We’ve released a new video tutorial!
We are often asked how we go about creating the characteristic appearance of our images. To answer that question, we’ve released ‘the’ action which we apply and modify to all of our images to achieve that look. This is your chance to use the action and to view the accompanying video which details how to create the action and modify it to suit your needs. For the month of August, use the discount code STYLE20 for a 20% discount on this particular tutorial. Click on the link below for a detailed description of what you will get.
The following video is a brief preview of the ‘simple’ part of the video which tells you how to install and use the action itself.
For users of earlier photoshop versions (eg photoshop 2015) , the action itself will not work as it utilises smart object functionality that will only work in photoshop CC. If you follow the second part of the video , there is only one step that you will need to change. When creating the ‘orton’ layer, do not make this layer a smart object but instead , use the following steps:
- Use Gaussian blur on a duplicate layer of the background image with the degree of blur matching the megapixel count of the camera
- Open a levels adjustment layer and leave it untouched for now
- Group the above two layers and change the opacity to 20%
- Now click on the levels adjustment layer inside the group and shift the right hand marker down to somewhere around ‘200’ and shift middle marker to the right until you have the right amount of ‘glow’