How to Soften Wildlife Images with Photoshop Actions

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: How to Soften Wildlife Images with Photoshop Actions

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Today’s Featured Image:

By: Cindy Gillespie

Studio: Impromptu Photography

Settings: ISO 2000, f/3.5, SS 1/3200

Software: Lightroom, Elements

MCP sets used: Inspire Photoshop Actions, Eye Doctor and Dentist Photoshop Actions

  • Lightroom – Culling and Basic Edits.  Double-checked the white balance and moved over to Photoshop Elements
  • Photoshop Elements – Wanted a little more focus on the Doves so added a little contrast to just the Doves then moved on to a Gradient in “normal mode” – has a touch of pink and cream set at 25% and another lighter set to “screen mode” at 50%, which took the greens down on the tree behind and brought the Dove to the foreground and helped soften the image.
  • Finished with Inspire – Custom Ball of Sun set to 25% opacity and masked off the Doves, along with the Vogue action

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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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