We have been getting so many comments and emails from other fellow photographers who are curious to how we get "the look" we get, so we've decided to post some before and afters with some action recipes from the coolest action sets out there from the TOTALLY RAD ACTIONS!

If you haven't purchased these actions to enhance your digital images we HIGHLY recommend getting them! I think the reason why we love them so much is because they allow us to get sort of a vintage film look without loosing the quality of our colors and resolution. They also allow us to combine as many actions we want to get "the look" we are trying to go for.

The following two Before-and-After's where created using both Totally Rad Actions! andTRA2 - THE REVENGE.

*Before-and-After set #1 recipe for color(I also just realize that the After is on the left and should be on the right, oops! You'll get the idea anyhow):

1. Yin/yang (painted in desired areas of dodge and burn)
2. Bullet Tooth (opacity to 25%)
3. Get Faded (opacity to 40%)
4. Warm it up Kris! (opacity to 20%)
5. Boutwell Magic Glasses

*Before-and-After set #2 recipe for black and white:

1. Desaturate image prior to starting recipe
2. contrast (opacity to 50%)
3. Yin/Yang (painted in desired areas of dodge and burn)
4. Detroit (opacity to 50%)
5. Grainstorm
6. Boutwell Magic Glasses

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Stevie said:
Beautiful images!! Thanks so much for sharing. I love posts like these!!
(02.10.09 12:42 PM)
Michelle Moore said:
LOVE your recipes!!! Make a cookbook!! :) Hehe....although your images look pretty killer before-hand too!
(02.10.09 12:44 PM)
Blair Van Bussel said:
Love it!I really need to get with the program and pick these up! I have just been trying to figure out if I should start with #1 or #2.... hummmm.....
(02.10.09 12:46 PM)
todd pellowe said:
thanks for the bw recipe. looks really yummy.
(02.10.09 01:00 PM)
John Sharpe Photography said:
I've been stalking for long enough. Just wanted to drop a quick comment about how much I enjoy looking at your photos. Great job and keep up the fantastic work!
(02.10.09 01:30 PM)
Macy said:
Amelia - I love it when you do these posts. Thank you. TRA was one of the first purchases I made and I just love them. I've done a bunch of variations on your B&W recipe and the prints turn out so well. You and Justin are rock stars.
(02.10.09 01:38 PM)
Ashley Rose said:
Wow Amelia you are wonderful for sharing some of your image goodness :) its always appreciated! Love love love your work ; )
(02.10.09 01:55 PM)
Becky said:
I love it when you post your TRA recipe's! Thanks!!
(02.10.09 02:58 PM)
lisa webb said:
I'm a blog stalker too, raves from the ellsworth's sent me your way. I love posts like these! thanks so much for sharing! It's so interesting to hear what people are doing to thier images. Your work is so inspiring!
(02.10.09 03:18 PM)
Tiona said:
First, let me say that I love your work! Your images are so inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing your color and bw recipes!!
(02.10.09 03:58 PM)
Anonymous said:
Thanks so much for sharing. Your images are amazing! Thanks for inspiring us all.
(02.10.09 06:55 PM)
Kerry Moynagh said:
Thank you for being so generous with this info -- love your images and knowing a little of the tricks of the trade!
(02.10.09 07:07 PM)
Ale said:
Thanks! I've been trying to figure out your post-pro for a while now because I think that even when you use the same actions than others you do it in a very original way, so thank you! I hope you keep sharing!! Thanks THanks!
(02.11.09 06:09 AM)
Carl McKinney said:
Beautiful. I officially dub these Totally Rad MAGIC!!!
(02.11.09 07:29 AM)
Whitney said:
Thank you, THANK YOU!
(02.11.09 11:10 PM)
Kat Braman said:
Thanks so much for sharing the recipes! Love your blog :)
(02.12.09 02:22 PM)
Maya Laurent said:
Love the black and white treatment you did!
(02.15.09 11:03 AM)
Catherine said:
Thanks so much for this! I do have these actions and I am going to try this out right away! What do you do with your other images that are so vivid? :)
(02.19.09 05:14 PM)
Barry Khan said:
Great post, I'm off to TRA right now... thanks so much..
(05.14.09 08:22 AM)