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Shawnee of Photography by Shawnee sent in this before shot and wanted to see how I would edit it with the Bag of Tricks action set.  I used both this set and the Eye Doctor to get to the after image.

I started with exposure. I used the Bag of Tricks – Magic Midtone Lifter. Then I used Magic Light on the face, hat and flower. Next I used Magical Contrast (Low).

After exposure and contrast, I decided to fix the color.  I used the Magic See-Saw action first to correct the overall color.  Then I ran the Reflected Color Cast Vanisher on a few spots that had a yellow cast (probably from the big flower).

Lastly, I used the Eye Doctor to brighten and sharpen those “big” eyes. This photo puts such a smile on my face.  I just love the expression. I hope my steps can help you in some way.

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  1. Terry Lee on August 28, 2009 at 9:45 am

    Wow, Stacy…thanks for sharing…b-e-u-t-i-f-u-l…looks like you ROCK, too!

  2. Judie Zevack on August 28, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Truly beautiful!! Good work Stacy. Jodi’s tutorials rock!!

  3. Tina on August 28, 2009 at 11:24 am

    This looks great.

  4. Julie McCullough on August 28, 2009 at 11:26 am

    WOW! Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to take the color correction class now…

  5. Krista on August 28, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Wow! It’s blueprints like these that make me think I could make my good shots outstanding. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Cristy on August 28, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    that’s ridiculously good. I need to take some of these classes!

  7. Amy Hoogstad on August 28, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Fab work Stacy!!!

  8. Penny on August 28, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    How lovely! What a fantastic edit. Thank you so much for sharing with MCP fans.

  9. Heather Price........vanilla moon on August 28, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    WOW,that is fantastic,your tutorials are so good.

  10. Megan Case on August 28, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Wow! This is amazing!!!! Jodi- You should be so proud of what you do for the photography community of the world. You are an amazing resource for all of us learning this artform!

  11. Trude Ellingsen on August 28, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Wow, that looks wonderful! Great job, Stacy!

  12. Monica on August 28, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    I totally agree Jodi rocks! Nicely done on the edit too.

  13. Misti White on August 28, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Wow, that is a great blueprint and great testimonial. I’ve been debating the tutorial courses (only because I’m very new in business and watching every penny), and this truly helped me decide the courses are moving up on my priority list!

  14. Carin on August 29, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Oh….my…..goodness! You did a great job! I think I need to save up for a class =D You obviously were a good student with a wonderful teacher!

  15. Candice & Daniel Lanning on August 29, 2009 at 8:53 am

    wow…amazing!

  16. Agnieszka on August 30, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Thank You very much for this website – excellent!

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