Wednesday, January 11

CoffeeShop "Lovely B&W" Photoshop/PSE Action!

Today I am so excited to introduce my newest B&W Photoshop/PSE action called "Lovely B&W". This action applies a fully-adjustable tinted B&W effect on your image with an optional "Matte-effect".

I think this action is so lovely on portraits.

I wanted to mention that this action is included (along with many actions not found for free on my site) in my CoffeeShop  Action Download Pack. Purchase of these packs support my site, and one of the many benefits of getting the packs is you get free updates up to one year after your initial purchase! This is a great deal because I update the pack several times a month with my newest goodies. If you want an updated pack just email me. :-)

I am releasing three new fine art textures this week that are gorgeous applied with this action. I hope you will love them as much as I do!

I used two beautiful images from Unsplash in this tutorial (girl in forest, girl on beach).

CoffeeShop Lovely  B&W Photoshop/PSE Action Tutorial:

Here is the gorgeous  original image.

I ran the "Lovely B&W" action. A Curves adjustment layer will pop up so you can adjust the matte-effect to taste. Her shirt is too dark, so I am going to move the point to the left to lighten the shadows.

Now the shadows are slightly brighter and I can see the detail in her shirt.

The brown tint is applied and then a Levels adjustment layer will pop up. You can adjust the sliders under the curve for custom contrast.

You can see my settings above, I added some more light to the image.

However, the top of her head is slightly blown-out now.

So I clicked to select the "Contrast Adjustment" layer's white layer mask and grabbed a soft black brush at 50% opacity and painted on the top of her hair.

I could also adjust the "Tint" layer's opacity, but I like the brown in this edit.

I love this B&W edit! I would love to see your own edits using this action on my Facebook page.

Download the CoffeeShop "Lovely B&W" Photoshop/PSE Action.

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.

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