Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Preview of New Action and Tutorial. Need Name Suggestions!

UPDATE!  Thank you so much for the great name suggestions for this edit!  I picked Dandelion Wine (love the book, thanks for the idea Amanda!), but will be using some of your other suggestions on newer actions.

I have been experimenting with colors in Photoshop.  I have some beautiful new images from some of my readers and I have been having so much fun using them to create new editing techniques.  I am especially thrilled to have so many photos of girls since I am the only female in my family other than our dog and most of my images consist of blurry-due-to-running-away-from-mom, covered-in-dirt boys.

The beautiful image I used for this before/after is from Victoria Ford of Photography by Victoria Ford (Facebook Page).  She generously sent me a large version SOOC (straight out of camera) image for me to use for this tutorial.  This timeless image just makes me happy.

I wanted to do something "different for me" on this photo, and I am really happy with the result.  This was an easy edit, but I did use some layer masks to keep the skin tones from getting funky.  I love the colors and warmth of this edit and I hope you like it too.

So; I need a name for this effect and I was hoping you could help me out.  I am going to write a tutorial and also post a free action, but like always I am at a loss on what to call it.  The name does not have to have anything to do with coffee or food, but I would love for it to somewhat express the effect.

If you have any name ideas, please leave a comment!  Once I have the name I will start working on getting both the action and tutorial posted.  And as I mentioned earlier, I have a huge pile of almost completed actions and tutorials that are going to be coming out in the next weeks, so be sure to visit and send your friends!

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  1. Ever after

    Looks very fairy tale, ethereal, romantic looking!

  2. coffee related- warm brewed
    non coffee- sun lit radiance
    -Heathyr from (

  3. Golden Giggles :)

  4. Butter, Pot Of Gold, Golden Delight, Sunshine, Radiance, Golden Glow, Exotic Sun, Days Of Summer, Morning Glory.

    I never knew how difficult it would be to try and name an action. I feel your pain!

    Good luck!

  5. These are some wonderful names! Love Autumn Hugs, Ever After, and sun-lit radiance! Not even going to try and compete with all the fabulous suggestions!

  6. I like the name Cindy suggested - "Glorious" It's gold and sunny - happy!