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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 9:51 am —

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

  2. 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.

  3. September 25, 2009 at 10:21 am —


  4. September 25, 2009 at 10:27 am —

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

  5. September 25, 2009 at 12:08 pm —

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

  6. September 25, 2009 at 12:13 pm —

    GORGEOUS! Thank you for that. xo

  7. September 25, 2009 at 12:20 pm —

    Wonderful image thanks for sharing.

  8. 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!

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

    Just beautiful! Thanks for showing us this!!!

  10. 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. 🙂

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

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

  12. September 25, 2009 at 7:29 pm —

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

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Blueprint: Fan Shares a Before & After of Her Daughter