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Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: White Background Food Photography Photo Editing Made Easy

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:

By: Dawn DeMeo

Studio: Dawn DeMeo Photography

Equipment Used: Nikon D4, Nikon 105mm f/2.8G Micro Lens

Settings: ISO 100, f/16, SS 1/160

Software: Photoshop and Lightroom

MCP sets used: Enlighten Lightroom Presets, Bag of Tricks Photoshop Actions

food-photography White Background Food Photography Photo Editing Made Easy Blueprints Lightroom Presets Photoshop Actions


In Lightroom – Enlighten Lightroom Presets – stacked the following 4 presets:

  • 1h inside: flash +
  • 2a lighten 1/3 stop
  • 1n heavy metal
  • a1 highlight protection: slight

Then did the following manual edits in LR:

  • Adjusted Whites slider to +37, as high as possible without clipping
  • Adjusted Blacks slider to -24, as low as possible without clipping

In Photoshop – MCP’s Bag of Tricks:

  • Ran the Studio White Bright Spell to get the background white,  and then used a white brush on White Backdrop layer to make the lint magically disappear

Then manually spot healed a couple of foreign objects to finish the image.



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