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Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Perfect Portrait Photoshop Edits in Just Minutes

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: Sadie Sturgis
Studio: Sadie Sturgis Photography

Camera and Lens Used: Canon 70D, 85mm 1.8
ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed: ISO 320, f/2.2, SS 1/200
Software Used: Lightroom, Photoshop
Actions/Presets Used: Inspire Photoshop Actions, Newborn Necessities Photoshop Actions

Before (left)/After (right):

portrait-before-and-after Perfect Portrait Photoshop Edits in Just Minutes Blueprints Photoshop Actions

Step by Step for this edit:

In Lightroom:

  • Upped the contrast +10, whites +22 and blacks -22
  • Did a slight tone curve

In Photoshop:


  • Brillant Base – 40%
  • Denim and Pearls – 30%
  • Vitality – 25%

Newborn Necessities:

  • Baby Lotion on forehead acne – 60%
  • Sharp Eye Lashes on eye lashes and lips – 30%
  • Eyes wide open (sharpen only) on eyes – 40%

Added logo and ran webify from inspire.





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