Friday, September 10, 2010

New Paper Mama Action: Pacific NW Blend

{Ruari 8.5 months. Photo edited with Pacific NW Blend action}

My newest action: The Pacific NW Blend. This is only the 2nd action I've ever created. I'm still learning. This action was inspired by the lighting you get here in the Pacific NW on a bright overcast day.

Here's a few example of what this action can do...

You can choose to check both the "Brighter White" folder and "Light White" folder. (Seen below).

OR, you can adjust the opacity of one of the folders:

I also wanted to show how this action can look in a direct sun photo (since most of mine are taken in overcast settings. :D). I adjusted the exposure layers to make up for the direct light:

Pacific NW Blend action info:
- You may or may not want to adjust your photos exposure before you run the action. The doll photos were run without adjusting the exposure before. While Ruari's and my photo had their exposure adjusted before. Try both ways!
- Every layer is available to be changed. I recommend playing with each layers opacity and fill until you get the desired effect for you photo. I think actions should be used as a base, then add your own touch to each photo!
- Try turning off/on a folder. Adjusting the opacity of one folder can change a lot too!
- If you use this action, please let me know! I'd love to see it! Share your blog or Flickr link to the photo the action was used on in the comments below. Or, join the Paper Heart Camera Flickr group and share it there. Thanks!
- Play around, have fun!

Download the Pacific NW Blend action here!


  1. Thank you SO much for this action! I am going to have a play with it right now!!

  2. You are AMAZING! You really are. I'm soooo excited for you to be hosting touch-up Tuesday! I can count on one hand the number of things I can do in Photoshop, and I'm beyond impressed with your actions! I LOVE this newest one, and can't wait to play around with it. Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. Love this action!! I can't get into that website at the moment for some reason, but I will try it again later so I can download it! I am catching up on this blog right now and LOVING it!!!

  4. Thanks for sharing - I can't wait to try this out!


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