Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Paper Mama action: Summertime Vintage

{Before and After}

Summertime Vintage Action info:
- Before applying your action, perform any exposure and/or contrasts needs to your photo. :)
- 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.
- Try turning off both Hue/Saturations. It will take away most of the red glow if you don't want that.
- 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!

I made this action in Photoshop CS3. I don't know if it works in Photoshop Elements or not. Hey, let me know! :D

Download Summertime Vintage Here.

How to install your Summertime Vintage action to Photoshop:
  1. Download the action to your Desktop. I think it's easier to find there.
  2. Open up Photoshop.
  3. Click on the drop down menu on the actions pane and select: "Load Action"
  4. Find the action file you just downloaded to your desktop and click.
  5. To play/use your action, click on the little arrow next to your The Paper Mama action.
  6. Click on the first action, press the play button. It can be pretty confusing. I hope this helps!


  1. OK, you're a genius!! Well, I already knew that...but I tried out your action. :-) Geez! I can't believe you know how to do all those steps/adjustments/blending modes, etc. I guess that explains why your pictures are so amazing. Here's my link if you'd like to see:

    Thanks so much for sharing! :-)

  2. just discovered your blog; I LOVE it!

  3. This is awesome! So question...will it work in elements? Do you need me to try?

  4. Can we get some Elements actions? Try it out Ashley - I know you can make it work!


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