • Windows 10, 8, 7, (64 & 32 bit)
  • Mac OS X
  • Photoshop CC-2015, CS6, CS5, CS4
  • Photoshop Elements 13, 12, 11

Elements 14 is not supported because this version has a bug that affects these actions. The bug has been reported to Adobe and will hopefully be fixed soon.

Author: Joe Farace

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