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Recently I shot this beautiful family.  They are preparing to leave Jacksonville and wanted their time here documented before they left.  What better time then to try my hand at MCP Inspire Action Set!!

Here is my before photo:

MCPbefore0018 Family Session edited with MCP INSPIRE Blueprints Guest Bloggers Photography Tips Photoshop Actions

This image was captured with my Canon 6D in Raw format.

Edits in ACR included:

-33 Highlights

+50 Shadows

+28 Blacks

-20 Clarity (for softening)

I then opened in Photoshop CC using MCP Inspire to edit.

Brilliant Color Base at 30%

Silk Blend at 10 %

Drama (Dark and Intense)  and painted on Contrast and Pop, Darken, Vivid Color Pop and Blurry on the outer parts of the image and Theatrical (Deep Burnt Color) and painted on Shallow Depth of Field as shown here:

Screen-Shot-2015-10-28-at-7.12.17-PM Family Session edited with MCP INSPIRE Blueprints Guest Bloggers Photography Tips Photoshop Actions

I then added a Curves layer, inverted the layer so I could lighten just their eyes a bit.

Screen-Shot-2015-10-28-at-7.18.37-PM Family Session edited with MCP INSPIRE Blueprints Guest Bloggers Photography Tips Photoshop Actions

Then I cropped it just a bit and here is the final product!  A subtle and beautiful edit with MCP INSPIRE actions for Photoshop.

MCPafter0018 Family Session edited with MCP INSPIRE Blueprints Guest Bloggers Photography Tips Photoshop Actions

 

Julie Worthy is the owner of Julie Worthy Photography in Jacksonville, FL.  She is a busy mom of four children ages 16-11.  She loves shooting families, seniors, weddings and football.  You can visit her website here.

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