I love playing with photoshop and sometimes I get carried away making my own actions which I later on end up not liking or using lol I make my own b&w actions but I am not even sure if they are good enough. I don't do b&w very often. Maybe I should huh? Anyway, here are a few pictures I've been playing with today. I have been listening a lot to Hurts lately and watching their videos. And we just bought tickets to their concert here in March! Yay! I just love the style of their videos though, the colors... and wanted to make some sort of action or something kind of with those colors. I am not really satisfied yet though so I'll keep playing around with it I'm sure. It works on some pictures, and not so much on others.
the first one I played with last night. I actually edited it in ACR but the sky was blown but the buildings were not underexposed. So I went back and made sure not to over expose the sky (buildings were way underexposed though) and brought it back to PS, and replaced the sky. It was a bit hard and I'm sure I didn't do that great of a job but eh...I'm just playing. I don't know. I really like the look of it. I don't think this type of edit would work on a portrait though.
Hurts Inspired Play by loidaeg, on Flickr
And just to show an example...these actions don't look good on portrait shots or pictures with someone. She looks pale and I don't like that! Anyway, she was sleeping. The flash did not wake her up lol
November 024 by loidaeg, on Flickr
TFL! Let me know what you think! I'm really anxious to make a good action that I can actually use more often. I need to read (watch) more tutorials on how to use Photoshop properly because I'm sure there's lots I don't know about.