I love all of my “Aphrodite” actions (I have several), but I wanted a version that had more contrast and color. So today I wrote my newest version, “Aphrodite Vivid”.
This action really brings up the contrast and color in your image and adds a beautiful tint. It is completely customizable and looks great on outdoor images, especially ones with beautiful light. But it also can look lovely on many other types of images. I will walk you through an edit using it below.
The lovely image of the little girl I used in this action tutorial is from Andrea Bacle Photography.
CoffeeShop “Aphrodite Vivid” Photoshop/PSE Action Tutorial:
This is the original image.
This is the image with no changes after running “Aphrodite Vivid”. As you can see her skin looks sunburned, but it is an easy fix!
I turned on the “Reduce Reds” layer on top, but wanted to keep the vivid reds everywhere but on her skin. So I took a soft black brush and removed that layer off everything but her skin. Now her skin looks great but the rest of the image retains the vivid red color.
I turned up the “Vivid Color” layer to 35%.
Her face was too dark, so I clicked on the “Save the Whites” layer mask and used a soft low opacity black brush on her skin to brighten it.
Finally, I increased the “Aphrodite Luxe” layer to 85%. I am really pleased with this edit. I hope you have fun playing with it too!
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