Sunday, March 29, 2015

CoffeeShop "Violet Dream" Photoshop/PSE Action!

Today I have a new action called "Violet Dreams". This is a beautiful edit and you have so many choices with this action.  It also works gorgeous on portraits as can be seen in the beautiful image above by Jill Wellington (Facebook, Blog).

CoffeeShop "Violet Dreams" Photoshop/PSE Action Tutorial:

When you run the action you will have 8 new layers.  You can either turn on your favorite edit on top (Violet Dreams Haze, Violet Dreams, or Violet Dreams Luxe) or keep them all turned off and adjust the layers underneath them (Darks Pop, Haze, Violet Dreams, Contrast Pop, Soft Matte) for a custom edit.

Custom Edit:

I usually prefer editing the lower layers when running this action on portraits (this one is from Jill Wellington).

I turned off all of the top auto-edit layers and then painted over her face and arms using the layer masks and a soft black brush on a low opacity on the "Haze", "Violet Dreams", and "Soft Matte layers". I turned off the Contrast Pop layer.  This edit is really pretty on outdoor portraits.

I hope you enjoy playing with my newest action.  I have a really nice set of LR presets coming out next.

Download the CoffeeShop "Violet Dreams" Photoshop/PSE action. You can also download it here.

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

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