Tuesday, March 29, 2016

CoffeeShop "Neptune Blush" Photoshop/PSE Action!

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.

Download the CoffeeShop "Neptune Blush" Photoshop/PSE action. You can also download it here.

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  1. Pretty effect. Thanks for the action and links to the originals.

    Lisa D.

  2. I'm so antsy waiting for beautiful spring flowers! This is the perfect action for these pretty blooms!