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RECIPES Paint the Moon p hotoshop™ actions and textures

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Hi. I’m Annie. So nice to meet you!

I hope you love the Luminosity collection!

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ice to meet you!

Tips From Annie An Overview of the Sets Action Palette Layout Recipes and Images from Paint the Moon Sample Walk Through Edit

Recipes and Images From Other Professional Photographers List of All Included Actions Including Descriptions and Tips What Other Photographers are Saying About Luminosity © a l l

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A few notes from Annie about the Luminosity sets ... First of all, I want to thank you for your support of Paint the Moon and for your purchase of the Luminosity The Essence and/or The Artisan action sets. These sets have been in the creation process for almost a year and went through extensive testing for another four-months while being used in day-to-day workflows among professional photographers with varying styles of processing.

The Luminosity sets were designed to compliment each other and can be used with one another seamlessly. The actions in these two sets are unique in that they stack on top of one another without ever interfering with the Luminosity actions you’ve previously run. They also include the amazing Blender actions, which allow you to see at a quick glance each of the different actions in the set category, as well as the fabulous creative opportunity to mix and match to create your own unique look and therefore, keep true to your own style.

These sets are designed to let you create YOUR own unique style,

not to produce the same look over and over for every user.

When working with the actions from Artisan, keep in mind that if you are stacking more than a couple of the “toppings” (your color toning,

matte colors, color pops, etc.) together that you’ll likely want to drop the opacity down a bit on each of them. Also, remember that Paint the Moon actions are completely customizable so that the user can tweak individual layers within the action’s group in order to get just the right results for your particular image and sense of style.

For color toning, matte or haze actions, I recommend sometimes painting the action off the subject. This isn’t always necessary or desired, but

sometimes when the matte finish or perhaps a blur action is very strong, you’ll want to maintain the details of your subject’s face by simply painting with black on the layer mask of that action.

When adding unique, color toned looks to your images think about using the Paint On Artisan Blender in order to paint dashes of color here and there on the background of an image using a very large, soft brush.

You may notice many of the edits in the recipe portion of this guide will use multiple Artisan toning actions. This is usually done at very low opacities and often the toning action will be painted here and there on the background only as shown below. See what I did in the example below ... in the after, all I did was paint on La La Love, Earthen Ruby and Rich Deep Matte around the background here and there.

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after background toning using The Artisan Paint On Blender

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Luminosity: The Essence contains 57 actions designed to

create a clean processed image with your base workflow all in one powerhouse actions for both color and black and white, beautiful finishing touches and indispensable tools for essential corrections and unique added style.

Fresh Start Actions At the beginning of The Essence you will find your Fresh Start category of actions. These are a way to begin your edit if you need to do an adjustment to exposure or color ... everything from temperature fixers to brush on color cast removers and other selective adjustments. From there select your Base Color or BW Workflow action(s).

Color Workflow Bases You’ll discover the Color Workflow Base actions contain everything from the action Luminous, which adds light and depth while bringing out vivid clean color, to the action Organic, which leaves your images with a beautiful matte finish, full of color with an earthy appeal.

Black and White Workflow Bases You will also find the gorgeous and diverse Black and White Workflow Base actions ... Gossamer, Full of Soul, Lavish and Audrey. From a dramatic and bold black and white to a matte, nostalgic classic film look.

Blender Actions

Luminosity: The Artisan contains 56 actions designed to take

your image to the next level with a wide variety of artistic actions and finishes. Rich color shifts and pops ... beautiful, deep rich matte looks ... colorful and pastel hazy looks ... vintage film looks ... so many possibilities. These are created to be used on an image that has been clean processed (with either The Essence action set, your own basic workflow or just a perfect straight out of camera).

Toppings for Your Base Within the “Toppings for your base” category you’ll find the heart of The Artisan set. You’ll find color shifts and toning actions; the deep, rich matte look that is full of color and so popular right now; soft pastel actions with delicate hazes; rich and vibrant color pops and styles that are reminiscent of film photography.

Artisan Blenders for Toppings Within the Toppings for Your Base category you will find the most useful and powerful of all The Blender actions that will run the heart of the Artisan actions in one swoop, leaving you with 34 gorgeous actions all stacked together and ready for you to turn on each one to quickly see the results and even better, turn on a couple here and there and adjust the opacity as needed. For those who enjoy using toning actions just here and there, especially popular to do with backgrounds, you can run the The Artisan Paint On Blender and simply paint on each action wherever you want a dab of added color, toning, matte, etc.

In the Base Workflow section you will find the first two Blender actions of the set, these are designed to play all the actions in a category so the user can quickly see what each action’s results look like, as well as mix and match actions to create your own unique look by turning a couple or more on and adjusting the opacity as needed. Both the Base BW Workflows as well as the Base Color Workflows have their own Blender action.

Overlay Simple Tones

Finishing Touch Actions

Create a myriad of beautiful, rich matte finishes, light and airy haze finishes, a nostalgic and delicious film look or a bright, clean pop of color. Use the Overlay Finishes Blender action to create your own unique recipe or just to sample each of them quickly and efficiently. If you’ve added actions that have perhaps made the image too matte/hazy or bright, bring some depth back with the Matte and Haze Reducer action.

Next you will find the Finishing Touches for The Essence set. Fabulous and clever tools to do everything from add back some depth and oomph to the On the Spot tools (On the Spot Crisp, Angel Soft and Punch) for selective adjustments just where needed. Enhance the details and add clarity as needed and paint a lovely warm vignette that looks natural and pretty. Includes a Finishing Touches Blender action to mix and match or just sample them quickly and efficiently.

Softness and Blur Also, in The Essence you will find the Softness and Blur category. Just the right touch to add some velvety softness with rich depth or a soft, whisper of an overlay. Be sure to paint back your subject with black on the layer mask so it doesn’t affect the details of your subject’s face or other areas you want ultimate crispness.

Workflow Tools Lastly, The Workflow Tools in Essence are handy little helper actions with everything from a perfect sharpening for print to a custom size web re-sizing and sharpening action to noise reduction and more.

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In the Overlay Simple Tones you’ll find the powerful Artisan Classic Tones action that gives you a multitude of classic tones and looks that you can mix and match. Also in this category is the Effortless Black and White ... perfect for when you want to quickly turn your color image black and white with beautiful results.

Overlay Finishes

Finishing Touches Includes creative and unique finishers such as a paint on soft and deep edges, a gorgeous and earthen ruby edge and creamy skin glows that brush on. You’ll also find some corrective actions that can help tone shadows that have turned too blue or to help with a yellow cast. Or if you’ve found that adding your toning and matte/haze actions has brightened your image too much or it needs some pop added back in, then the Contrast Boost or the Add Back Depth are perfect finishing touches for your masterpiece.

For a detailed list of actions included along with descriptions and tips for using them, see the end of this guide.

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence:

Fierce Brush on Highlight Saver Paint on Highlights and Dimension Petal Soft Added Gossamer BW for Edit on Right

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The Artisan: Candy Coated Lola

Using the Artisan Blender Paint On Action:

La La Love Caffeine Fix Skinny Jeans Rhapsody Soft Deep Edges

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence:

Light Bright Petal Soft

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Paint on Highlights and Dimension

The Artisan:

Added the following actions for The Artisan edit:

Adeline Candy Coated Rhapsody Tranquil Ruby and La La Love (used in the Paint on Blender to brush here and there on background only)

Rich Deep Matte

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence:

Light Bright Light the Shadows

The Artisan:

Added the following Artisan actions: Rhapsody (low opacity) Muse (low opacity) Lola (low opacity) Using the Paint On Artisan Blender (brushing in spots over background only):

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La La Love Skinny Jeans Turquoise Twist Rich Deep Matte Brush on Peachy Skin Glow

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence:

Light Bright Petal Soft Velveteen Deep Spark Adios Color Casts (get rid of cyan and yellow)

The Artisan:

Matte Portobello (masked off subjects) La La Love and Fire Opal

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(from Paint On Blender - brushed on here and there)

Rich Deep Matte (masked off subjects) Earthen Ruby Paint on Edges

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence:

Verve Luminous On the Spot Crisp Paint a Deep Rainbow

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The Artisan:

Added the following actions for The Artisan edit:

Lola Tranquil Ruby Rich Deep Matte Brush On Peachy Skin Glow Earthen Ruby Paint on Edges Film Haze

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence: Light Bright Delicate

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The Artisan:

Added the following actions for The Artisan edit

Using the Artisan Blender, each was added at a low opacity:

Pure Sundrops Sunny Citrine Turquoise Twist Porcelain Delicate Poetic Film Haze

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The Essence:

Luminous Paint on Highlights and Dimension

The Artisan:

Peach Frost Muse Rhapsody Film Haze Tranquil Ruby Rich Deep Matte Earthen Ruby Paint on Edges

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The Essence:

Organic Luminous Petal Soft Velveteen Light the Shadows © paintthemoon.net

The Artisan:

Using the Artisan Blender:

Winsome Paparazzi Porcelain Rich Deep Matte Film Haze

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Fierce Delicate Dimmer Switch

The Artisan:

La La Love and Tranquil Ruby

(painted background only)

Muse Silken Rich Deep Matte Brush Off Yellow Tint Brush On Creamy Skin Glow

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence:

Verve On the Spot Brighten Paint a Deep Rainbow

The Artisan: Candy Coated Matte Portobello Rhapsody Rich Deep Matte

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Fierce Soft Splendor Paint on Highlights and Dimension Deeper Clarity Petal Soft

The Artisan: Rhapsody Tweed Sugared Suede Vintage Vanilla Rich Matte Finish

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence:

Light Bright (low opacity) Delicate (low opacity) Organic (low opacity) Spot Color Doctor (to get rid of green cast from bokeh on arm)

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The Artisan:

Using The Artisan Blender:

Adeline Matte Portobello

Using the Paint On Blender (just painted on background here and there):

Fire Opal La La Love Tranquil Ruby Rich Deep Matte Brush On Peachy Skin Glow

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence:

Verve

Light Bright Velveteen

The Artisan: Matte Portobello

La La Love Brush On Peachy Skin Glow Film Haze Earthen Ruby Vignette

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence:

Organic Verve On the Spot Brighten Velveteen Spitfire Spot Color Doctor

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The Artisan:

Adeline Muse Rich Deep Matte Brush on Peach Skin Glow

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence: Verve

Paint a Deep Rainbow Spot Color Doctor

The Artisan: Mystic

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Matte Portobello Vintage Vanilla Film Haze Rich Deep Matte

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence:

Light Bright

The Artisan:

Using the Paint On Blender (just painted here and there on image):

Candy Coated Matte Portobello Muse La La Love Rich Deep Matte Film Haze Earthen Ruby Paint on Edges before

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence:

Organic Paint a Light Rainbow

The Artisan:

La La Love Rhapsody Rich Deep Matte Soft Deep Edges Adios Color Casts (get rid of cyan)

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The Essence:

Verve Light Bright On the Spot Punch On the Spot Brighten Paint a Deep Rainbow

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The Artisan:

Added the following actions for The Artisan edit:

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Matte Portobello Tranquil Ruby & La La Love (Paint on Blender - here and there)

Film Haze Rich Deep Matte Earthen Ruby Vignette

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence:

Light Bright Add Some Warmth

The Artisan:

Added the following actions for The Artisan edit:

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Matte Portobello Rhapsody Skinny Jeans & La La Love (Paint on Blender - here and there)

Film Haze Rich Deep Matte Earthen Ruby Vignette

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

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The Essence:

Verve Velveteen Paint a Deep Rainbow

The Artisan: Matte Portobello Porcelain Tranquil Ruby Rich Deep Matte

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence:

Fierce Light Bright Velveteen

Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

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The Artisan:

La La Love Skinny Jeans Turquoise Twist Earthen Ruby Paint On Rich Deep Matte Film Haze

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The Essence:

Light Bright Fierce

The Artisan:

Using the Artisan Blender:

Sugared Suede Matte Portobello Adeline Lola Rich Deep Matte Earthen Ruby Paint On

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence:

Light Bright Petal Soft Paint on Highlights and Dimension

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See the editing walk-through for this image on the following page. There is also a corresponding video tutorial available.

The Artisan:

Using the Artisan Blenders

Adeline Candy Coated La La Love Matte Portobello Paparazzi Skinny Jeans Tranquil Ruby

Rich Deep Matte Earthen Ruby Paint on Edges

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence:

Luminous Velveteen On the Spot Crisp Paint a Deep Rainbow

The Artisan: Rhapsody Winsome Feather Haze

Photo by Keila June Photography Edited using Paint the Moon Luminosity Action Sets

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The Essence:

Luminous Organic On the Spot Crisp Velveteen

The Artisan:

Adeline Fire Opal Paparazzi Skinny Jeans (painted on) Tranquil Ruby (painted on) Earthen Ruby Vignette Feather Haze Light Lush Color Pop

Photo by Veritas Photography Edited using Paint the Moon Luminosity Action Sets

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The Essence:

Enlighten Me Soft Splendor Velveteen Paint on Highlights and Dimension

The Artisan:

Candy Coated Silken Earthen Ruby Vignette

Photo by Cris Passos Photography Edited using Paint the Moon Luminosity Action Sets

Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence:

Organic Crisp Light Details Whisper Velveteen

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Artisan:

Porcelain Brush On Creamy Skin

Icy Thistle (painted just on skin to cool skin tones)

Photo by Simply Joy Photography Edited using Paint the Moon Luminosity Action Sets

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence:

Lavish BW Audrey BW Tone Down Highlights Paint on Highlights and Dimension

The Artisan:

Artisan Classic Tones Blender:

Tones - Pop Deeper Clementine Soft Linen Soft Linen Haze

Photo by Veritas Photography Edited using Paint the Moon Luminosity Action Sets

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence:

Enlighten Me Lavish BW Paint on Highlights and Dimension On the Spot Crisp

The Artisan: Rich Deep Matte

Photo by Keila June Photography Edited using Paint the Moon Luminosity Action Sets

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence:

Add Warmth Enlighten Me Spitfire Deep Spark Paint a Deep Rainbow Velveteen

The Artisan: Confection Hoopla La La Love Light Frost Matte

Photo by Keila June Photography Edited using Paint the Moon Luminosity Action Sets

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence:

Luminous Verve Light Bright Velveteen Petal Soft

The Artisan: Tranquil Ruby Winsome Adeline

Skinny Jeans (painted on)

Earthen Ruby Vignette

Photo by Veritas Photography Edited using Paint the Moon Luminosity Action Sets

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The Essence:

Gossamer BW On the Spot Punch On the Spot Crisp Clean Simple Pop Petal Soft

The Artisan: Rich Deep Matte Feather Haze

Photo by Veritas Photography Edited using Paint the Moon Luminosity Action Sets

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The Essence:

The Essence (using the Blenders):

Light Bright Organic Delicate Velveteen Petal Soft

The Artisan:

(using the Artisan Blender): Adeline Fire Opal La La Love Muse Paparazzi Skinny Jeans Peach Skin Glow Earthen Ruby Vignette

Photo by Veritas Photography Edited using Paint the Moon Luminosity Action Sets

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence:

Verve Paint a Light Rainbow Enlighten Me

The Artisan:

Hoopla Rhapsody Matte Portobello Fire Opal La La Love Earthen Ruby Paint on Edges

Photo by Keila June Photography Edited using Paint the Moon Luminosity Action Sets

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence:

Organic Enlighten Me Paint a Light Rainbow Paint on Highlights and Dimension On the Spot Crisp

The Artisan:

Lola Matte Portobello Peach Frost Tranquil Ruby Porcelain Earthen Ruby Vignette Feather Haze

Photo by Brooke Logue Photography Edited using Paint the Moon Luminosity Action Sets

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The Essence:

Lavish BW

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The Essence:

Verve Add Some Warmth

The Artisan: Peach Frost Feather Haze

Photos by Shelley Schaffer Photography Edited using Paint the Moon Luminosity Action Sets

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Sets

The Essence:

Verve Delicate

On the Spot Crisp (great for newborn lashes and lips) Spot Color Doctor (for pink hands) Wipe On Color (for bonnet) Adios Color Casts (get rid of magenta)

The Artisan:

Porcelain Peach Frost Rich Deep Matte Brush On Creamy Skin Glow

Photo by Robin Long Photography Edited using Paint the Moon Luminosity Action Sets

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The following images and edits were created by our product testing team of professional photographers.

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The Essence:

Light Bright Velveteen

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The Artisan:

Breeze Caffeine Fix Nectar Sunny Citrine Earthen Ruby Vignette Reduce Matte/Haze Brush On Peachy Skin Glow

Photo by Christine Elise Photography Edited using Paint the Moon Luminosity Action Sets

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PAINT THE MOON PRODUCT TESTING TEAM

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The Essence: Enlighten Me Light Crisp Details

The Artisan:

Candy Coated Silken Icy Thistle Brush on Peach Skin Glow before

Photo by Cris Passos Photography Edited using Paint the Moon Luminosity Action Sets

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PAINT THE MOON PRODUCT TESTING TEAM

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The Essence:

Enlighten Me Delicate Velveteen Paint on Highlights and Dimension Paint a light Rainbow

The Artisan:

Porcelain Silken Earthen Ruby Vignette Soft Deep Edges

Photo by Cris Passos Photography Edited using Paint the Moon Luminosity Action Sets

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PAINT THE MOON PRODUCT TESTING TEAM

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The Essence:

Quick Zap Paint a Light Rainbow

The Artisan:

Peach Frost Nectar Paparazzi (painted on) Tranquil Ruby (painted on) Caffeine Fix Earthen Ruby Vignette Whispers Feather Haze Rich Deep Matte

Photo by Brooke Logue Photography Edited using Paint the Moon Luminosity Action Sets

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PAINT THE MOON PRODUCT TESTING TEAM

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The Essence:

Verve Paint a Light Rainbow Velveteen On the Spot Punch

The Artisan: Candy Coated Fire Opal Matte Portobello Muse Sunny Citrine Film Haze

Photo by Simply Joy Photography Edited using Paint the Moon Luminosity Action Sets

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PAINT THE MOON PRODUCT TESTING TEAM

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The Essence:

Delicate (works beautifully with newborns and studio work) On the Spot Crisp (great for newborn lashes and lips) Spot Color Doctor (for red feet) Adios Color Casts (get rid of blue and cyan cast) On the Spot Angel Soft Whispers (to soften blanket)

The Artisan:

Film Haze (for a film look) Brush on Peachy Skin Glow

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The Essence:

Luminous On the Spot Punch Quick Zap Velveteen Earthen Ruby Vignette Adios Color Casts Light Crisp Details

The Artisan:

Sunny Citrine Lola Earthen Ruby Vignette Soft Deep Edges

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Luminosity: The Essence

Fresh Start Actions

Soft Splendor - Sumptuous color and velvety, deep and soft detail. Be sure to paint back

Use these actions to begin your edit or when extra adjustments to exposure, color, etc. are

details you don’t want softened (such as the face or subject) on the Soft Gossamer layer.

needed. Next, continue on to your Base Color or BW Workflow action(s).

Verve - Packs a wallop of vivid color, fabulous clarity and bold but clean processing.

Add Some Warmth - For too cool images, adds warmth, reducing the blue and cyan tones.

Sunday Morning - Radiant and full of sunshine, Sunday Morning will add lively warmth and

Cool It Down - Cools down too warm images by reducing the yellow and red tones. Enlighten Me - A fabulous action to ramp up the exposure and brightness. Dimmer Switch - Bring the brightness back down overall. This is a great action to run at the

illuminate your images with it’s soft flush of color.

Delicate - Light and airy, for a more subtle edit. Just a slight amount of haze and perfect for newborns, indoor shots and when your image needs just a touch of a boost.

end of an edit if you find the toning you’ve done has caused an image to become too bright.

Organic - Earthy, full of beautiful color with a matte finish.

Tone Down Highlights - Works on the too bright highlights of an image to tone them down.

Black and White Workflow Bases

Brush On Highlight Saver - Paint on the Tone Down Highlights effect just where needed. Light the Shadows - Perfect for perking up shadows that are too dark and muddy.

Audrey - A classic film style black and white with a hint of a teal tone and a nostalgic film grain option.

On the Spot Brighten - Paint on some light just where needed.

Full of Soul - Sumptuously warm and smooth black and white with chocolate and cream un-

On the Spot Darken - Paint on some deepening and lower exposure where needed.

dertones. Turn on the Matte Blacks layer for a softer, filmy look.

Spot Color Doctor - Use to get rid of unwanted color casts - just select the color you want to

Gossamer - Dreamy, film like and matte with a bit of sweetness. Turn up the Matte Shadows

change it to and paint it on where needed. Also wonderfully tricky for changing the tone and color of items in your image (for instance, turning a pink hat blue to better match an outfit), simply ramp up the opacity a bit for desired effect. Adios Color Casts - A powerful action with color correction tools for every color cast -

layer for a totally matte and lovely look.

Lavish - Just like the name sounds ... lavishly full of contrast, pure black and white tones and a very rich, classic looking black and white style.

simply turn on the colors you need to get rid of and adjust opacity as needed.

Finishing Touch Actions

Adios Color Casts Paint On - A paint on version for selective color adjustments.

BLENDER - Plays all of the Finishing Touch actions and stacks them in your layers palette.

Wipe On, Wipe Off Color Brushes - Paint on color saturation or decrease it as needed.

Mix and match (adjust opacity as needed), paint on only the actions needed or just quickly try each workflow action out with ease.

Color Workflow Bases

Oomph - Adds dramatic light and detail.

These are the heart and soul of the Essence set - powerhouse workflow actions to either act as the foundation of your edit or for a clean processed look, leave them on their own.

BLENDER - Plays all eight of the Color Workflow Base actions and stacks them in your

Spitfire - A more intense zap of contrast, color and clarity. Deep Spark - Great for imparting a deep richness and contrast to a too bright and hazy image.

layers palette. Mix and match (adjust opacity as needed), or just quickly try each workflow

Quick Zap - Offers a very simple punch of contrast and color.

action out with ease.

Clean Simple Pop - Just like the name sounds, a very light and clean pop. :)

Luminous - Clean, full of light and just the right amount of contrast.

Paint on Highlights and Dimension - Paint on either highlights using a white brush (won-

Fierce - Add some depth, a deep fierce color and fabulous clarity. Works well on slightly

derful for enhancing sunshine and lighting in images to highlight the subject and desired focal

overexposed images or photos that need a little more punch and richness.

points) or dimension and depth using a black brush. It’s a wonderful action to give an image

Light Bright - Shine radiant light on your image and a generous heaping of vivid color. Lovely with underexposed images (or turn off the Lighter layer to reduce the brightening).

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a unique sense of dimension without being at all obvious. Be sure to use a very low opacity brush when painting - around 10% is best and you can build up the effect as desired.

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Luminosity: The Essence Details List Continued ... Make Me Rich (Deepen) - Gives an image some deep richness to the shadows and midtones, a sumptuous finishing touch.

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The Essence:

More Fill Light Please - A digital reflector to fill in murky shadows and brighten mid-tones.

Verve Oomph

Paint a Light Rainbow - Brush on a light and airy punch of color where needed. Paint a Deep Rainbow - Brush on a deep, velvety and saturated burst of color as desired. On the Spot Crisp - Paint on some clarity, detail and sharpness just where needed. Can be used as a quickie way of sharpening eyes (just go lightly!).

On the Spot Angel Soft - Brush on a very delicate, angelic blur as desired.

Matte Portobello Rich Deep Matte Earthen Ruby Paint on Edges

On the Spot Punch - Use where needed to add some deep clarity and contrast boost. Paint on Warm Vignette - Allows you to brush on a warm, deep vignette to naturally deepen your image edges. Use a low opacity, large and soft brush to build up the effect.

Deep Crisp Details - Gives your image’s details some extra clarity that is a bit dramatic. Light Crisp Details - A lighter touch to add clarity to the details in your image.

Softness and Blur Be certain to paint back your subject’s face, or the entire body of your subjects, in order to maintain detail and sharpness. Often I will paint back the face of the subject at 100% and then drop my opacity on the brush to about 50% and paint over the rest of the subject, leaving the action on the remainder of the image/background.

Whispers - A soft, light and whisper-y blur. Velveteen - A gorgeous velvety blur with rich depth and smoldering colors. Petal Soft - A soft as silk action with a deep matte finish.

Workflow Tools Sharpening for Print - Perfect sharpening for your high resolution prints. Sharpening/Resize for Web (Select Your Size) - Just right for the web sharpening and the option to select your own custom size needed - great for blog posts, etc.

Sharpening/Resize for Web (960) - Facebook Horizontal - Specifically created for Facebook horizontal images - resizes to 960 pixels wide and sharpens.

Sharpening/Resize for Web (720) - Facebook Vertical - Specifically created for Facebook vertical images - resizes to 720 pixels tall and sharpens.

Noise Reduction - Helps reduce minor to moderate noise/grain in images. Snapshot in History- Takes a snapshot of your current document to save in your history palette. If you decide after getting into an edit that you’d like to go back in history, just click.

Revert to Original - If you want a complete do over from the last save. Flatten All Layers - Flattens all layers. Move to Bottom Layer - Moves the currently selected layer or group to the bottom layer. Move to Top Layer - Moves the currently selected layer or group to the front layer.

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Luminosity: The Artisan

Overlay Finishes Rich Deep Matte - One of my favorite actions in the set, and also one of the most used by

Toppings for Your Base

our product testing team as well. Gives a matte finish to your image that is deep and beautiful. Best results when subject is masked off (at least the face and eyes ... you could also

Within the “Toppings for your base” category you’ll find the heart of The Artisan set. You’ll find color shifts and toning actions; the deep, rich matte look that is full of color and so beloved right now; soft pastel actions with delicate hazes; rich and vibrant color pops and styles that are reminiscent of film photography. Because these artistic toning actions are so customizable (turn on/off layers or change their opacity to tweak the look), the best way to get to know the look of each action is to play the Blender and play around with them. Defining each of these actions would be too limiting since one tweak can take an action from “matte and filmy” to “bold and full of contrast.”

or a black and white image.

Artisan Blenders for Toppings

Feather Haze - Delicate and airy haze finish.

Within the Toppings for Your Base category you will find the most useful and powerful of all The Blender actions that will run the heart of the Artisan actions in one swoop, leaving you with 34 gorgeous actions all stacked together and ready for you to turn on each one to quickly see the results and even better, turn on a couple here and there and adjust the opacity as needed. For those who enjoy using toning actions just here and there, especially beautiful to do with backgrounds, you can run the The Artisan Paint On Blender and simply paint on each action wherever you want a dab of added color, toning, matte, etc. The best way to get to know these versatile and incredibly varied actions is to use the Blender and then experiment from there.

Matte and Haze Reducer - If you’ve added actions that have perhaps made the image too

lower opacity on the brush to remove the matte finish only partially), leaving the finish on your background.

Light Frost Matte - Gorgeous matte finish with a light and airy feel. Film Haze - Mimics the look of film photography with a muted, soft finish and tones. Film Grain - Add a nostalgic look to your image with film grain - looks great with Film Haze

matte/hazy or bright, bring some depth back and contrast.

Light Lush Color Pop - A clean and lush color popping action.

Finishing Touches Soft Deep Edges - Paint on a velvety soft and deep edge. Use a low opacity brush to slowly build up the effect for a more subtle and natural look.

Earthen Ruby Vignette - An earthy and deep ruby vignette for a unique touch.

Overlay Simple Tones

Earthen Ruby Paint on Edges - Paint on an earthy, deep ruby edge for a more natural look.

Artisan Classic Tones - gives you a multitude of classic tones and hazes for looks that you

Brush On Peachy Skin Glow - Gorgeous peachy and glowing skin just where you need it!

can mix and match.

Brush On Creamy Skin Glow - Gorgeous creamy and glowing skin just where you need it!

Effortless Black and White - perfect for when you want to quickly turn your color image black and white with beautiful results.

Brush Off Blue Shadows - For reducing too blue shadows after an edit using heavier toning. Brush Off Yellow Tint - For reducing a yellow tint after an edit using heavier toning. Contrast Boost - A perfect and quick way to add just a bit more pop back into an image after using a lot of toning, mattes or hazes.

Add Back Depth - Tone Down - Another finishing touch that is helpful after using a lot of toning, mattes or hazes if you want some depth and deepening added back in.

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What other photographers are saying... Luminosity: the essence and the artisan

“I love these new sets and how different they are from any others I’ve seen. They are not complicated or overdone. These actions are fresh

so much artistic

and clean and give you

control over your photos. They are user friendly and there are so many choices!

I think whether you are a beginner

or an advanced user, these

actions are a must have for any photographer. I can’t see my editing without them!!

Thank you, Annie, for helping me discover my editing style.

You have really outdone yourself this time!” - Christine Elise Photography

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Paint the Moon Luminosity Photoshop Actions Guide and Recipe Book  

A recipe and guide book for the Luminosity: The Essence and The Artisan Photoshop action sets. Packed full of useful tips, inspiring recipes...