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Blueprint – Baby Time – Making a Cute Newborn Even Cuter

Blueprint – Baby Time – Making a Cute Newborn Even Cuter

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This photo was sent in by Nilofar Walters of Fig Tree Photography in Australia.  She wrote me an email that read, “First off thank you for a wonderful and informative blog. I have also bought a couple of your actions and I love them! I have a question. How do some newborn and baby photographers create that beautiful, light and creamy look to their photos?”

She is relatively new to newborn photography and with time her straight out of cameras will get better and better too.  But here is what can be achieved in Photoshop.  Step by step of this blueprint before and after is shown below the photos.

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  1. July 10, 2009 at 9:10 am — Reply

    This is a great tip. My brother just had a little one, so i will use this trick to anhance the photo’s i take…. Thanks

  2. July 10, 2009 at 10:15 am — Reply

    Beautiful Jodi!

  3. MariaV
    July 10, 2009 at 10:20 am — Reply

    Great tut, Jodi.

  4. July 10, 2009 at 10:46 am — Reply

    This is really remarkable. I just love your blueprints and tutorials!

  5. July 10, 2009 at 10:47 am — Reply

    Amazing, thanks for the tut.

  6. July 10, 2009 at 11:22 am — Reply

    I don’t understand step 4. Could you please explain. I saw you do something like this on one of your workflow videos using the eye dropper tool (I think?) and I just can’t comprehend it. Or could you point me in the right direction?

  7. Kathy
    July 10, 2009 at 4:40 pm — Reply

    Beautiful – thanks for sharing (:

  8. Nils
    July 10, 2009 at 10:48 pm — Reply

    Thanks Jodi! You’ve helped me heaps!

  9. July 11, 2009 at 2:40 am — Reply

    What a transformation this is! I can’t believe it’s from the same original image. Your tutorials/recipes are fantastic, thank you!

  10. July 12, 2009 at 12:43 am — Reply

    You have a magic touch. That is a beautiful transformation. Would you mind explaining what you mean by a “custom curve”? Is it a manual curve adjustment? Thanks!

  11. Sherri LeAnn
    July 12, 2009 at 4:50 am — Reply

    Amazing result – very beautiful

  12. July 12, 2009 at 9:08 am — Reply

    custom curve just meant curve I made not in an action. So in this case I lightened midtones using curves.

  13. July 12, 2009 at 1:51 pm — Reply

    Beautiful transformation!

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  15. August 18, 2009 at 7:08 am — Reply

    Cute newborn,beautiful mcp blue print.Thank fot sharing.

  16. September 1, 2009 at 8:19 pm — Reply

    Love how this photo turned out. And with the clarity of the after pic. …Its just beautiful.

  17. September 11, 2013 at 9:30 am — Reply

    These are great actions… you should update this with a newer newborn photography session because you have awesome actions for photographers like us! 🙂

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Blueprint – Baby Time – Making a Cute Newborn Even Cuter