Sometimes you capture amazing light in-camera, but you want to warm up the image so it looks as though you took the photo during the "Golden Hour". I wrote this very simple little action called "Lovely Light" that magically turns your cool image golden with a click of a button.
I also wanted to mention that I am releasing a new set of Summer Light Overlays this week. I used "Lovely Light" and one of the overlays on this image above to add gorgeous color and light. I will walk you through the edit when I post the free overlays.
CoffeeShop "Lovely Light" Photoshop/PSE Action Tutorial:
It is best to start with an outdoor image that has light areas of sky like this one. Jill really captured a beautiful moment.
Run the action and adjust the layers to taste. I turned down the Reduce Haze layer to 60% opacity on this example.
I also wanted to see the image with more haze, so I completely turned off the Reduce Haze layer. I love both versions!
Now you can see the before and after together. The original image is stunning but I also love the warmer "Lovely Light" version.
Please post your own before and afters on my Facebook page! I love to see what you do with these actions.
Download the CoffeeShop "Lovely Light" Photoshop/PSE Action. You can also download it here.
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