5 Easy Steps to Make Photos Pop In Photoshop


Make Photos Pop In order to make photos pop, you will want to add vibrance, contrast and brightness. There are simple and complex ways to achieve this. In this brief tutorial, I will be showing you this super fast and easy trick to making your photos pop in just five steps.


  1. Open your photo in Photoshop. Make Photos Pop
  2. Duplicate the Background Layer of your image. Make Photos Pop
  3. Change the blending mode of the duplicate Background Layer to the Soft Light Blending Mode.  Make Photos Pop
  4. Now the image should have some more vibrance and contrast. Make Photos Pop
  5. Lastly, add a Curves Adjustment Layer to this image to brighten the image slightly.  Make Photos Pop


And you are done! Your final image should have more contrast, vibrance and brightness! Like this:

Make Photos Pop


See that wasn’t too hard. However, just in case you don’t want to go through these steps every time; I created a free action for you! Download it below:

Make It Pop Free Action

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