There are so many different ways to combine the MK Actions to create a plethora of different finished looks. Here, I’ll show you the actions I used from HeART & Soul, Creative HeART, and Half Light to enhance this backlit portrait. This edit would take about 3-5 minutes in real time to complete. Scroll to the bottom to watch the full video demonstration.
Photo Editing Blueprint.
Before beginning main edit, duplicate the background layer and do any skin cleanup using the patch tool, healing brush, or clone stamp tool.
1. Sparkle 100% opacity. Paint over eyes using a soft, white brush to sharpen and bring out detail. HS
2. Blue Eyed Beauty, using a 5% opacity soft white brush, paint over the irises of the eye to enhance color. HS