Today I have a new action that I think you will really love using on your own images. I call it "Golden Afternoon Bliss" which describes the edit pretty well. This action is absolutely gorgeous on fall images/portraits but also looks stunning on so many different types of images, giving them a beautiful warm artistic edit. It also enhances the yellows/reds/oranges/greens in your image and has an optional Matte Effect layer.
I have other fall-inspired actions and designs, and you can also download my "Fall Frenzy" action which I posted last week.
I used several gorgeous images from Unsplash on this post (forest, couple walking, ferris wheel, running on beach, field of grass).
NOTE: You might have noticed I changed the name of this action a few times in this post, but I was too lazy to make new screenshots. :-)
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CoffeeShop "Golden Afternoon Bliss" Photoshop/PSE Action Tutorial:
I am going to walk you through how I edited this beautiful original image.
One of the nice things about this action is that it allows you to add a gorgeous warm tint separately to the highlights and shadows of each image. I clicked to turn on the "Golden Afternoon Deluxe (shadows)" layer.
Next I clicked to turn on the "Golden Afternoon Deluxe (highlights)" layer. It is set on 40% opacity.
I dialed it down to 25% opacity. I think the sky looks amazing now. But I find the shadows are too red.
So I went back to "Golden Afternoon Deluxe (shadows)" and turned the opacity from 40% down to 15%.
I didn't turn on "Boost" because I didn't need any extra contrast, but I did turn on the "Matte Effect" layer and opened the Levels adjustment pane. If you want to fine-tune this layer, move the Shadows and Output Levels slides to taste (circled above).
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