Friday, January 1

Introducing Johnna's Tea Party PS/PSE Action and Tutorial!

I want to wish you a Happy New Year!!!

I am excited and honored to be presenting another one of Johnna's editing techniques today. If you loved Johnna's Memories of Sunshine, you can now enjoy Johnna's Tea Party step-by-step tutorial and action. As before, the images above and the editing techniques are 100% Johnna's, I just put together the action. I am thrilled that Johnna is letting me post this on my blog.

For simplicity, I made the action flatten all of the layers so you only have to adjust two layers, Johnna's Tea Party Hazy and/or Johnna's Tea Party with Contrast Boost, as seen in the layer pane image above. Simply turn on either or both layers and adjust the opacity to taste. You can have an extremely subtle or dramatic effect. I played around with both layer's opacity in the rose images below. You can also use 100% of the Hazy layer or 100% of the Boost layer.

You can use this action on color or black and white images. You can also run it twice if you want (it automatically flattens your image before running the second time). If you want to see what the action is doing so quickly, I posted Johnna's step-by-step tutorial below.

Download the free Johnna's Tea Party PS/PSE Action HERE!

Johnna's Tea Party Action Unwrapped: Step-by-Step Tutorial!

If you want to see what is happening in the action or want to learn more photo-editing techniques, here are the detailed editing steps as written by Johnna on Flickr.

1) Layer, Adjustment, Hue and Saturation. Lower the Saturation to -21
2) Layer, New Fill Layer, Solid Color, Raspberry (530d24) on Screen Blending mode at 100%
3)Layer, New Fill Layer, Solid Color, Dark Navy (080638) on Exclusion Blending Mode at 100%
4)Layer, New Fill Layer, Solid Color, Butter (f6e7a9) on Multiply Blending Mode at 100%
5)Layer, New Fill Layer, Solid Color, Salmon Pink (d88792) on Soft Light Blending Mode at 100%
6)Layer, New Adjustment Layer, Levels (choose BLUES from pulldown menu), Output Levels 52 and 224
7)Layer, Adjustment Layer, Brightness and Contrast, Contrast +45
8)Layer, Adjustment, Hue and Saturation. Lower the Saturation to -18
9)Layer, New Fill Layer, Solid Color, Cream (f4ecd4) on Soft Light Blending Mode at 100%

That's the steps for Hazy Tea Party, to make it Pop there is just one more step

10) Duplicate Background Layer, move to the TOP of ALL the layers, set to Soft Light Blending Mode

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  1. You are Awesome! And these are stunning. Thank you so much. Happy New Year!

  2. Thank you so much! This is a beautiful action.

  3. Thank you Rita - what a gorgeous action. Thank you for sharing your time with us. Happy New Year!

  4. Thank You to both ladies! I've already used the sunshine action and I'm looking forward to this one that has more adjustable options...her edits are fabulous and provide lots of great ideas:)

  5. Thank you Rita & Johnna! Happy New Year!

  6. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 01 Jan [LA 04:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 02 Jan [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

  7. Another beautiful action - thank you!

  8. Hi! I know you get this a lot but you are great. I am new to the photoshop world and when I found your site I as the happiest person ever. I really really appreciate everything you have here specially for making it available to everyone for free.You are very talented and blessed. Thank you a lot. God Bless.

  9. Thank you Rita and Johnna....lovely action.

  10. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 12 post on Jan. 02, 2010. Thanks again.

  11. Thank you so much!!!! I'll upload a picture soon to your flickr group... I love this action!

  12. thank you! i hope to be able to use it well soon! thanks!

  13. I finally figured out how to load actions.. I am in love with yours .. thank you so much! I will try to post some soon..

  14. Great Action! I have photoshop 4.0 and can't download actions so thank you for explaining how to do the action manually!

  15. Thanks so much for giving the details for the action. I'm always wondering how some of these are done (yeah, I'm a geek) and would love to create some of my own. I'm never quite sure where/how to start. Thanks again.

  16. Exactly what I was looking for. THANK YOU!! XO


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