Quick Sepia Toning Action

Quick Action LogoThis simple ‘Quick Action’ is for Photopea and Photoshop ONLY. There are no complicated requirements and the results are achieved by simply running the Action and selecting results from the layers it creates.

The Actions have the greatest effect when played against a Black/White image, though they may be played against a colour one. Switch on one or more layers to view the impact – you may also modify blend modes and/or opacities to achieve a desired result.

This action starts with a base colour, in this case Burnt Sienna, then creates a number of layers to give a range of warm tones which can evoke different emotions – feelings of warmth, happiness or nostalgia – depending on the subject and composition.

sepia 'brandy' example
Using the Brandy Layer








To install in Photoshop

      • Extract the ‘zip’ file.
      • The simplest way is just to double click on the Sepia Collection.atn file which will launch Photoshop and install it without any further input.
      • Alternatively, if you already have Photoshop open, just drag and drop the file onto it, else
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MIT47uFegg – A good, quick overview of installing actions, or
      • helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/playing-actions.html#playing_and_managing_actions

To install in Photopea

      • Extract the ‘zip’ file and Drag and drop Sepia Collection.atn onto the Photopea work area, or
      • Main menu > File > Open > Sepia Collection.atn

Important Notes ::

      • There must be a single active layer when the action is initially run.
      • To see the impact of a filter, the required layer must be switched on.

If you have any actions, presets, tips, worked examples  you would be happy to contribute and help others off to a good start with their photo processing, pay your knowledge forward ! We are happy to help with putting material together.

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