Sunday, October 5, 2014

CoffeeShop Butterscotch Vintage Matte Photoshop/PSE Action!

I have always loved using my Butterscotch Vintage action and I just realized I wrote it almost five years ago.  Wow! I am old in action-writing years. Heck, I am getting old in human years.  ;-)

Butterscotch Vintage is a great action but I really wanted to update it so I created a version that has lower contrast and applies a completely adjustable "matte" effect to your image.  I think this action is gorgeous on beautiful portraits like the one above (which I found on Pixabay).

When the action runs it will prompt you to customize the "matte" effect.  The Curves adjustment layer will pop up and allow Photoshop AND PSE users (PSE users can't access Curves unless someone writes it in an action) to move the little curve point (in red above) to add the perfect amount of matte to each image.  You can always turn this layer off later is you want.

If you want to see how popular the "matte" effect is you can visit Unsplash and see many samples.

Download the CoffeeShop Butterscotch Vintage Matte Photoshop/PSE action. You can also download it here.  This is a direct download link to your computer.

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