Hello there! Today I have a fun, quick video tip for editing gorgeous silhouettes using Photoshop actions. I *love* actions and use them often, my favorites being a mix of Totally Rad Actions and Kubota Actions. Just FYI it’s super easy to get caught up in action fever and end up with photos that look too over processed (aka fake) bleh! The trick is to make subtle adjustments to enhance an image unless you *want* the picture to have that super saturated / comic effect. And if that’s what you’re going for, totally cool. For this video I’m going to share with you how I use a selection of actions to fix a “not quite” silhouette and really make the sky pop.
Here’s the before picture… straight out of camera (no edits made.) As you can see this is not exactly a silhouette even though that was my intention with this shot. Yep, I try to get things right in camera as much as possible but sometimes it just happens. No biggie! This exposure is fairly close to what I want and is an easy fix.
camera: 5D Mark II
lens: 24-70 2.8 L
settings: f/7.1, 1/200, 24mm, 800 iso
And here is the edited silhouette!!
If you’d like to learn even more about editing your photos… consider signing up for one of my beginner online editing classes: Lightroom + Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Have fun and happy shooting! xo Brandy