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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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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