written by Beckie of beckiegkengle.com
It’s been a little while since I’ve done an action edit. And I haven’t had a chance to try out the updated “City Lights” B&W set from Amanda! There were a few new actions added into that set. For this edit I chose ‘Carson City’.
The first thing I did was run Deep Clean 1 & 2 on my image and did all of my little tweaks to it.
before Deep Clean:
after Deep Clean:
Then I ran “Carson City” from the “City Lights B&W” set. I unchecked the ‘lighten shadows’ layer and brought the ‘brighten’ layer down to 70%.
Now because I have been really into that matte effect, I used the “Make Matte” action and brought it down to about 45%. It is only a siubtle change, but I really like it.
This edit only took about 2 minutes from start to finish! And I am really happy with how it turned out!
(P.S. Thank you to my gorgeous niece for being my model! We ended up using this image for her college grad pictures! She is graduating from Chico State University on May 26th!)