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Month: July 2009



A Depth of Field Lesson from Finger Puppets at a Baseball Game

Many photographers who are just starting out have a hard time grasping and remembering how aperture and depth of field work.  I have done a few posts on this before and will continue to as I think of various ways to describe it.  While at a Detroit Tigers baseball game, my kids were playing with…


WIN AN SLR LENS: Brand New Tamron Lens – 18-270mm or 28-300mm

I am very excited to have my 1st BIG lens give away on the blog.  Tamron USA, Inc. is sponsoring the MCP contest for a brand new lens.  The WINNER chooses from the 18-270mm (for a crop sensor Nikon or Canon) or the 28-300mm (for a full frame Nikon or Canon). This would be an…


My Photoshop Workflow & and an INCREDIBLE product {Autoloader}

What is my Photoshop workflow? I get emails daily asking about my workflow is and how do I get through my editing. I hear from photographers all the time who say that they spend too much time editing. Today’s video may help change all that for you (at least if you have Photoshop CS3 or…


MCP Collaboration – Free Brushes for Photoshop

I had a brainstorm today…  Guests have become a fun part of my blog, mainly because everyone has something valuable to give.  So I thought I would start a new concept here at MCP: MCP Collaborations.  These will be a FUN way to have all MCP readers help each other. I hope all of you…


Happy 4th of July Weekend!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend.  And that my customers in the US are enjoying the Forth of July weekend celebrations. One of my customers sent me this photo, and I just had to share.  Precious! Coming up this week…  Introducing MCP Collaborations (don’t miss your chance to make a great resource) –…


MCP Blueprint – an iphone 3gs picture edited in Photoshop

I was on a pontoon boat the day I took this shot.  I did not bring my camera with me. When my daughter Jenna decided to jump from the boat and swim in the lake for her 1st time, I wanted to document it.  I was bummed that I did not lug my camera…  Then…

Using Layer Masks for Skin Color Correction in Photoshop

Using Layer Masks for Skin Color Correction in Photoshop

This video tutorial builds on yesterday’s layer mask tutorial.  It will teach you how to apply masking so that you can selectively affect parts of your photo when correcting skin tones.  I shared this video on ClickIn Moms as part of their Skin Tone Correction Series that happens every Wednesday – and I wanted to…

How to use Layer Masks and Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

How to use Layer Masks and Adjustment Layers in Photoshop

Do the words “adjustment layer” or “layer masks” scare you? If so, this revised video (which includes Photoshop versions up through CS4) is a MUST Watch, Must Share, and Must Bookmark. Here are some notes to help you along: – White Reveals (shows) – Black Conceals (hides) – Use a “airbrush soft round” to paint…


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