Sunday, April 14, 2013

CoffeeShop Peachy Glow PSE/Photoshop Action!


OK, I might have to check myself into action-writing rehab since I have been on an action-writing bender lately.  My creatively is either trickling/dried-up OR flooding; and right now I am getting overwhelmed with all of the partly-written actions I am working on for this blog.  Today I want to present a new favorite: CoffeeShop Peachy Glow.

This action is perfect for portraits if you want to add a subtle peachy glow to skin and brighten your image.  Like most of my actions this one is fully adjustable (I would suggest masking the color tint off eyes), and it even has an optional vignette.  This is an editing techniques that looks nice on most images.  Both of the images I used on this post had the action run on them with no adjustments at all other than erasing the color tint layers off their eyes.

If you are one of my readers who is working on a really old version of PSE (I actually had someone email me that one of my actions was not working on PSE2!), you should check out PSE11.  It is affordable AND the first version of PSE that allows you to load actions just like you do in Photoshop (easily).  No struggling to find that action folder and worrying about deleting the media database file.  Then you can load all of my favorite actions in one group if you want!

The beautiful image I have used for this before/after are not my own, but generously donated by JB Photography. Thank you so much for allowing me to play with your beautiful image.

Here is another before/after (I used a beautiful image from Mellissa of Serendipity Photography - Facebook).


I wanted to post another beautiful edit using Peachy Glow on an adorable image by Caryn Prouty.



Download the free CoffeeShop Peachy Glow action. You can also download it here.

Do you want to download my favorite CoffeeShop Actions or Design Elements in one convenient zipped file AND help support this blog? Just click here for my action pack or here for a download of some of my most popular design elements, storyboards, and textures.

For complete info on installing all of my actions, click here.

21 comments:

  1. I am about to try it out! So excited. Your actions have changed my photography. Thank you!

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  2. Probably one of my favorites so far! Thank you!

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  3. You actions are becoming more and more beautiful and fun! Please keep it going! I learned so much with you!

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  4. Thanks again, Rita! You're GREAT!!

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  5. Again, your generosity is so much appreciated. I love your actions! Thank you :)

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  6. I love your actions! They are all so amazing. Thank you for them. God bless you...

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  7. This action is BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you so, so much for sharing your hard work!

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  8. Thanks so much for you generosity. Much appreciated!

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  9. Thank you so much - the action looks beautiful and I can't wait to use it.

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  10. Thank you!!
    I'm looking forward to trying it out! :)

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  11. Thanks so much Rita !!! Love it !!!

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  12. I LOVE love love this action! One question: How do I mask the tint from the eyes? When I use this action in PSE, the mask option is grey/disabled. Thanks for the help!
    April

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  13. When I use this action everything looks amazing. Until I go to save my work and a box shows up on my photo and wont go away. How do I stop this or fix it? The box looks like the unedited photo and its right in the middle.

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  14. I'm also having the problem with the gray box when I try to save. What am I doing wrong? Thank you so much!

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  15. My FAVOURITE photoshop action! I use this one sooo much, maybe even a little too much .... But it's just so pretty and subtle.

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  16. This is my favorite action right now for every single portrait that I do.. after I run the action I bump up the contrast and they come out looking stunning. Thank you so much!

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  17. It's missing the color pop and turns out super dark???

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    1. Reset your photoshop preferences. :-) R

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  18. this action very amazing, thank you so much for sharing and give me so much knowledge for learning more about editing photos

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