Blueprint {Sort Of}: Too Beautiful Not to Share

Kelly Moore Clark sent me these before and after shots using the MCP Bag of Tricks.  Normally for a Blueprint, I like to share the exact steps taken.  Unfortunately she did not tell me all the details of her step by step.

Since I know she used the Bag of Tricks, I can make some guesses.

It appears she used Magic Light on the skin, Magic Dark on the edges, Magic Midtone Lifter and Magical Contrast. She likely used Magical Clarity to give it dimension and Magic Color Finder Brush to enhance the colors. She may have used Digital Diet as she looks slimmer in the after image for the 1st one (but she may have used liquefying too.)

I wish I had specifics, but hopefully this helps you. I love Kelly’s photography.



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    Patrick B says

    Wow! Great example of before and after. Question for you. I noticed in the first image there is a lot of detail in the stitching of the purple dress that is hovering in the air, and in the background – but is slightly blurred in the second (sort of like a selective focus). Does the back of tricks include tools for that, or was that likely done with something else? THANKS for sharing! Looks like a great set of actions.


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