Subtle Edits On Newborns Can Take a Picture from Great to Fabulous!

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Subtle Edits that are quick and easy, yet transformational.

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: Amanda Andrews

Studio: Amanda Andrews Photography

MCP sets used: Newborn Necessities Photoshop Actions

  • Steps used to achieve desired look:
    • Hush Jaundice @ 42% – Erased back all of image except for baby’s skin
    • Cake Smash Color Pop @ 62% – Painted onto hat and pink blanket
    • Baby Lotion @ 50% all over baby’s skin
    • Sharp Eyelashes on eyelashes and lips
    • Pick Me Up @ 50%
    • Twinkle Twinkle @ 32%
    • Natural Vignette @ 53%

Notice how the subtle edits in this photo take little time to incorporate, yet transform the picture into a magical newborn moment!

subtle edits to newborn photography

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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    Hi! Thank you for this. I have NB Necessity Action and really love it. But in your step Hush Jaundice @ 42% – Erased back all of image except for baby’s skin– (what does this mean?)

    Thanks! Appreciate the response.

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