Wednesday, January 17

CoffeeShop "Intensity" Photoshop/PSE Fine Art Action!

After some dreary color winter days, I have been in the mood for a very vibrant edit. So I wrote a new action called "Intensity". This enhancement is amazing! It adds brilliant color and light. You can also adjust the contrast from subtle to dramatic to matte. I hope you love this effect as much as I do!

I have a tutorial on how to use it posted below the before/after images.

Images used in this post: (Succulents, Bride, Winter Berries, Love, Girl in Field, Xmas Tree Kiss).

This is my photo of my son. :-)

CoffeeShop "Intensity" Photoshop/PSE  Action Tutorial:

Run the CoffeeShop "Intensity" action. Adjust the Levels pop-up to taste.

In this example above I made it a "glossy" dramatic contrast.

In this example above I adjusted the sliders for a "matte" contrast.

This is what the image looks like after the action finishes running, with no adjustments.

Adjust the "Vibrance" layer's opacity. I usually keep it at 50% and paint if off skin by using a soft black low opacity brush on its layer mask. 

Keep the "Define" layer in "Soft Light" blending mode or change it to "Overlay" for more drama.

Finally, I sometimes grab a soft low opacity black brush and click on the "Vignette" layer mask to remove some of the highlights from the center of the image.

I would love to see your own edits using this action on my Facebook page!

Download the CoffeeShop "Intensity" 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.

For complete info on installing all of my actions, click here.

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