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Looking for new examples formcpactions.com site.

Looking for new examples formcpactions.com site.

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase I am looking for some new samples for my website to show what my actions do. I have a new set coming out and need more examples for it, plus may add fresh ones for a few of the other sets.…

Holiday Time Update

Holiday Time Update

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase In this MCP E-Mail: 1. HOLIDAY SHOPPING 2. NEW ACTIONS TRAINING – one on one 3. NEED YOUR IDEAS for 2008 HOLIDAY GIFTS! Actions make a great holiday gift. If you are wanting some new actions, and hoping someone will buy…

Tracy Joy Camera Bags – supporting Cancer Causes…

Tracy Joy Camera Bags – supporting Cancer Causes…

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Tracy Joy has a special promo running through the end of December, in case any of you are wanting a new camera bag for the holidays… All through the month of December, Tracy Joy Inc will be donatating $5 per bag…

Making selections in PS CS3

Making selections in PS CS3

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Here is a link to a tutorial on a new selection tool in CS3. Hope you enjoy. I have not had time to do tutorials lately, so for now, I will try and link you to some good ones… Check the…

Happy Holidays – free gift with purchases

Happy Holidays – free gift with purchases

Through the end of the year, MCP Actions has a special Holiday Promo! Buy 2 Photoshop action sets and you get a super fun template/storyboard free. It is really fun – 13 colors come built in and it can be made it a 12×12 square frame or 12×12 9 hole storyboard. See details below. It…

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Sharing time – here are some new photos of my girls…

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase I shot the photos below at 1/125, ISO 100, and most were at f8 (a few at a little more wide open). The girls are wearing temporary tattoos on their face and arms – decided that I want to remember them…

As promised – the watermark freebie action + a free frame action too

As promised – the watermark freebie action + a free frame action too

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase To download these, click below: MCP WATERMARK ACTION MCP GALLERY FRAME ACTION

Edge SHARPENING – info and FREE ACTION!!!

Edge SHARPENING – info and FREE ACTION!!!

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase I read an excellent tutorial on sharpening today and wanted to pass it along to everyone. I usually use lab sharpening or high pass. And occasionally USM. But edge sharpening was new to me. Andrea Joki shared this as a good…

great article on DOF – with calculator

great article on DOF – with calculator

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Here is a link to a fun site – you punch in your info and you can learn about the Depth of Field you will have. Have fun playing!!! DOF Calculator

FLICKR GROUP – for all MCP customers & those interested in MCP Actions

FLICKR GROUP – for all MCP customers & those interested in MCP Actions

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Check it out – and join today. You can post your photos you edited using any of the MCP Actions. This group is for you. Ask questions, make comments, or post pictures. Most of all, enjoy! http://www.flickr.com/groups/mcpactions/

tips and tutorials – sorry I have been swamped

tips and tutorials – sorry I have been swamped

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase I feel bad that I have been so busy, that I have not had the time to post tips lately. I see most people wanted to have actions and tips on skin smoothing and watermarking. SO… Stay tuned. The magic skin…

MAGIC SKIN IS HERE!!! Check out this new action for beautiful, creamy smooth skin

MAGIC SKIN IS HERE!!! Check out this new action for beautiful, creamy smooth skin

 MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase   Click on the photo to see more examples – this action set will help you achieve smooth, creamy skin.  It will reduce acne and wrinkles and help smooth out and color correct skin tones – all at the click of a…

Picture of the Week – Take Action on Cancer Awareness – Christina’s Story

Picture of the Week – Take Action on Cancer Awareness – Christina’s Story

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase My husband’s grandmother was recently diagnosed with breast cancer at age 85. When I initially found out, I felt as if someone punched me in the gut. It seems our initial reaction is to equate cancer with suffering and death. That…

Looking for SKIN!!! Due to the high volume of requests…

Looking for SKIN!!! Due to the high volume of requests…

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase I am going to soon have a Skin Retouching Action for sale. Details will be coming soon. But for now – I need SKIN! I am looking for 5-6 photos that I can use for before and after shots. I need…

Picture of the week – using FREE Take Action on Cancer Awareness Action

Picture of the week – using FREE Take Action on Cancer Awareness Action

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Here is a very touching story from a woman named Becky: When I hear the word cancer so many emotions come flooding into my head. I think of my Grandmother whom I never had the chance to meet. I think of…

Another FREEBIE for you!!! MCP Burnt Edges Vignette Action Set

Another FREEBIE for you!!! MCP Burnt Edges Vignette Action Set

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase   I was in the mood to create and I had a few of my blog readers ask if I would make a vignette action. So your wish is my command. Click below to download this set. If the link expires…

New PS Action Available! Coloring Book and Color Magic – selective color actions

New PS Action Available! Coloring Book and Color Magic – selective color actions

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase Here is my new action sets that do selective color.  If you like having one part of a photo in color, but the rest as a black and white or vintage, you will LOVE how easy this is to do in…

Photos of the week – Crista’s STORY: (Taking Action on Cancer Awareness)

Photos of the week – Crista’s STORY: (Taking Action on Cancer Awareness)

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase This week’s story was sent in by Crystal. Here is her story and a photo of her mom, run through the action. To get this action set for free, visit my website. “My Story is about my Mom, she past away…

Photoshop Tip of the Week #13: skin tones part 2

Photoshop Tip of the Week #13: skin tones part 2

MCP Actions Website | MCP Flickr Group | MCP Reviews MCP Actions Quick Purchase I was trying to write my post for this week to explain exactly how to best get good skin tones and correct color from your photos. I happened to be on a website reading photography info when I ran across the…

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