Dragan Photoshop Action

Discussion in 'People' started by RFCGRAPHICS, Oct 6, 2005.



    Apr 30, 2005
    I've been playing around with a free photoshop action which produces a
    'Dragan Effect' which I heard about at DPR. Its kinda of fun, it produces a hard gritty texture to an image....perfect for street photography
    It can be found at Action Central or this link

    FDNY - nikkor 24-85

    The Musician - nikkor 70-200vr
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    Happy People - nikkor 24-85
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    Happy People 2 - nikkor 35-70
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    Staten Island Ferry 2 - nikkor 24-85
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    Fashion Avenue - nikkor 24-85
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  2. srullik

    srullik Guest

    Hi Robert.
    Very nice action and very very usefull site. (I'm already downloading some atn's).
    Tnx for the tip.
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Excellent use of the dragan action. One I had not thought of. Works great in theses
    Good job.
  4. JCPhoto

    JCPhoto Guest


    A few months ago I went to dpreview's forum if I remember right and copied about 5 pages of people's trying at getting the Dragan effect. Not one was easy or really worked right. The trouble was the guy ( Dragen I guess ) lives in Europe and has perfected the look and will only sell the process if you have about $120. euro if I remember right again. He would send you the steps and then help you with any extra instruction you might need. So thank you very much for what looks like a easier and much cheaper solution. It is a great look.
  5. Really like the old guy with the flute.
  6. JeffKohn


    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    It takes a certain kind of image for this action to work IMHO, my experience was that with many images it just darkens the shadows way too much. It also seems to accentuate texture, so has more impact in shots with lots of texture. I think "The Musician" is a perfect example of the kind of shot it works well for, I like that image a lot and I think the action probably did a good job of accentuating the "character" of the flute player.
  7. hans


    Feb 5, 2005
    The Netherlands
    Yes Robert,this is the kind of "shooting"I like best


    Apr 30, 2005
    Thanks everyone for the comments.