Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Basic Photo Editing Tips for Photoshop (Part 1)

It’s Beth here to provide you with some simple tips for editing your photos in Photoshop CS.

One of my favorite actions to use first on an image is Mike Warren’s free Photoshop action called “Dreamy Glow.” (The download includes a dreamy glow action and a basic clean-up, aka de-fogging, action. The de-fogging action is the one I will be using in my sample.) You can find this action on his website here. This particular action can be found by scrolling down toward the bottom of the page where the free/for donation section is.

Here’s an example of a before and after look of a photo using this photoshop action (feel free to click image to see more detail):

As you can see, the fog or haze is cleared up, color enhanced, and details are sharpened. It’s a simple way to give your image an extra pop!

If you are in need of some basic information on how to download, install, and use actions, check out these great tutorials on the TRA website.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [18 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. Glad you like the action. :)
    Thanks for the Referral Link!