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Proof That Newborn Photoshop Actions Are Not Just For Editing Babies

One question we get asked often is “Can I use Newborn Necessities Photoshop Actions on other images?”  The answer is “YES, it can be used on any images.” The follow up question is often, “Why did you name it Newborn Necessities and market the actions for editing baby images?”  Great question. When we started working…

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Batch Editing in Lightroom – Video Tutorial

Batch editing is one of the best benefits of using Lightroom as a starting point for your photo edits. It’s quick and easy! And once you’ve done all that you can with your photos in Lightroom, you can even open them into Photoshop in a batch for any final edits you’re looking to make.  …

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Quick Edits to Add Artistic Flare to Your Images

Sometimes on the MCP Blog and on MCP Show and Tell we teach photographers how to fix an image or make drastic changes to a photo.  But one important use for Photoshop actions is to do quick edits and add artistic flare to an already strong image. The “before” photo had light skin smoothing. All…

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Get the Looks You Want for Your Images NOW!

Get the looks you want using these quick, easy steps and our new Infusion and Illuminate Lightroom presets. Starting with an already great image definitely opens up a world of possibilities with editing.  You, as the photographer/artist, can take the edit in nearly any direction.   Edit 1 – the matte look (first image below these…

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Camera Tips: How to Make the Most of the Kit Lens

I hear a lot of photographers who have been shooting for many years give flack to the kit lens. And I can understand why – with an arsenal of high end, thousand dollar lenses, why would you shoot with the kit lens? I haven’t touched mine in months, personally – but I remember a time…

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How to Edit an Image with Improper Exposure in Lightroom

You may have seen this image on our controversial post about exposure or on our product pages for InFusion and Illuminate Presets. Now we are going to answer “how I created such a bright image and such a dark image from the same photo?”   How to take an underexposed image and pull out detail it…

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An Extremely Controversial Photo of Siblings

When the word “controversial” pops into your head, is this image what you’d be picturing? Probably not! I had posted this image on the MCP Facebook Page in February showcasing our newest Lightroom presets (InFusion and Illuminate).  I never expected to hear anything except, “cute kids” or “how did you do that?” or “great save.”…

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How to Install and Use Infusion + Illuminate Lightroom Presets

We’ll keep this short and sweet! Here are two videos to show you how to install and use InFusion and Illuminate Lightroom presets. Buy InFusion Lightroom Presets: InFusion Lightroom presets: If the video below does not load then watch here. Buy Illuminate Lightroom Presets: Illuminate Lightroom presets: If the video below does not load then…

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How to Get Artistic Tones with Lightroom Presets

Getting artistic results like this is quick and easy using our new Lightroom presets: InFusion and Illuminate. Assuming you know how to take beautifully lit images as shown in the before and you can click your mouse, and you own Lightroom 4 or 5, you can do it too. Thank you to Lindsay Gutierrez of…

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Mirror The Background In Photoshop To Remove Unwanted Objects

We’ve all had that moment of scrolling through our images and finding “the one” but then realize there is a ugly, distracting object in the background!  Most of the time we grab our clone tool and quickly clone it out, but that’s not always the case.  I’m going to show you my all time favorite…

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Three Step-By-Step Photoshop Edits: What is Your Favorite?

  Three Step-By-Step Photoshop Edits: What is Your Favorite? Which edit do you like best?  Each was edited with MCP Inspire Photoshop Actions for PS and PSE. Edit 1: Color Carousel: Used Brilliant Base, Sun-Drenched, Spunky, Georgia Peach, Beaming, Bold Color (masked off denim), Precision Sharp (painted on balloons + eyes) Edit 2: Color Carousel: Used…

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Turn Day Into Night with Inspire Photoshop Actions

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Turn Day Into Night with Inspire Photoshop Actions This image was first shared on our sister site MCP Show and Tell Site. Show and Tell is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more) and see other people’s edits too.  Make…

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Using Photoshop Actions for a Subtle Edit with Big Impact

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Using Photoshop Actions for a Subtle Edit with Big Impact 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,…

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Lightroom and Photoshop for a More Powerful Edit

I often get asked which software a photographer should purchase, Lightroom or Photoshop.  To me, you can afford it, I recommend getting Lightroom and Photoshop.  They are not interchangeable and each has it’s strengths and weaknesses. Want quick, consistent edits: LIGHTROOM is the winner. Want details, concise edits or the ability to combine multiple images…

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Christmas Mini Session Edited with MCP Inspire Photoshop Actions

I’m so happy MCP Inspire came out before my Christmas Mini Sessions! They’ve helped me speed up my workflow tremendously! When running actions, especially ones that enhance color tones, I turn all the layers off, start at the bottom by turning them back on and adjusting to taste. I do this and work my way…

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Make Your Images Come Alive in Photoshop

If You Want Your Colors to Pop and Your Images to Come Alive, You’ll Love This MCP Inspire’s Drama Photoshop action makes images nearly pop off your screen.  Rich, deep colors and strong, intense details with a little help from a paint brush.  To see how we accomplished this edit below, scroll down. Using Photoshop…

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Fall Portrait Workflow Using MCP Inspire Action Set

I have really been enjoying the new MCP Inspire action set.  This time of year is the busiest and I used this recipe on all of my outdoor fall portrait sessions.  Give it a try and see how it works for you! In the screenshots below, hopefully you can read it,  you can see how…

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Which Edit Do You Like Best?

  Let’s keep things light today and take a quick survey.  Which edit do you prefer? Both are exactly the same, except the second one used two additional Photoshop actions (mostly on the background).  I am curious to see if you see this image the way I do – but of course, there is no…

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Learn How to Add Clouds, Change Colors of an Object and Add Sunlight

Do you like special effects on your images? Would you like to learn: How to Add Clouds? How to Change Colors of an Object (a brick wall in this case)? How to Add Sunlight and Sharpen Elaborate Gowns? If so, you are in luck.  Using Photoshop + the MCP Inspire actions, you can easily achieve…

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The Importance of Shooting in RAW Format

I once saw a conversation about RAW vs JPG going on in a photography Facebook group. The question was, “Should I shoot in RAW or JPG?” And the photographer in question was stating that he only shot in jpeg – not only did he get more shots on his card, but he felt RAW gave…

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Get Inspired and Watch Photographers Edit

  Get inspired by viewing images and learning how other photographers edit.  Then come inspire others with your images too. INSPIRE PHOTOSHOP ACTIONS are now available.  View a few of the beautiful photos and edits we are seeing on MCP Show and Tell.  Click any image to visit Show and Tell and learn about the…

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