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Avoid Over-Editing In Photoshop With This Quick Tip

One danger when you are new to photography is over-editing.  It’s easy to get super excited when post-processing. Opacity is certainly your friend. When using actions in Photoshop or Elements, make sure to adjust the opacity of each layer if needed. But what if you are doing manual edits like the patch tool or cloning?…

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MCP Fusion – Adding Warmth and Light to your Photos

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Using MCP Fusion to bring more light, warmth, and definition to photos that need an extra nudge 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…

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A Crop and a Few Quick Edits for a Great Portrait

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: A Crop and a Few Quick Edits for a Great Portrait 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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Editing Newborn Images the Easy Way

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: MCP Photoshop Action, Newborn Necessities, can make those Newborn session stressers a thing of the past 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…

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A Quick and Fabulous Color to Black and White Photoshop Conversion

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: A Quick and Fabulous Color to Black and White Photoshop Conversion 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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Make Your Outdoor Maternity Sessions Pop with Color

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Photoshop Actions to make those Moms-To-Be Glow 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, we will sometimes share…

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MCP Fusion – Adding Warmth and Light to your Photos

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Using MCP Fusion to bring more light, warmth, and definition to photos that need an extra nudge 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…

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Cheap Photographers are Crushing the Photo Industry…Or Are They?

Are cheap photographers crushing the photo industry? One photographer’s take on this frequently asked question.

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Subtle Edits On Newborns Can Take a Picture from Great to Fabulous!

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Subtle Edits that are quick and easy, yet transformational. 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, we will sometimes…

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How to Edit Sunset Silhouette Images

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Creating Stunning Silhouettes with MCP’s help 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, we will sometimes share some…

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Edited Photographs with Minor Changes Create Big Results

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Small Changes Equal Big Results to your edited photographs 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, we will sometimes…

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Give Your Pictures a Dreamy Look with These Actions

Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Newborn Necessities used on MORE than just Newborns to give dreamy looks to your photos 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…

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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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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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10 Secret Ingredients to Get Powerful Sunflare

Capturing sunflare and bursts of light is easy and can really make a huge impact on select photos. Learn to get artistic sunflare in your images with these 10 easy-to-follow steps.

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Four Essential Steps to Speed Up Your Editing in Photoshop

If editing your photos has become a time consuming chore, we are here to help. There are a number of ways that Photoshop CS and CC users can speed up their editing. Start in Lightroom – Use Lightroom to organize, sort and cull your files – and ideally to fix exposure and white balance if…

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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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How to Photograph and Edit Portraits in the Snow

It can pose certain challenges to photography people in the snow. But don’t let it be a problem for your photography! Snow can make a wonderful setting for portraits if you use it to your advantage. One of the largest problems found by those trying to photograph people on snow getting the correct exposure. As…

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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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