I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend! My wonderful niece is in town and we have a week of fun family things planned. I need my girl-fix. ;-) But I did take some time this weekend to create a new action set for Photoshop/PSE called "White Chocolate". This action has three different edits that you can turn on, one colored and two tinted B&Ws.
I used a beautiful image from Jill Wellington (Facebook, Blog, Free Photoshop Videos) on this tutorial "ad". You can download the image here if you want to practice along with my tutorial. In the screenshots below I used another gorgeous image from Jill.
CoffeeShop "White Chocolate" Action Tutorial:
Run the action. A curves adjustment layer will pop up. This is for the Matte version of the edit and you can adjust the circled point to the curve to taste, or just press OK.
After the action finished there will be no changes to your image. You simply turn on the version of "White Chocolate" that you love. There is a colored version and two B&W versions.
This is "White Chocolate, Colored". It has a highlight rescue layer above it, turn it on and adjust it to taste (in this edit I set it to 48%) to keep highlights/whites from being blown-out. I love the color of this version.
This is the "White Chocolate" B&W layer. This is really soft and pretty.
This is the "White Chocolate Matte" layer. Depending on how you adjusted the Curves layer for the contrast, it could be a subtle or dramatic matte.
I hope you enjoy my newest action! Please post your edits on my Facebook page, I would love to see them. I have several new actions coming out in the next week or two. If you want me to write a specific action, please leave a comment. I love to get new ideas for free stuff on my site!
Download the CoffeeShop "White Chocolate" Photoshop/PSE action set. You can also download it here.
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