14 July 2011

'Vibrance' PS action - FREE!

I'm sure by now, you know how much I love to use actions in Photoshop. As a professional photographer- actions are SUCH a time saver. If you've taken my online mentoring class, you know how much I really encourage understanding the basic uses of Photoshop, but also, I encourage the use of actions. We're all busy and actions will help us balance our time.

When I first started doing a lot of editing, I was always on the lookout for free actions. Especially really nice "color pop" actions. Ones that would just give my image a little boost. I have created an action that I call "Vibrance" - it's simple and fast to run. And much like my the other actions I've created, this isn't over complicated. It is just to give your photo a little punch. And, I left the layer open so that you can adjust the opacity if you wish.

Here is what 'Vibrance' will do to your image:
  • Sharpen your image slightly
  • Lighten your photo
  • Add contrast
  • Warm it up just a little
  • Add an edge vignette 
The previous steps are simple & basic edits, and these are things that I do to every photo of mine. So... now I can just run this quick action and it will do all of the work for me. And for YOU!

Below are some examples of the action I created. And am giving you link to the action, go ahead and download it for FREE! If you download and use it... let me know! I've love to see my actions in use on other people's photos.

{this action will only work on versions of Photoshop CS3-CS5. As far as I know, it will not work with PSE}

HERE is the link to your free "Vibrance" action!
{edited with "vibrance"}
 And here are some before & afters:


28 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

Oh friend...this is a good one. I can't wait to try it out!

Joni said...

awesome! thanks so much!

Jeska said...

I wish I had PS! I doubt it will work in PSE :/

Jessica said...

Great! Thank you so much!!

- Jessi - said...

Love it, thanks Mandy!

Tracy said...

Beautiful!!! Thank you!

Tara said...

Awesome! Thanks!

Jess Craig said...

mandy, you're the best!

Love, Chelsea said...

Love it! Hopefully it is still around when I finally buy PS ;)

Summer said...

Thank you! I'm sure you know I'm a huge fan of your photography so this is great!

jill said...

woah i love this! now if only i had photoshop...

melifaif said...

Subtle....yet perfect!!!! I need photoshop....

Sarah said...

Awesome. Can't wait to try it out now.

ADSchill said...

Can't wait to try it out! Good job and thanks!!!

the mom diggity said...

Downloading now!!!!!! Thanks love!

Jessica said...

I love it. Thank you for sharing. I'm off to test it out. :)

Mama Monkey said...

AWESOME!!! I use PSE 8, so once I test it out I'll let you know if it works in Elements, although I'm sure it will :D

Andree and Josh said...

Love this action! Gives the pictures such a fresh and soft look. Thanks Mandy! I will download it when I get home!

Jazmyn Alexandria said...

Such a beautiful action! I'm definitely going to have to test it out this weekend when I take Alyson's birthday pictures! :)

Oh Jazmyn

Jazmyn Alexandria said...

Such a beautiful action! I'm definitely going to have to test it out this weekend when I take Alyson's birthday pictures! :)

Oh Jazmyn

Branson said...

Beautiful! Makes me wish I wasn't a PSE girl, hehe.

amy@agoodlife said...

yup, i'll be downloading this when i get home. yay!

The Bonjour Four said...

you're awesome! thanks so much girl. I love free actions!

molly said...

Oh nice! Makes a big difference!

Courtney said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks so much for the free action!

Dreaming Hollow Photography said...

Thanks for sharing this! I am an action fanatic and have seen and tried most of them out there but this looks like a keeper! Thanks again!

Nikki said...

Gorg! Do you do anything else before you apply the action, or are your sooc shots just that awesome. Wait...of course they are ;)

Courtney said...

Love this...thank you so much!