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Fixing Color Casts and Skin Tones in Photoshop: A Blueprint

Are you wanting to learn to fix color casts and correct skin tones?  If so, you will love this before and after blueprint that was submitted by Sarah Collins of Maddie Dean Photography. Sarah wrote me and said, “I love your actions – I made myself learn how to do each of these steps manually…

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Photographing Subjects in White Clothing: From Disaster to Joy

Do you dread when customers show up for their photo session wearing white clothing?  Do you wonder how wedding photographers deal with brides in white dresses? Irene Jones has some tips to help you deal with your fears. Some photographers wince and mutter something impolite under their breath when they see a client show up…

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Angie Monson + Photoshop Actions For Photographers = Color Blueprint

Photoshop actions for digital photographers… Often controversial… Time saving… Helpful… Image enhancing… Angie Monson (of Simplicity Photography) has images with very unique, vibrant color.  While this highly color popped look may not be for everyone, it is extremely popular right now.  And her photos and editing are stunning. She sent me an urban photo, so…

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Over-Editing in Photoshop: How to Avoid 25 Common Editing Mistakes

Don’t fall victim to the common editing mistakes that most photographers make at one time or another. Find out the mistakes and how to avoid them in your photo editing. Decide for yourself which may still have a time and place in your workflow.

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Photoshop Tutorial: How to Color Pop in Photoshop

Color pop anyone? If you are looking for more vibrant colors in your photos, Photoshop can help you achieve that look. Using both channel mixer adjustment layers and layer masks, you are in full control of what parts of your image get that extra color pop. This effect can be achieved manually or using Photoshop…

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Color Pop in Photoshop: Achieving that Ultra Colorful Look

Want to color pop your images in Photoshop? This week’s Blueprint shows one way to achieve rich, super powerful color.  I get asked about this look all the time in reference to a few photographers who pull out these deep hidden colors. This look and style is trendy and fun, and many will love it,…

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Photoshop Actions: 14 Reasons your Actions for Elements Might Not Work and How to Fix Them

Running Photoshop actions inside of Elements is not always easy.  Here are some troubleshooting tips to get your actions up and running inside Adobe Photoshop Elements (PSE). 1. Before installing an action into Photoshop Elements, confirm with the action creator that it is compatible with your version of PSE. If you are purchasing a Photoshop…

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Photoshop Actions: 16 Ways to Troubleshoot Problematic Actions

If your Photoshop actions stop working, give you error messages, or start acting crazy, here are 16 solutions to your problems. Read this and get back to editing.

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What Are Photoshop Actions?

One frequently asked question I get is “what are Photoshop actions and how can they help me as a photographer?” At MCP Actions, we have been designing professional Photoshop actions since 2006. Our actions will help you improve your digital photography and save you time while editing! While there isn’t a universal definition, at MCP,…

Get To Know Jodi Friedman of MCP Actions

Get To Know Jodi Friedman of MCP Actions

In the past few months I have done a number of FAQ posts on Photoshop actions and training, as well as having FAQ sections on my website to answer the most common questions. Erin Peloquin, who is working on converting some popular MCP Photoshop actions to be compatible in Elements, asked if she could interview…

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