Tuesday, January 19, 2016

CoffeeShop "Enchantment B&W" Photoshop/PSE Action!


Today I have a brand new action I called "Enchantment B&W". This is the third in a series of "Enchantment" actions (Golden Enchantment, Enchantment) and I have had so much fun designing them all.

"Enchantment B&W" is a very stunning B&W conversion action and is completely adjustable. I think you will really enjoy using this on your images when you need a really nice B&W conversion method.

The original image from the last before/after on my ad above can be found here.


In this example I used a beautiful image from Jill Wellington (Etsy ShopFacebook, Blog, YouTube Videos, Pixabay). This is what the image looked like after running the action, no adjustments.


I turned on the "Matte Effect" layer and brought  "Warm it up" down to 63%, but made no other adjustments.


In this gorgeous portrait  I lowered "Warm it up" to 29%, used a soft black low opacity brush and removed some of "Contrast" off her face and used a 100% soft white brush to add the "Define" layer to her eyes and hair.


This original image from Sam of Bloom was stunning, but I also like this B&W version as it has so much texture. Sam does sell her work, you should really go check out her Facebook page!


You can also take a very vibrant color image (see the original here) and reduce the color using "Enchantment B&W".  In this edit I turned on the "Matte Effect" and dialed the "Gradient Map 1" B&W conversion layer down to 63% fill to add some of the color back into the image. Then I used a soft 100% soft brush to remove some of the "Vignette" brightness from the center of the image.

Have fun playing with my newest action!!! I would love to see your own edits on my Facebook page.

Download the CoffeeShop "Enchantment B&W" 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.


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