Wednesday, July 27

CoffeeShop "Golden Hour Beach" Photoshop/PSE Action!

We went to Galveston Beach this weekend and I haven't even had time to download my photos to my computer. But I was really inspired by the beautiful sunset we saw Sunday evening, so I wrote a new Photoshop/PSE action inspired by it.

This action applies gorgeous golden light and an optional custom sun ray. It is fully adjustable and can be used on many different types of images.

I included a full tutorial below. Grab the free action toward the bottom of this post.

CoffeeShop "Golden Hour Beach" Photoshop/PSE Action Tutorial:

Start the action and it will prompt you to add a sun ray. It is preset to Diamond, but you can use Reflective too if you want the entire sky bright. 

Adjust the Angle and Scale to taste and click and drag to reposition it if needed.

Then the action will prompt you to blur the sunbeam. Adjust this setting to taste.

This is the image after the action is finished, no adjustments.

I turned on Golden Hour Tint 2 (this adds beautiful light and color to clouds) and set it to 60% Opacity.

Adjust all of the other layers to taste (adjust opacities, paint on layer masks). You can resize/reposition the Sun Ray layers by selecting both of them at the same time and making the adjustments. 

I hope you love this action as much as I do!

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  1. I have soooo many beach pictures. Excited to try this action. Thanks!


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