Frontier – Kate Woodman Photoshop Action Walkthrough I PRO EDU

Frontier – Kate Woodman Photoshop Action Walkthrough I PRO EDU

August 8, 2019 0 By Peter Engel


– Hi, I’m Kate with RGD EDU
and I’m going to show you how to install and run
the Frontier Action. (elegant music) So, if you’re unfamiliar
with actions and Photoshop, there are a couple of ways that we can open up our actions panel. One is to hit this play button here and the actions panel will pop out or alternatively, we can
go to our window tab, scroll down to actions and it
will open the actions panel. Now, you’ll see there’s
nothing on the actions panel right now, because we
haven’t loaded the actions. We’re going to go to our tab up here, scroll down to load actions and you’ll see that I’ve
got my actions saved in a folder on my desktop. If you’ve just downloaded the files, they’ll be in your downloads folder, so I’m going to go in here and I’m going to select my
Frontier action and hit open. And you’ll now see that they’re loaded into the actions panel. And we can expand our
set and hit the Frontier. This is the actual action and to play it, we’ll just hit this little
play button down here and now we’ve loaded our action. Lets take a look at our Frontier action and see how it’s going
to affect our image. So, I’m going to turn
this off for a second. This is our before and this is with our action on. It’s warming up with the
neutrals and the warm tones, bringing kind of an
Orang-y yellow undertone and then it’s bringing
cyans into the highlights. So, lets delve a little deeper
and go into our actual action and see what’s happening here. You’ll notice that we’ve got a bunch of different layers here and I tried to name each
of the layers according to the function. So, the nice part about this is, even if you’re not super
familiar with certain functions and Photoshop, like say you’re not super
comfortable with curves, that’s okay. You’ll be able to identify
with the description here, what’s actually happening. And we can toggle it on and off, we can also adjust the opacity, so this gives us a little
bit more flexibility, in terms of how we want
to affect the image and it also makes it
so that you don’t have to add your own additional
layers on top of this. If there’s something
already here, we can adjust. We can just break down the layer, turn it on or off, or adjust it according to the image. This particular image here is
already a little bit warmer, but it also looks really nice
on something a bit cooler with some blue tones in the sky, like this image of our farmer here. If we run this action. And here’s where you really see that sort of cinematic effect, so we’ll see these kind
of brown tones come into the skin and then the sky goes from more of a cooler blue to something a little bit more cyan. We’re also bringing down the luminosity of the highlights as well and bringing up our shadows just a bit. This particular action
gets a little bit tricky when you’re starting with an image that already has a lot
of warm tones in it, so, something shot at golden hour might not be as affective. So, we really want to
stick to images like this that are already starting in that kind of neutral color temperature territory. It’s really nice for something like this. Again, sort of a neutral pallet and if we run this, it really just makes that Fall effect pop. It gives it that nice cinematic quality. So, if that’s the sort of aesthetic that you’re going for, this is a really powerful action. (elegant music)