Today I have a brand new beautiful fine art B&W Photoshop/PSE action I call “Mood Vintage”. This action looks stunning on just about anything and is completely adjustable. You can even add optional light!
CoffeeShop “Mood Vintage B&W” Photoshop/PSE Action Tutorial:
Run the “Mood Vintage B&W” action on your image. A Levels adjustment layer will pop up and it is preset for a moody matte B&W. In many cases it will be too dark, or you might want a brighter/higher contrast edit.
Simply adjust the sliders under the curve and the dark Output Levels until you love it. You can also adjust this later.
In this version I went for a very high contrast image.
In this version I increased the Output Levels to make a matte-contrast edit. I prefer this version for this image.
This is the image after the action finished running. Now I can go and adjust each layer to taste.
I turned down “Darken Highlights” to 50% to add some brightness to her face/skin.
I used a soft black brush on the “Paint in Light” layer’s mask to add some light to her irises and whites.
I was really happy with this edit at this point and didn’t feel the need to do any more adjustments.
You can also use the “Paint in Light” to add window light to images. I will post the tutorial on how to do that in my next post.
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