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Video Tutorial: Stretching a Canvas instead of Cloning in Photoshop

Video Tutorial: Stretching a Canvas instead of Cloning in Photoshop

Today’s video will help you learn to cover up certain parts of a photo without cloning.  This is not a replacement for cloning in Photoshop, but it can help you when you want to maintain your aspect ratio but have an area that you do not like.  You will also learn how to add canvas…

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Another great forum – Digital Photo Pros – check it out today

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase After sharing the last photography with you on my blog, I have gotten many people asking if I know of another one they can join.  Well here it is: Digital Photo Pros.  This is a relatively new forum – but growing…

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.0 is now available

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Buy Adobe Photoshop Lightroom! today! No more Beta.  The new version of Lightroom is available.  And I will be ordering it today.  I am very excited to try all the new features.  It sounds amazing. Here are some details from adobe’s website:…

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Contest: Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Tracy Joy

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase What a great contest!  If you cannot make up your mind what Tracy Joy product you want, you can pick!  Well you can if you win this contest. One lucky winner will win a $50 gift certificate to spend at http://www.tracyjoy.com. This contest…

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Cintiq 12WX for sale – MCP is just a mouse lover I guess…

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase I have a confession.  I use a MOUSE in all my editing.  I have tried 2x now to use Wacom tablets.  Everyone says they are a must have – you must edit using a “pen” not a “mouse.”  I use to…

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Update on my Father-in-Law + Free Cancer Awareness Action Set

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase I know many of you have been writing asking how my father-in-law has been doing.  He was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma, a rare form of cancer, a year ago.  He went through extremely heavy chemo and then had a bone…

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My twins are spending the night at camp – their 1st overnight

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase So I had to share with all of you…  My girls are doing the “overnight” tonight at their day camp.  They LOVE camp, and have been asking for weeks.  Well I decided since there is only one more week left after…

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453 unique voters – and the winner is…

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries in the OnOne Software MCP Actions Summer Fun contest.  There were some incredible photos and such creativity.  I also want to thank the 453 voters who came and each picked up to their favorite 3.  This was such a close contest.  I loved them all.  I am so lucky…

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Join MCP on Facebook! Become a Fan

Are you on Facebook yet?  If not, you should be.  It is great for networking and keeping in touch.  You can use it for both business and personal use.  I have reconnected with friends from high school and college.  I have become “friends” with many photographers and my network of “friends” continues to grow.  So check it out.  It…

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Please vote for your favorite entry in the MCP Summer Fun Contest

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Wow, my readers went all out. There were almost 30 entries for the MCP Summer Fun Contest – the prize is PhotoTools Professional by OnOne Software ($259.95 value). As explained, my twins narrowed the entries down to their favorite 10. They…

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Quick Tip | Where did my palettes and tools go? They vanished!

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase   I get a lot of questions from customers about what to do when Photoshop starts acting like it is in control. I am going to be posting some frequent asked questions from MCP Actions customers and blog visitors.  If you have…

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get creative – plus a fun online toy

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase This is your last chance to get entries in for the MCP Contest to win a $259.95 piece of software from OnOne.  So be creative and get your photos into me by tomorrow evening.  Top ten will be voted on by…

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Here are the 5 winners of the 9 scrapbook papers

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Congratulations to the 5 winners of these papers. I am emailing you the download link now. The winners are Quita, Gina, Maya, Jen W., and a 2nd different Gina.  I guess being a “Gina” was good luck for this contest. Remember…

Finally a great web hosting company with amazing customer service

Finally a great web hosting company with amazing customer service

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Many of you may have noticed that my site and blog was down last night for a few hours.  This use to happen more times that I can count with my old hosting service.  Knock on wood – it rarely happens…

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High Key | Hot White Backdrop – What is it? How to achieve it?

“High Key” is often confused with a purposely blown out white backdrop.  High Key is where the highlights and light tones make up most or all of the image.   If your background is white, ivory, cream or light in color and the subject is too, you have “high key” I rarely do high key, though many…

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Contest: Win PhotoTools Professional from OnOne Software – $259.95 value

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Who is ready for another contest? The prize: The incredible OnOne Software’s PhotoTools Plug In Professional Edition for PS CS2/CS3 featuring Jack Davis and Kevin Kubota. Value of this prize is $259.95. To learn more about their products, and of this…

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Watch Me Work + 5 customers to win scrapbooking paper pack set

Here is another watch me work segment. In this tutorial I will show you how to use the Frosted Memories Textured Memories actions to create background papers and scrapbooking papers. Plus I will pick 5 winners at random to WIN a set of 9 papers I made using this technique.  Scroll down to see a…

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iPhone frustration | I was quoted in the Detroit Paper and online

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase I love my iPhone!  Have I ever told you that?  Well I do. It is my favorite high tech gadget and tool ever. But yesterday I was very frustrated with Apple.  I went to upgrade the software to the new 2.0,…

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How to add me as the referral source for onephotosource forum

Quick update.  Once you register at the One Source Forum, as explained in my post yesterday, then go here: There is a box just under my logo – as shown in this screen shot.  This is where you enter the referral info.  So if you signed up or are signing up, please remember to do…

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Help me win a contest! Plus what is coming up on my blog…

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Now it is your turn to help me win a contest… There is a great new photography forum called One Photo Source. It is a terrific new resource for photographers. They are having a membership contest through the end of July.…

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Help me win a contest! Plus what is coming up on my blog…

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Now it is your turn to help me win a contest… There is a great new photography forum called One Photo Source. It is a terrific new resource for photographers. They are having a membership contest through the end of July.…

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