Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Make Your Fall Photos Pop
The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more). We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes share some favorites from Show and Tell to give these photographers even more exposure. If you haven’t checked out Show and Tell yet, what are you waiting for? You’ll learn how other photographers are using our products and see what they can do for your work. And once you are ready, you can show off your own editing skills using MCP goodies. You might even make new friends or gain a customer…. since you get to add your website address right on the page. Bonus!
Today’s Featured Image: Add Autumn Tones to Liven Up Your Images
By: Nancy Zavaglia
Back Story: Nancy added this to the MCP Facebook Group first and wrote: “After years of bribing her to let me shoot her.. nothing worked till she saw Jodi Friedman’s photo shoot with her own daughter… My daughter finally agreed to let me take her pictures! Yippie…”
Camera and Lens Used: D7000 Nikon, 50mm 1.8g
ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed: ISO 200, f/3.5, SS 1/125
Software Used: Photoshop
Actions Used: Inspire Photoshop Actions
The before image: Nice image but very green. Let’s make it feel like Autumn.
Now for Nancy’s quick editing steps: Using Inspire Photoshop actions set.
- Started by running the Brilliant Base action
- Then used the Epic action which added some toning
- Custom Ball of Sunshine (used on the background only)
- Sweet Brown adjustment for skin tone
- Classic Vignette action added
- Ran a Levels Adjustment layer manually to bright / darken the photo in different areas
- cropped slightly
And the results: