Back in May of 2014 I held my Wish Retreat in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was a whirlwind week! One that has changed my life FOREVER!
Every day we did 4 shoots. IT WAS insane! This image is from one of those shoots. I had this idea that I wanted to do a shoot with a model wearing deer antlers. Miss Ashley was the perfect doe eyed model. I freaking love these images.
So when I started editing this session I played around with some really unique edits and when I came up with this one, I about freaked out. No really! I love how whimsical and soft and artistic and MEGA SUPER FREAKING AWESOME it looks. Now I know this edit's not for everyone...but for me.....I'm dying!
So I'm sharing it with you. You ready?!!! EEEEK!
First Open your image in Photoshop
Next....the step I ALWAYS do. Duplicate your background layer. Change blending mode to screen and then add a black layer mask. With a white brush paint where you would like light to go. I always lighten my subject.
Next run the Oh Deer! Action. It was created for this set. It pops the image (which we need because of a later step), it pops the reds and changes the greens.
Run Mesa from World of Wishes II.
It warms it up and gives it a softer subtle feel.
Open up the Beautiful Bokeh Overlay. (or your favorite overlay. I like this one because it has a variety of colors that are sooo beautiful)
Drag and drop your overlay onto your image and change the blending mode to screen. I changed the opacity of the overlay to 80%
Then I ran Storytime from Wish Whimsy. I love this because it softens everything up
And the last action I ran was Magnifique from Parisian Wishes. It just punched out the colors a little more and gave it a matte effect. OOOOOH I LOVE THAT!
And there you have it....VOILA!
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