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Project MCP: Highlights for Challenge #4 and April New Challenges

We are excited to wrap up our first month of Project MCP with Challenge #4: Guess What?. The Project MCP Team has thoroughly enjoyed browsing through the photos in the Flickr Group, attempting to decipher what many of them actually are. Many of you have us stumped! This week, we decided that we would showcase…

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Creating Dramatic, Vibrant Images Using MCP’s Photoshop Actions

If you like rich color and high contrast in your photos, read the step by step of this edit in Photoshop to learn how to achieve this “look.”

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Show And Tell : Trick For Smoothing The Background

Camera and Lens Used: Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed:Settings: 1/1250 sec; f/1.2; ISO 200 Software Used: Photoshop Actions/Presets Used: Magic Skin Photoshop Actions, Inspire Photoshop Actions Extra Details: Edits: Opened RAW file in ACR for basic adjustments, opened in CS6 and went into quick mask…

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Show And Tell : Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Tiffany-Shoot-2-after Camera and Lens Used: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon 50mm 1.4 ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed: 400 2.8 1/400 Software Used: Lightroom, Photoshop Actions/Presets Used: Inspire Photoshop Actions Extra Details: B&W Carousel Base 50% Vogue 75% Chic 75% Image Title: Breakfast at Tiffany’s By: Veronica Smith – See more at: https://mcpactions.com/showandtell/inspired-breakfast-tiffanys/#sthash.tL46OYYi.dpuf

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Show And Tell : Hold the Line

Camera and Lens Used: Canon EOS 5D Mark III & Canon 70-200 2.8L II ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed:ISO160 f11 1/160 123mm Software Used: Lightroom, Photoshop Actions/Presets Used: InFusion Lightroom Presets, Inspire Photoshop Actions Extra Details: InFusion Fix Underexposure 1 Auto White Balance One Click Color Base 50% Ellie’s Ball Park 3 Remove Green from Shadows…

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How To Make More Money With In-Person Ordering Sessions

Make more money and provide better service to your photography customers by doing in person ordering.

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Get Richer Images in Photoshop Using Multiply and Softlight Blend Modes

If you are looking for rich colors in fast, without the use of Photoshop actions, try using blend modes in Photoshop. The after image used two “fake” or empty adjustment layers set to blend modes of soft light and multiply. Watch our included Photoshop video tutorial below to learn how we did it!    

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Get Richer Images in Photoshop Using Multiply and Softlight Blend Modes

If you are looking for rich colors in fast, without the use of Photoshop actions, try using blend modes in Photoshop. The after image used two “fake” or empty adjustment layers set to blend modes of soft light and multiply. Watch our included Photoshop video tutorial below to learn how we did it!    

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Get Richer Images in Photoshop Using Multiply and Softlight Blend Modes

If you are looking for rich colors in fast, without the use of Photoshop actions, try using blend modes in Photoshop. The after image used two “fake” or empty adjustment layers set to blend modes of soft light and multiply. Watch our included Photoshop video tutorial below to learn how we did it!    

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Project MCP: Highlights for Challenge #3 and Macro Tips

Week #3 of Project MCP has been another success. Almost 100 photos were entered for Challenge #3. The interpretation of “Transition” ranged from transition of the seasons to body transition and life transition. There were so many beautiful photographs that once again, choosing only a few was quite a chore, but here are the Project…

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Sharing a Customer’s Edit Using Our Photoshop Actions

Edit baby images in a few clicks using Fusion Photoshop actions.

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Photoshop CS6 Beta: The Best Features for Portrait Photographers

Learn how Photoshop CS6 will help you edit faster and take your post processing to the next level.

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$200 For Whatever You Want To Print – Giveaway

Win $200 toward any kind of prints at Nations Photo Lab.

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5 Key Steps for Creating Digital Collage Illustrations

Several years ago, Jo Ann Kairys, an award winning children’s book author and illustrator, began taking photos of her grandchildren at play. As a novice Photoshop CS3 user, she created story book images into which she blended their pictures.  She had no formal art training, but with digital scrapbook kits purchased online, she constructed colorful illustrations.…

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Are You Cheating by Using Photoshop?

Photo editing can help make your photos better. But do you feel it hurts your actual photography when you have Photoshop as a crutch?

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Project MCP: Highlights for Challenge #2

Project MCP’s second week has been a great success! Tons of gorgeous challenge photos have been flooding the Flickr gallery everyday, which made it even harder to choose only a few favorites for the Natural Light Challenge (March, Challenge #2). Here are a few of the Project MCP team’s favorites: Submitted by Angela Garrett Submitted…

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Change the Color of Your Solid Studio Backdrop in Photoshop

Learn to change the color of your backdrop in seconds with this easy-to-do method in Photoshop.

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3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Starting a Photography Business

Before you take the plunge, decide if you are really ready to be a professional photographer.

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Because Camera Equipment Really Does Matter

Some say it’s what you do with your camera and lens, while others feel the equipment makes the photo. Learn the truth – which is correct.

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Project MCP: Highlights for Challenge #1, Natural Light Tips

Project MCP is well underway! We challenged you and you rose to the occasion. The Project MCP Flickr group has been flooded with beautiful photos taken from high vantage points, using natural light, illustrating transition and depicting mysterious objects. Here are a few of the Project MCP Team’s favorite photos from the Week 1 Challenge…

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Editing Backlit Images With Photoshop Actions

Quick, easy edits for backlit photos … learn the steps now.

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