This image has been a popular one on our site for years and I often get asked how to accomplish the edit and how to add the golden light using Photoshop Actions.
Here’s a step-by-step Blueprint for Photoshop and PS Elements – to help you achieve this look using MCP Fusion Photoshop Actions.
Step 1: Color Fusion Mix & Match (for Workflow & Toning)
- After playing Color Fusion Mix and Match, I turned on the following layers and adjust the opacity as indicated: One Click Color 75%, Lemonade Stand 71%, Beach House 39%, Rustic 40%.
Step 2: For Contrast and Edges
- I ran Different Directions to add contrast: 100%.
- I used Surrounded at 86% to darken edges & add vignette.
Step 3: For Light & Flare
- Custom Sunflare at 82%, masked lens flare off subject