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Stack Photoshop Actions for Creamy Hazy Soft Looks

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Stack Photoshop Actions for Creamy Hazy Soft Looks

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit

Photographer: Susan Tuttle Photography

Equipment Used: Shot with a Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens

Settings: ISO 800, f/5, 1/20 with image stabilization

Software: Photoshop

MCP set used: Inspire, Newborn Necessities, Eye Doctor


Steps taken to achieve the look:

I tend to use many action applications when editing my photos, backing off the opacity slider for subtle effects, building to an end result that really speaks to me. I then make a few final tweaks of my own.

It’s autumn in Maine and the temperatures are turning rather chilly. We brought out the sweaters and blankets and I captured this portrait of my daughter happily wrapped up in a soft throw for the first time this season.

MCP Inspire Photoshop actions used:

  • MCP Brilliant Color Base
  • MCP Color Merry-Go-Round: Beaming 45%, Bittersweet 55%, Denim + Peach 40%, Enchanted 20%, Silk Blend 15%, Spunky 20%, Sun-Drenched 20%, Sweet Dreams 20%
  • MCP Mood Rings: Simple Cream at 50% with default settings
  • MCP Special Effects: Custom Sunlight at 30% with default settings
  • MCP Polish Your Images: Quick Contrast 10%, Classic Vignette 50%

Other MCP actions used:

My own final tweaks made in Photoshop:

  • Flatten image
  • Crop slightly
  • Filter> Sharpen> Unsharp Mask: Amount 150%, Radius 1.0 pixels, Threshold 10 levels
  • Spot Healing Brush Tool to eradicate mini blemishes and a wisp of hair over the subject’s right eye, and to soften the dark gap at the top of the blanket
  • Sharpen Tool to sharpen portions of the subject’s hair
  • Dodge Tool (Range: Midtones, Exposure: 18%) to brighten the irises of the subject’s eyes

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Stack Photoshop Actions for Creamy Hazy Soft Looks