Today I wanted to post the CoffeeShop Dandelion Wine action. This is a fun, bright action and you will find step-by-step instructions on doing the edit in this tutorial. You have to be comfortable with painting on layer masks if you want to use this action on portraits. If you are running this action on an image that does not include people you might be able to use it "as is" with no further adjustments.
As the action runs it will prompt you to Gaussian blur the image. Keep this number low where your portrait is just slightly out-of-focus. Once this action runs you will have six layers above the background. Please read this post for complete instructions on editing these layers.
Basically, mask out the eyes with a soft low opacity black brush on the Color Bright and Contrast Pop layers to keep them from getting too soft. Use a soft low opacity black brush on the Color Pop and Color Tint layers to remove extra color from the skin. Remove all of the Color Tint layer off the eyes. Adjust all of the layer opacities to taste.
Use a soft low opacity white and black brush on the Light/Dark layer to add/remove light on your image (white adds light, black removes it). Finally, turn on the optional Matte layer and adjust to taste.
Download the CoffeeShop Dandelion Wine PSE/Photoshop action. You can also download it here.
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