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Free 10×20 “DAD” Template – perfect for Father’s Day Gifts

Here it is again – the highly requested “DAD” storyboard template. I released this template last year and have had dozens of people asking for a re-release. I have two versions available. – Version 1 has clipping masks – if you are familiar with using clipping masks, it is amazing.  If you are not, version…

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“Color Management” Basics by blog guest Color Inc Pro Lab

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Color Inc Pro Lab is who I use for my printing. I love the way my prints look true to life. And I have received amazing customer service. I contacted them to see if they would be a guest on my…

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Sharing photos of a couple in LOVE – my parents

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase My parents visited over Memorial Day weekend. And I took some photos of my mom and dad together.  And a few of them with my daughter Ellie.  My other daughter did not feel like being in pictures.  But after the fact said,…

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Quick Tip | How to get rid of brushes?

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase   I get a lot of questions from customers about how to do things in Photoshop. I am going to be posting some frequent asked questions from MCP Actions customers and blog visitors. If you have a quick question about Photoshop…

OnOne Software e-seminar – plus 20% off for attendees

OnOne Software e-seminar – plus 20% off for attendees

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase OnOne Software has offered to do a unique e-seminar for MCP Blog readers. Brian Kraft, Vice President of Sales for OnOne Software, has offered to do an e-seminar for us. As long as I get enough commitments for attendees, this will…

Contest at Simply Splash | Win MCP Eye Doctor | Tracy Joy Bag | J.Lee Album

Contest at Simply Splash | Win MCP Eye Doctor | Tracy Joy Bag | J.Lee Album

More exciting news and ways to win! I have been asked to donate a prize for The Simply Splash monthly contest. It is my Eye Doctor and Dentist (eye pop and teeth whitening) Action Set. Her other prizes are a Tracy Joy Joey Bag and a gift certificate to J.Lee Albums. So be sure to…

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The Winners of the TRACY JOY camera strap covers are…

  MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase  I used Random.org’s number genorator to pick the 3 winners of the Camera Strap contest.  I will be emailing Tracy the winner’s email addresses so that she can communicate with you about your fabric choices. Congratulations to the Winners.  And…

Understanding Layers: New Layer, Adjustment Layer, Duplicate Layer… When to use each.

Understanding Layers: New Layer, Adjustment Layer, Duplicate Layer… When to use each.

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Are you lost when it comes to layers?  Are you confused as to when to use an adjustment layer, a new blank layer, a duplicate layer, and other types of layers?  Well if so, today I am a guest on the…

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FREE PHOTOSHOP ACTION: Flag in a Flash | Memorial Day Celebration

***FLAG IN A FLASH*** This is a very special free photoshop action called “Flag in a Flash.” It creates a 20×20 Patriotic Flag Storyboard in seconds. You can resize the storyboard to any smaller size square (such as 8×8, 10×10, 12×12, 16×16, etc). Perfect for framing, printing on canvas, or for use in scrapbooking. Just…

Video Tutorial: How to Crop in Photoshop * Plus a fun trick!

Video Tutorial: How to Crop in Photoshop * Plus a fun trick!

Here is a very quick for beginners in Photoshop on how to crop photos. There is a surprise tip that some intermediate and advanced users may want to see as well.

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Canon INSTANT Rebates are here! Tons of savings.

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase   For the longest time people have complained about Canon’s Rebates – that they take too long or even that they turned the correct paperwork but did not “qualify” for odd reasons. Well this time around you get an instant rebate.…

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A Fun Assignment | Shadow Pictures

With summer approaching in North America, photographers head back outside. One of my favorite, fun things to do in the Spring and Summer is shadow pictures.  Plus kids LOVE doing them, so it gets them actively involved.  These are not usually the shots that make good wall portraits, but they are ART. So feel free…

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Tracy Joy Camera Bags | Interview * 3 Prizes * and more

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase     Today I have the privilege of interviewing Tracy of Tracy Joy Inc. She is a very generous person. Read on to learn about her 5% donation program through the end of May and about 3 prizes she is giving…

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FREE PHOTOSHOP ACTION – Get it here! Touch of Light | Touch of Darkness

Have you ever wanted to just lighten the face in your photo? Have you ever wanted to just lighten a part of a photo you did not expose properly? Have you ever wanted to add emphasis to part of the photo by darkening the surround area but leaving the subject lighter? If so, I have…

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Happy Mother’s Day | Quick Must See Video

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase My girls wanted to sing this for all the moms who read my blog.   Click on the photo of the three of us taken of us taken by my husband at the Hannah Montana 3D movie.  Excuse the quality of the photo and…

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Sharing a few photos: Ellie in Sunglasses

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase   Ellie was so excited to put her new sunglasses and matching cami tank top on.  She decided to give me 5 minutes to snap a few shots.  So I thought I would share them with you.  I cannot decide if…

And the winner of the OnOne Software Comment-a-thon is…

And the winner of the OnOne Software Comment-a-thon is…

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase A big thank you to everyone who participated in the MCP Comment-a-thon Contest.  I have loved all of the activity and truly hope you will keep it up even though this contest has come to an end.  In fact I have a…

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Poll: Vote for your favorite entry – “What Motherhood Means to You”

 These are the entries for the MCP “What Motherhood Means to You” Contest.  Please vote in the poll so we can determine the winner.  The poll runs through Saturday.  The winner will be announced Sunday (on Mother’s Day).  The winner will be receiving a beautiful custom photo pendant from from My Memories that Last. _________________________________________________________…

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Photo Makeover for HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS | Skin * Eyes * And a whole lot of contrast

 Today I was doing one of my “One on one” photoshop trainings. These photos are all “seniors” that Melissa G. Photography shot.  She wanted to work on these as each had problems.  These were photos in her, “I like them, but they are not quite right” pile. She owns all of my “MCP Actions” and so I showed…

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Video Tutorial: Making a batchable bottom centered logo action in Photoshop

This video tutorial will show you one of the many ways to add a logo watermark in Photoshop.  This tutorial is brought to you by Matt Antonino, an MCP Actions BLOG guest. This tutorial is for a creating an action that is batchable.  It places the logo in the bottom center for your photo.  It…

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Hotchpodge: Survey | Reminders | and a Photo Share from a Customer of MCP Actions

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Today’s post is more of a hodgepodge of stuff, but some important stuff so read on. 1st: I would like to remind everyone of the two contests going on. 1 – The Pendant Contest – get your submissions in by Wednesday…

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