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28 Feb 2020

25 Free Photoshop Actions

Photoshop Matte Cobalt-Carmine Acton with Soft Blur
Photoshop Matte Cobalt-Carmine Acton with Soft Blur

I am giving away 25 Adobe Photoshop Actions to anyone who wants them. 13 of the actions are Matte Effect Gradients with the option of adding a soft blur. The other actions are a variety of actions I have demonstrated in my YouTube Videos. You will be transferred to my John Whitehead Images Tutorial Website. All you need to do to get these actions are to subscribe to my YouTube Channel and sign-up for my newsletter. The goal of this newsletter is alert you when new actions are available, so you won’t be receiving emails everyday. You might get an email once or twice a year.

If you would like to to see examples of the gradients, I have created a page showing the before and after effects. Note: actions are great but you need to be able to change opacities and apply masks for the best effect. That page also has links for my newsletter and YouTube page. I hope you enjoy the actions.

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24 Feb 2020

#thon 2020

THON 2020 watch party - Penn State Children's Hospital

Well you didn’t have to go all the way to Penn State’s main campus to participate in THON 2020. I food fortune to visit and photograph some amazing young children today at Penn State Children’s Hospital. They celebrated the THON Watch Party today. Click on this link to see the real hero’s from today’s event. https://flic.kr/s/aHsmLzTqvh Thanks to everyone who participated in todays and future events for this wonderful cause. John Whitehead You can also see this story on Penn State Health’s Facebook page.

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21 Feb 2020

Sunset Portrait

Photography isn’t all about just using a camera. Sometimes when working with clients the day just does not turn out that spectacular. Lighting can be a key element in location or environmental photography. Weather is always unpredictable, especially when you book day or months in advance.

Post processing or editing an image can be key in bringing a so-so image to life. Every client has an idea in their head of what they what. I love to examples before shoots because it give me an idea of their style.

I teach photography and Adobe Photoshop. I created a series of videos for my students to follow as a secondary method of learning. In the video below I walk you though the process of creating this image. Some will like the before and others will like the after. The goal is always to have the ability to create exactly what the client is looking for. I have a whole section in the INFO menu on tips to improve your portrait. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Soft Warm Sunset Portrait

Warm and Softened Sunset Portrait
AFTER

In the image below I softened the skin. Sometimes when you shoot in this style the shadow areas need to be opened up a lot and can start to show grain. I increased the yellow, red and magenta colors, added a faded background blur, a red to yellow warm gradient and enhanced the lens flare.

CoolSunset Portrait
BEFORE
How I toned this image.

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14 Feb 2020
Portrait blended with Flow in Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop Blending

Most people are just looking for traditional photography but every once in a while I have someone looking for something different. I am a Photoshop expert. I can blend, retouch, alter or composite just about anything. Photoshop has many tools that do just about the same thing. Some tools work better for what you are trying to achieve. Here, I reduced the flow on my brush to blend these too like images together.

These two images were shot with the intention of combining the images. You would be surprised but with photoshop it is not always so easy to blend images. It really depends on the photographer understanding how Photoshop works that makes blending easy. In this case the two images were perfectly aligned, so the backgrounds matched perfectly. This makes the blending easy and seamless. This is is comprised of 2 mail layers and two texture overlays. To finish the image I added a vignette and border. Feel free to watch this video on how combined these to photographs.

Blending with Flow

If you are an individual or business looking for blended or composite images give me a call and we can discuss your idea.

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