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How to Use the FREE Photoshop Actions: Mini Fusion & TOL/TOD

How to Use the FREE Photoshop Actions: Mini Fusion & TOL/TOD

How to Use the FREE Photoshop Actions: Mini Fusion & TOL/TOD If you love the word FREE and are wondering how to put it to good use, you can download the Free Photoshop actions, Mini Fusion and Touch of Light/Touch of Darkness from the MCP Actions Website. These actions are compatible with Photoshop (CS2 and…

The Ultimate Guide to Installing Actions in Photoshop Elements

The Ultimate Guide to Installing Actions in Photoshop Elements

If you cannot get your actions installed easily into Photoshop Elements, this is the ultimate troubleshooting guide. You will have your actions installed and working once you try our tips.

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Facebook NOW allows High Res Downloads: Protect Yourself!

Facebook NOW allows High Res Downloads: Protect Yourself! Facebook is a goldmine of social networking for photographers. When used efficiently, Facebook can have an enormous impact on the growth and success of your photography business.  Facebook is a great resource for marketing, learning, and inspiration. It allows photographers from all over the world to connect…

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Photoshop Video Tutorial: Watch Me Work {Color Pop, Eyes, Skin}

Today’s Blueprint is in the form of a Watch Me Work Photoshop Video Tutorial. Learn how to enhance a senior portrait by popping colors, smoothing and brightening skin, and enhancing eyes using a variety of MCP actions all found in the Incredible Retouching Package. To see the video, make sure you can view flash, and…

The Secret to Using Photoshop on an iPad and iPhone

The Secret to Using Photoshop on an iPad and iPhone

Photoshop on your mobile device? If you are interested, read on… Picture This: You want to edit photos on the go using Photoshop.  And you want to travel light.  You have your iPad or iPhone with you.  What do you do? Sure, you could use one of hundreds of light photo editing apps in the…

Installing Photoshop Actions in Elements: Video Tutorials

Installing Photoshop Actions in Elements: Video Tutorials

Installing Photoshop actions in Elements is not an easy task.  It is more complex installing and using them in Elements because historically they only worked in the full versions of Photoshop. In the most recent versions of Elements, 7 and 8, there is a guided actions palette. This method is relatively easy but not all…

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What Are Photoshop Actions?

One frequently asked question I get is “what are Photoshop actions and how can they help me as a photographer?” At MCP Actions, we have been designing professional Photoshop actions since 2006. Our actions will help you improve your digital photography and save you time while editing! While there isn’t a universal definition, at MCP,…

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…

Photoshop Video Tutorials: Reloaded

Photoshop Video Tutorials: Reloaded

Thank you for your support with the launch of my new site and blog over the past month. One issue I have heard is that the video tutorials occasionally would have a hiccup and not play through.  I have re-loaded and worked the way videos display on the site.  They should be working more reliably…

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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.

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How to market holiday cards to your customers…

Thank you to Sarah Petty from the Joy of Marketing for this great video teaching “How to market holiday cards to your customers.”  I hope this video helps you market cards to your customers this holiday season. Use the code TASNOV when purchasing the Tasty Templates Collection by 11/27 for $120 off retail price {Regularly…

Video Tutorial: Saving Actions to New Computer or Version of Photoshop

Video Tutorial: Saving Actions to New Computer or Version of Photoshop

I get this question at least once a week: “How can I move my actions to a new computer” or “…new version of Photoshop.” It is actually a super easy process. Just follow along with me and I will have you up and running with your actions on your new computer or upgraded version of…

Photoshop Actions: How to Organize Your Actions

Photoshop Actions: How to Organize Your Actions

Photoshop Actions: Is your actions palette a mess?  Does going into your actions palette to play an action sometimes stress you out? If so, it may be time to unclutter your actions palette and better organize it so you can be more efficient in Photoshop. This Photoshop video tutorial will teach you how to save…

Photoshop Actions: A Video Tutorial on How to Install & Use

Photoshop Actions: A Video Tutorial on How to Install & Use

Photoshop actions… Have you ever wondered “what is a Photoshop action?”  Or how Photoshop actions can help you speed up your workflow?  This video tutorial will teach you how to install and use them . If you are new to Photoshop or to installing or using Photoshop actions, you may be lost once you download…

Achieving Beautiful Blue Water in Photoshop

Achieving Beautiful Blue Water in Photoshop

Have you ever taken a photo where the water just did not turn out as blue or vibrant in the photograph as it was in “real life?”  Sometimes when we shoot, if the light from the sun hits the water a certain way, it can wash it out.  Other times water near the shore of…

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The Win More Free Time Contest: 4 Chances to Win AUTOLOADER

Do you wish you had more hours in the day? What if I told you that I know a way to give you more time… Is that something you might be interested in? Early in 2009 I discovered a product that changed the way I edit in Photoshop.  It allows me to edit faster and…

Learn to Make Quick Cool Hip Branding Bars in Photoshop

Learn to Make Quick Cool Hip Branding Bars in Photoshop

Branding Bars (I made this name up) are a way to add extra canvas to your photograph and then add your logo, watermark or text. They can be slim or thick and can be black, white or in any color. If they sound familiar it is probably because I have actions that make these for…

How to Make a Watermark and Add Branding in Photoshop

How to Make a Watermark and Add Branding in Photoshop

Photoshop tip and video tutorial: How to make a watermark for your photos (I also have a free watermark photoshop action) Are you afraid of your photos getting stolen online? Are you worried that your customers will take the low res photos you put online and try to print them? One easy way to avoid…

Learn how to read your histogram and nail your exposures: part 3

Learn how to read your histogram and nail your exposures: part 3

This is part 3 on learning to read your histogram and nail your exposures by John Mireles. Check out part 1 and part 2 if you missed them.

Learn how to read your histogram and nail your exposures: part 2

Learn how to read your histogram and nail your exposures: part 2

This is part 2 on learning to read your histogram and nail your exposures by John Mireles.  Check out part 1 here if you missed it.

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