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Tutorial

Watch the above video tutorial on how to setup your Photoshop file as well as in-depth layer customization techniques.

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  • Watercolor Photoshop Action
  • Sketch Photoshop Action
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Scroll down for the full thumbnail list of over 100 photo effects Actions!

SandStorm Photoshop Action

Create this highly detailed effect from your photos with just a couple of clicks. Make sure to watch the customisation tutorial on how to get the most out of this effect. This action is designed to save you an immense amount of work per photo.

You can choose from 5 different directions: UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT or MIDDLE

The action has been tested and working on Photoshop CS3,CS4,CS5,CS6,CC,CC 2015.5+

The action will ONLY WORK IN THE ENGLISH VERSION OF PHOTOSHOP . If you are not using the English version of Photoshop, you can always change it to English and then back again to your native language using this method.

Need Assistance?

If you need assistance with this Action or any other Sevenstyles Action, please firstly ensure you have watched the video tutorial for the Action you are using. Each Sevenstyles Action comes with a comprehensive video tutorial on how to set up your Photoshop file and how to customize your results. You can find a link to the tutorial in the above thumbnail link, or in the readme file included in the download. If you are still experiencing issues, please visit the help page here. This page covers Sevenstyles Action update announcements, FAQ, general knowledge about Sevenstyles Actions and ways you could make money with them.

Tested

Each Action is thoroughly tested across between 50 – 150 different photos to ensure there are no errors. In the case where you do experience an error, please firstly visit the help page and then contact me via email if you are still having troubles. My email address can be found on the help page.

The Best Results

For the best results, it is recommended to use high resolution photos in the range of 1500px – 3500px. The optimal range is from 2500px – 3500px. The detail and clarity in the effects generated by the actions reduce the smaller your photo is.

Organised

After each action has finished playing, it creates a well organised layer structure. Each layer and folder are named appropriately and color coded to create a neat working environment for you. Not only is the layer structure organised, each action comes with a highly detailed video tutorial teaching you about how each layer affects the design and how you can make customisations to it. Here is my YouTube channel.

Time Saving

SevenStyles Photoshop Actions are designed to save you hours, days, weeks or months of work. They are created in a way that both Photoshop beginners and experts can use, saving you lots of time working on both personal or commercial projects.

Earn Money

SevenStyles Photoshop Actions are the fastest selling on GraphicRiver and can earn you a great passive income. How? simply refer people through your social media pages to this action or another other SevenStyles action. Make sure to sign up as an affiliate so you can add your referral code to any link you post. You can also enter the Envato Affiliate Competition! TIP: refer people to the Sandstorm Photoshop Action as it is the top selling item on Graphic River and converts very well.

Share your creativity

Created something awesome with SevenStyles Actions? Share your designs on the SevenStyles Facebook page and inspire others to apply the effects in ways they may not have thought of.

Combine actions

If you own multiple actions, have you thought about stacking the effects to build even more advanced designs? Below there are over 95 actions to choose from – this is where you can get really creative!


How do I combine actions?

  1. Run the first action on your photo.
  2. Once you are happy with the design, save your image out.
  3. Now re-open your image and run another action!
You can then use the 2nd actions layer flexibility to further customize the design. You can follow this process and stack effects to build incredibly detailed designs with very little work.


  • jerronimo

    2017-10-18 20:58:24
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    In the CC2017 photoshop (the latest version) there are many errors and it does not work as a result for "COLOR SPLASH". For example: "The command Border is not curently avaible". And I did everything according to the instructions. How to set the action to work correctly.

  • sevenstyles

    2017-10-22 12:38:24
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    Hey! I have tested both Actions with the latest Photoshop update with no issues. You may be setting your file up incorrectly or possibly have affected preference files. Can you please email me so I can send you a test file to run? The test file will help me identify if its an issue with your file setup, if you have corrupted preference files or if you are using an outdated version of the Action. My email address is on the help page here. Scroll down the page and click 'Show More', from there you will see my email address in the large bold text. Thanks

  • Prince_ice

    2017-07-24 20:33:08
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    Hi, nice action. Just like khyriana, I got envato link for 16 files and yours was the most interest and important for me. However, the singular problem I keep running into is "The command “Delete” is not available." Just as advised in the help file attached, I have reset my preferences and still the problem persist. Please help, I am at wits end. Thanks. (once again, great work on the action).

  • sevenstyles

    2017-07-30 10:28:22
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    Hey! Can you please email me so I can send you a test file to run? The test file will help me identify if its an issue with your file setup, if you have corrupted preference files or if you are using an outdated version of the Action. My email address is on the help page here. Scroll down the page and click 'Show More', from there you will see my email address in the large bold text. Thanks

  • ThyCab

    2015-01-22 12:59:02
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    I'm having a problem with Layer 10 not available. I tried purging but it didn't work. I'm using PS 5.1 I can't seem to delete presences by holding command option shift either, nothing happens when I do that. I have also skimmed through your support page and nothing helps. I have sent you an email, pls check.

  • sevenstyles

    2015-01-23 08:44:56
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    Hey! Email me once you have tried out those few things. Thanks

  • ThyCab

    2015-01-23 14:19:44
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    Problem Solved As suggested by sevenstyles, the problem was because it was unable to detect my brush. I have only brushed a small portion and at 50% opacity. My problem was fixed when I increased brush opacity to 100%. Thank you! Very fast and good support

  • sevenstyles

    2015-01-23 17:46:32
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    Awesome! Thanks for the support and updating the comment - much appreciated.

  • Jenogosi

    2015-02-05 00:43:29
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    ..it is a great action and works perfectly. thanks very much..!!!

  • sevenstyles

    2015-02-09 09:28:12
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    Thanks for posting the feedback - I really appreciate it!

  • einock

    2015-04-18 23:20:11
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    a great action, fantastic results, ...I use PS CS5

  • sevenstyles

    2015-04-22 07:57:02
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    Thanks for the support and feedback!!

  • graphicsdesignator

    2015-06-10 15:41:46
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    Great Work!

  • marcokre

    2015-06-16 20:43:19
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    Hi :) Same here "“The command “Twirl” is not currently available”." The rest seems to work fine - really great job (: I´d be happy if there's a solution to the "twirl" thingie. I'm on a PC with PS CC using the English version. Regards marco

  • sevenstyles

    2015-06-26 12:57:37
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    Hi! If you experience issues with this action or any others, please firstly watch the video tutorial to ensure you have followed the steps in setting up your PSD file correctly. Here is my YouTube channel. If you are sure you have done everything right, please have a read through the help page here. There maybe something mentioned on this page that solves your problem. Each action is heavily tested and must pass a reviewer test before being made public to download, so it is highly unlikely that it is an error with the action itsself. Nearly all cases of a user experiencing an error is due to the PSD file not being setup correctly, or corrupted Photoshop preference files. Lastly, feel free to send me an email to assist you further if you feel you have tried everything possible. My email address is on the help page. Thanks everyone :)

  • GifCreator

    2016-10-31 03:13:06
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    Very cool sandstorm particle effect. Love it :)

  • sevenstyles

    2016-11-02 08:18:56
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    Thankyou ;)

  • MassDream

    2016-01-31 05:00:37
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    It looks really cool! GLWS!

  • sevenstyles

    2016-01-31 12:57:25
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    Thankyou

  • FrostFX

    2016-05-15 21:11:40
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    Awesome work !!

  • sevenstyles

    2016-05-17 10:02:14
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    Thanks!

  • ajpix

    2016-04-09 03:37:51
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    I used this for the longest time but for some reason this past week I keep getting the error "selection not available" when it creates the Cloud Formation layer "Cf_4". I've reloaded the action encase that part of the action got messed up with no dice, reset photoshop, checked RGB/8bit, purged, etc and am not using thin brushes and brushes only at 100 opacity. Photoshop cc 2015

  • sevenstyles

    2016-04-10 11:49:09
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    Hey! This will be an error with your Photoshop. Maybe reset your preference files if the action has suddenly stopped working for you. When preference files become corrupted, they can cause lots of issues with actions. Also try reset your preferences via the menu ' Edit > Preferences > General' and then click 'Reset Preferences on Quit'. Then restart Photoshop. I have tested the action on the latest CC update with no errors. If still no luck, email me your photo - my email address is on the help page here. Thanks

  • chuck3d

    2016-08-12 22:10:53
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    If anyone takes the recent SandStorm update for 2015.5.1, they must know to delete the former version of the action. For some reason, having an older action present will cause errors when running this. This would be a good instruction to add to the Readme.txt file.

  • sevenstyles

    2016-08-13 12:09:20
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    Hey Chuck - Thanks for the suggestion and note to others! A reminder for CC 2015.5 users to check the steps below to ensure your file will work correctly..

    1. Check that you have updated to the very latest version of Photoshop CC 2015.5 which was released on August 10 2016. So go to your Adobe Creative Cloud and make sure there are no pending updates to Photoshop. If there is, you NEED to update it.
    2. If you purchased this item before August 10 2016, then you must re-download the item from your downloads area to obtain the updated action which works on the latest update to CC 2015.5.
    If you are still having troubles please email me via the help page here. Thanks

  • chuck3d

    2016-08-11 11:26:02
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    Your update to this action for CC 2015.5 is broken from what I can tell. While the CC and CS6 version runs fine in CC 2015.5, the one that is supposed to does not. All instructions were followed 4 times.

  • sevenstyles

    2016-08-12 14:27:42
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    Hey Chuck, If you are using Photoshop CC 2015.5, make sure you update your Photoshop to the very latest version which was made available on the 10th August 2016. The update from Adobe fixed bugs which came with the initial release of Photoshop CC 2015.5. The updates I made to the item were important fixes to changes Photoshop made to actions in the latest update. After you have updated Photoshop to the very latest version, make sure you load the action that's inside the 'CC 2015.5+" folder included in the download. If you purchased this item prior to the 10th August 2016, please re-download the item from your downloads area to obtain the updated action. Each item I update has been tested and working across several photos to ensure there are no errors. If you are still getting errors after the update of both Photoshop and the Action. Please contact me via the help page here Thank you

  • emmisko

    2016-08-26 04:32:42
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    It keeps on giving me " the command " clouds" is not currently available. and i also get multiple other errors with the layers. i use PS CS6 extended. How can i resolve this problem? if not, am i able to refund ?

  • sevenstyles

    2016-08-31 08:32:53
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    Hey! Can you ensure your document is in RGB color mode and 8bits/Channel. So go to the menu "Image > Mode" to check this. If it is setup correctly as shown in the video tutorial, then please reset your preference files by holding down Alt, Ctrl, and Shift keys (Mac: Command, Option, Shift) while starting up Photoshop. A dialog box will appear asking if you wish to delete the preferences/settings file. Delete it and then run the action again. If your still having issues, please contact me via the help page here. Thanks

  • Plottermarie

    2016-12-26 23:49:59
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    Hi i tried a several things - i changed to the english version (from german) watched the video more than 1 time - and the action didnt run automaticly. I have the newest version from photoshop CC 2017 the last days updated, could this be the error ? thanks Anja

  • sevenstyles

    2016-12-28 16:43:06
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    Hey! Checkout the image below: Make sure that grey checkbox next to the action in the actions panel is unchecked. If it is checked, then almost every step of the action will stop and ask for your setting confirmation before continuing. This can also lead to errors. This Action along with all other Sevenstyles Actions have been tested and working on Photoshop CC 2017. Thanks

  • sevenstyles

    2016-12-28 16:43:54
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    If you are still having troubles please email me, my email address is on the help page here.

  • BSullivanPhotography

    2017-02-03 19:01:44
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    Also running into issues on this action. Need help. In the middle of it running says action "Select" not available [email protected]

  • sevenstyles

    2017-02-09 09:05:42
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    Hey - You could be setting your file up incorrectly or loading the wrong Action version for your version of Photoshop. Please take a look at the help page here, as lists all possible errors with the solution. My email address is also on the help page if you are still having troubles. Thanks, Brad

  • kchandoo

    2015-12-17 12:05:01
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    Just purchased, looks great in demo. But, when I try with my image I get The object “Background” is not currently available. I have followed the steps and cannot resolve issue. Please advise.

  • sevenstyles

    2015-12-17 12:37:03
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    Hey! Just make sure your background is set correctly. Checkout 1:45 of the video tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkvLMjqA4_0 If you are still unsure, you can email me your photo and I will set the file up for you. My email address is on the help page here. Thanks

  • johnniehidalgo

    2015-11-27 13:15:32
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    Where do we get the brushes for these actions?

  • sevenstyles

    2015-11-29 19:05:50
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    Hey! This action does not need any brushes. If an action requires brushes, they are included in the download and need to be loaded up before playing the action. Thanks

  • charlotteheynen1987

    2017-03-09 04:22:53
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    Hello, when I try to use the action it says cannot Select and it stops. Can you help me, I cannot find your email address on the help page.... mine is [email protected] Thanks in advance!

  • sevenstyles

    2017-03-09 08:59:31
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    Hey - Scroll down the help page a little and you will see the email address in bold text. From here I will send you a test file to run. The 'Select' error is either caused by incorrectly setup PSD files or the wrong Action version being loaded. If you are using CC 2017, please load the Action inside the 'CC 2015.5+' folder. Also ensure you have your file setup correctly as shown in the video tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkvLMjqA4_0 The help page is here Thanks