The Artist Collection Photoshop Actions by Bella Kotak
The Artist Collection, inspired by the rich and conscious use of colors in old paintings, is a set of 6 actions that adds value and storytelling impact to your portraits with a simple click of the mouse. This collection is designed to run strikingly on its own or paired with another action the collection to create a signature look. Each action comes with a handcrafted layer stack to open and up, explore, and modify to suit your image.
The colors in The Artist Collection will shift when applied to images shot across a multitude of ways – sunlight, diffused light, flash, or even rain, leaving every portrait impactful.
Bella’s Tip: With the layers tucked neatly into a group, a great way to explore unique colors is to run 2 or 3 actions and change the group opacities to create a striking depth of color that is unique to your vision!
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Inspired by the soft summer sunsets, where teal blues shift into blush light that gives the world a unique and distinct hue that lasts for a few precious moments before twilight, this action has a beautiful color palette on its own but also designed to create an aesthetically pleasing complex color tone when paired with another action in the collection.
Inspired by limited tones in old art, this action casts muted brown tones with a warm painterly hue across the subject while yellows and greens are subdued into soft delicate hues of green that compliment the neutral tones. Coral reds in the mid-tones add a touch of blush creating a color palette that will always grab attention.
Reminiscent of Monet’s waterlily series, soft pale tones of lilac, purple, and blues are carefully crafted in this action to bring a sense of balance and ethereal to any image while still retaining a beautiful complimentary warmth to all skin tones.
Go back in time with modern sepia tones that add a warm glow to the overall image. This action works best casting painterly tones when paired with images that have a subject against a darker background.
Pretty pastel tones that signal and accompany the start of spring, the season of growth, bloom, and evolution, these tones bring a delicate but impactful touch on any image drawing the viewer in.
Inspired by the warm stones and pale skies with its soft blue highlights and warm neutral mid-tones, this action takes your image to a subdued and muted place. Pair with Burnt Lavender for a striking color palette.
FROM: Bella Kotak