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We don't know about you, but capturing and editing images taken in the city are some of our favorites! We've created this blog post to show you how we created a dreamy city scene with the Pretty Film Photoshop Actions Collection. Want to learn more? Keep reading!
As you can see, this image started off a bit bland...pretty, but bland. We wanted to create a dreamy feel and bring out the colors and pastels and thought, "What better collection to do the job than the Film Photoshop Action Collection! We are going to walk you through this edit step by step as we cover the actions used and selective adjustments made to complete this fun and custom look. The best part is, this edit should only take 1-2 minutes to complete! Woop!
Before we go over the steps however, let's take a brief look at this collection. The Pretty Actions Film Collection is comprised of a total of 75 rich filmy actions equipped to give you the perfect, custom film look. There are 4 film processing actions, 5 mini retouch actions, 23 all-in-one actions, 9 black & white actions, 17 film add-ons, 10 bonus light leaks, 4 brushes and 6 workflow actions. Yes this is a complete workflow for anyone who wants to get the perfect, lush filmy look in record time and have fun while you're doing it!
Getting back on track, let's talk about how to complete this look in ten easy steps in Photoshop. Keep in mind you can follow along for Photoshop Elements 11 and higher as well as Photoshop CS3-CS6 and CC.
Before we start, make sure to have your Film collection open in your Actions Panel in Photoshop.
(Side note: here's a great article on how you can use your actions to improve your Photoshop knowledge)
That was super fun to do and the best part was all we had to do was pick an action, press play and adjust the opacity as desired for a custom look. We also love that it is so easy to use the layer masks for each of the actions to make selective adjustments.
Here's a link to another one of my tutorials and video on using the Film Collection actions to create blur around the edges of your image to enhance the depth of field.
Do you want to play with this collection too? Or maybe just see some more amazing before and after images? You can take a closer look at the Pretty Actions Film Collection here.
If you're more of a visual learner? We've got you covered with a complete video tutorial of this edit below, enjoy!
I'm a momma of four who, like a lot of other moms, found my love of photography through photographing my own beautiful children. Since first picking up a camera over 9 years ago and having professionally photographed all sorts of subjects and venues, I have come to learn that I am most passionate in newborn and child photography and I am lucky enough to be able to specialize in this area!