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Photoshop Actions

Add final touches to your work, simplify Photoshop, take your images to the next level.

Photoshop Actions
My custom photoshop actions created for photographers who want to take their Lightroom edits to the next level with simple finishing touches. I’ve been using these actions consistently on every single one of my images for the past 7 years and they’ve completely elevated my style while I keep my editing speed. They are made to amplify and strengthen your current style whatever it may be. These gentle photoshop actions are easy to use, layer, and mix together to put finishing touches and tweaks on your work.
WHY ADD PHOTOSHOP?
Although I love Lightroom and use it primarily for all of my color correcting, I’ve always felt like it only gets my photos 85% of the way there. I originally learned to edit in Photoshop and relied on actions for my color correcting workflow. After I made the switch to Lightroom, I couldn’t figure out how to achieve the same final product I could get to in Photoshop. I wanted to blend the two programs into one quick workflow which led me to create and refine these 13 Photoshop Actions so you can add them onto any workflow for those final finishing touches that Lightroom can’t always get to.
Although I love Lightroom and use it primarily for all of my color correcting, I’ve always felt like it only gets my photos 85% of the way there. I originally learned to edit in Photoshop and relied on actions for my color correcting workflow. After I made the switch to Lightroom, I couldn’t figure out how to achieve the same final product I could get to in Photoshop. I wanted to blend the two programs into one quick workflow which led me to create and refine these 13 Photoshop Actions so you can add them onto any workflow for those final finishing touches that Lightroom can’t always get to.
WHY ADD PHOTOSHOP?
HOW THESE ACTIONS PLAY INTO MY WORKFLOW:
Make main color corrections and heavy adjustments in Lightroom using my personal presets then exporting as JPEGs.
I export at 100 quality, 300 resolution.
Make final tweaks with the actions to get to my finished product. Save final images at 10 quality JPEG. They’re ready to deliver!
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Open my Lightroom Exports in Photoshop.
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Make main color corrections and heavy adjustments in Lightroom using my personal presets then exporting as JPEGs.
I export at 100 quality, 300 resolution.
Open my Lightroom Exports in Photoshop.
Make final tweaks with the actions to get to my finished product. Save final images at 10 quality JPEG. They’re ready to deliver!
HOW THESE ACTIONS PLAY INTO MY WORKFLOW:
Layer + Mix for Finishing Touches
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BRIGHTEN
Bump up the exposure slightly.
DARKEN
Darken the exposure slightly.
WARM SHADOWS
Give your undertones a warmer feel,
great for improving skin tones and
giving a subtle golden touch to images.
COOL SHADOWS
Give your undertones a cooler feel,
I especially love using this on
overcast images.
If your image feels too yellow or green,
this action will gently balance it.
I primarily use it for balancing
skin tones.
COLOR PUSH - YELLOW > RED
If your image feels too magenta or
red, this action will gently balance
it. I primarily use it for balancing
skin tones.
COLOR PUSH - RED > YELLOW
Used for pulling saturation out of
red and yellow, I primarily use it
for balancing skin tones.
SATURATION PULL - RED
AND YELLOW
Used when there is red splotchiness,
cold red noses/ears, flushed cheeks, or
overall too pink of skin. Paint the effect
where you want, control the strength.
SKIN FIXER - RED
Used when the subject has overly
saturated skin tones that are not
natural. Paint the effect where you
want, control the strength.
SKIN FIXER - ORANGE
My number one! With slight color
adjustments and increased contrast
this is my go to for so much of my work.
This is my favorite action and I
commonly combine it with the gentle
curve booster and top it off with the
matte finish for my final look.
BASE CURVE BOOSTER
A soft curve tweak that smooths out
images and adds a creamy feel to images.
I love this action on its own or combined
with the base curve booster as an added
layer!
GENTLE CURVE BOOSTER
My finishing touch on every image for a
soft, natural and matted look.
MATTE FINISH
MAGIC TRIO
Because I love the combination of the
Base Curve Booster, Gentle Curve Booster
and Matte Finish I put them all together
into one to save time so I can single click
edit and save. Yay for saving time!

+ I’LL TEACH YOU HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN TWEAKS & SAVE ACTIONS FOR EACH SET OF IMAGES SO YOU CAN SAVE TIME ON, WELL, TWEAKING AND SAVING!
13 Photoshop Actions Included
THE ACTIONS
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13 PHOTOSHOP ACTIONS INCLUDED
+ I’LL TEACH YOU HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN SAVE ACTION FOR EACH SET OF IMAGES SO YOU CAN SAVE TIME ON, WELL, SAVING!
Bump up the exposure slightly.
BRIGHTEN
DARKEN
Darken the exposure slightly.
WARM SHADOWS
Give your undertones a warmer feel, great for improving skin tones and giving a subtle golden touch to images.
COOL SHADOWS
Give your undertones a cooler feel, I especially love using this on overcast images.
COLOR PUSH - YELLOW > RED
If your image feels too yellow or green, this action will gently balance it. I primarily use it for balancing skin tones.
COLOR PUSH - RED >YELLOW
If your image feels too magenta or red, this action will gently balance it. I primarily use it for balancing skin tones.
SATURATION PULL
RED AND YELLOW
Used for pulling saturation out of red and yellow, I primarily use it for balancing skin tones.
SKIN FIXER - RED
Used when there is red splotchiness, cold red noses/ears, flushed cheeks, or
overall too pink of skin. Paint the effect where you want, control the strength.
SKIN FIXER - ORANGE
Used when the subject has overly saturated skin tones that are not natural. Paint the effect where you want, control the strength.
BASE CURVE BOOSTER
My number one! With slight color adjustments and increased contrast this is my go to for so much of my work. This is my favorite action and I commonly combine it with the gentle curve booster and top it off with the matte finish for my final look.
GENTLE CURVE BOOSTER
A soft curve tweak that smooths out images and adds a creamy feel to images. I love this action on its own or combined with the base curve booster as an added layer!
MATTE FINISH
My finishing touch on every image for a soft, natural and matted look.
MAGIC TRIO
Because I love the combination of the Base Curve Booster, Gentle Curve Booster and Matte Finish I put them all together into one to save time so I can single click edit and save. Yay for saving time!

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Submissions from Photographers Around the World
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These images were "finished" images submitted by photographers from around the world using different gear, different presets, and different editing and shooting styles. I added the finishing touches my Actions offer in Photoshop to polish the already amazing images! It's the little things that go such a long way!
These images were "finished" images submitted by photographers from around the world using different gear, different presets, and different editing and shooting styles. I added the finishing touches my Actions offer in Photoshop to polish the already amazing images! It's the little things that go such a long way!
These images were "finished" images submitted by photographers from around the world using different gear, different presets, and different editing and shooting styles. I added the finishing touches my Actions offer in Photoshop to polish the already amazing images! It's the little things that go such a long way!
These images were "finished" images submitted by photographers from around the world using different gear, different presets, and different editing and shooting styles. I added the finishing touches my Actions offer in Photoshop to polish the already amazing images! It's the little things that go such a long way!
These images were "finished" images submitted by photographers from around the world using different gear, different presets, and different editing and shooting styles. I added the finishing touches my Actions offer in Photoshop to polish the already amazing images! It's the little things that go such a long way!
These images were "finished" images submitted by photographers from around the world using different gear, different presets, and different editing and shooting styles. I added the finishing touches my Actions offer in Photoshop to polish the already amazing images! It's the little things that go such a long way!
These images were "finished" images submitted by photographers from around the world using different gear, different presets, and different editing and shooting styles. I added the finishing touches my Actions offer in Photoshop to polish the already amazing images! It's the little things that go such a long way!
These images were "finished" images submitted by photographers from around the world using different gear, different presets, and different editing and shooting styles. I added the finishing touches my Actions offer in Photoshop to polish the already amazing images! It's the little things that go such a long way!
These images were "finished" images submitted by photographers from around the world using different gear, different presets, and different editing and shooting styles. I added the finishing touches my Actions offer in Photoshop to polish the already amazing images! It's the little things that go such a long way!
These images were "finished" images submitted by photographers from around the world using different gear, different presets, and different editing and shooting styles. I added the finishing touches my Actions offer in Photoshop to polish the already amazing images! It's the little things that go such a long way!
FAQ
How do you use the actions?
I personally use these on all of my Lightroom JPEG edits. Although they can be used on RAW image files, they were created with the intent of using on JPEG files. Included in your purchase is an online video tutorial on how to use them, what each action is intended for, and how to create your own actions to use along with them!
Does adding Photoshop into your workflow make the editing process take a lot longer?
Not with these babies! These actions are click and go. If a session takes me an hour to edit in Lightroom, it will typically take me about 20 minutes to make all of my Photoshop adjustments, so about 1/3 of the time.
If I have your presets already (or other presets), do I need these?
Although I love my Lightroom edits I still always feel like there’s one more step I can take with them to take them to the next level and put finishing touches on them. I also feel it’s good to give yourself one more chance to make final tweaks to your images in case there’s anything you missed the first time going through them! With that being said, you don’t need them, they’re an optional add on to any workflow if you feel you want an easy way to amplify the edits and style you currently already have.
What file types are the actions meant for?
These actions were designed to be used on JPEG images. Although they can be used on RAW image files just the same, I personally only edit my exported Lightroom JPEG edits. I export my LR edits at 100 quality, 300 resolution.
Do they work on RAW image files?
Yes, they do! They work the same.
Do you use these on every photo? Or just some?
Call me crazy, but yes I do! Every time a photographer hears that I run every single one of my images (yes, even group photos and details and all that stuff!) through Lightroom AND Photoshop, they gasp. But truthfully they don’t take much time to add onto a workflow if you know how to use them and what you’re going for! I love them and feel like they’re the cherry on top of an ice cream sundae. Not necessary but make such a big difference in my opinion!
I already use Photoshop as my primary editing software, would I still benefit from using these?
If you’re really new to Photoshop, yes. They’ll help you save time and speed up your workflow. If you’re really familiar with Photoshop and you already have your own actions created that seem similar to mine based on the before and afters, then spend your money on tacos instead! You can also feel free to submit some edits to me for me to use the actions on so you can see a before and after preview of them on your own work. Email to learn@indiaearl.com.
Are refunds allowed?
Because of the digital nature of this product, there are no refunds allowed, no exceptions.
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