I wanted to share the best photoshop actions, at least from my perspective. Below are the actions that I use on 95% of my pictures. Some of them are free or cheap, but the florabella set is kind of pricey but comes with a lot of awesome actions.
Here is a before and after of Dustyn using the Classic Bright from Florabella. I put the opacity on the classic bright at 80%. Then clicked CTRL+SHIFT+E to flatten the image. Then the Haze option pops up. I usually put the opacity down to 50% or less. On this one I did 20%. I then used Pioneer Woman Define and Sharpen Action. I did the same thing on all the photos I shared on Wednesday.
My settings : f/2.2 | 1/250sec | ISO 640
I used my Nikon D600 and 50mm f/1.4 Lens. I had my backdrop paper on my photography backdrop stand facing my double glass back door. Awesome light. I believe you definitely need to get it as good as you can in the camera but actions do help.
Best Photoshop Actions
- Florabella Classic Bright is part of their Classic Workflow Action Set $129
- Pioneer Woman Define & Sharpen is part of their Action Sets FREE
- Pure Haze A Touch of Hazy BW is part of their Pure Haze Action Set $50
- Addy Lane Goodbye Red Skin is part of their Simple Fixes Action Set $12
- Sarah Halstead Facebook Resize FREE
I like using the Classic Bright on all of my photos as a good base. The Define & Sharpen is good to use to just sharpen the photo a tad for printing. A Touch of Hazy BW is just perfect to turn color photos to Black & White. The Goodbye Red Skin is awesome to use on newborn’s red skin. Of course I do the facebook resize on all of my photos before posting them on my blog or facebook.
UPDATE: I just shared my favorite actions for editing Winter Photos and shared some freebies!
What are your favorite photoshop actions?