Wednesday, January 31, 2018

CoffeeShop "Sweet Cupid" Photoshop/PSE Fine Art Action!

I wanted to create a new pretty-in-pink edit in time for Valentine's Day, and here it is! I call it "Sweet Cupid" and it is particularly lovely on baby and female portraits and florals. But it can be used on so many other images because it is so adjustable. And this one is not just for Valentine's day, it can be used year round. :-)

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Original  images used in this post: (Bridal, Floral, Baby, Nature).

CoffeeShop "Sweet Cupid" Photoshop/PSE Action Tutorial:

Run "Sweet Cupid". This is what the image looks like with no adjustments. There are two "Cupid" layers, "Cupid" and "Soft Cupid". I am using "Soft Cupid" in this edit because it applies a pretty matte pink. For more contrast turn on the "Cupid" layer instead.

I turned on the "Save the Whites" layer. In this screenshot it is set at 100%, but I ended up lowering it to 50% later on in the edit.

I upped the "Peachy Color" layer to 70% to soften the image.This layer looks amazing on not-so-perfect baby skin.

Finally, I wanted to add back some contrast to the floral headpiece, so I clicked on the "Peachy Highlight" layer's mask and used a soft low-opacity black brush to remove that effect off the flower.

I hope you have fun editing with this new action!

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  1. Oh my goodness, that baby is just too cute for its own good! Love the pretty soft pink effect. Thanks Rita!


    1. Isn't she a cutie! So happy you like the edit!!!

  2. Thank you Rita! Can't wait to try this.

    1. Thank you Tracie! I would love to see what you do with it!!

  3. Hello Rita I hope you are doing great today. I have a problem with the "sweet cupid action" every time I try to run the action I received this message for some action saying "The soft cupid action isn't available right now" "The cupid action isn't available right now" I got this message for several of the action not beeing available. Here's the list of the action not available and for some actions I got the message 2-3 times : layer background, layer levels 1, layer 1, layer color fill 2, layer color fill 2 copy, layer define, layer color fill 2 copy, layer define command isn't available, layer level 2, layer color fill 1, layer peachy highlights, layer create, layer cupid, layer background, layer peachy pop, layer peachy color, layer soft cupid. Because of that I can't apply the action to my picture because there is some actions missing and I don't understand why. I don't know what to do because only few of the actions are available when I run the action. Can you help me please??? Thank you so much in advance.

    1. The fix for this is usually just resetting your Photoshop preferences. I can't remember the keystroke off hand, but you can find it by googling it. You probably changed some setting that is throwing everything off! Are you using Photoshop or PSE, and what version? If resetting your preferences doesn't do the trick send more details and I will try to figure out what is going on!!!


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