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Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Create a Trendy, Colorful Action

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What You'll Be Creating

Welcome to our Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!

Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Trendy Hipster Effect

Hipsters love clean, vibrant colors! And you can create colorful effects for your photos easily with a Photoshop Action. In this quick video below, I'll show you how to make a vibrant, hipster-inspired photo filter and turn it into a custom action.

How to Create a Hipster Filter Action in Photoshop

Open your photo into Photoshop. Here I'll be using this Male Stock.

Hipster Male Stock from Pixabay
Male Stock

Now set up your action. Go to Window > Actions to access the Actions palette. Click on the New Action Set icon to create a folder for your action, and then select New Action and name it "Hipster." Once you're ready to move on, hit the Record button to begin recording your next steps.

Create a New Action

Go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Vibrance. Set the Vibrance to 83 and the Saturation to 0. Then add a New Adjustment Layer for Brightness and Contrast. Set the Brightness to 59 and the Contrast to 15.

Add Vibrance and Brightness and Contrast Adjustments

Add a final New Adjustment Layer for Gradient Map. Pick a gradient that transitions from blue #1e13b4 to white. Set the Layer Blend Mode to Pin Light and lower the Opacity to 50%.

Add a Gradient Map

To finish, create a New Layer and use a large, Soft Round Brush at 0% Hardness to paint yellow on one side and purple on the other. Set the Layer Blend Mode to Color and bring down the Opacity to 25%.

When you're finished, hit Stop on the Actions palette and save your new action for future projects.

Add Yellow and Purple Colors

Here is the final result.

Hipster Photo Filter Photoshop Action Tutorial

5 Colorful Photoshop Actions

Want more actions? For insane color effects and more, browse the amazing selection of Photoshop actions available to you through GraphicRiver and Envato Elements. And check out a few of our favorites below!

Abstract Color Photoshop Action

Turn your photos into an abstract work of art! This amazing action creates a fantastic effect with unlimited results and has been tested on multiple versions of Photoshop. Enjoy well-organized layers and multiple color options in this download.

Abstract Color Photoshop Action

Gradient Duotone Photoshop Action

Add amazing energy to your selfies with this awesome gradient action. This action creates stunning duotone effects with over 50 gradient effects to choose from. It works best with the English version of Photoshop and is compatible with both CS6 and CC.

Gradient Duotone Photoshop Action

Spectrum - Photoshop Action

Enjoy more mind-blowing gradients with this gorgeous Spectrum action. This action is based on Smart Filters, allowing room for more adjustments with tone and details after the action has been played. It includes one action and an easy-to-follow help guide for instructions.

Spectrum - Photoshop Action

Beach Vibes Photoshop Actions

Ready for summer? Step up your photo game with this amazing set of Photoshop actions. Choose from 25 preset variations inspired by the beautiful, warm colors of summer and vacation living. With helpful instructions included, you'll soon be on your way to awesome photos in no time!

Beach Vibes Photoshop Actions

Oil Paint Animation Photoshop Action

The Item Oil Paint Animation Photoshop Action is one of the best in its kind. This product is very useful and developed with very care. The main outstanding feature of this product is its quality. This Action might prove a game changer for you. Start creating a painting like gifs or images. 

Oil Paint Animation Photoshop Action

60 Seconds?!

This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+ in which we introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you'd like to see explained in 60 seconds!

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