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Creating Art By Enhancing An Image with Soft Golden Matte


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Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Creating Art By Enhancing An Image with Soft Golden Matte

The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actionsLightroom presetstextures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes share some favorites from Show and Tell to give these photographers even more exposure.  If you haven’t checked out Show and Tell yet, what are you waiting for?  You’ll learn how other photographers are using our products and see what they can do for your work.  And once you are ready, you can show off your own editing skills using MCP goodies.  You might even make new friends or gain a customer…. since you get to add your website address right on the page. Bonus!


Today’s Featured Image how how to turn your images into art fast:

2FINAL Creating Art By Enhancing An Image with Soft Golden Matte Blueprints Lightroom Presets Photoshop Actions

The Blueprint:

By: Pia Rautio

Studio: pictor

Equipment Used: Canon 5D MK III & 70-200 2.8 L II @70mm

Settings: ISO 640, f/3.5, SS 1/160

Software: Lightroom, Photoshop

MCP sets used: Illuminate Lightroom Presets, Inspire Photoshop Actions, Enlighten Lightroom Presets

Steps Used:

Enlighten Lightroom Presets:

  • Lighten 1/3 stops
  • Soft & Bright
  • Turn on lens corrections
  • Overlay Warm
  • Midtones and Shadows Slight Brighten
  • Medium Noise Reduction
  • Edge Darken Slight
  • Two radial filters on faces (lightened shadows and brightened up altogether)

Illuminate Lightroom Presets:

  • Illuminate Golden Wash All Over

In Photoshop Inspire actions:

  • Brilliant Base 30%
  • Modern Matte Twist 30%
  • Sweet Dreams 15%
  • Georgia Peach 15%
  • Bittersweet 25%
  • Shallow DOF 20% masked off face and the areas near it

+ Added 4 different textures subtly on window (blend modes overlay and soft light)



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  1. Cindy on February 12, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    These are truly works of art… Pia’s work is stunning.

  2. Dhini on February 13, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Great work. I need it cos i take sometime too dark

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