One of my most frequently asked questions is how I edit my pictures. Whilst I’ve never thought I was particularly great at it, I do know my way around Photoshop, so rather than try to explain how I edit my pictures, I’ve created these Actions so you can do it too with the click of a button!
For those of you that don’t know what an Action is – it’s something that you can download, load to Photoshop, and then when you press the play button, it edits the picture that you have open for you. I’m not sure if that’s the best description – if you’re still confused and want to know how to use actions, just take a peek on YouTube as there are loads of tutorials.
As you can see from above, the actions are varying in their degrees of “vintageness”..but there is no reason to keep them exactly as you see them. Have a play around with the layers, and change the opacity until it looks perfect for your own image. That’s how I learned how to use Photoshop and familiarised myself with the various tools, so hopefully it will help you too!
I also created a little zip file with a few ‘Bokeh’ images for you to overlay and create a glittery, flared effect. For those interested, the images were created from fireworks at Glastonbury Festival! Simply resize the image, set it as a new layer above your original image, and then play around with the layer style – I recommend Soft Light!
If you have any questions, just ask in the comments and I’ll try and help!
If you’d like a step-by-step tutorial, I posted one last year! Take a look! x