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How To Edit A Bridal Image Using Photoshop Actions

Watch as an MCP customer quickly edits a bridal portrait using cloning, cropping and a few Photoshop actions.


Combining Lightroom Presets and Photoshop Actions

Do you prefer Lightroom or Photoshop? For many photographers, both are an important part of their workflow. Learn how to use both together.


WIN Lightroom 3 + Quick Clicks Collection Lightroom Presets ($500+ Value)

win lightroom presets and lightroom 3 – in this exciting giveaway!


Win Our Upcoming Lightroom Preset Collection ~ Share a Blueprint

Enter to win our contest for the new Quick Clicks Lightroom Preset Collection. Just share a before and after photo to enter.


Head Swapping Photoshop Tutorial for Photographers

Head Swapping Photoshop Tutorial for Photographers To head swap, or not to head swap…. that is the question. This is a question that a lot of photographers are on the fence about. I personally do not do it too often. I like the look of a candid photo, and not a perfect photo that was…


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…


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…


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…


How To Create a High Key Image in Photoshop

How To Create a High Key Image in Photoshop by Michael Sweeney A classic look in photography is Black and White imagery. Black and white images are not always pure; sometimes they are sepia tone or cool blue tone, or even Duotone which is not B/W but most drop it into that catagory. It’s a…


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…


Blueprint: A Mom or a Model? Some Fan Shares

Thank you to Camilla Binks of Camilla Photography for this week’s Blurprints. I asked her the story about the model and these beautiful pictures and here is what she said, “This is my beloved sister, Noel.  Isn’t she gorgeous!?!?  She is a mother of two with her youngest being just 5 months old.  I was…


Blueprint of a Surfing Senior – Photoshop Actions Save the Waves

This guy wanted a hip, fun senior photograph.  And thanks to Dan Treviño of Shooting Star Photography, he is getting one. Unfortunately the lighting was less than ideal and the original photo was kind of gray (the water, the sky, and the subject).  When he sent this in, I knew just the blueprint formula to…


Blueprint – close-up of a cute little girl, a natural looking Photoshop edit

Sometimes when I make the blueprints, I tend to go overboard and almost exaggerate the edits so you can see what I did. For this one I wanted to do a super realistic, natural edit.  Thank you to Jill Ellison for this adorable picture. This little girl looks so cute with her sweet curls.  Here…


Enhancing Skies Using Smart Objects in Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop

Yesterday I showed you how to add fake skies where the sky is completely blown.  Today’s tutorial will teach you what to do if you have a nice sky that is just a little too light and could use some depth.  Thank you to our guest blogger Daniel Hurtubise for this fantastic tutorial. One note:…


Blueprint – My Take on Sandi Bradshaw’s Senior Photography

I just had to play.  Check out yesterday’s post for detailed step by step of how Sandi Bradshaw edited this photo. Here are my plays. MCP All in the Details: flashlight action – changed opacity to 100% MCP All in the Details: extreme color action – used the extreme color painting on grass and tractor. …


Blueprint – 2 different approaches to similar photographs (extreme versus natural)

Today’s blueprints will show you 2 similar photos of the same model taken in the same light. I edited them very differently so you could get an idea of how you can get completely different looks under the same conditions. For the 1st Blueprint of this graduating high school senior, I took a natural enhanced…


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