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From Color to Black & White In Seconds Using Photoshop Actions

Get amazing black and white images at the click of a button. Learn how in today’s Friday Blueprint.

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Fusion Photoshop Actions: Before and After Edits from Customers

I am so happy that so many of you are sharing your before and after edits using MCP Photoshop actions, and especially our newest set – Fusion. I invite all of you to download our Free Facebook Fix actions which provide you an easy way to share your before and after images on our Facebook…

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Photoshop Actions Blueprint: Snapshot to Portrait in a Few Clicks

Photoshop Actions Blueprint: Snapshot to Portrait in a Few Clicks All Photoshop actions shown in this Blueprint are from the MCP Fusion Photoshop action set Question: I often get asked “Can I make a snapshot photograph into something worthy of hanging on my wall?” My Answer: Yes, you can!  Not all photos you hand on…

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Blueprint: Before and After with MCP Fusion Photoshop Actions

Blueprint: Before and After with MCP Fusion Photoshop Actions Blueprint: all Photoshop actions shown in this Blueprint are from the MCP Fusion Photoshop action set Question: I often get asked “How can I effectively edit subjects with darker skin tones?” My Answer: Edit them the same as you would any other subjects. Pay attention to…

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Blueprint: How to Deal with Haze and Add Sun Flare in Photoshop

Blueprint: all Photoshop actions shown in this Blueprint are from the MCP Fusion Photoshop action set Question: I often get asked “How can I fix an hazy, low contrast image?” My Answer: Add some contrast but also embrace the haze.. While editing, if the photo was too bright, decrease exposure using curves.  Or if it…

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Blueprint Shares from Customers: Fusion & Mini Fusion Photoshop Actions

I love when people share their before and after edits using MCP Photoshop actions. I invite all of you to download our Free Facebook Fix actions which provide you an easy way to share your before and after images on our Facebook Page. Just add text to indicate what actions you used or which photo…

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Fixing an Underexposed Shot with Photoshop Actions: A Blueprint

Fixing an Underexposed Shot with Photoshop Actions: A Blueprint Sometimes you get that perfect composition, with a cute from the child looking at the camera, but you don’t nail the exposure.  It happens to both hobbyist and professional photographers at one time or another.  Usually, if you have a better one, this shot might get…

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Color Correction in Seconds Using Photoshop Actions

Color Correction in Seconds Using Photoshop Actions The best way to get accurate color is definitely shooting Raw and doing a custom white balance. But just because you know you should shoot this way, does not mean you will.  In a recent Private Photoshop Training Class with Harmony Kellis, we worked on an image of…

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Getting Vivid Color Pop & Contrast With Photoshop Actions

This Photoshop actions Blueprint Fan Share was submitted by Kattrina Holt of Sassafrass Photography, who loves vibrant color pop and contrast in her images. Her step-by-step Blueprint: I opened the image in Lightroom 2 and warmed it up Then I opened it in Photoshop CS5 and used the MCP action set Bag of Tricks. I…

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Achieve Vivid Color Using Photoshop Actions: A Family Blueprint

Achieve Vivid Color Using Photoshop Actions: A Family Blueprint If you are looking to achieve vivid, bright, crisp color photos, you will want good lighting and to nail your focus.  While shooting with shallow depth of field is great for portrait photography, remember with families, you may want all the subjects in focus too.  Once…

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Editing indoor natural light studio shots using Photoshop Actions

Thanks to Karen Gunton of Smile, Play, Love Photography in Australia, for sending in this Blueprint. Karen wrote: Here is a photo from a recent studio session. Even with a huge window, because I use natural light for my studio shots, my backdrop always comes out grey. I use MCP actions “bright white spell” to…

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Photoshop Actions: Before & After ~ Rusty Car

Photoshop Actions can enhance Urban, Rural, Rust, and Old Cars Often the same Photoshop treatment used for a color pop in the city, for an urban shoot, can be used on a rusty car and child portrait in the country. It is all about color and how you want to make it come alive.  For…

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Family Photos Edited Using Photoshop Actions

Sometimes just looking at a photo, it is hard to decide which Photoshop actions or editing steps to take. Occasionally it helps to create a variety of looks, and then pick your favorite to share. An easy way to do this is using Snapshots in Photoshop via the History Palette (here is a tutorial). Thank…

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Outdoor Image Fixed in Photoshop: Better Sky ~ Better Lighting

Thanks to Karen Gunton of Smile, Play, Love Photography in Australia, for sending in this Blueprint. Karen wrote: The sun was behind this family. The camera could not handle the dynamic range and I did not have fill flash or a reflector.  The sky was blown and their faces were quite dark. I actually have…

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Boudoir Photography: How to Enhance Your Images with Photoshop Actions

Boudoir photography requires great lighting, flattering poses, and often the use of photo editing using Photoshop actions.  When doing Boudoir photography, you want the woman you are photographing to feel special and beautiful.  And while you still want the photo to portray her, Photoshop can help enhance her most positive traits and minimize any flaws…

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Photoshop Actions ~ Color Pop ~ Color Correction ~ Hue/Saturation

Sometimes Photoshop adjustment layers and Photoshop actions can make a huge difference in taking images from good to great. In a recent Photoshop online training class, I was working with Heather of HGJ Photography. Her straight out of camera image was really good.  The lighting was pretty and the composition pleasing. I decided to show…

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Fashion Photography: Use Photoshop Actions for Dramatic Photo Editing

Fashion photography often looks amazing with more dramatic editing. Using Photoshop actions, you can achieve such a wide range of looks.  This photo and edit was submitted by Camilla Binks of Camilla Photography. She wrote the following when she sent this image to me: “I know you didn’t ask for blueprints to be sent to…

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Turn a Snapshot Into a Portrait Using Photoshop Magic

Some photos start out looking like snapshots, even if they were meant to be a portrait.  If the lighting and feel of the photo is strong, you can transform them using various techniques and Photoshop actions. This photo, submitted during a private training class, was taken by Maggie Ford. The image had so much potential…

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The Secret to Beautiful Black & White Images in Photoshop

Do you ever wonder the secret to achieving beautiful black and white photos?  Do you want to know how to get creamy skin and rich contrast in your newborn photography? Well thanks to this Blueprint before and after photography by Gina of Pea Head Prints, you can! Here is her “secret:” MCP Photoshop Actions combined…

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Photoshop Video Tutorial: Watch Me Work {Color Pop, Eyes, Skin}

Today’s Blueprint is in the form of a Watch Me Work Photoshop Video Tutorial. Learn how to enhance a senior portrait by popping colors, smoothing and brightening skin, and enhancing eyes using a variety of MCP actions all found in the Incredible Retouching Package. To see the video, make sure you can view flash, and…

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Many Looks Using Photoshop Actions on an Urban Bride {Blueprint}

Bridal sessions can be fun and creative. A recent trend if to photograph brides in an urban setting.  Using Renee Trichio’s image (Twice as Nice Photography) from when she attended a Private Photoshop Actions Training with me a few weeks ago, you will see that even using one action set, the possibilities are endless. My…

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