Being a designer, I need to work with Photoshop sometimes. I’m no pro, but I thought I could try my hand at color correcting pictures. When we hired our wedding photographer, I didn’t want him to do any color corrections because I figured I could do it myself (and save extra $$$ at the same time). Little did I know it isn’t as easy as it seems.
At the beginning of the week, Mrs. Lemon introduced me to Totally Rad Photoshop Actions. Actions are recorded steps you can use in Photoshop. You can use these actions to improve/color correct your photos. They are extremely easy to use, all you have to do is click the “play” button.
Here is a picture from our after wedding photo shoot that I absolutely love. I attempted to edit it, using one of their sample actions called “super fun happy”:
I played with it a little after I ran the action, and I think the outcome is great!
If you visit their website, you can see tonnes of before and after shots. Here are other before and after pictures, -you can really see the difference. The action adds a WOW factor.
If you have Photoshop (CS2 or higher) and would like to experiment with these awesome actions, visit their website for samples. But if you want to plunge in the world of hours and hours of fun and easy editing, I would suggest you purchase their action kit.
Totally Rad recently won the Bludomain Actions Of The Year contest, and to celebrate they are putting all their awesome tools on sale through midnight 8/3/08. You can save up to $25!
Will you be attempting to color correct your own photos? What tools will you be using?
Image source: Totally Rad