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Black Friday Sale!

All the cool kids will be at the Totally Rad store on Black Friday — November 26, 2010!

Action sets and Dirty Pictures, normally priced at $149, will be just $109.  Facebook fans save an extra 10% using our super-duper secret fan code, too!

Oh, and a Dump to Diamond for you before and after addicts!  This one comes courtesy of Karen Buckshi and a flash that didn’t fire.


First things first: this photo is crazy under-exposed.  We ran Lights On (from the Original Totally Rad Action Set) at 100%, then again at 79%.  We masked the Lights On effect off of the background to create a more evenly-lit scene.

Since exposure was handled, we opted to pop a little Yin/Yang onto the subjects’ faces and then to hit the photo with Warm It Up, Kris! at 72%.  A little Oh, Snap! set to 68% with the Defog layer turned off completes the look.

Because jpegs are prone to image degradation when subjected to drastic exposure changes, we opted to pop the same photo — with all the previous steps run on it — into monochromatic mode by running Bitchin’ B&W, then Antique Tone x2.

All effects were completed using only the Original Totally Rad Action Set, which is compatible with Photoshop CS2, CS3, CS4, and CS5.  (It’s on sale for $109 on November 26th.  Buy it now.)