Blueprint – Baby Time – Making a Cute Newborn Even Cuter

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Blueprint – Baby Time – Making a Cute Newborn Even Cuter

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This photo was sent in by Nilofar Walters of Fig Tree Photography in Australia.  She wrote me an email that read, “First off thank you for a wonderful and informative blog. I have also bought a couple of your actions and I love them! I have a question. How do some newborn and baby photographers create that beautiful, light and creamy look to their photos?”

She is relatively new to newborn photography and with time her straight out of cameras will get better and better too.  But here is what can be achieved in Photoshop.  Step by step of this blueprint before and after is shown below the photos.

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  1. September 11, 2013 at 9:30 am —

    These are great actions… you should update this with a newer newborn photography session because you have awesome actions for photographers like us! 🙂

  2. September 1, 2009 at 8:19 pm —

    Love how this photo turned out. And with the clarity of the after pic. …Its just beautiful.

  3. August 18, 2009 at 7:08 am —

    Cute newborn,beautiful mcp blue print.Thank fot sharing.

  4. July 12, 2009 at 1:51 pm —

    Beautiful transformation!

  5. July 12, 2009 at 9:08 am —

    custom curve just meant curve I made not in an action. So in this case I lightened midtones using curves.

  6. Sherri LeAnn
    July 12, 2009 at 4:50 am —

    Amazing result – very beautiful

  7. July 12, 2009 at 12:43 am —

    You have a magic touch. That is a beautiful transformation. Would you mind explaining what you mean by a “custom curve”? Is it a manual curve adjustment? Thanks!

  8. July 11, 2009 at 2:40 am —

    What a transformation this is! I can’t believe it’s from the same original image. Your tutorials/recipes are fantastic, thank you!

  9. Nils
    July 10, 2009 at 10:48 pm —

    Thanks Jodi! You’ve helped me heaps!

  10. Kathy
    July 10, 2009 at 4:40 pm —

    Beautiful – thanks for sharing (:

  11. July 10, 2009 at 11:22 am —

    I don’t understand step 4. Could you please explain. I saw you do something like this on one of your workflow videos using the eye dropper tool (I think?) and I just can’t comprehend it. Or could you point me in the right direction?

  12. July 10, 2009 at 10:47 am —

    Amazing, thanks for the tut.

  13. July 10, 2009 at 10:46 am —

    This is really remarkable. I just love your blueprints and tutorials!

  14. MariaV
    July 10, 2009 at 10:20 am —

    Great tut, Jodi.

  15. July 10, 2009 at 10:15 am —

    Beautiful Jodi!

  16. July 10, 2009 at 9:10 am —

    This is a great tip. My brother just had a little one, so i will use this trick to anhance the photo’s i take…. Thanks

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Blueprint – Baby Time – Making a Cute Newborn Even Cuter