Vintage Photoshop Actions with a Twist of Contrast & Color Pop

This Photoshop actions Blueprint Fan Share was submitted by Amber Snead, who wanted a higher contrast vintage look.

The step-by-step Blueprint:

  • This photo was underexposed and lacked contrast.  I started by using the Quickie Collection to address these issues:
    • Ran Extreme Fill Flash action to brighten the entire photo
    • Used Color Flair – this action lifted the midtones and also added definition and light color pop
    • To add a small amount of dimension in the midtones I used the defog action, Light Fog Fixer.
  • Next I used the Complete Workflow, Touch of Color, to make the photo look even better before my last steps.

Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions

Jodi Friedman is the founder of MCP Actions. She designs popular Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets that make editing faster, easier and more fun.

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