Transforming a photo from over exposed with a blue color temperature to something dramatic, warm, and rich, was what I was trying to achieve with this photo. There won’t be a photo editing blueprint for this image. I just wanted to share it with you as an example of what can be achieved using the Michelle Kane Actions. This image required thoughtful custom action editing; combining numerous actions from the HeARTy Bundle and Half Light and using the attached layer masks to paint the action effects in and out where needed. I consider this a form of photo painting… playing up lights and shadows, as well as enhancing selective color and toning.
The backbone of the edit was the action Sumptuous Smolder for the deep, rich and creamy color (from Creative HeART). I also used Color Swap (a freebie action) to alter the color of the shirt. Other actions used were Darling, Lull, Golden Hour (all from Half Light), Glisten, Flawless Face, DIY Dark and DIY Light, Light and Shade (for amplifying the highlights), and Sun Kissed Skin (all from HeART & Soul).
Your artistic voice is easy to convey through your images with time saving editing tools that are thoughtfully written by a photographer, for photographers. That’s always been my goal in creating these actions.
Below is the straight out of camera shot.