Hello lovely friends,
I have heard from so many of you recently that it is so beneficial to see how my Photoshop actions are used in photos, so today I thought I’d walk you through the five-step process of how I edited this photograph!
The beauty of these actions is that you can mix them in any which way you like and come out with totally different styles and looks! It’s like putting together a beautiful outfit with varying accessories :)
These actions really help me turn a boring-coloured photograph into a STUNNINGLY-coloured photograph. The colours in your images have so much to do with the impact they have on the viewer, so even if you don’t use my actions make sure that you are using Photoshop to really bring out the best in your images!
Okay here we go ..
In response to an awesome question in the comment section, here’s the WHY to the changes above.
I primarily used ”She’s So Lucky” to brighten the image. I tend to use this action a lot at the very start of each edit, as it really adds life and lifts the colours. It gives me a better base to work with.
Then I used “Green Cherries” on the background to bring the greens to life. I feel that the greens captured by digital cameras are dull and lacklustre. This action does a brilliant job of truly bringing out the beauty of greenery in a unique way.
I followed this by using “Maracas” to add warmth to the image, as it was feeling a bit cold.
“Niagara Blue” was next. If you take a look at the before & after here, you can see that it adds a beautiful, soft contrast with additional blue shadowing and brighter highlights. In my opinion, this action does not get as much credit as it deserves – it can truly transform an image even when used at lower opacities.
The final step was to use “Alex’s Sharpy“. This action adds a beautiful sharpness to my images and I love using it as the final step to my edits.
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