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Turn Your Photo Into An Oil Painting in Photoshop CS5

Oil Paintings in Photoshop CS5 Have you ever wanted to learn how to create hand-painted works of art quickly?  If so, you may have played with the Photoshop filters.  They typically do not net great results.  So, you either learned the art of painting in Photoshop or another program, which is anything but quick or…


Free Information Guide Template for Photographers

Free Information Guide Template for Photographers Sharing and communicating with your potential customers is very important. Marketing materials you use are often the first impression and sometimes the final or last impression you can make. HUGE thank yous to October Smith of October Dawn Photography for sharing this amazing, fully customizable template for photographers. She…


How To Create a High Key Image in Photoshop

How To Create a High Key Image in Photoshop by Michael Sweeney A classic look in photography is Black and White imagery. Black and white images are not always pure; sometimes they are sepia tone or cool blue tone, or even Duotone which is not B/W but most drop it into that catagory. It’s a…

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Macro Photography: Quick Tips to Get You Started

Summer is a fun time to try something new.  Challenge yourself to go out and find those ever-abundant flowers or other wonders of nature. Get close!  From flowers to bees to bark, there is so much out there with incredible detail.  Now is the time to play with macro photography and grab the chance while…


Celebrate 4th of July with a Free Flag Photoshop Action

***FLAG IN A FLASH Free Photoshop action*** If you have been following me for years, you have seen this the past two summers already.  If you missed it or are new to MCP this year, and celebrate Independence Day, you will love this fun Patriotic Photoshop action called “Flag in a Flash.” This action is…


FREE Mommy Cards: Perfect Gift For Customers or For Yourself

Mommy cards are a great referral program giveaway for your customers.  Just add an image from a client session and give your clients a stack of these fun cards. If you’re looking for a fun and unique gift for your clients that doubles as a great way to promote your business, Mommy Card Photoshop Templates…


A Referral Program That Actually Brings Referrals!

Are you wanting ideas for a referral program that actually will bring Referrals? Why is it that some photographers are constantly talking about referrals being their best form of advertising? What are they doing that you’re not? What makes a great referral program?  Let me first start off by telling you what doesn’t… Free 8×10.…


Free iPhone Skin Photoshop Template: Make a Custom Case

Free iPhone 3G Skin Photoshop Template Are you bored with iPhone cases?  Do you wish you could offer your customers something fun, refreshing and new?  How about giving them the option of ordering a case for their iPhone? Designs By Amie is giving all MCP Action readers a free iPhone 3G Skin Template for use…


Watermark Your Images in Photoshop CS5: FREE & EASY

Watermarking and re-sizing are two effective ways to protect your photos from theft on the internet. And they also brand your images, which is an added bonus. While people may still copy or take a screen shot, prominent logos on re-sized photos make it harder for customers to print your images without permission. Watermarking and…


Free Valentine’s Day Card for Photoshop

Photographer Cafe, a new sponsor of the MCP Blog, has a super sweet valentine’s treat for our readers.  This ‘DREAMY hearts’ card template is a GIFT just for you! Perfect for Valentine’s Day and great all year round too. (templates are fully-layered .psd files and colors can easily be changed, directions included) Download ‘DREAMY hearts’…

Free Photoshop Action + Video: To Add Texture to Photos in Photoshop

Free Photoshop Action + Video: To Add Texture to Photos in Photoshop

Thousands of people have downloaded the FREE Texture Applicator Photoshop Actions Set since its release just over a month ago. But now there’s another reason to celebrate! Finally, a video tutorial teaching you how to use this photoshop action to add textures to your photos. Sometimes texture is just too much for skin, so I…

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1000’s of Free Photoshop Textures

Textures can turn an ordinary photo into an extraordinary one when you use the right texture on the right image. Learn where to find thousands of free textures and also how to apply them to your photographs.


FREE Holiday Cards & Referral Cards

Thank you to Elena from EW Couture Collection for this incredible selection of FREE Holiday Cards and Referral Cards for MCP Readers. There are three separate downloads and many exciting designs. To download the cards click on each corresponding image.  These files are HUGE so it may take a few minutes for the downloads.


MCP Collaboration: Free Photoshop Textures

This my my second MCP Collaboration.  This time we are going to compile links to some great free texture resources. I hope all of you will participate! Here is how it will work.  We will brainstorm a list together of some amazing sites and links to free textures that can be used in Photoshop.  Then…

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Halloween Freebies + Win Holiday Templates Prize Pack

Today MCP has partnered with Ashe Designs to bring you 4 fabulous Halloween Templates. Check out their fun template designs. You can download them HERE or on any of the 4 Halloween samples. Then enter a comment on this blog post with what you and/or your family members are dressing as for Halloween. If you…

Free Photoshop Brushes: 21 Great Places to Download Brushes

Free Photoshop Brushes: 21 Great Places to Download Brushes

Photoshop brushes can be fun and really add to a picture when used artistically. What is better than that? Free Photoshop Brushes! Below is a list to thousands of amazing brushes that you can use to embellish your images, add frames, make backgrounds, and so much more. Check the MCP Blog to find out 10…


Get Ready for Father’s Day and Celebrate with this GREAT FREE DAD Template

If you have been following MCP for years, this DAD template will not be new to you.  I have so many new readers each year so certain goodies just have to be repeated.  Here is the highly requested “DAD” storyboard template. I wanted to give you a few days to get it ready and to…


Watermark Creator for Photoshop CS4 * Even Better than Actions

Do you ever dream of clicking a button and having your watermark applied to all of your photos in a particular spot (scaled correctly no matter what)? What if this “Dream Tool” could do this for you in high or low res and could put the watermark in the center or either corner of your…


Fun Cool New Photo Toy *Free * Shape Collages Program

I just discovered this fun program.  I had to share it with you immediately.  It is an independent program that makes quick and fun collages from your photos – in a number of set shapes or in a custom shape. The best part, it is free.  Plus you can save as a psd and edit…

Some Amazing High Resolution Textures and How to Use Them

Some Amazing High Resolution Textures and How to Use Them

This post on textures in Photoshop and Elements got outdated as the textures and overlays mentioned were no longer available. If you are looking for high resolution textures please visit us here.  Video tutorials are available to help you use them too.


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