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Month: March, 2010

Simply B&W Action with yummy tints& hazes for Photoshop {freebie}

March 10, 2010

Hello There! 😀 It’s been a while since I have shared some of my good stuff. It’s time right? Yup! Here’s a sample from my B&W set, that I’ll be releasing soon! I usually do my black and whites in Lightroom but when I don’t, this is my go to b&w conversion action. It’s contrasty, but that’s how I likes it. It has a few layers to bump up darks, an oops too bright layer, even a layer to use on the eyes if you need to lighten them up a bit or even swipe at a catchlight to pull it out a little.

Now, I ONLY run black and white actions on a cleaned up image. I don’t like the results I get on a sooc image when I run B&W actions. They seem dirty and muddy and require too much darn tweaking. So I cleanly edit my image then I run my Simply B&W action (not for Elements sorry!). Now to the really yummy part.

The tints and hazes and color overlays. YUM. I left this as a second action. Why? Because it soooo heavenly on color images TOO! So… it’s kind of a bonus for you. 😀 Pssshh, you know you like a good bonus! After you play the tints and hazes action, close the folder and move it to the tip top of your layers, essential, especially after running the B&W action or you really won’t notice much of a change.

Please feel free to share this with others, all I ask is that you send them here to my blog to get my freebies.

First a sample:

And now…some linkagement:
Happy Editing!


  • Emilie · Posted November 18, 2010 at 11:58 am · Link · Reply

    I’d love to use this, but I’m a bit new to Photoshop. I’ve downloaded this action, now how do I install it and use it? Thanks!! Your photos look lovely.

  • Sharon · Posted November 21, 2010 at 1:49 pm · Link · Reply

    Thank you for this atn. I love that the black and white is *true* b&w. 😉

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  • Caitlin Johnson · Posted December 18, 2010 at 8:24 pm · Link · Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing these they are wonderful! I will defnitely tell my friends about you :)
    Merry Christmas!


  • Mob Mom Chris · Posted January 12, 2011 at 1:56 pm · Link · Reply

    Thank you so much for this action! You made my day!

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