Monday, August 3, 2015

CoffeeShop "Lovely Light" Photoshop/PSE Action!

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 used a new beautiful images from Jill Wellington (Etsy ShopFacebook, Blog, YouTube Videos, Pixabay) on this action tutorial today.

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.

Do you want to download my favorite CoffeeShop PSE/Photoshop Actions 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.


  1. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love it- THANK YOU!!!

  3. Thank you so much for these actions.
    This site is priceless...xx

  4. Thank you so much for these actions.
    This site is priceless.
    Thank you for all your efforts.