Monday, March 23, 2015

CoffeeShop "Pink Velvet Luxe" Photoshop/PSE Action!

I love taking and editing images of my boys, but I have to thank Jill Wellington (FacebookBlog) for sending me these beautiful little girl images for my action tutorials.  Some of my actions really don't look great on images of muddy boys.  ;-)

My  newest action is called "Pink Velvet Luxe" and it is fully adjustable and gorgeous on outdoor portraits.  I used some automatic layer masks to quicken your workflow.

CoffeeShop "Pink Velvet Luxe" Action Tutorial:

Run the action on your image.  This is what Jill's image looked like after the action finished. I am going to add a bit more contrast.

I put the Haze layer down to 85% opacity and the Soft Matte layer down to 50% opacity.  I also used a soft black brush and painted over her eyes on the Pink Tint layer mask.

If you want a more dramatic edit I will show you how to add a quick vignette.

Add a level's adjustment layer on top, put it in multiple blending mode (I used 76% opacity), and then brush over your portrait on the layer mask with a soft black brush at 100% opacity.  This "burns" in the background.

I hope you enjoy using "Pink Velvet Luxe" and I would love to see your before and afters on my Facebook page!

Download the CoffeeShop "Pink Velvet Luxe" Photoshop/PSE action.  You can also download it here.

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  1. This is really pretty, Rita! I love the added white haze!

  2. thank you so much for your tutorials on how you get such neat effects
    I find it very helpful