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101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes – Just had to share this video…

101 Photoshop Tips in 5 Minutes – Just had to share this video…

This video did stress me out a few minutes in – but I think you will like it – learn something and maybe laugh… Just had to share these 101 Photoshop Tips by Deke…

Expand Your Canvas in Photoshop – A MUST SEE Video Tutorial!

Expand Your Canvas in Photoshop – A MUST SEE Video Tutorial!

Have you ever wanted to crop your photo different dimensions only to find out you will lose the subject’s head going from a 4×6 to 8×10 aspect ratio? Have you ever wished that you had a vertical format or square format instead of horizontal (or visa versa)? Have you ever wished you could just add…

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Senior Photography: How to Find Great Locations

Want to learn how to find great locations for senior photography? Hi MCP Actions readers! I’m Sandi Bradshaw of Treasure the Time Photography.  And I am so excited to be back here and to be sharing more ideas with you on working with seniors! Today I have some things to share with you regarding finding…

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The Winners of the Photojojo Gorillapod SLRs are…

And the winners of the two Photojojo gorillapod portable tripods chosen at random by my twins are: Comment #7 and Comment #267 – check here to see if you are the winner – Photojojo will be contacting the 2 winners this week.  If you did not win you still may want to check out some…

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Let the Voting Begin! And Buy One Gallery Wrapped Canvas, Get One 1/2 Off

I need to start out by saying “WOW.” The almost 250 entries for the “Gallery Wrapped Canvas Contest were INCREDIBLE!”  Tim (owner of Color Inc), and I are kicking ourselves.  Why did we decide on 10 – I wish we could put all of them up for voting. How do you narrow down so many…

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Blueprint: Magic Blog It Board & Print It Board Photoshop Actions Shares

This week instead of sharing editing “Blueprints” I am sharing a great way to display images on the web (with the help of a few customers and fans.) The blueprint itself: “click play on the photoshop action and follow the directions as your photos almost magically insert themselves into a storyboard collage template.  A minute…

40 Top Photoshop Tips, Tricks & Tutorials from MCP Actions

40 Top Photoshop Tips, Tricks & Tutorials from MCP Actions

Over the past year I have done many videos and shorter tips and tutorials. My readership has grown tremendously and many of you may have missed some of these. I wanted to make your lives as easy as possible and put them in one place. Here are links to 40 popular Photoshop quick tips and tricks and video…

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12 Ways to be an MCP Fan that Rocks!

Jodi Friedman’s Profile  Here are 12 ways you can be an MCP Fan that ROCKS!: Read my blog via email subscription or RSS. Comment to my posts with opinions, comments, feedback or to expand on the subject Friend me on Facebook Join my Facebook Fan Club Page (NEW) and post to the wall and participate in discussions Join…

The MCP Photoshop Digital Diet: Lose 10 Pounds in 1 Minute

The MCP Photoshop Digital Diet: Lose 10 Pounds in 1 Minute

Last week I posted a before and after of me for the Blueprint. And I said that while liquifying has it’s place, it is super time consuming. If your subject just wants to lose 10 pounds and not be sculpted, you can use this super easy technique that I call the MCP Photoshop Digital Diet:…

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Ever Wish Your Tripod was Small and Flexible? Meet the Gorillapod (And Enter to Win One)

If you are like me, you may think tripods are a huge pain.  They are cumbersome and seem to get in the way most of the time.  But for certain types of photos they can be useful (ie. night, low light, self portraits, or timer shots).  Have you ever found yourself wishing you had something…

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8 Great iPhone Apps for Photographers

There are hundreds of apps that can be useful for photographers. I have only tried a few dozen.  But there are 6 that I use on a daily basis that I want to share with you, plus 2 more that my kids love (see how you can tie them into your photography). These apps are available…

RAW vs JPG: A Visual Example in Lightroom

RAW vs JPG: A Visual Example in Lightroom

[poll id=”15″] For a long time I was a jpg shooter. I thought it took too much time to edit in RAW, that it was a cop out as you have to get things more perfect in jpg so you have to nail exposure.  Then… One day, many years ago I tried RAW.  And… I never looked back.  I ise Lightroom…

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Recognize the Person in Today’s Before and After Blueprint?

Yep – I figured today I would subject myself to a little “Blueprint” action.  I still remember the days of getting carded and being told I look so young.  Well those days are “past tense” I think.  I am now 37 and starting to look and feel my age. Here is a photo of me before and after some…

4 Quick Tips to Printing a Gallery Wrapped Canvas

4 Quick Tips to Printing a Gallery Wrapped Canvas

In a few hours, MCP Actions will be partnering with Color Inc. to do a super fun contest – with 3 Gallery Wrap Canvases up for grabs.  If you have questions about getting images ready for print on canvas or about canvases in general, please post them below and I will have a rep from Color Inc.…

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Photo Contest: Win 20×30, 16×20, 16×16 canvases by Color Inc.

This week I have a very special Photo Contest for all of you sponsored by Color Inc Pro Lab. There will be 3 winners – the grand prize winner will win their choice of a 20×30 or 20×20 gallery wrap canvas.  The 1st and 2nd runner up will each win their choice of a 16×20…

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Ordered a BIG Gallery Wrapped Canvas {Check out these Pictures}

A few weeks ago I ordered my 2nd ever gallery wrapped canvas.  Years ago I got my 1st one and it was 16×20 from a company that just makes canvases.  I loved the color and image but the quality was not amazing (the back was not finished and it just looked incomplete). Well this time I decided to…

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How We Remember What We See by Guest Blogger Paul Ernest

The Order of Cognition: How We Remember Logos First let’s define cognition: Cognition is the scientific term for “the process of thought.” Its usage varies in different ways in accord with different disciplines: For example, in psychology and cognitive science it refers to an information processing view of an individual’s psychological functions. Why is this…

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The Winner(s) of the Tracy Joy Camera Bag Set and Goodies

Well after almost a week of entries and over 480 fun comments, my kids selected a winner for the grand prize camera bag and goodies set from Tracy Joy. The winner is #298 – Amy Dungan who wrote: Tracy was so impressed with the amount of comments that she also decided to have a second…

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Breaking into the Senior Photography Market

Breaking Into the Senior Market by guest blogger Sandi Brandshaw First off…I want to say thank you to Jodi for inviting me to blog here with you all! And…I also want to thank you all for welcoming me here! I am excited to share with you some of the ins and outs of working with…

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Introducing Sandi Bradshaw {guest blogger on senior photography}

Sandi Bradshaw is a full time custom photographer specializing in children and seniors in the Phoenix, AZ area. She is a mom to 4 boys, whom she homeschools, and is married to her best friend and biggest supporter. Her business officially began in November 2007, just 18 months ago, and she feels blessed every single…

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Blueprint – Jumping for Joy {plus send in your own blueprint}

This week’s blueprint makes me excited for Spring, where you can get outdoors and enjoy life. As always I love feedback and opinions on the editing, as every edit will not appeal to all. MCP wants your blueprints too.  If you are an MCP Actions user and want to submit your blueprint, please email it…

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