Tutorial: How I edit photos using Michelle Kane Actions

I made couple of video tutorials on how I edit photos to share with a friend but I thought it’d be nice to post here in case anyone else is interested. Please keep in mind that I am by no means an expert! I am completely self-taught and this is just two examples of how one could apply a “clean” edit using Michelle Kane Actions and a more dramatic edit to a back-lit photo, also using MK Actions. Below are the two photos I use in the videos.2014-08-05-SophieSeniorPhotos-22-blog 2014-09-05-SophieSeniorPhotos-13-blog

A couple of things to note. This was my first time recording videos so I accidentally left a couple of things out.

First video: I meant to mention that along with adjusting exposure and lens correction in Lightroom, I also adjust the white balance, if needed. Also please pardon the blush that got on her hair in the video, these are just quick videos and not meant to be perfect.

Second video: I accidentally said I was using Michelle Kane’s photo, I meant to say I am using her actions. Also, I didn’t realize that I did turn on the “Airy Haze” layer when I edited this photo originally (featured above and in the beginning of the video).

Hope these videos are helpful!

Michelle Kane Actions featured in the video:

I use the HeARTy Action Bundle (HeART & Soul and Creative HeART Collections) on all of my photos. It really has everything you need to get started and can help you achieve various different looks based on your editing style. Her actions are extremely versatile and have saved me a ton of time on editing 🙂 I highly recommend them!

6 thoughts on “Tutorial: How I edit photos using Michelle Kane Actions

  1. Wow look at you go!! Really stepping up your blogging game!!

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  2. Thanks a million Katie, the videos are fantastic. I’ll be having more fun with the MK actions set now. What is the hot key you use to bring the size of your brush up and down? It seems like a basic thing but I’ve never seen it before!

    • Hi Aine! I’m glad the videos were helpful. I watched one of MK’s yesterday and realized afterwards mine were maybe not quite as helpful as a lot of hers, so definitely check out her website for more. The key to change brush size is the bracket keys, [ to make smaller and ] to make larger. I also noticed yesterday that the buttery blur action I use in the second video is free on MK’s website (found under the freebies) section. Hope this is helpful and happy editing! 🙂

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