A while ago I introduced some Photoshop actions on my Etsy shop that include several standalone actions for brightening up a photo.They also remove some of the yellowish tint that often sneaks in especially when there is no option of adjusting white balance in the camera.I get a lot of questions as to how I edit my photos, so today I thought it would be fun to give you a sneak peek of a before and after. Below you can see the difference.
Is the before photo "bad"?I like the tone of the before but personally I need it to be much brighter and this is where my actions come in. They are an automated process of quite a few editing steps that would usually take me more than 15min to replicate but now I only need to press the Play button and I get the same results in mere seconds. Below there are some recent examples I have posted on my Instagram, the difference is quite big depending on how dark the original photo it.
Inside the bundle there are 3 actions for different levels of brightening, one for very dark photos, one for somewhat dark and one for photos that only need a little touch up as well as one for professional sharpening. They all result in my signature look so it is not just about introducing exposure to the photos, but also adjusting their saturation, tone and how sharp the details look after.
You can find the bundle here, they can be loaded in any photoshop version for either Mac or PC.
//Photos and styling by Katerina Dima for Only Deco Love
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Styling and photography by Katerina Dima unless otherwise stated.