Today I have a pretty new Spring-inspired action for Photoshop and PSE called "Neptune Blush". This action creates a soft dreamy edit on your images and is completely adjustable. Like all actions, it won't look great on every image, but I find this effect can be stunning on the right still life images.
I also wanted to mention that PSE14, the newest PSE, is on sale right now on Amazon. If you are using PSE10 or under, the upgrade is 100% worth it as it makes loading and using actions so simple. I hated loading actions in the older version of PSE, but in PSE11-PSE14 it is just as easy as Photoshop.
I ran "Neptune Blush" on this gorgeous image from Bloom. If you haven't checked out Bloom's Facebook photos, you are really missing out. Sam is a genius with a camera and editing software. This edit would be amazing as wall art. You can purchase prints from her, just message her over at Facebook.
In this second version I ran "Neptune Blush" and turned on the "Remove Blue from Shadows" layer. Then I added a new CoffeeShop Fine Art Texture (it is coming out this week) twice under the "Small Boost" layer, both in soft light blending mode, 100%.
I love the soft painterly effect of this edit.
I ran "Neptune Blush" on this original image and made no changes.
Here is another image (original) where I ran "Neptune Blush". This gives a very soft pastel effect that would be lovely on cards or as wall art.
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