Monday, May 23

CoffeeShop "Matte Enchantment" Photoshop/PSE Action!

Today I have a beautiful new matte action thanks to the talented photographer Leslie Hoffman (see some of her work here). She contacted me on Facebook and asked me if I had a soft matte-effect action with a reddish tint. Well, I didn't then but I have one now!

Leslie sent some of her images over to me and after a few back-and-forths I was able to write an action that she loved, and today I am posting it here to share with all of you. "Matte Enchantment" is a completely adjustable matte-effect action with a beautiful subtle warm tint, perfect for outdoor portraits.

Leslie also wanted a new matte B&W action and with her help I was able to design it and it will be coming out in a few days! I love when you ask me to create specific freebies for my site. I am always looking for inspiration and you might just get a free custom-designed action or storyboard!!!

You can see the before and after above in this image from Leslie Hoffman.

Here is another one before and after with an image from Leslie.

In my ad at top I also used this gorgeous swimsuit image as an example.

CoffeeShop "Matte Enchantment" Photoshop/PSE Tutorial:

This is the original image.

Run "Matte Enchantment". There will be only one adjustment you make while the action is running. This Curves adjustment layer (not available on PSE UNLESS you use an action!) allows you to fine-tune the matte-effect.

Just move the circled dot around until you have a nice low contrast image. Then press OK.

This is what the image looks like after the action finishes. Simply adjust the layers to taste!

I would love to see your before and after images on my Facebook page.

Download the CoffeeShop "Matte Enchantment" Photoshop/PSE Action. You can also download it here or in my Action Download Pack.

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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