Johnna's Memories of Sunshine PS/PSE Action!

OK, I have to admit the images seen above are not mine!  So I was getting my Flickr fix when I came open the image I posted above. Wow, not only were the before/after stunning, but Johnna included a step-by-step tutorial! I get really excited when I see photographers sharing, so I emailed her and asked if I could make her tutorial into an action and post it up here. And she said YES!

So here it is, a new free action designed and generously donated by Johnna LaFaith, converted to an action by me! I hope you guys love Johnna's Memories of Sunshine enhancement as much I do. If you want to see what the action does, step-by-step, page down for the Action UnWrapped tutorial.

Download the free Johnna's Memories of Sunshine PS/PSE Action HERE!

Johnna's Memories of Sunshine PS/PSE Action UnWrapped!

Here is Johnna's action taken apart.

1) Add Layer, Solid Color, Orange (b76e0f) set to screen at 74% opacity.
2) Add Layer, Solid Color, Navy Blue (040747) set to exclusion at 100% opacity.
3) Add Layer, Solid Color, Brown (1e1203) set to color at 44% opacity.
4) Click on Background layer, Ctrl-J to duplicate. Set to soft light blending mode and drag on top of all of the layers. This is the Contrast Boost layer. Turn off for a hazy image, turn on and adjust opacity for added contrast.
5) The action can be run again for additional enhancements. It automatically flattens the image before running. :-)

Did I mention I LOVE this action? Thank you so much Johnna!

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johnna lafaith December 20, 2009 at 3:00 PM  

You are making my blush, you are such a sweetheart!

I love how it looks on your photo, thank you for this!


Christie December 20, 2009 at 4:16 PM  

Thank you! What a great action.

Barbara December 20, 2009 at 5:35 PM  

Thanks, Rita, and Merry Christmas!

cherryberry December 20, 2009 at 6:23 PM  

Thank you! I love your actions. Happy Holidays! :)

Megan {ShabbyBlogs} December 20, 2009 at 6:24 PM  

Oh my goodness!!! This may be my new favorite, Rita. Wow!

Digi Free December 20, 2009 at 6:38 PM  

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 20 Dec [LA 04:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 21 Dec [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

Just Me December 20, 2009 at 7:55 PM  

Do you have a tutorial for to load actions for use?

Debbie December 20, 2009 at 8:32 PM  

Thank you and Johnna for this wonderful action!

Sylvia December 20, 2009 at 10:57 PM  

I was just following a post on Flickr, probably in the NLCP group about this "look" and was able to make my own action for the first time similiar to this. made me very excited. Now I have to try this one too! Thanks Rita! And Johnna!

Lori December 21, 2009 at 12:37 AM  

Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to Lori's freebie list

Jackie December 21, 2009 at 8:38 AM  

Thank you for this action! I can't wait to use it.

CBH-Freebies Search December 21, 2009 at 10:28 AM  

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 9 post on Dec. 21, 2009. Thanks again.

Anonymous December 21, 2009 at 12:10 PM  

this is WONDERFUL!!!! I had a grin a mile wide this am! Thank you Rita and Johnna!!!! It is a great Christmas gift!!!!! Bless you both!

ali December 21, 2009 at 3:42 PM  

Thanks girls (ria and johnna)!! Love it!

"Tea Party" next?!?!

MeL December 21, 2009 at 8:30 PM  

I can't wait for "Tea Party"! Thank you Johnna and Rita!

Jeanette December 22, 2009 at 1:36 AM  

That's just a beautiful action!

Kelly Mills December 22, 2009 at 11:19 AM  

OK... So I looked and looked for a place to "contact" you. Since I downloaded this fantastic action, I decided I would kill two birds at once by saying

1. Thanks for the great action and...
2. Thanks for the GREAT SITE! how wonderful you are. How talented you are! I've spent the morning downloading action after actions.

Thank you Thank you Thank you...

Tammy Dunlap December 22, 2009 at 11:36 AM  


MIchelle December 22, 2009 at 1:42 PM  

Woa!!!! This is a REALLY fun action! Thank you so much!

MIchelle December 22, 2009 at 1:44 PM  

I love the pic on this action. i was wondering if you might consider doing an action that would do the before and after alternating like she did? Thanks for all the free actions! I love them!!

Michelle Loy, MPH, MS, RD December 23, 2009 at 3:37 AM  


O Schrock December 26, 2009 at 10:40 AM  

Thank you so much! I really like this one too!

Angela December 26, 2009 at 2:07 PM  

Thank you so much for the great action!

Anonymous January 16, 2010 at 3:04 PM  

do these actions work with Elements 8.0?? thanks, i love them all!

Maria Therese March 20, 2010 at 4:03 PM  

wow this is so beautiful!!

Breeoxd April 4, 2010 at 9:10 PM  


ninigoesdigi April 5, 2010 at 8:30 PM  

Thank you so much for this great action.

Noemi August 27, 2011 at 11:54 PM  

Great action! Thanks for sharing. I'm fairly new at this, I am using elements 9. On step four, where it says "drag on top of all of the layers" what does this mean? I tried to drag the background copy on top of each layer, but nothing happend. I'm sorry if it is a weird question, I just wasn't sure how to carry out that step.