I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays! We have been having so much fun because all of the neighborhood kids are off from school and have plenty of time to play outside. I can't even count how many Nerf wars we have had in our neighborhood yards.
I LOVE these homeschooling breaks as I have so much extra time to read. These last two weeks I can really appreciate why many of my mom friends send their kids happily off to school. ;-)
I also have a sale going on for custom blog/website designs. If you want a new photography blog/website, family blog, craft blog, etc. for the new year, I would love to design one for you!
Today I wanted to post my newest action, CoffeeShop Peachy Matte. This action adds color and an adjustable matte effect. If you are a PSE user this is an especially useful action as you can use Photoshop's curves adjustment that is usually "locked" in your program.
CoffeeShop Peachy Matte Action Tutorial:
Open your image. I love this effect on outdoor portraits.
Start the action. When the Curves prompt comes up, you can click OK to accept or adjust the dot (circled in the screenshot above) to customize the Matte Effect. If you move it up you can reduce the contrast, and if you move it out to the right you can darken the shadows. This type of adjustment adds a subtle "matte-film" effect to your image.
When the action finishes you can adjust the opacity or blending mode of the Peachy layer and adjust the opacity of the Matte layer. I love what this action does to skin.
I hope you enjoy using Peachy Matte! Download the free CoffeeShop Peachy Matte action. You can also download it here.
Do you want to download my favorite CoffeeShop PSE/Photoshop Actions (including this one!) and Lightroom Presets 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.