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

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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. tracy
    December 29, 2008 at 2:30 pm —

    I would love to see some Lens Blur actions!

  2. December 29, 2008 at 11:52 am —

    If you are utilizing the new adjustment and masking panes for editing in cs4, I would like to get feedback on how you are using them.

  3. December 29, 2008 at 8:40 am —

    I loved the curves workshop this fall.

    I know its already been mentioned. But after having some time to play with my photos over the weekend, I’d love some direction on dark brown eyes. Whenever I adjust them, it just doesn’t seem true to real life. Its just not the same as adjusting baby blues.

    I’d also love some direction on file storage and organization. And last but not least maybe creatively cropping a photo.

  4. Maureen Leary
    December 29, 2008 at 7:34 am —

    A beautiful family living a full and happy life! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. December 28, 2008 at 7:39 pm —

    I agree with what as been mentioned! Skin tone and color cast would be super! Also, workflow, batch processing and lightroom would be so helpful! Thanks! Your help and advice is awesome!

  6. December 28, 2008 at 7:14 pm —

    I would love to see some lightroom tutorials, and workflow, specifically one which would contain the best way to sharpen and size for web thru lightroom, and if you export it to a file on your desktop, and how to also get a duplicate version without the extra sharpening. So I guess this would also be organization. Thanks for your great tips/tuts!

  7. December 28, 2008 at 9:24 am —

    thanks for opening the suggestion box. how about a workflow discussion, including batch processing? anything that cuts down on pp time would be greatly appreciated!

  8. A. S.
    December 28, 2008 at 1:19 am —

    I love love love your “watch me work” tutorials. Would be great to see more.

  9. December 28, 2008 at 12:22 am —

    Thanks for an amazing 2008 Jodi! I’ve really enjoyed following your blog. I personally would like to see more tutorials on Lightroom 2.0 since I just received this for Christmas and am anxious to use it to it’s full potential. I also would like to see some presets for Lightroom.

  10. Adrianne
    December 27, 2008 at 9:14 pm —

    Yep, definately skintones. I use the Skin Blast, too, and use the sliders to try to get it right but ugh! it’s tough!! Also, if you could do the Magic Template Actions for CS users, that would be awesome!! I would have bought them all already but I only have CS. 🙁 I love the series by Matthew Kees but would love something that is in video format so I can ‘see’ what is being done, if that makes sense. But really, anything you come up with is gonna rock, lady! Have a wonderful new year!

  11. Laurie
    December 27, 2008 at 7:59 pm —

    Hi! I love this blog! I am relatively new to photography and have been using Elements. I received CS4 for Christmas! Yeah! (Thanks to your link for the $299 upgrade). First of all, I have two brown eyes babies. How do you get your kiddos’ eyes to sparkle? Any special tips? It seems much easier on blue eyed kids…I would love to learn more photoshop tips. What do you do to your photos before you use your actions? I plan to buy some actions when I get a new laptop to put all of of photography files on. Also, what kind of computer equipment do you use/external hard drive/etc…a tutorial on all of that stuff for beginners would be great as well! Thanks for giving your knowledge so willingly! Happy New Year!

  12. Susan
    December 27, 2008 at 7:27 pm —

    I’m going to second and third skin tones, color correction and sharpening. I’d love to actually see step by step how you make your pics look great.
    Thanks, I’m a big fan…

  13. Michele
    December 27, 2008 at 6:37 pm —

    Tutorials for sure……creative editing of photos. And creative shooting would be great!
    Also, I also want to know more about skin tones. That is one of your actions I plan on getting, and would love to know how to use them properly.
    Thanks, and keep up the great work.

  14. December 27, 2008 at 6:04 pm —

    I would love to see some sloppy border actions. I love your actions and they are part of my workflow. I couldn’t do it without you, girl. 😉 Thank you!

  15. December 27, 2008 at 5:27 pm —

    Love all your actions,
    would love to learn more on skin tones and sharpening pictures.
    And this may seem strange, but I am interested in learning about all the tags you have at the bottom of your blog posts. (i.e. geotag, delicious, newsvine, etc)
    do they help you drive traffic? why do you use them?
    thanks, I have learned so much from your blog!

  16. Debbie G
    December 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm —

    Skin tone, skin tone!! I have the hardest time deciding when to add more or take away. There has to be a better way. I LOVE YOUR TUTORIALS!! Thanks. I send the revisit to “curves”.

  17. Laurie
    December 27, 2008 at 10:33 am —

    I really enjoy your tutorials and your interviews with other photographers. I second the revisit to curves. How about a B & W pp tutorial/class? I know there are several different methods (lab, gradient map etc..).

    Hope you and your family have a happy 2009!

  18. December 27, 2008 at 1:27 am —

    Oh, I second the suggestion on skin tones. It takes me a zillion tries to get it right – though sometimes I never do. Too much red is always a problem, even when I use the Magic Skin actions.

  19. JennK
    December 26, 2008 at 10:30 pm —

    I love your stuff so I am sure I would like anything you come up with. Here are a few ideas from me though:

    I just got Lightroom so I would love to see tutorials on workflow within LR.

    More PS tutorials would be great too along with the classes like you offered this past year. I missed the one on curves but would love to be able to get a transcript or watch a recorded version of it.

    How to recognize color casts and steps to take to get rid of them. I have the Magic Skin set with the skin cast blast but find that when I correct what I first see I often end up with another problem. I guess I need more work on how the colors all work together.

    Last but not least, getting nice skin tones is something else I am trying to learn. Sometimes I need to fix skin tones and I just can’t tell when I have it right.

    Just a few ideas. Can’t wait to see what MCP has to offer in 2009! Enjoy the time with your family!

  20. keri jackson
    December 26, 2008 at 9:26 pm —

    I only have pse, would you do any tutorials specific just to elements?

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