Hi dear readers,
I have a new action in my stores
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SOFT ART ACTION NR. 7 - DUOCOLOR
Photoshop Action: tested CS3 - CS5 - Convert any paint, photo or image into a multicolor softart background or make a two colors tonal background overlay with light effect in the middle using colors of your choice. CU4CU is allowed!
Any language is OK for this action: english, portuguese, german and russian tested!!
Each photo is unique and need individual adjustments, so I’m going to give you an example of how I worked with this photo:
I put together some flowers and took a picture. The resolution or size of the image doesn’t matter, because for this action we need only the colors and not the sharpness of it.
I used the Crop Tool
and cropped into a square image this photo.
Set these settings into the proprieties bar and drag the position of the crop frame, then hit OK. (width: 3600px x High: 3600px Resolution: 300 dpi).
Like here below:
My image is now sized to a 3600x3600pixels with 300 dpi. But the exposure/shadows/colors are not ideal for the action! To much black/ dark shadows in the image.
You have to do some photo adjustments to take off the black shadows. May be here:
• shadows - highlight
And after this, duplicate the image layer and go to Filter > Render > Clouds - define layer blending to SCREEN and opacity to 68%. Now I have the new image like here below (can you see that there are no black shadows?):Open DUOCOLOR action hit play PART 2 of my DUOCOLOR action.
Here is my attempt:
Then go ahead, use other brushes and stroke the document to create unique papers.
Repeat the action with the new image - again and again - until you are happy with it!
Or use any other image from your collection, or scan an image from a painting, or simple paint in ArtRage with your color palette. Any size or resolution. Simple resize to 3600x3600 px a with 300dpi BEFORE you play my second part of the action! Don't be afraid of creating a pile of pixel mush, because the colors are important and the final step of the action will ignore the layer of your original image. All my brushes are used at high resolution, and this is what really makes the difference to create good quality softart paper!
You will get a real high resolution resulting soft art overlay!
Here is a freebie for you: