How to Edit Sunset Silhouette Images

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Creating Stunning Silhouettes with MCP’s help

The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes share some favorites from Show and Tell to give these photographers even more exposure.  If you haven’t checked out Show and Tell yet, what are you waiting for?  You’ll learn how other photographers are using our products and see what they can do for your work.  And once you are ready, you can show off your own editing skills using MCP goodies.  You might even make new friends or gain a customer…. since you get to add your website address right on the page. Bonus!


Today’s Featured Image:

By: Leigh Williams

Studio: Leigh W Photography

Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS at 40mm

Settings: ISO 400,  f4, SS 1/320

MCP sets used:  Quickie Collection Photoshop Actions

This Photoshop action set is only available for Photoshop (not Elements)

  • Steps taken to achieve desired look:
    • Urban Ocean – 100%
      • Contrast Flair – 33% (Default)
      • Light It Up – Turned Off
      • Over Exp. Fixer – 28% (Default)
    • Urban Sunset – 54%
      • Contrast Flair – 9%
      • Light it Up and Over Exp. Fixed Turned Off
      • Circular Gradient at 75% in Orange/Yellow to accentuate the sun itself. Brush a little off the grass.



Jodi Friedman

Jodi Friedman is the founder of MCP Actions. She designs popular Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets that make editing faster, easier and more fun.

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