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Ideas for the new year – please tell me what you want to see from MCP in 2009

Free Photoshop Actions and Lightroom Presets by MCP™

Ideas for the new year – please tell me what you want to see from MCP in 2009

I am out of town through Sunday with my family, then back home for 2 days, and then out of town again for 5 days for my sister’s wedding.  So I will be busy and away from my computer a lot to say the least.  I will have it with me, and I will try to post a few tutorials or share photos when I have time.

I would love if each of my readers could take the time to comment here on what you want to see from MCP in 2009. 

– Ideas for tips and tutorials on Photoshop, Lightroom and on Photography

– Ideas for what types of new actions you would like created

– Ideas on contests, prizes, etc – if you have a product and want to do a promo/give away, feel free to let me know that as well

– Anything else you would like to see from me this coming up year.

At this point, I have not decided if this post will include a drawing/contest.  But if I get enough great ideas, I may just have to pick a name to win something…

Thank you so much.  Here are a few quick highlights of my twins from 2008.

Thank you for reading my blog.



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  1. December 29, 2008 at 3:26 pm —

    I will chime in….
    I took a lesson from Jodi this past year on skin tones and it was great!! Her knowledge is fantastic. I would still love to see another tutorial. I still find good skin tones a challenge.

    1. A lesson on Color/WB correction would be nice. Many times WB can effect skin tones and over all tone. Auto WB does a good job but adjusting in PS and Lightroom always a challenge esp using curves/levels. I know my way around photoshop well but still have trouble with getting the color on the money.

    2. Lesson on sharpening photo’s. Sharpening to obtain that crisp pop seen in prints and web. Sometimes it can be overdone. I have the eye action but sometimes my eyes just look too fake people tell me.

    3. Cropping skills in Photoshop. I love love love lightroom for cropping!! Many will gasp but I use lightroom for organization and cropping only. I would love a feature or know how to crop and turn photos like in lightroom better. When adjusting angles in PS3 I always have white border.

    4. Vintage and washed out actions or tutorials would be great.

    5. Love to see an action that would apply a small black bar where I can place logos or web address beside or bottom of photos. Batch process would be nice. Make sense??

    6. Love to see some different Sepia type stuff. One of my fav websites for Sepia type photography is Sallee photography out of Dallas..There sepia is just fantastic…Love to get this one down.

    7. How to know when the photo is tooo bright or too dark. Even with Calibrated monitor tuff to get exact at times..is there a way to know??

    8. Would like to see some sports templates such as trading cards. Front and back would be nice

  2. bECCA
    December 29, 2008 at 11:45 pm —

    A beginners tutorial on the basics of photo editing. I am new at the whole photography thing and am trying to learn but I can’t seem to start at the beginning! Everyone seems so experienced and I feel overwhelmed at times! Thanks!

  3. December 30, 2008 at 12:37 pm —

    I am pretty new to the photog biz, so anything you can give would be great. I agree with the others on curves and skin tones. I also LOVE your “watch me work” tutorials. It’s amazing to see what you can do! Love your blog and your actions!

  4. Maureen Leary
    December 31, 2008 at 12:54 pm —

    Thank you so much for asking our opinions! I’d love more “watch me works”,what’s in my camera bag (and why!), white balance, skin tones,work flow, color management, more actions, how to make a brush…hmmmmm…actually I learn from absolutely everything you post-even if I know the subject I always learn SOME tidbit!

    I’d also like to join in thanking you for your generosity, and wonderful blog and talent!

  5. heatherK
    December 31, 2008 at 5:09 pm —

    I second bECCA’s suggestion. I went through the Photoshop tutorial book a few years ago (and since forgot everything), but it didn’t really cover how to fix basic problems in a photo. I don’t even know the basics I should start out learning. I’d love to see something to help us newbies along the right path.

  6. December 31, 2008 at 7:07 pm —

    I don’t know if it’s that I’m still new to Photography and Photoshop, but I’d like to know if there’s a way to batch edit. Sometimes I just want them all to be B&W, but I still find myself doing them all one by one. Luckily, I still just do small shoots and not weddings. How do you save time?!! Is there a way?

  7. January 9, 2009 at 9:26 am —

    I’ll second jodi and ask for tutorials on workflow/batch processing. PP takes too long sometimes.

    Also, something on dealing with flash and WB – in my newbie-ness to flash, I’m still messing this up. This might be a good photography and PP tutorial 🙂

  8. Rose
    January 13, 2009 at 8:52 am —

    I would like to see a web tutorial on your entire work flow…from the shots in the camera to the finished product…how you name your files, back them up, select keepers, batch process, to saving to web and what you would give to clients as they purchase photos.

  9. May 16, 2009 at 11:12 am —

    I hope your vacation is wonderful! Have fun! I would like to know how you promote yourself to other people. Do you give out cards? Do you advertise?

  10. December 21, 2009 at 1:05 pm —

    Yes, more infor on skin tones. I took your class on color and I have Your Bag of Tricks. But still would love to see more tutorials on using the numbers and how you color correct. Also more on Curves. Again took your class but would love to watch a video over and over again. These are complex subjects that need to be watched over and over again. Your tutorials are wonderful. Would love if you could post some of the best parts of your classes.

    So please more on skin tone using the eye dropper tool, info window and see saw, plus more on curves.

    Have a wonderful time.

  11. March 3, 2012 at 3:29 am —

    Amazing… amazing… amazing…. Keep up the work.

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Ideas for the new year – please tell me what you want to see from MCP in 2009