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RadLabs Review

Check Out These Super Cool Photoshop Actions from Totally Rad

For years I have used Kubota Image Tools' Photoshop Actions and still do on practically every job I do. However, for the past couple of years, I have been using another great set of tools for Photoshop. For the past couple of weddings, I have used them A LOT!

Please see quick video review below and/or continue reading.

These actions and effects from Totally Rad really float my boat. I love the way they are so easy to use with huge range of tweaks and adjustments to each effect. Your photos will thank you for using them ; )

RadLabs Review - Interface (click for full size image)

RadLabs Review Interface

Once you open RadLab from either within the filter menu or by using the little icon that appears within Photoshop once installed, you are faced with a very simple but powerful interface.

The layout is customisable depending on how you want to work whether it is being able to see (with all the actions handily available to the right);

Just the before image on screen

RadLabs Review Before

Just the after image on screen

RadLabs Review After

Both the before and after images side by side (compare)

RadLabs Review Compare

A single split image with the before and after either side of centre

RadLabs Review Split

To the far right, you then have all the adjustment sliders for each effect you load to the image, the histogram, the basic adjustments (brightness, contrast, warmth) and a favourites section where you can host all your favourite recipes.

RadLabs Review Recipes and Adjustments

Another handy tool is the history section. This holds all the information as to which effects and actions you have applied or used. Great if you forget which ones you have applied and which ones you particularly like.

The Actions and Effects in RadLabs

Basic Adjustments and Sharpening

  • Lights On
  • Lights Out
  • Oh, Snap!
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    Punch Out
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    Sugar Rush
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    Claire-ify
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    Contrast
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    Contrast (luma)
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    Vario-tone
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    Grainstorm
  • Grittyizer
  • Go Go Saturation
  • Highlight Separator
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    Warm It Up, Kris
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    Cool As a Cucumber
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    Obvious Glasses
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    Boutwell Magic Glasses
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    Boutwell Magic Glasses II
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    Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana

Optical and Lens Effects

  • P.O.S. Lens
  • EZ-Burn
  • Edge Blur
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    Divine Light
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    Divine Light #2
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    Flare Up | Golden
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    Flare Up | Faded

Modern Colour

  • Troy
  • Sparta
  • Derelicte
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    Old Glory
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    Prettyizer
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    Iron Mouse
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    Rusty Cage
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    Bullet Tooth
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    Super Fun Happy
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    El Capitan Del Cruncho
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    Technicolor Dream World

Vintage Colour

  • SX-70
  • Maple
  • Flora
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    Flirt
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    Adrift
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    Rumpus
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    The 600
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    Sexy 70
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    Pistachio
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    Montecito
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    Pool Party
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    Lux | Soft
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    Lux | Hard
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    Meadowlark
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    Fuzzy Navel
  • Skinny Jeans
  • Butter Pecan
  • Vanilla Kiss
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    Antique Tone
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    Cinnamon Toast
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    Blueberry Cobbler
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    Handlebar Mustache
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    Grandma's Tap Shoes
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    Get Faded | Neutral
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    Get Faded | Spring
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    Get Faded | Summer
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    Get Faded | Autumn
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    Get Faded | Winter
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    Pross-Crossessed #1
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    Pross-Crossessed #2

Black and White

  • B.A.M.F
  • Graphite
  • Charcoal
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    Sterling
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    Vario BW
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    Brooklyn
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    Homestead
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    Old Skool
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    Detroit BW
  • Magical BW
  • Lith-E-Yum!
  • Bitchin' BW
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    In-Faux-Red
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    Boring Sepia
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    Boring Old BW
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    Red Filter BW
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    Milk + Cookies
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    Boring Selenium

For more information on RadLabs and all the other products made by Totally Rad, please check out the full range on their website links below.

Other Products

Pro Retouch 2

Pro Retouch 2.0 from Totally Rad is a set of actions for Photoshop that makes portrait retouching a cinch. That nasty old "Plastic Skin Syndrome" is a thing of the past. Giving you a wide variety of Photoshop actions that make natural and flattering edits a breeze and pleasure to work on.

  • Professional-quality retouching right to your desktop: Pro Retouch 2

Photoshop Actions

A whole multitude of Photoshop Actions in two separate sets (TRA1 and TRA2). These give you easy, one-click adjustments to colour, contrast, saturation, and tone. Whether making an image pop or fixing problems, Photoshop Actions from Totally Rad have it covered.

Lightroom Presets

It's not just Photoshop. Totally Rad do some pretty cool things for Lightroom too such as:

  • The Original Presets for Lightroom
  • Amped Presets for Lightroom 4
  • Unique Colour Effects
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    Rad Black and Whites
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    Easy Basics and Better Autos
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    Get Local and Amp it Up!

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