Greater Than Gatsby: The Innocence Collection-Photoshop Actions
I was introduced to Greater Than Gatsby last year, when I was approached to see if I would be up for trying out their Newborn Present Workflow for Lightroom. I wrote a review here, and I loved their products so much I also got to test out The Innocence Collection for Photoshop. As described on their website, “The Innocence Collection was created to be the ultimate child portrait action set. This three-part collection contains 230 actions, streamlines & enhances your workflow and adds a clean yet creative flair unmatched by any other set on the market.” I have been using this set almost exclusively for the last six months, so I feel like I have a good handle on what it offers, and how it compares to other similar products in the market.
What You Get:
Greater Than Gatsby’s presets are compatible with Lightroom 4-6, CC & Classic, as well as ACR 7-10. It has three sets: Innocence Retouch, Innocence I, & Innocence II. I will break them down below. Each set also comes with a detailed ‘Recipe Guide’ to help you download and integrate the workflow. On top of that, they have plenty of videos on their website to show you how to use their products.
My Shooting & Editing Style:
Before I start to say anything about what I think, I wanted to clarify what my personal style is, as it affects how I used and reviewed this workflow. When I photograph, I go into a session trying to get everything as perfect as possible straight out of camera. I want everything to look clean, bright and timeless. Nothing makes a photographer (or at least this one) cringe like looking back on a photo edited years before, and seeing that it looks over done, trendy and amateur. My goal in editing is to bring out the beauty of an image in a timeless way, while making it look done to perfection. It’s a balancing act, trying not to over do it while still making it look timeless. That is where The Innocence Collection comes in.
You receive 95 Photoshop Actions, and from there they are broken down into the following categories: