Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Oct. 23 Update: I have updated the CoffeeShop Moody Pop action and made the changes on the download links below. The new version has a B&W conversion layer. Turn it on for a B&W image, or turn it on and dial down its opacity for a muted color effect!
I think it is about time for me to post an action that is actually creative and not just practical. I have a few WIPs (works-in-progress) sitting in my action pane and I found this great action there, forgotten and unloved. :-)
I LOVE this action and can't believe I had "lost" it! This applies a moody contrast pop to both color and B&W images and a tiny bit of soft glow. It can even be used on portraits. There are three final layers; the original image, the Moody Pop layer, and a Vignette layer. You can adjust the opacity of the Vignette and Moody Pop layer to taste. If you want more Moody Pop or Vignette, just copy that layer (Ctrl-J) and adjust the opacity. I also included layer masks so you can reduce or remove the enhancements on parts of the image (such as skin).
Download the free CoffeeShop Moody Pop PS/PSE UPDATED Action HERE! And thank you so much for your wonderful commments and generous donations! Because of you, my amazing reader, I am able to keep everything free and I retain my excitment about blogging and posting new creations.
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