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This week’s MCP Edit Challenge on our Facebook Page is of this beautiful baby boy. Here’s the step-by-step blueprint of the edit using Newborn Necessities Photoshop Actions.

Here is our original image:

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What I was thinking prior to editing: “This is image is a little on the warm side and the baby is slightly yellow.”

Here is how I edited the image using Photoshop actions and manual editing techniques:

Though it may sound like a lot of steps, it took me less then three minutes to edit this image using the Newborn Necessities Photoshop Actions. If you have this action set, you can download the image and work along with us.

  1. Cleaned up the skin using spot healing tool in Photoshop
  2. Ran the Twinkle Twinkle Photoshop action, decreased opacity to 40%
  3. Ran the Keepsakes action, decreased opacity to 30%
  4. Ran the Quiet the Highlights, decreased opacity to 10%
  5. Ran the Crying for Contrast action to add a little depth
  6. Ran the Hush the Jaundiced action to decrease yellow tones, decreased opacity to 30%
  7. Ran the Paint on Red Baby Fix, painted on to select areas of the baby’s face at 20% opacity
  8. Ran Dusting of Baby Powder, decreased opacity to 10%
  9. Ran Sharp Eyelashes and painted over eyelashes and lips at 100%
  10. Ran Natural Vignette, decreased opacity to 30%
  11. Cloned edge of green blanket so that seam was no longer showing

 

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This photo was taken by Tracy Callahan of Memories by TLC. Tracy is a fine art newborn portrait photographer and instructor for our Newborn Photography Group Mentoring: The Start to Finish Workshop.

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Do you want to give it a try?  If you missed this on our Facebook Page, it’s not too late.  Participate now. Download the high res image here.  Edit the image using MCP’s actions, presets or your own manual editing techniques. Then, come share your work on the MCP Facebook wall.  If you want critique please let us know and we’ll give you our thoughts.

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