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Crave Photography * Before and After Using MCP Photoshop Actions

This photo was a little washed out and needed some color and depth! Here is the blueprint using Photoshop actions to get this look!

  1. Started with Magic Light and Magic Dark from the Bag of Tricks action set. I added light with a low opacity brush on the face and skin to better expose the subject while adding the dark on the background and colored areas to increase overall richness.
  2. Next, I used Magical Clarity from the Bag of Tricks action set to bring out the details and defog and add midtone contrast to the photo.
  3. Then I used Mixing Bowl from the All in the Details Photoshop action set. This added quite a bit of contrast and I also turned on the blue spice layer for a little color tone and drama.
  4. Then I did a bit of dodging and burning on the clothing and bricks to give more pop! This can be done with the dodge and burn tools, or even with the free Photoshop action, Touch of Light/Touch of Darkness.
  5. Lastly, I then set my photo to the soft light blending mode, which is located in the layers palette and reduced opacity until I was satisfied. This added all the final contrast I needed for this particular photo.

Before:

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After:

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This blueprint was created by Andee Tate of Crave Photography

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  1. jen on September 25, 2009 at 9:51 am

    she really made this picture POP!great job!!!

  2. Heather Price........vanilla moon on September 25, 2009 at 10:08 am

    WOW,that is a fantastic example of what your actions can do,thanks for sharing.

  3. Wendy Mayo on September 25, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Excellent!

  4. Jeanette on September 25, 2009 at 10:27 am

    my word!! I should really make a plan and buy your actions! WOW!

  5. elena on September 25, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Awesome transformation. I am getting more and more tempted to get your actions, Jodi!

  6. Terry Lee on September 25, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    GORGEOUS! Thank you for that. xo

  7. pam on September 25, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Wonderful image thanks for sharing.

  8. Raquel on September 25, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Wow! The unedited photo was good, but with the help of your actions, Alicia was able to make the photo really stand out! Its beautiful!

  9. Shelly Frische on September 25, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Just beautiful! Thanks for showing us this!!!

  10. Janie Pearson on September 25, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    I find it so helpful to see how people actually arrive at a beautiful end product in their photos. Thanks for sharing, Alicia (and Jodi!). I am feeling inspired and like I want a few more of your actions, Jodi. 🙂

  11. Debbie G on September 25, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Can someone tell me what “Crackle” does??? I see this a lot.

  12. MCP Actions on September 25, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    crackle adds a midtone contrast. it is almost a 3D feel to the images.

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