Blueprint: Fan Shares a Before & After of Her Daughter

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Blueprint: Fan Shares a Before & After of Her Daughter

I got this email and Blueprint submission from Alicia Cerva of A Thousand Words by Alicia.

Jodi – I took this picture of my daughter over the weekend, and wanted to share the actions I used from MCP. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!  I love your actions. Thanks again! Alicia


Here is her photoshop blueprint and her before and after:

  • Started with Crackle from the MCP Quickie Collection
  • Then used MCP Touch of Light on her face and arms 85%
  • Next used MCP Touch of Darkness on the background 100%
  • Ran Color Burst from the MCP Complete Workflow Actions – all opacities at default and turned on “heat the color” layer.
  • Then used MCP Magic Powder from the Magic Skin set on the Face and Arms 36%
  • Next ran the MCP Eye Doctor: Catch lights – 40%, Whites – 12%, Sharp as a tack – 100%
  • High Def Sharpening – Painted back skin with 70% opacity
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  1. September 25, 2009 at 7:29 pm —

    crackle adds a midtone contrast. it is almost a 3D feel to the images.

  2. Debbie G
    September 25, 2009 at 7:24 pm —

    Can someone tell me what “Crackle” does??? I see this a lot.

  3. Janie Pearson
    September 25, 2009 at 1:03 pm —

    I find it so helpful to see how people actually arrive at a beautiful end product in their photos. Thanks for sharing, Alicia (and Jodi!). I am feeling inspired and like I want a few more of your actions, Jodi. 🙂

  4. Shelly Frische
    September 25, 2009 at 12:47 pm —

    Just beautiful! Thanks for showing us this!!!

  5. Raquel
    September 25, 2009 at 12:33 pm —

    Wow! The unedited photo was good, but with the help of your actions, Alicia was able to make the photo really stand out! Its beautiful!

  6. September 25, 2009 at 12:20 pm —

    Wonderful image thanks for sharing.

  7. September 25, 2009 at 12:13 pm —

    GORGEOUS! Thank you for that. xo

  8. September 25, 2009 at 12:08 pm —

    Awesome transformation. I am getting more and more tempted to get your actions, Jodi!

  9. September 25, 2009 at 10:27 am —

    my word!! I should really make a plan and buy your actions! WOW!

  10. September 25, 2009 at 10:21 am —


  11. Heather Price........vanilla moon
    September 25, 2009 at 10:08 am —

    WOW,that is a fantastic example of what your actions can do,thanks for sharing.

  12. September 25, 2009 at 9:51 am —

    she really made this picture POP!
    great job!!!

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Blueprint: Fan Shares a Before & After of Her Daughter