My Favorite Free Photoshop Action

Peggy Farren 2013-08-25

Photoshop Actions, Filters and Plugins! There are so many different ways to enhance your images!

Since I am a working Portrait and Wedding Photographer, most of my images are not enhanced. I apply some "artsy" effects on only a few of my images to create art pieces and to show the clients what is possible. My absolute favorite Photoshop Action of all time was developed in 2005 by Dave Jaseck.


Newborn with Midnight Sepia Action

Ballerina desaturated slightrly then ran Midnight Sepia Action.
Ballerina desaturated slightly then ran Midnight Sepia Action.

Converted to Black & White, then ran Midnight Sepia Action.
Converted to Black & White, then ran Midnight Sepia Action.

Midnight Sepia is amazing on beach scenes!
Midnight Sepia is amazing on beach scenes!

I didn't have any landscape scenes readily available but try Midnight Sepia yourself. It gives a dreamy, soft look that really works on nature photography as well as portraits.

I found the Action Central website by accident way back then and it continues to be one of my favorite sites for plugin information and actions. Many of the actions are free, including Midnight Sepia.

Here is the direct link. Scroll down to Midnight Sepia. http://atncentral.com/image_enhance.html

If you are not familiar with installing Actions, please read this article: Installing Actions in Photoshop or Elements.

Have fun playing with them and creating art!

Maternity Portrait converted to black and white then ran the Midnight Sepia Action.
Maternity Portrait converted to black and white then ran the Midnight Sepia Action.

Please comment, Pin or Share this post! Thanks! Peggy Farren

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