Tuesday, May 12, 2015

CoffeeShop "Blue Cashmere Matte" Photoshop/PSE Action

I have some exciting news!!!  CoffeeShop is possible because of my download packs, wonderful sponsors, website design, and YOU, my generous reader.  From the beginning I wanted CoffeeShop to be a resource for photographer where I could post freebies that my readers could use personally AND commercially.  My terms of use are simple, use my freebies in any way you like (I love to hear that you use them in your own work to help support your own family!), I just ask that you don't resale them "as is".  I have been so blessed, thanks to you, to be able to help support my family and keep everything free here on my blog. I have my dream job.  :-)

My action/preset download pack contains all of my favorite actions and presets from this blog zipped up in one file for convenient download.  And now it also contains a special thank-you gift, an exclusive retouching action set not found here on my blog.  I call it the "Magic Retouching Set" and it is a grouped action set with ten separate retouching actions that can be run individually on your portraits and comes with full instructions (read more about it here).  If you purchased the pack within the last two years and want this new update please email me and I will send my newest pack out to you.

Now, on to my newest freebie!!!  Today I am posting a new action called "Blue Cashmere Matte". This is a really pretty hazy action that looks gorgeous on portraits or still life and is completely adjustable.

I used a beautiful image from Jill Wellington (Facebook, Blog, Pixabay) for this ad and tutorial.  You can grab the image here.  And you must read Jill's new post about how she captures gorgeous skin tones.  She is an artist with a camera.  And please check out her photographer boutique full of gorgeous textures, overlays, and backgrounds.  Jill is one of the most generous and talented people I have met in the blogging world.  I am so fortunate she allows me to use her beautiful images on my blog.  Thank you so much Jill!!!

Run the action on your image and then adjust the layer opacities and paint on the layer masks to taste.  I made no adjustments on this image after running the action.

Download the CoffeeShop "Blue Cashmere Matte" action.  You can also download it here.

Do you want to download my favorite CoffeeShop PSE/Photoshop Actions, my exclusive "Magic Retouching" action set, 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.